A woman in Berlin, Germany claimed a phobia of official letters during her appeal to the authorities’ decision to cut off her child support benefits. The court ruled against her.
The woman was sent a letter in May of 2007 asking her to provide evidence to support continued payments for her daughter. She did not open the letter and failed to respond. Money was cut off in July of 2007 and she was given a month limit to appeal. She finally replied with the requested documents in September and her appeal was thrown out for being too late. Her appeals continue to be rejected.
She then gave her excuse that she has a phobia of official correspondence. What I want to know is who doesn’t? Any official letters in my mailbox are pretty much always scary to open. Especially when they have a bigass letterhead and it’s only to be opened by ME. Dun dun dun… who likes it when the contents are bills or court issued documents or bank statements? I really don’t know. I guess she said she was too ashamed to go through psychological treatment and that’s why she received mail and just threw it in a pile. Crazy lady.