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Old 12-09-2016, 02:48 PM
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Default Memories of a Debt Collector

OK guys, I will give those of you that are interested a little history of my life as a debt collector for a bookie....

It wasn't always glamorous, but it was never boring....

I had gotten out of the Army and had finished my overseas tour as a fighting man, with no real direction to pursue in civilian life...I was highly trained, Uncle Sam had seen to that, but I could not find a job that really interested me back on the block....

I tried McDonald's, Burger King, and a few other fast food franchises, but they left me more than bored....Then one day a guy came in for a burger I had known in the past and asked me why I was flipping hamburgers...I had no real answer...

He came back at my shift end and told me about a job opening I might be interested in...It was helping a bookie pick up money from his clients that conveniently forgot where he did his business, when their payment was due...

It would be nothing serious...In fact, it would be fairly simple...I could make my own hours, wear my own clothes, set my own rules (within reason) and make a decent income for a change....

He took me to meet "the boss" and if he liked what I had to say, he would give me a chance to learn a trade, a questionable trade at that, but still a trade.

At the interview "the boss" asked me a series of questions:
Did I gamble? No.
Did I drink? No.
Did I do drugs/pot? No.
Had I ever stolen? No
Did I have my own car? Yes.
Could I ever break a guy's arm or finger? Perhaps.
Had I ever made a bet with a bookie? No.
Did I play poker? No.
Did I have a gun? No.
Had I ever shot someone? Yes. (Vietnam)
Did I like it? No.

With that the interview was over....

The boss gave a nod to my friend and my friend told me to come with him and he would show me what a collection run was like. As we drove away from the building, I knew a new adventure was about to begin.

To be continued.....
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Oh . . . my . . . ***.

What a thread.
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You clearly answered all those questions wrong......
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Oh . . . my . . . ***.

What a thread.
Actually they were the correct answers...

I could be trusted...I had no apparent vices, and had already been in military combat, so I was not looking to hurt anyone again.

I was the perfect employee....
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