Tuesday, January 22, 2008

When we first came back to HK in early 1997, we got our home phone land line from the then HK telecom. At the time we didn't really think about it, and just took whatever number they gave us. A few weeks after we started using the line, phone calls started arriving from debt collectors, looking for a Tsang Wah Fat and a Chiu Fung Yee. We kept telling them no such persons lived here, they kept interrogating us, as if we were hiding something, and we kept repeating ourselves no, no such persons live here. They would ask, is this xxxx street xxxx building? and we would say no, this isn't. But they kept calling. One time I got really pissed off and told them, not entirely politely, NO SUCH PERSONS LIVE HERE. In return, we got harrassed by streams of phone calls where guys would hurl obscenities each time we pick up the phone. Needless to say, it was pretty unpleasant.

After a while, the calls would die down but then a few months later, they would come again, from what we assume to be a different debt collector, after the same persons.

I can't remember why we didn't call the police, or maybe we did, honestly I can't really remember as it was so damn long ago. After the debt collectors stopped calling for a while, and we thought finally this is all over, they finally go the idea that hey, these are different people using this number now! Then we started getting phone calls from the cops! They were also interrogating us, they were also looking for those two people.

I think the last time we had someone calling for these two people was about three years ago.

Now, we have been living in this apartment now for seven years, and we are STILL getting speeding tickets for the previous owners sent to this bloody address. I must have returned at least TEN letters from the traffic police for this guy, but hey! they still kept coming!

I guess the fines will finally catch up with him when he goes to renew his license.

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