Monday, March 15, 2010

The Truth Hurts...

    (Some names have been changed to protect the privacy of concerned individuals)

Today I would like to tell you about a working man. A man with a family, wife and child, who is out here in our great nation doing the best he can to make ends meet each day despite the troubles our economy faces. A story of a man who I have been proud to call friend for most of my life...

Let me start out by telling you a little about "Bill." He works for the county where he lives and he has lived in that county for most all of his life. He abides by the laws and doesn't get in trouble or cause problems for anyone. He is dedicated to his family and friends and you couldn't ask for anyone better to have your back in the time of need.

One day near the beginning of March "Bill" stopped in the local branch office of his bank and wanted to make a withdrawal from his joint savings account that he holds with his wife. To his horror he is told by the teller that his JOINT savings account has a ZERO balance, down from $2,300.00 the last he checked a few days ago.

Now most of you probably took the natural turn in the story, assuming that his wife had cleaned him out, those are the times we live in...

But here's where it gets interesting...

He is then told by an officer of the bank that a finance company has filed an account garnishment against him and that they were given the money out of his savings account by the bank. This finance company had bought the debt that he had accrued many years ago with a jeweler and emptied his savings account to collect on the debt.

"The Bank" is apparently the only bank in the state that allows for the garnishment of savings accounts, held jointly with his wife I might add, by judgment, something "Bill" was not made aware of before or after the money was removed from his account.

After being violated in this manner "Bill" contacted his attorney and confided in his family, who in turn sided with" Bill", of course. "Bill" then went back to the bank with and to their surprise, Bill's Granny, whom had worked for the very same bank for thirty years....imagine that.

 She found out how the bank that she trusted and labored for so many years had taken away lifeblood from her brood. She swooshed her money out of that bank and when she asked to withdrawal, they asked her..."Are you sure you want all your money"? That my friends is when you know you are wealthy...when family and money and morals all meet in the middle and family and morals kick the shit out of money...

Pretty good story huh?


I should develop it into a screenplay or something huh?  

Too bad it is based on a true story...


It happened to my very best friend just like I told it,
Here...
...in America.


Wake Up Everybody...before it is you next time.



Jer

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Dude.. that's insane! I thought that wasn't allowed in the Commonwealth?

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