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Fight Back Against Unfair Debt Collection Practices: Know Your Rights and Protect Yourself from Threats, Lies, and Intimidation by Fred Williams

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17. On the Floor

The following workday, while the car radio recounted the fallout from an ominous collapse on Wall Street, Gary told me about a financial debacle of his own.

“You won’t believe what happened to me,” he said as he settled into the passenger seat for the ride to work. “I got robbed last night—they got $850.”

He was drinking with another guy from his halfway house when they got mugged, sometime after midnight. One of the robbers hit him over the head with a bottle or something and knocked him out. An ambulance took him to the hospital where they stitched him up. He ended up walking home, sometime before dawn. He seemed calm and resigned in my car on our way to work. He was right; I didn’t entirely believe it. It was difficult to ...

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