Sunday, August 28, 2005


I paid a slew of bills yesterday...mostly the final amounts due for services in the Bay Area which were so nominal, I was tempted to shred them and ignore all future notices.

For the record, we pay all of our bills on time. But there was something utterly compelling about being so far away and wondering if the companies would come after us for these piddly amounts:

Physician: $ 25.00 missed appointment

Newspaper agency: $ 1.91

Phone company: $ 1.45

Cable company: $ .75

I guess the temptation arose from me thinking that I could actually get away with it. Of course I paid the bills. But I couldn't help but wonder...What would you have done?