So Miss Nicelady heroically soldiers on, dealing with single Mom stuff. She was awarded child support from Mr. Dumb. Unfortunately, this only gets withheld from his paycheck on the rare occasion he's actually working. So it amounts to $20-$30 once every few months, when he finds temporary work as a dishwasher.
So at her appointment today I asked her how things were going. She paused, and then began laughing.
2 months ago she suddenly began getting steady money from his child support withholding- $100 or so every 2 weeks. She was thrilled, and didn't want to look a gift horse in the mouth.
Until one night, when some guy she'd never heard of called to see why she was stealing HIS money!
Mr. Dumb, trying to get crack money, sold his identity (Social Security Card, Driver's License, etc) to Mr. Dumber for $50.
Mr. Dumber, now hiding under Mr. Dumb's ID, went off and got a job.
And so, when Mr. Dumber began getting paychecks, his salary was withheld and sent to my patient.
Basically, Mr. Dumber paid $50 in order to have $200 a month withheld from his paychecks. How inconsiderate of Mr. Dumb not to have mentioned these minor details to his purchaser.
In addition, Mr. Dumber was also angry at my patient (like it's her fault) because he got pulled over one day, and discovered Mr. Dumb's license was suspended 2 years ago.
Miss Nicelady told me the best part of the whole thing was when Mr. Dumber told her he was going to call the police on her.