~~ The excruciating ordeal a man went through to disconnect from Comcast reminds me of a ridiculously aggressive woman I dealt with when I tried to stop monthly shipments of a herb tincture that was not living up to its claims. The name of the place was Hop – Something, and I think her name was Allison, but regardless of the details, I’ll never forget the phone call. “You can’t stop! It’s good for you!” she said over and over as I repeatedly told her that she was no longer authorized to charge my credit card. She repetitively preached, “You don’t understand how much better your life will be if you keep using [whatever it was]. You’re foolish to stop!” I was in tears, trying to keep her from racking up $30 or so monthly from me. When she whined, “You’ll be cutting your life short if you stop” for the umpteenth time, I snapped. “Listen, you incessant bitch. I have a terminal disease and your crap can’t keep me from dying! Stop the charges.” Stunned, she immediately acquiesced. (I shuddered thinking about that POS as I typed this. Seriously, no is no and I shouldn’t have had to lie about my health to shut her up. Salesmanship ceases when it becomes harassment.)
Don’t know about the Comcast call? Here you go: http://n.pr/1ksF4cQ
~~ A compliment came my way, followed by a “How old are you?” inquiry. My retort was, “Why? Do I look good for my age, or just good?” I guess I just don’t know how to accept flattery.
~~That scene caused me to recall a funny acquaintance who said, “I’d much rather hear You look good for your age than Good G-d! You’re still around?”
~~ A chiropractor said he earned less in a week than a plumber charged him in one afternoon. “He started on his career five years before I did, and didn’t have student loans to pay back,” he griped. “What was I thinking?”
~~ I am solidly pro-union, but I had a hard time understanding the LIRR workers’ demands. As someone who has to pay 100% of her health insurance bill even if I don’t earn a dime, how am I supposed to sympathize with salaried workers who balk at contributing 2% towards their health care premium?
~~ My daughter was married last week, and I thought that I was cool as a cucumber. Until my hair stylist solved the mystery of why my hair was so super flat — and borderline lubricious— for two weeks leading up to the big day. I’d been shampooing my hair using conditioner and then conditioning it with conditioner!
~~ I’m no maven when it comes to social events, but I have learned that the satisfaction felt about a wedding rises with the quality of the guests.
~~ Want to see some photos?
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