Monday, June 01, 2009

meet me at the flagpole after school

To all of you who emailed me privately, thanks so much for the support. And those of you who thought I didn't properly convey the utter WTF-ness of the firey hoop-jumping spectacle I've been put through the last few months by Citibank, I'm sorry. It was a lot longer and had more curses in it, but toward the end I started thinking about people out there who have it so much worse and dialed down the bitchfest a little.

I've logged in another three hours on the phone with them today, starting at 8 a.m. when they called. The first person spent 15 minutes describing this program I can get into and what I need to do to get into it and then at the very end realized it only applies to people who have regained employment and need a break to catch up.

I was transferred around, found out my credit score actually IS in the toilet now and then was told I need to re-fax my proof of unemployment AGAIN. Then the number was rejected by the fax machine. Good times. Also that woman who said paying that money would clear my account of delinquency? No one seems to know who she is, and if I try to get them to rectify the situation, it's going to be a She said/She said thing resulting in me being screwed.

I have a bunch of of other, much more sunny things to post about (the hole in my mom's back yard, EB's wedding) coming up, but they'll have to wait until I get away from the dialup. In the meantime I'm thinking of writing the president a letter about how this bailed-out behemoth is using the billions it got. And for an extra-curricular activity to my full-time job of being on hold with them, I'm gathering a posse to kick Citibank's collective ass. Who's with me?

12 comments:

Becky said...

the tiiiime is nowwwww,
i fiiiight with youuuuuuuuuu!

Librarian Girl said...

Ok, I was freaking out because for some reason there wasn't a "comment" link on your last post that I could see and I have been wanting to comment so frickin' bad!

That whole situation? SUCKS. Sucks, sucks, sucks. And I am so sorry that the bankers are being such major assholes. Kings and Queens of assholery, really. I am all pissed off on your behalf. For all the good that'll do, I know. But still. I am.

Hugs coming at you, dear. For super serious!!!

omar said...

I'll bring some brass knuckles. I fight dirty.

Madelyn said...

I will help fight the battle by badmouthing them all over Southern California. I would use my fists, but I'm not much of a fighter.

cadiz12 said...

i knew my posse was going to be badass! thanks guys. any help will help take down the beast!

Willowtree said...

Im in - be sure you bring that phone for me to beat someone over the head with.

Lia said...

Late to the party, but I'm with you.

That is horrible and I'm so sorry you've had to go through all that. Bureaucracy is the worst.

sarahmk said...

I'm in... I'm short, but I'm mean.

marty said...

Dude, I am so, so sorry. This really sucks. I could. not. believe! the Citibank post.

do you live in Chicago? We live in Albany Park and are in the same situation house-wise. Can't sell. Can pay the mortgage for a year or so, but after that? Nope.

Teej said...

I've been such a bad blogger and commenter lately but I'm back. And when I read your previous post, I nearly cried along with you. Honestly, I was briefly in the Chicago area and I very much wanted to hop in my rental car, track you down, wrap you in a big one, and then maybe, I don't know, march on the Daley Center? Because that's what people in Chicago do.

I don't know what to say, other than I'm giving you a big, supportive squeeze from far, far away. Do you feel it? I hope so, because I don't want to be sitting here in a hotel lobby, hugging an imaginary person and catching weird glances for nothing. xo

cadiz12 said...

you guys are so sweet. thanks so much for the support and good vibes!

marty, yes we live in streeterville/gold coast/Millennium Park? who knows. whatever they call it, no one seems to be wanting to purchase there when they can get bigger places for the same $$ in west loop. i love albany park, that's where pp lives. i hope your place sells soon!

Teej: I definitely felt it! and i appreciate your risking the weird glances for me. :)

SupaCoo said...

OMG! I just caught up on your latest entries. I long-distance hate anything Citi-ish in solidarity with you now. That is AWFUL!! I hope things get better lickety split, you poor thing!