“THUG”

The word has been getting an awful lot of attention lately

Why?

[To say that I’m a fan of Richard Sherman is an understatement]

Who is questioning whether it’s a racial slur? It’s simple; there are people who have voiced a distaste for the word, regardless if you want to call it a racial slur or not, it’s disrespectful.

I don’t appreciate being called a slut because I’m a female. There are white people who don’t like the word honky, either. Kid’s probably don’t like being called, little shits.

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At some point, I hope society as a whole can grow the #uck up and realize that we’re all PEOPLE. All shapes, sizes, ages, colors & education levels make bad decisions & live in ways that functional members of society have to deal with. We [as mature adults] need to be held to a higher standard.

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What are we teaching the younger generations when trying to decide if Thug is a racial slur or not makes NATIONAL NEWS? If anything is ever going to change, we’re going to have to work together as one big society of people and come to a solution that trumps name calling. I’ve been outspoken in regards to the Baltimore Riots and the medias coverage of it. Things are not being shown because every outlet wants to give it’s viewers the most dramatic story & now we’re focusing on a word?

[29 Moments That Show Another Side Of The Baltimore Riots]

I may be naive or disgustingly optimistic, but I refuse to believe there are more bad than good people in this country. The bad, unfortunately, just seem to get more attention.

One & [Happily] Done.

In case you’re someone who hasn’t asked me yet, I have zero plans to create any more human beings. The words, ‘Perfectly Content’ come to mind when I think about the three person operation I have going on.

We have a dad, a mom and our 8 year old.

Being pregnant wasn’t a negative experience & has nothing to do with the choice I’ve made. I loved being pregnant. Growing a person inside your body is kind of an amazing experience & I’d totally do it again…If I didn’t have to be thrown back into infant parenting.

quoteHave you ever gotten married, and then told people you weren’t trying to make a
baby? It’s interesting. Depending on the person, the emotions vary. You have the really disappointed grandparents, the new-parent-friends who want to make sure you’re sure it’s the right decision & then there are the people who just stare at you – confused.

Allow me to explain:

My child is currently basking in his independence and we all love it. Why would I want to disrupt that?

He’s old enough to appreciate awesome day trips [that he’ll remember] and he can play outside without supervision.  He helps out around the house AND he’s fun to be around.

I was young when I had my human & I will be young when he moves out. I didn’t plan it this way; I thought I’d have more than one, but before we knew it he was eight years old. Who wants to start all over again when you’re about half way done?!

Let’s talk about money; I do not swim in it. I want to provide my son with as much security and awesomeness as possible. Unlike a lot of my generation, I don’t agree with bringing more children into the world when we’re not financially prepared for it.

I made that mistake once while it all worked out, I learned from it.

Our entire dynamic would change if an infant was introduced to our family. I don’t even remember what it’s like to have a baby. I don’t remember what it’s like to have a toddler. Having legit conversations with my offspring… it’s what I’ve gotten used to.

One & [Happily] Done.

Debt Collectors VS. Debtor-Friendly Society

Collecting debt is basically all I have done since high school; after one customer service position – I realized it was not for me. It takes someone with thick skin to walk out the door at the end of each day with their head held high, when you collect debt for a living. The names I’ve been called would make my grandmother blush. The amount of times I’ve had phones slammed down in my ear… might be in the millions. Countless times people’s anger has been taken out on me...& I’m one of the nice ones.

The debtor-friendly society we live in has enabled a lousy character for people in my profession. The reputation a bill collector hangs over their head is, most times, exaggerated to say the least. I’ve been surrounded by bill collectors my entire adult life, they’re fairly pleasant people just trying to make a living.

They’re not monsters. They’re not holding a personal grudge against the person they are calling. They are doing their job.

Regardless whether the debt was incurred due to irresponsibility, an accident or even something completely out of the debtor’s control… It should be paid. Services were rendered, products were sold and whoever supplied the goods – deserves at the very least – to have the debt acknowledged.

Since being promoted to Business Development Coordinator at the small agency I work for, it has become even more apparent just how much our culture caters to individuals who don’t take care of their debts. While trying to research strategies for sales and marketing, I’m bombarded by tips & tricks to help get out of paying debt. A plethora of printable form letters to cease collection agencies from contacting you.

Information available to assist collection agencies is limited. Why is that? Would it not be more beneficial as a society to work on getting these delinquent debts paid instead of helping people flat-out avoid their obligations?

[There’s an upside to this…us in the industry, we have something called “job security”.]