The Joys of Retirement?

I had figured that retirement would entail putting my feet up comfortably and relaxing. Little did I guess that rather I or my patient wife would be sitting at the computer or on phone for lengthy sessions straightening out the errors of our various voracious systems.

Could one guess that the Chase fraud credit card protection unit would begin to cancel legitimate charges for things like medications — and then would insist that they would never do such things. Two days later finally fixed.

Or would one assume that Medicare would take many months to operate or fail to connect the back up insurance with certainty for more than a year. Hate to report the numerous communications on that one — no wonder that American medicine costs so much. The insurance companies were worse. My wife’s battles before I retired pried loose many more thousands at first denied that were owing.

It is pretty obvious that many are terrified that they will lose their jobs and one begins to wonder if they are rewarded for cheating the customers?

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent 212-665-8535 (voice mail only) [blind copies]

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