Ever had a collections agency after you? I haven't, but Twyla has. And apparently Twyla either used to have my phone number over 5 years ago, or she used a fake number and it happened to be mine.
For a few months now, when we get home at the end of the day there's always at least one call from British Columbia on the call display. Now that I'm on summer holidays, today I was home to answer when they called. Yay!
At first the guy didn't say anything, and then when I was about to hang up, he asked who I was. I asked him who he was. And then...he started screaming at me! I don't mean using an angry-sounding voice. I mean screaming in a booming, terrifying voice. The kids even heard him from the other room and came running in to see what was going on.
Awesome guy demanded I put Twyla on. I was all "Oh, I can help him! He has the wrong number! We'll get this sorted out lickety split!" I told him I've had this number for 5 years and there's no Twyla here. Aww...I helped him so he could get his job done. I'm nice.
"PUT TWYLA ON THE F'ING PHONE RIGHT NOW! DO IT RIGHT NOW! I KNOW SHE'S THERE! I'VE ALREADY SPOKEN TO HER AT THIS NUMBER! F WORD! F WORD! F WORD!"
So, I hung up. And then he called back and started screaming at me like that again. I told him I was going to call the police, and I hung up. I did call the police, and we're filing a formal complaint. I also filed a complaint with the CRTC and the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority of BC. I'm a really good formal complainer when I need to be.
I feel so bad for people who are actually being chased by collections agencies. I've heard horror stories about it, but honestly I always thought those were exaggerations. They're not, dudes. I actually started crying when I hung up the second time because the way he was screaming at me was so scary, and I'm not really that big on crying. I hope this gets taken care of quickly, because I can't deal with that all summer long. It was horrible.