Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Blue Christmas

I was having a so-so day, not good nor bad. Then I made the mistake of answering the phone when one of the credit card companies called. I've been ignoring their phone calls, but for some masochistic reason I answered this one. Big mistake. Now I'm in major depression mode. This guy was real aggressive, but in that patronizing way. "Couldn't you get a second job?" Um, if I could have I would have. "Do you have something you can sell to make a payment?" Well, there are the cats. I sit in the dark, the room lit only by the TV and Christmas tree. I sit in 40 degree weather without the furnace on. If I sell something it would be to pay the electric bill, not a credit card. "You have to get your priorities in order." You think? My Sears card is not my priority. Maybe I should just give up eating.

I'm late with my Christmas cards. They're ecards because I couldn't afford to buy cards. My ecard account is set up in my real name, so if you receive something from Bluemountain.com, it'll be from me. It isn't spam.

Sorry this isn't the greatest post in the world, but it's all I have to give at the moment. Y'all have a great Wednesday.

Cats 4, Tree 0

30 comments:

Marty said...

Love and hugs...those people are truly awful and vicious. So not in the holiday spirit. And I loved my card!

Brandy said...

I'm sorry that things are so hard right now. I'm sending good thoughts and love and hugs to you. I, too, enjoyed our e-card, as did the kids and Chris!
P.S. Santa has not forgotten you.

Dru said...

{{{{{Bailey}}}}}

:::sending positive vibes::: your way. I hope the rest of your week is better.

Those bill collectors are cruel. How dare they ask those questions. Hmm, can they ask those questions?

Bailey Stewart said...

Thanks y'all, I appreciate the hugs. I can use a few right now.

Dru, I don't know if they can or not. THEN he wanted my work number so they can call me there - I know that's not allowed.

spyscribbler said...

I know the feeling, believe me. DH refuses to go to Christmas Eve with the family unless we have presents. And I don't think we have the money. Well, we don't.

And anyway, he has to go away to work for three months 'cause no one local can see fit to hire an exceptionally overqualified man for even a minimum wage job.

catslady said...

I've been there too and no, they absolutely are not allowed to call your work. No more answering their calls - and wouldn't that just be one of the worst jobs in the world - apparently it's people who get some enjoyment out of others miseries. {hugs}

Lis said...

*hugs* What a jackarse!! Hope that's the first and last one you have to deal with this month.

I too loved my card! So cute :o)

Bailey Stewart said...

Thanks Natasha.

Bailey Stewart said...

Jeanne - I can't imagine having that job.

Bailey Stewart said...

It's the last one I'll answer, Lis.

Yes, one of the pluses of using ecards is I can pick out individual cards for each of you.

Paula said...

Hey Bailey, just hopped over for the jungle...I am sorry that you are having such a bad time of it during this holiday...like you I can't afford much of anything right now...I thank God that I actually live where I work...boarding school...or I would out of a home...I know exactly how you feel...I battled depression for a long time...there I times when it flares it ugly head, but I am doing okay now...if you ever want to talk, you can email at paula_02912@yahoo.com...I will then send you my number...that's if you can talk...I hope that everything works out for you too...btw...I dread those calls too...that's why I screen them...See you in the jungle...

Peace and love,
Paula R.

bebo said...

((((bailey))))

The good thing is all these friends who care about you & send you :::good vibes:::

I too cannot imagine having that nasty job -in fact I turned down a collections job once. I've spent too many years on the receiving end to ever be on the other side.

Tori Lennox said...

*hugs* sweetie. I've been there, though not with anyone as obnoxious as your caller. Send them a couple of dollars if you can. They can't bug you if you send them something. Well, they can try, I suppose, but they shouldn't be able to.

Susan said...

Hugs, Bailey! It's awful the way those people treated you! I'm sending good vibes your way. Hopefully that will be the one and only call you have to deal with.

Siobhan said...

I've been there Bailey and it's awful. About fifteen years ago we had a business that failed and it took us a long time to get back on our feet again. I used to dread those phone calls and hated opening the mail. I'm sure you're getting the right advice. (((Hugs))).

Bailey Stewart said...

Paula, thank you for dropping by, and thank you so much for the invite. I might take you up on it. And I usually do screen them - I just picked it up this time, but never again.

Bailey Stewart said...

Hey Bebo. I bought your coal today.

Love you.

Bailey Stewart said...

Tori, if only I had those extra bucks, but I chose to spend them on buying Bebo her lump of coal, then putting a couple of dollars in the bell ringers pail. I like them better than the credit people. I seriously don't have it.

Bailey Stewart said...

Susan, if I don't listen to that little wicked voice in my head that told me to pick up the phone this time, it'll be okay.

Bailey Stewart said...

Siobhan, thank you. I'm not opening the mail and I usually don't answer the phone, just had to do it last night for some reason ...

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh Bailey, hugs, hugs, hugs. I've had many conversations with bill collectors who have told me that I need to borrow money from relatives or do SOMETHING to make my payment. I know it's their job, but they can be downright nasty about it.

Please take care of yourself...

Bailey Stewart said...

Oh yeah Melissa, they suggested that too. I told him that my brother and sister are on disability and that my sister was even in a nursing home. And Bebo certainly doesn't have the money.

Toni Anderson said...

(((Bails))) And you know, people always act so surprised when you say, 'No I don't want another f******* credit card' :D

Bailey Stewart said...

I had perfect credit, really A-one. *sigh*

Lexi said...

Awww, I'm sorry you're having a bad time of it. Remember the important things in life. You have people that love and care about you.

I got my ecard! It was a nice surprise. Thanks for thinking of me!

Bailey Stewart said...

Why Lexi, why wouldn't I think about you? *wink*

Melissa Marsh said...

Got my e-card last night, Bailey. Thank you so much!!!

Scott said...

Sorry that you have to go through this. My goodness. Here's hoping some luck comes your way this holiday season.

Melissa said...

Aw, hugs, Bailey. If it's any consolation, I've been having a hard week emotionally and your card really brightened my day. So thank you!

Kate Hardy said...

Bailey - sending you a huge hug.