Wednesday, June 06, 2007

They grow up so fast

Completely out of character, Ferris decides to bring in the mail yesterday.
Further defying logic – he actually opens some mail addressed to him.
And what does the universe send him on this day.

A medical bill for two million eight hundred fourteen thousand four hundred ninety-three dollars.

He called my calming wife in quiet the distress and read to her over the phone...

Please pay this amount: $ 2,814,493

We have not received your payment for the above referenced account. Your obligation is clear and this account needs to be paid in full immediately. If payment in full is not received within 15 days, your account may be ref…blah blah blah….

Mom. I need to pay this within 15 days ???!!"

Ah… the joys of adulthood.


Amaya said...

OMG! I got a knot in my stomach just thinking about that.
I think the first 'yelling at an insurance rep over the phone' thing is always the most stressful. Poor guy!

SassyFemme said...

I think one might need the Papaver Somniferum after a bill like that!

Lisa said...

I bet if they owed him that they wouldn't pay within 15 days.

dykewife said...

i think i'd end up increasing that bill amount with a stroke and/or heart attack! wow! that really makes me extremely glad that i live with socialized medicine.

maxine said...

if you "Please pay this amount: $ 2,814,493" for our house, rather than some dumb ol' bill, we can be up there having cocktails out back with the big screen before the end of the month.

weese said...

i was actually laughing when i called them about it.
we had a lovely chat. we dished about our older kids.

and no... Ferris will not be going to prison in 15 days.

Maria said...

I wish we had socialized medicine, I really do. The really sick thing is...that it is not unthinkable in this day and age that someone could actually rack up that sort of a bill with cancer, etc.

And, just call them up (this may take some time as you have to leap through the robot voices for a very long while) and they tell you that they had a computer glitch or something.

WordsRock said...

I need to hear the rest of this story please. Thank you.