|not this kind of garnish|
They say we revert to that which we were trained. I was trained in a dysfunctional environment.
Sure, pull a knife on me, I can get you to drop it and break your arm. How do I know? I’ve done it.
I can hit a target center-of-mass @ 10 yards twice in just under three seconds, from concealment, with a service pistol. How do I know? I’ve done that, too.
I’ve reverted to my training.
But give me an unfamiliar situation. Yikes. Dysfunction abounds.
Last night, I reviewed yesterday’s snail mail. It’s almost always just advertising, with an occasional collection letter. Since I’ve gone on disability, my income decreased to 38% of what I used to make. Some adjustments have been made. Some bills don’t get paid.
My credit union advised me of a writ of garnishment served on my accounts! But, SSDI funds are immune from garnishment – doesn’t mean they won’t try…
So, I panicked, became emotional. After all, I just won back some benefits I’d lost last summer! I thought I’d have some breathing room. Apparently not. Revert to dysfunction.
After a short night, I reviewed the documents with a more clear head. And, put a call in to my disability attorney. Still waiting to hear back.
I’m ashamed my default position in such situations is panic. That certainly doesn’t help anything. So, I’m taking this as more training.
Now, if the attorney would just call…
“When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout” actually comes from Reefs and Shoals, the rulebook for cadets at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. This dates back to at least the late 20s.
It’s not a good fallback position.
This is my 18th post regarding fear. I sense a theme.
PS – an Update, of sorts…My disability attorney no longer works there. A law clerk took my info and will pass it to a new attorney for review, and possible action. I’m to hear back by tonight or tomorrow am…