Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Dangers of Being a Repo Man in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Overheard after dinner with the ski club:

Bernie was a repo man for his Dad's car dealership in Meyerstown, near Lancaster, PA. He was 4' 10" back in the day, but that didn't stop him. Each week he would go around and collect car payments, $10, sometimes $15. This was in 1955.

One time, some guy didn't pay, so Bernie showed up with a tow truck and got himself in a little bit of a pickle. The guy, he came tearing across the front yard waving around a pitchfork.

Tom's brother Mark was a repo man in Newark a few years back. He was never attacked with a pitchfork.
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