Monthly Archives: July 2015

Gorman’s Sense of Humor

This is an ode to the joy and pleasure of dealing with a huge company in this day and age. When Grady died, he had a credit card that also had Gorman listed on it. He called this cc company in an attempt to inform them of Grady’s death, pay the balance and close the account. You all can guess where this went: he was transferred from one person to another and another and then the call was dropped. My husband has very little patience in this type situation and said, “To heck with them” or something close to that. So I called the company and had a similar experience. In all this, somehow someone decided that it was Gorman who was deceased. Furthermore, they would be reporting this to the credit reporting agencies. I protested vigorously, telling her she could not do that but she said that was their policy. !#*!#+*! Upon the advice of our attorney, we went to our Social Security office and requested a letter stating that Gorman is not deceased. The lady who helped us was very nice and stated she had never dealt with that particular request but she did indeed give us the letter. Gorman thinks this is hilariously funny and wants everyone to know that “According to Social Security Administration Records, John Gorman Schaffer is currently alive as of 7/10/2015”!