My mind is a miraculous thing! Jumps all over the place, bringing back memories of one thing or another. I was wiping the dinette table this morning, and I remembered why we purchased it. We had our own sign business, and once in a while, one of the customers would not pay for their sign. They kept putting us off saying they had to do this or that, and would pay us next month.
One furniture store was that type of customer… and after awhile we decided we had waited long enough. We bought a new dinette suite and deducted what he owed us from the total we owed for the set! He wasn’t too happy about that! That’s the table I was cleaning this morning!
We did the same thing with a butcher shop that wouldn’t pay. Went in and started ordering meat, cheese, anything that he was selling. He was quite excited about the sale until it dawned on him what was happening. We left the store with a fairly large order, especially with a lot of different kinds of cheese, and ended up paying him five cents! We didn’t have a freezer at that time, so couldn’t get too much meat. We did get some steaks, though!
One other delinquent account was a fellow that Mickey had known for years. He just wouldn’t pay. One night when we were up fairly late, Mickey phoned him. He was irate at being called at that time. Mickey apologized, saying he had just finished work, and didn’t realize how late it was. Nothing happened, so a short time later, another phone call. We got the money in the next mail!