September 25, 2021

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 9/14/2021

"I understand modern times, but come on, I want to talk to someone."

-- Richard J. Krueger

For the record, Richard J. Krueger is not dead.

Krueger, 70, is in fact living his life in his cheerful-looking mobile home on his plot of land in Thonotosassa east of Tampa. These days, a modest monthly annuity set up by his father and a regular check from the federal government for low-income older or disabled people pay the bills.

As is his habit, Krueger called Bank of America to check his balance when his August electric bill came due. He got a surprise when it said no funds available.

“I had the money in the bank,” he said. “But suddenly there was no money.”

Why? Because the bank had mysteriously determined Krueger to be dead and froze his account accordingly.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times


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