don’t play with me

The gall!  I received a phone call a few minutes ago.  From the collection arm of my hospital system over a bill related to my breast cancer treatment.

A bill I already paid.    And oh yes, the amount they called about was $40.00. Not $400, not $4000, not $40,000. FORTY. Seriously?  And the woman was a persistent sing-song voiced twit.

“You might want to check with your bank.”

For $40 that I know I paid, she might want to kiss my ass.

I paid every bill as it came.  I am damn proud of that.  But to get a phone call over $40 is freaking insulting.

“Did I miss any payments?”  I asked my new phone buddy.

“Err no, but….”  she said

“No buts,” I said “That is your answer.”

And that is her damn answer.  Don’t play with me over $40 after all I have spent and sweated during Breast Cancer Mardi Gras (no beads every time I flashed the rack, only co-pays.)

It’s just insulting.  And you know darn well I won’t get a call when they credit it to my account.


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.–Dr. Suess

About carla

Writer, blogger, photographer, breast cancer survivor. I write about whatever strikes my fancy as I meander through life.
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2 Responses to don’t play with me

  1. kat says:

    hi, i just wanted to let you know how immensily i am enjoying your writing. i am just kind of hopping around on it now. am a member of, and that is where i found you. very refreshing perspective, and i also love the photos. if those are yours, you have a good eye. i only wrote stuff on paper, and on bco. hope all is well with you, and you encourage me in so many ways.

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