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Unfiltered Story #57040

Unfiltered | December 20, 2016

(We have a late electric bill, and I understand it’s our fault, but we have been so tight on money it was either food or bills. Some weeks are better then others. We get a call from the electric company asking to pay the bill in full, which is about $117.00. Also it’s important to note that we have a 22 month old toddler who is in diapers.)

Worker: Hello, this is (name) from (company), is this (husbands name)?

Me: Oh, no but he’s here, he doesn’t like phones, I’m his wife.

Worker: Alright that’s fine, well I need you to pay your bill.

Me: I understand, I can pay at least half of it Friday, or even $75.

Worker: Um, no. You are paying full amount. I don’t care.

Me:…I have a toddler I need to buy diapers and get food for.

Worker: I really don’t care, you should have paid your bill. If you can’t afford a child then maybe you shouldn’t have one.

Me: Woah! Now wait just a minute! Me having a child-

Worker: Pay your bill or I’m personally having you shut off. (click)

Me:….

(Thankfully, my mother was able to get us some diapers, and we’re having to ask for some money from my papa for food. I did call back today, but they refuse to even let me set up a payment plan because I’m not my husband. Seems weird that suddenly they had a problem with me not being my husband after this happened.)

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