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A Utility Company Demanded To Speak With Dead House Owner Directly, So His Daughter Brought Him To The Appointment
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A Utility Company Demanded To Speak With This Woman's Dead Father Directly, So She Brought Him To The Appointment

Losing a loved one is definitely a traumatic experience. Sadly, there are so many things that can make grieving even worse, for instance, taking care of the dead person’s bills. A Redditor PrincessG66, whose real name is Gloria, shared an incident she had with a utility company which refused to cancel her dead father’s bills even after she showed them the death certificate. “I’m pretty sure that it started out as someone just made a clerical error in filing the death certificate. When you combine a mistake with lack of caring as a whole, you get a bunch of people who are just there for a paycheck,” she told Bored Panda. Gloria tried her best to solve this issue but had no luck. “In trying to get the matter handled, I was passed around to so many different people that I lost count. Not one person every really took the time to listen to what I was trying to say to them. Not one person said ‘oh. Wait. He’s dead? I understand. Let me get this to the correct department.’ They just kept on insisting on speaking with the account holder,” she added. (Facebook cover image: John Jacobi)

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Desperate to get the employees to listen to her, Gloria decided to go the appointment with the supervisor who said that she would only speak to her father. However, she didn’t go there empty-handed, Gloria brought her father’s ashes with her. “I knew that it would be shocking to her to see his ashes. I knew that she would finally shut the hell up and listen. I hoped that after someone stood up to her and put her in her place, she would change her ways and hopefully treat the next person better.”
Gloria admits that her behavior might have been a little ‘extreme’, but it was the only way to solve the situation. “My dad was right there with me in spirit and would have approved of using his ashes to fight back,” she added. Read the full story below.

Image credits: ThatGirlTayler (not the actual photo)

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Night Owl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree, adding an Ouija board would have been a nice touch

Brenda Pereira
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have been having similar problems with medical bills. Dad died 5/22/18 and had several medical bills. I sent certified death certificates, letters, and claim forms for probate so they could get paid. They continue to send me threatening letters that they are going to file a complaint with the credit companies and he would get a poor credit report. I told one of them that they could proceed as they wished, but that dead people don't give a crap about their credit, and told another that they could feef free to dig him up if they thought that he had any money on him. I haven't heard from either again.

Rafaella Bueno
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My father (who died about 5 days after yours, coincidently) decided to put everything he had in his children's (mostly mine, since I was living with and caring for him) names once he started getting sick in order to prevent all the crap he knew we'd all have to deal with once he was gone. Bless him. For many things, but for thinking of that too. Thanks to that we didn't need to do anything other than dealing with the remains when time came, and splitting some possessions between us siblings as we wished, off record.

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LadyGrimm
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ugh, when my dad passed my sister was the one who ended up taking his cremains (cremated remains) home by plane. She did all her research to make sure she knew what she needed in order to be compliant in bringing human remains on a commercial flight. She had the ashes in a sealed bag inside a sealed container, a copy of the death certificate, and a certified letter by the state health board that the box contained nothing harmful, etc. etc.. She got through check-in and security just fine and thought she was clear, but when she sat down on the full plane the flight attendant approached her and said in the LOUDEST CHEERIEST VOICE EVER "OOO! WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!?" Everyone around her turned to stare and my sister just matched the same volume and said "MY DEAD FATHER, THANKS". The flight attendant was mortified, but said she *had* to ask for security. All my sister said was "you could have asked quietly and not drawn the entire plane's attention".

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Night Owl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree, adding an Ouija board would have been a nice touch

Brenda Pereira
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have been having similar problems with medical bills. Dad died 5/22/18 and had several medical bills. I sent certified death certificates, letters, and claim forms for probate so they could get paid. They continue to send me threatening letters that they are going to file a complaint with the credit companies and he would get a poor credit report. I told one of them that they could proceed as they wished, but that dead people don't give a crap about their credit, and told another that they could feef free to dig him up if they thought that he had any money on him. I haven't heard from either again.

Rafaella Bueno
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My father (who died about 5 days after yours, coincidently) decided to put everything he had in his children's (mostly mine, since I was living with and caring for him) names once he started getting sick in order to prevent all the crap he knew we'd all have to deal with once he was gone. Bless him. For many things, but for thinking of that too. Thanks to that we didn't need to do anything other than dealing with the remains when time came, and splitting some possessions between us siblings as we wished, off record.

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LadyGrimm
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ugh, when my dad passed my sister was the one who ended up taking his cremains (cremated remains) home by plane. She did all her research to make sure she knew what she needed in order to be compliant in bringing human remains on a commercial flight. She had the ashes in a sealed bag inside a sealed container, a copy of the death certificate, and a certified letter by the state health board that the box contained nothing harmful, etc. etc.. She got through check-in and security just fine and thought she was clear, but when she sat down on the full plane the flight attendant approached her and said in the LOUDEST CHEERIEST VOICE EVER "OOO! WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!?" Everyone around her turned to stare and my sister just matched the same volume and said "MY DEAD FATHER, THANKS". The flight attendant was mortified, but said she *had* to ask for security. All my sister said was "you could have asked quietly and not drawn the entire plane's attention".

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