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Lithuanian Debt Collector Turns to Witchcraft

Much of the world is under the pressure of a credit crunch, including the little Baltic nation of Lithuania. Vilija Lobaciuviene is a well-known Lithuanian witch, and your opinion of her may depend on whether or not you have debt in collections. She has been hired by a debt collection firm to track down debt offenders.

The firm's director explains the decision to add Vilija to payroll: "Our new employee will help them to understand the situation, reconsider what is right and wrong and act accordingly. We will also help those who are in real trouble, suffering from psychological impact of bankruptcy and depression."

As you might imagine, hiring a witch on staff at a debt collection firm has its share of supporters and dissenters. Columnist Monika Bonckute commented, "This is return to the Dark Ages. If they really believe that this woman may help someone get money back, then there's something very wrong with this country." What do you make of this news?

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shydcgirl28 shydcgirl28 8 years
Truly desperate times call for desperate measures...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Whoa I never hear my country mentioned. Yay Lithuania. Err maybe not...ha.
magickalrealism magickalrealism 8 years
She's being treated as a counselor, and it's pretty clear in other news coverage that she's there to determine whether the debtors are in need of real help or if they're just not paying. All debt collectors have to use their intuition, her using hers is just out in the open. Ignorance and stupidity about the many different kinds of witchcraft and the very different religions witchcraft is associated with may apply.
JovianSkies JovianSkies 8 years
I agree.
HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 8 years
Oh , this is very awful and really in bad taste. I don't think this will help.
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