I SEE DUMB PEOPLE


This is a day of my life that I won’t ever get back. I need a stiff drink!!!

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Well, to explain, I checked that my student loan was all paid up, as it should have been by now, and discovered that SLC had stopped taking payments from me…in 2012.

No one told me this and yes I should have been more aware…

They sold my loan and apparently I still owe £1800. No one can say why they stopped taking my money and I was none the wiser after numerous calls to various agencies who haven’t shared all the information about this debt.

Been to the bank to see if they could shed any light. No such luck. Queued for an age, waiting to see an IMpersonal “banker”. When I asked how long it would be, I was answered with, “how long is a piece of string?!” RUDE!

Been calling SLC and the new loan company, Erudio. It’s literally taken all day. I’ve never known such incompetence – besides the tax man that is. That’s a job for tomorrow. Let’s see if they have received and recorded receipt of my 3rd recorded delivery letter or whether that has been lost as well.

Is life just a tedious trial of negotiating through incompetence until one is old and incontinent? What’s it all about?

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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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