Excuses Excuses

This has been a long-running problem for me and I just don’t get it at all.  But on the radio this morning, there was a call from a woman who underwent some kind of personal tragedy and she thought that was a good reason to get away without paying her mortgage.  Um… no.

See, when you sign a legally binding contract like a mortgage, you are held accountable to what is in the paperwork.  I’m pretty positive that nowhere in that document says “you have to pay this unless you’re depressed, unless something happened that you don’t like, unless you don’t feel like it” or anything like that.  I really don’t care what crappy thing happened in your life, that’s not a legitimate excuse for ignoring your legal and financial responsibilities.  Life sucks.  Get a grip.

This kind of thing really pisses me off.  I don’t really care what’s going on in your life.  You signed a contract.  You are held accountable to the terms of that contract.  That’s how things work.  I don’t want to hear your sob stories.  I don’t want to hear your troubles.  The company that you signed the contract with is not a charity.  It doesn’t care what’s going on in your life.  It doesn’t matter.  You have a responsibility to pay on time, whether life cooperates or not.  Stop whining.  Pay your damn bills.

When the hell did people become whiners?  When did it become fashionable to think that everyone is going to take your excuses for not paying your bills?  I just don’t get it.

Oh, and for the woman at the beginning, the radio host told her to suck it up, pay her bills and stop being a crybaby.  She, of course, didn’t like that, cussed out the host, got bleeped and hung up on.  That’s a pretty typical reaction, when someone doesn’t cater to your emotional comfort, you get mad and abusive.  What more can you expect from that kind of person?

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