When I get two calls within a few hours of each other on the same misfortune, I don’t consider that a coincidence. I consider it an indicator of what may very well be happening in larger numbers locally, regionally, or nationally.
Yesterday morning I took a call from a former client’s secretary, who needed advice on what she could do to avoid her car being repossessed. Then about 2 PM I chatted with another referral who was curious as to how much time he would have from the first foreclosure notice until he loses his house.
My friend Liz says with Barack Obama’s election we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, and Thomas Friedman in the NY times yesterday applauded the end of the Civil War. And Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood lauded the victory for women’s health represented by Tuesday’s events nationwide and in some states. And while all that is true, and wonderful, and exciting, I’m left to pondering: by the time Bush lets the door hit him on the way out in January, how many tens of thousands of people will be bombarded with calls from debt collectors, seen their cars seized by repo persons, and tried to avoid being handed papers by process servers?