The middle of last week I got into it with some folks on another site, but that has settled down or rather, just dried up and gone away, and I am glad that is over. I am however disappointed as hell, because I got thoroughly tromped in the deal and I did not get a fair shake, but that is life.
That is the way it goes … First your money …. And then your clothes.
Contrary to popular opinion I find myself a “quick study” in life matters and I learned the art of effective listening early on in my working career. Here lately it appears a lot of folks do not have time to “hear you out.”
Which often presents problems.
Some of us need to be content to listen to the “entire thought” of someone rather than waiting impatiently for a chance to respond. One of the things I absolutely hate about the internet medium is all of these bottom-feeders sitting out there, almost on the edge of their chair, ready to lurch and attack.
Seldom do you find those willing to “hear it all out to the end” and then make the abusive, caustic comment or remark. The other thing I find curious is the fact that 44 people will show up to read it, but none will stand up to defend you when you are attacked for it, that is kind of a mystery to me.
Oh well, no more acidic poorly spelled and framed letters from “The Pelican State” and that is fine, don’t want to hack off another alligator farmer in the deep moss draped south. Which reminds me?
A couple of redneck hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other redneck starts to panic, then whips out his cell phone and calls 911.
The operator, trying to calm him says, “Take it easy. I can help. Just listen to me and follow my instructions. First, lets make sure he’s dead.” There’s a short pause, and then the operator hears a loud gun shot!!!
The redneck comes back on the line and says, “OK, now what?”
So, what shall we talk about this morning? Come with me, build a temple, and not a tavern, out of the lumber of our lives! Yeahsus! Did some quick figuring over the weekend on this money-mess and it is astronomical. Also came across this neat site that has some interesting stuff on it, check it out. Millions-Billion-Trillions, now we are talking some REAL MONEY.
I read that and looked at the graphics (when you look at the figure of the little man in the lower left-hand corner it just makes you sick) and I just have to tell you, the only thing I could think of was:
“God gives us pain and heartache in life. The devil gives us whiskey.”
Another thing I have been following this credit card issue quite intently, and if I ever start up a business, it is going to be a credit card business. Man these jerks, they get what they want, when they want, if they want it, and there isn’t a whole lot you can do about it.
It appears that owning a credit card or at least having an open account is at best a precarious type of endeavor these days. Kind of like owning this big dog, you reach down to pet it today, and it licks your hand, reach down to pet it in the future, and you get bitten.
As times get tighter more and more consumers are trying to put more on the card. Which is okay, if you are paying on time and all that, but card issuers all of a sudden do not like that. It hasn’t been all that long ago when these banker pecker-heads were begging me to open up an account.
I remember when my mailbox was stuffed full of offers from these people for new cards, now all of a sudden “they don’t really want my business anymore.” Which is fine with me, I took their self-addressed paid for postage envelope, emptied all the ash trays in the house into it, and mailed it back to them, time and time again, until they finally got the message.
Now these same people say that an open account is an invitation to fraud and credit risked if it isn’t being used and they are arbitrarily closing them, left and right. At the same time, there goes your credit score. You see, your credit card is based in part on the ratio of outstanding debt to credit. If a line of credit is cut off, your ratio of debt to credit suddenly becomes higher.
What to do?
The only way a cardholder can stop their account from getting shut down is to start spending again … In small amounts. It is as I said before …. “These jerks, they get what they want, when they want, if they want it, and there isn’t a whole lot you can do about it.”
Just some things in life that do not make sense … Mandatory Options …. Military Intelligence … Mutual Differences … Nondairy Creamer … And “friends” in the banking industry.