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acquaintance's granddaughter?....nm

Posted By: $25-$50 gift certificate to some store?....nm on 2006-07-09
In Reply to: Graduation gifts - Mary Franciscus

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My organized granddaughter.

I am visiting my son this week, and decided to help my granddaughter clean her "spotless" room.  She is such a neat freak. 

What a smart little girl. I went into her closet where she keeps her electronic equipment.  Every single cord for each item was neatly folded and slipped  into empty paper towel (aluminum foil, toilet paper) rolls and labeled.   She had attached a small velcro square to the equipment and one to the paper roll.  It was so neat.

I invited her to come home with me and organize my house. 



Trying to help an acquaintance. Really, it's not for me.
There are some businesses around our town that are displaying bad checks on the walls, putting past due loan payments on their marquees, and otherwise publicly displaying the names of people who owe them money.  I looked up the FDCPA, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, however, this applies to "collection agencies" and not the original creditor.  I still feel that it's a huge violation of privacy.  In fact, I'm boycotting businesses that do this because I think it's completely wrong.  What do you think?  How should people fight this?  (Obviously, other than not writing bad checks and making their payments on time.  I already gave that lecture.)
I have an MT acquaintance who has her co. name (sm)
on her MySpace page, and it bothered me too. And it doesn't have anything to do with her page content, which is pretty benign by anyone's standards; it just doesn't seem appropriate somehow to me to list such things on a public page.

I guess I'm a dinosaur from a time when you just didn't reveal stuff like that online.
Bless you for doing this for your baby granddaughter! You
It takes such a big heart to take this on. Gld bless you for doing this, and I hope the way is smooth for you both.
It's an acquaintance, not a friend.

He's temporarily disabled because some drunk guy ran him over on his motorcycle.  Therefore, he can't pay his bills so this particular company posted his name on their marquee telling him to pay up now.

I don't believe in not paying bills or writing bad checks, but there's no reason these businesses can't turn the checks over to CheckRite or another third party collection agency.  They can also report the debts on credit reports, garnish wages, execute on assets, and file civil and criminal complaints.  Am I wrong in thinking that violating people's privacy is not OK?  Sure, some people are habitual offenders who have no problem stealing from others, which is what bad checks essentially are.  This is not the case in every situation, though.  I just don't see how two wrongs make a right.  I can't believe I'm the only person who thinks it's wrong to post people's names in public regarding debt collection.  It's not like the olden days with public bannes (sp?) and debtors prison.

I worked in collections before doing repos, skip tracing, and phone calls on bad debts.  I also lost my job when my company went under due to illegal acts by the CEOs.  I know what it's like to be the collector and the debtor.

definition of acquaintance....sm

  1. Knowledge of a person acquired by a relationship less intimate than friendship.
  2. A relationship based on such knowledge: struck up an acquaintance with our new neighbor.

  3. Someone you know.

from dictionary.com

They fired my daughter for missing work because my granddaughter had RSV. sm
She ended up losing her house.  I have nothing good to say about them.