Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Crazies

I never write about work here and technically what I'm about to write isn't really work. Sort of.

I got a phone call today from a woman who NEEDED our help. She began to ramble on and here is the conversation:

Lady - I wanted to do a reverse mortgage but wasn't old enough so I deeded my house over to an elderly friend and then the friend died and how do I get my house back?

Me - Mwah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha . Except I really only did that in my head, because laughing out loud at her would have been rude. All I could say was, ummmm, hold on a minute. Then my boss got on the phone and we all gathered around for a good long listen to the craziest conversation we've heard in a while.

Needless to say, this woman, while trying to fraudulently gain money she wasn't able to access, screwed herself. Big time. She deeded her house to her friend and then the friend died without a will. Her friend's heirs will now get the house (after it goes through probate - hello, 6 months to 3 years!) and only if they are nice or even know anything about the situation could this woman even think about getting her house back.

She is now living in a house that doesn't belong to her which she will have to vacate. All because she was GREEDY. People? Don't be stupid. You get what you deserve in the end.

On a side note - I thought I have been handling this whole failed match thing quite well, but apparently I have not. I have vamped up an eating disorder I thought I had well under control. I have also been a puddle of mush the last few days and have no real reason, no triggers to identify. I have never told anyone about this eating disorder, so it's weird that I would feel comfortable telling the whole wide world. I guess I just love you all too much.


Lassie said...

About the greedy lady: Karma.

Triggers can come out of nowhere and catch us you by surprise. I'm glad you are able to identify and admit your eating disorder is back. I've had a go-around with an eating disorder myself and they are hard to control since we have to eat to live: no getting away from food, no matter how dysfunctional your relationship with it is. Take care of yourself. I'll be thinking of you.

KE II said...

You are so strong for coming out and admitting that, I too have suffered an ED, which I always think is under control and sometimes it just sneaks up on me. I just wanted to write and say how encouraged I am reading your last couple of posts, it is so amazing that you can see God's hand in all this, I'm so glad you at least have that clarity.

Anonymous said...

It is so brave to put yourself out there like that and talk about ED. I don't have a diagnosed ED, but I understand _something_ about disordered eating. This relationship with food is so essential to our core and to our survival. Be kind to yourself. You have been through (and are going through) so much).