Better Class of Scum


One of the advantages of moving is getting a nicer, bigger house, and enjoying the benefits of that. Baggage comes with that home improvement, however.

A higher class of solicitors.

Today, I was offered an opportunity to save money on a mortgage I hope to get rid of soon — that’s nothing new. However, I also had a door-to-door canvasser for Save the Children. While I had heard of them, I had no idea who the young twenty-something was standing before me asking for checking and/or credit card information for a donation. Do I look like I just fell off the banana boat?

Add to that a call from a home security company. Now, I’ve gotten these before, but this place had video surveilance, video monitoring, card reader access devices…. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had a retinal scanner!

It’s only a matter of time, I’m sure, until I get a call concerning starving marsupials, hungry insectoids, and the Save the Geeks campaign!