10 titillating tales of financial mayhem
Tales from the walking dead
When my husband passed away in 2000, I knew his Social Security payment would be deducted from my bank account. Yes, a slip came through and I had to deduct it. Then a few days later, MY Social Security check was deducted, I was ready to cry. I called Debbie at my bank and she said, "Well, another pink slip came through." I said, "Debbie, I am alive!"
She said, sadly, "Well it often happens that when one spouse dies, the other soon follows."
Yes, that sure cheered me up. Oh thanks a lot.
So I had to go to the Social Security office downtown and prove I was alive. The man next to me said, "You sure look alive to me."
Back in the inner office, the worker squinted at his computer. He couldn't figure who was at fault and soon rectified it. I don't know what color the next form was that went to my bank, but all was solved with a credit. A living DEPOSIT!
-- Dolores Weaver, Alton, Ill.