I just had a creditor call regarding my unpaid medical bills,
and as usual,
I pretended not to be me.
This woman on the phone, rude and condensing as patients are often treated here in the U.S.,
made further snarky comments about getting a ‘message to Tara’.
By this point,
both her and I know that I’m Tara. But I’m not budging, and there is nothing she can do about it.
After giving her moment to stumble through this ‘message to Tara’,
I interrupted her,
with a voice of steel,
“You do realize that Tara suffers from a number of life threatening medical conditions.”
Caught off guard, she stuttered a little–
“Um, I didn’t know that. I’m just calling regarding what I see here.”
“What you do, for a living, is call and harass people with life threatening medical conditions.”
“Well, um, uh,”
That’s the United States of America for you.