And my credit was always good.
At times there were big balances, small balances, no balances.
And they always got their payment every month.
Usually more than but always at least the minimum.
Since the unemployment streak began in 2008 the balance has been run up a good bit. Couldn't be helped.
And still I made the payments.
That ended in October when it became a matter of pay the mortgage (to Citimortgage of course) or pay the credit card.
So I have not been able to make a payment on the card since October.
Two missed payments.
And it's not like they didn't know this was coming. I've made a number of calls over the last 2-1/2 years, explaining the situation.
Nothing they could do unless I was delinquent.
But I kept paying.
Now I have missed two payments in 25 yrs.
2 payments out of 300.
Today I'm ready to walk out the door for my 13 year old daughter's Honor s Orchestra concert at the mall. An event I enjoy very much and look forward to every year.
The phone rings. I make the mistake of answering it.
Citibank. Verifying my situation has not improved since our last conversation 2 weeks ago.
And informing me they plan to begin litigation for the full 45K owed.
Because of 2 payments out of 300.
A half hour before the kid's concert. 5 days before Christmas.
This is fucking ridiculous. I can't even breathe anymore.
I. GIVE. UP.
Fuck Obama and his Hawaiian vacations. Fuck Congress and their Christmas recess. They can shove their pomegranate trees deep up their ass. And fuck the banks and their bosses who took the bailouts and did nothing NOTHING to pass it on to their customers. I hope they all choke on a turkey bone this Christmas.
And fuck yer hope and change.
I don't care.