On January 5th of this year I went to the office of a local paper that specializes in publishing legal notices. I paid $75 for them to publish a legal notice for 3 consecutive weeks. I paid the fee the day I ordered the service. I received a receipt. Part of the deal is, after the publishing they mail you an affidavit certifying that you published your notice.
This paper published the notice for 3 weeks. Fine & dandy.
But I never got my affidavit sent to me. I called them. They insist that they mailed it. I confirm my proper address with them. Theres no reason I shouldn’t have gotten the affidavit, but shit happens. They promise to send out another affidavit. I never get that. I need that affidavit to show the judge. I call them up. They insist they sent me the second affidavit. Again, I confirm that they have my complete and correct address, including zip code. I always get all of my mail. There is no reason i shouldn’t have received it this time. So I tell them I’m coming there in person to pick up a copy. They say fine, it will be here in the morning waiting for you. I show up the next morning to pick it up. Not only is it not ready, it took an hour for them to print one up! My court date was in 2 hours!:mad:
I go to court, do my thing, the judge asks for the affidavit, he keeps it for the file, I win the case, once again everything is fine & dandy. That was March 5th of this year.
Today, Saturday June 9th, 2001, I get a registered letter from the newspaper. It’s a past due notice claiming I never paid the $75 for the notice to be published, and if I don’t pay it they will sue me in small claims court for it. :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: What the fuck is wrong with this world. Can anyone do their job right? Is gross incompetence the only thing Americans are good at? Why the fuck are they sending me this for a notice that was published almost 6 months ago? I have a receipt! My business with them was finished months ago. What is wrong with these idiots? Had they not pissed me off with the missing affidavits I wouldn’t be ranting, but can this paper do anything right? Of course, their offices are closed until monday morning, so I can’t do anything about this now…
…except rant to you guys!