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Honor thy mother?

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on October 22, 2008

So, I just recieved a call from a lawyer…basically because my answering maching answered, they assumed I was my mother and proceeded to tell me that I have to call back with such and such claim number.  Now, this is not the first time a collection agency has called looking for my mom or step-father…this is, however, the first time a lawyer has called.  Methinks someone is in trouble!!  Well, they ask, as always, if I know how to reach her and I always give out her phone number.  My inner voice (ie God) warned me from giving out to much infor, and the guy asked “what happened to her” and I said, ” i dunno” and kept it light.  Then my inner voice said, honor thy mother and father…and now I am feeling guilty. 

I pay my bills, so why shouldn’t they?  Why should I have to put up with collection calls?  My hubby is a dr and it is very likely we will never be in collections….unless something terrible happens, so I am not going to put up with collectors.  On the other hand, my mom probably cannot afford to pay for whatever she is in collection on, and therefore isn’t able to make payments.  That being said…I know what will happen to this lawyer.  He will call, and she will answer, he will say “I am so and so from the law offices of” and she will hang up.  She will make a mental note of the number and never answer it again.  Why?  because when you owe someone money and can’t pay it back, the best thing to do is to ignore it and it will go away!  Right???

Anyway, I feel a little bad about the phone number thing, but then again, if they are lawyers, why can’t they find her number???  Maybe she is giving out false information on her credit apps?  I dunno and don’t want to.  I have paid off her credit cards before, to the tune of 9 grand (more if you count missed payment fees and interest), so I don’t have alot of sympathy for her because she has done this before, and if she can do it to her daughter, she can do it to a store…or something like that.  I am feel mean thinking and writing about it…but here I am writing and thinking it…I would like to quote scripture, like

“Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” (“Ἀπόδοτε οὖν τὰ Καίσαρος Καίσαρι καὶ τὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ τῷ Θεῷ”) (Matthew 22:21).

But that won’t work here…Jesus was talking about giving Caesar’s coin back to him because it had his image on it…and offensive to Jews because the coin refereced Caesar as being the divine son, bleh. 

I’m sure there is something I could find…maybe when my baby isn’t crying on the floor because his piano keeps turning over and he keeps trying to eat it.  His nickname right now is “crainkers” because he is cranky and winy and crying alot this week. 

Well, that was totally off topic!

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