I sent a nasty letter to the Credit and Collections Department of my gas company.   I’ll admit I was irate.   The first sentence read:

I swear, the loonies must be running the asylum there!

I explained further:

In 45 years I have NEVER made a late payment to my gas bill! Last month, for the first time, I made a partial payment because of the hugeness of the bill.  You charged me $2.35 for late payment.    Not nice, since I’ve been so good for so long, but understandable.

NOW, when the next payment due date is still more than two weeks away, you threaten me with “collection action” if I don’t come across with the balance due PDQ!   Have you no couth?  Give a gal a little breathing room!

If I could take my business elsewhere, rest assured I would.

Having gotten that off my chest, I forgot about it.  Weeks went by.  I sent in my next payment on time. In full.

Then came a call from the gas company.  Having received my letter they wanted to assure me that I was in good standing, they had remitted the late charge, and it was nothing personal, just a computer-generated notice.

I told them they should change their policy for computer-generated collection threats and their public relations department should get on the ball. The nice man gave me his  name but since I’m almost 86, I’ve forgotten it.   So much for that.

Speaking of Hillary Clinton.   (We weren’t?)  (Oh, well.)  Hillary, you know is our new Secretary of State.   A few days ago —

  • Clinton praised Margaret Sanger, the racist and eugenicist founder of Planned Parenthood Federation. She compared Sanger to Thomas Jefferson!
  • Clinton praised the UN Population Fund, the UN agency that helped set up and run the Chinese one child policy which is responsible for millions of forced abortions.
  • Clinton said the US would ratify the pro-abortion CEDAW treaty, meaning the last meaningful CEDAW holdout will now fall.
  • She also said that:

  • The full force of the US government will be used to get governments to change their laws on abortion all over the world.

The United States has the most radical abortion laws in the world: abortion for any reason and no reason through all nine months of pregnancy. Hillary Clinton wants this for the entire world.

Now THAT’S something to really complain about!

I swear the loonies  are running the asylum!