Originally posted by NeverApologize
You could most definitely get a court case win worth thousands of dollars if you really put your mind to it as per federal laws. Its absolutely vital
that you record the phone conversations to do that. Get a phone recorder and record the conversations. You are entitled to $1,000 for each and every
harassing phone call they make.
Your local police are absolutely disgusting human beings clearly, who have no interest in protecting you. Why? Because you are poor. They'd rather go
around collecting ticket fees from people with money. I'm helping you out and I'm not even getting paid to do that, showing just what horrible
people they are.
Forget about a lawyer, you don't need one and you can't afford one.
Your attitude seems okay, but I question what you said on the phone to lead the manager to call you repeatedly. You've got to stand up firm for
yourself when these people call you whereas it sounds like you were sounding weak and apologetic. There are certain bullies who I quite frankly HATE
who take joy in picking on people who are less than 100% confident.
Lets say I'm the one getting the phone call:
Dealer: You owe me money, little punk.
Civil Challenger: If you want to talk about this, you are going to speak to me with respect, people who disrespect others are terrible people. I went
to the police because of your harassment and they told me there is nothing wrong with harassment. But they are wrong... its both immoral and illegal.
Can we have a civilized conversation?
Dealer: Look, stop making excuses, when will you pay the money?
Civil Challenger: I'm going to tell you this once and once only. My bank balance is $150, and I'll be using that whole money for food because I need
food to live and I'd rather stay alive and eat than pay you $150 and die. However, you are second on my priority list. Thats very high on my list of
twelve items, so you are lucky to be that high of a priority. I'll be paying you what I can out of my check this Friday.
Dealer: No, I need it now.
Civil Challenger: Well you can call me all day long and be rude and disrespectful all day long. I'll spend all day long reaming on your filthy
disgusting attitude if you so wish to harass like that. It would be nice if you weren't such a bully but I can deal with it and I'll expect an
apology after your money has been paid to you.
Dealer: No, I need it now.
CivilChallenger: This conversation is over. Call me back in 10 minutes so I can put in you your place, bully. But just keep in mind what you are doing
to me is both immoral and against federal law.
Personally I tend to get carried away and swear at people in this situation, which is why I'm a lot better in writing than in person, but its
important for you not to do that. Forcefully assert yourself but politely and the calls will likely go away. In fact I admit I went back and toned
down the conversation I just wrote