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Mr. Motorcycle

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I live at 1 Frozen place in, Minnesota, United States
My real name is Mark. For many years now my wife has called me Mr. Motorcycle. When I started my Blog I was looking for a catchy blog name, so I went with it. I'm happily married and I'm also a father of 6 children. I have two human offspring, one dog, two cats and one custom Harley. I believe that makes 6 children. When I'm not doing my real full time job, or going for a ride, I like to do art, custom paint jobs, and of course BLOG. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is phonetically spelled for avoiding spammers. (I actually do use the number 1 in the beginning.) 1mrmotorcycleATgmailDOTcom

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The photo above is my ride :
"Kenny" started life as a stock '97, 883 Sportster. It's been a work in progress since the day I bought it many years ago. Its mostly custom with a built, "slightly juiced up" 1200 motor.
The Metal Fabrication, bodywork and custom paint was done by me.

How the Hell did I come up with a name like Kenny for my bike you ask?...... Most people who name their rides, go with chick names. I of course had to be different. I think bikes look tough, cool and masculine; not feminine. Plus, my father "Ken" has helped make me who I am today. Therefore with a little twist on the name, my bike was named "Kenny".


Come check out my custom paint! Click on the logo above to go to my custom paint blog.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cancel your credit card before you die


I tried to Snopes this to check it's validity, and they found nothing, so if not true, still funny as a joke.

Now some people are really stupid!!!!
Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die.

This is so priceless, and so, so easy to see happening, customer service being what it is today.

A lady died this past January, and Citibank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance had been $0.00 when she died, but now somewhere around $60.00. A family member placed a call to Citibank.

Here is the exchange

Family Member:
'I am calling to tell you she died back in January.'

: 'The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply.'

Family Member
: 'Maybe, you should turn it over to collections.'

: 'Since it is two months past due, it already has been.'

Family Member
: So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?'

: 'Either report her account to frauds division or report her to the credit bureau, maybe both!'

Family Member
: 'Do you think God will be mad at her?'

'Excuse me?'

Family Member
: 'Did you j ust get what I was telling you - the part about her being dead?'

: 'Sir, you'll have to speak to my supervisor.'

Supervisor gets on the phone

Family Member
: 'I'm calling to tell you, she died back in January with a $0 balance.'

: 'The account was never closed and late fees and charges still apply.'

Family Member
: 'You mean you want to collect from her estate?'

: (Stammer) 'Are you her lawyer?'

Family Member
: 'No, I'm her great nephew.' (Law yer info was given)

'Could you fax us a certificate of death?'

Family Member
: 'Sure.' (Fax number was given )

After they get the fax

: 'Our system just isn't setup for death. I don't know what more I can do to help.'

Family Member: 'Well, if you figure it out, great! If not, you could just keep billing her. She won't care.'

'Well, the late fees and charges will still apply.'

(What is wrong with these people?!?)

Family Member
: 'Would you like her new billing address?'

: 'That might help...'

Family Member: ' Odessa Memorial Cemetery , Highway 129, Plot Number 69.'

: 'Sir, that's a cemetery!'

Family Member
: 'And what do you do with dead people on your planet???'


You wondered why Citi is going broke and need the feds to bail them out!!


Lady R (Di) said...

The scary thing is, they'll probably will turn this account over to collections and expect some goof ball to hound a dead person for their money. I think the days of hiding our cash in our mattress is going to make a serious comeback! Where's my sewing kit!

BTW... does anybody know who ed is!

Ann said...

That's funny and sad all at the same time.

Ed needs to take a break on the comments.

Webster World said...

Ain't this some crap. And Citi's CEO will still get a bonus. Even if it is only $60. I think I once found Ed surfing through Chessie's blog some how. I'm not sure it was direct. And he then typed english. But I'm not sure. He does have a lot to say. I think here he said "Oh."

Baron's Life said...

Don't laugh folks, this happened to us in real life, when my mother in law passed away. The woman had dementia, lived with us for 10 years (Didn't want to send her to a care home) and thne suddenly after she died we kept getting credit card bills and charges from the bank on her name at our address. It took us 2 years to get sorted out precisely because, get this, they weren't set-up to deal with dead people and even more bizare they wanted to talk to her...I once told the bank officer on the phone, which part of she's dead you didn't get???

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Stupid but crazy!

Dean "D-Day" said...

That's funny as hell!
Sadly, it doesn't surprise me at all.

Unknown said...

That is Hilarious... unbelievable really.