Tax-bailiff for the water company at my door, early this morning. Weeks ago they ‘threatened’ to come by and take some belongings because of unpaid bills. Of course ME did not receive those notices.
Tax bailiff: Are you Mrs. SoAndSo?
Tax bailiff: O, is this number SoAndSo?
Tax bailiff: No?
Tax bailiff: But I read number blabla.
ME: Well, you say so. I read all kinds of things there.
Tax bailiff: What is your name then?
ME: I do not have a name. Or a number.
Tax bailiff: O, so you still could be Mrs. SoAndSo?
ME: No, I am not. There are no names or numbers here. What is your name?
Tax bailiff: My name is: blablabla…. I have identification.
ME: Oh, good I will take a photo. Just a minute.
Tax bailiff: A photo!?
[I return with camera and take a picture and hand him a print of Babylon is Fallen. He glances over the paper, makes some notes on his form.]
Tax bailiff: Okay, good morning then. [he smiles at me].
All is well. All is good.