Today’s google ads were asking “Are you a victim of fraud?” My head answered, if you worked for Alliance Title Company and are reading this, the answer is yes. Patty Hauptman (go google her and see what comes up right under her executive profile…yep, PBE) is lounging in her
spa that bathtub, soothing all those aches and pains from signing all those final paychecks, and Alliance Title Company employees are wondering if they’ll receive their vacation pay or commissions or not. Sorry, guys, I’m going with not. She didn’t want to pay the Escrow Officer’s lawsuit, which she was losing, or LandAm, who she lost to, or Old Republic, who she lost to, or…well, you get it…maybe she prefers bad business practices. Just remember, your paychecks were drawn on Mercury Companies accounts, not Alliance Title Company accounts. (Another Public Service Announcement from PBE… that’s how we roll).
Speaking of public service announcements, I’m hearing that the COBRA payments are coming in to the tune of $2500…$800.Â Are you kidding me?Â I didn’t do COBRA when I got canned.Â If you have a working spouse, this is considered a life event and does not require open enrollment.Â You can be added to your spouses insurance now.Â If you’re single or head of household, I would highly suggest going to some of the health insurance websites and getting insurance through them.Â If you are in good shape and don’t smoke, Tonnik is a good plan.Â If you’ve ever had a health issue in your life, they DQ you, but there are numerous websites where you can shop around for rates.Â I used healthcareshopper.com.Â My monthly cost was $185.Â The deductable was high, but if something catastrophic occurs, you’re covered.Â I always said “it doesn’t kick in until I get run over by a bus”.
2000 Freemark Abbey Merlot revisited
It’s probably at the end of the line, you can almost taste it, but it’s got an elegance to it, that says ‘I won’t be denied’.Â Gentle fruits, light tannins, really still very good with food.Â Hard to describe, but I’d say if you’ve got any in the cellar, drink it up, it’s life feels like it’s just about over.
Google John Harritt and see what you get…yeah, me.
And another Public Service Announces, Mercury’s last announced financials.
Since Christmas is less than a week away, I think it’s only appropriate that we send our holiday wishes to Patty Hauptman and John Harritt.Â Comments are now open.