Saying for the day: Didn't you get my e-mail?
AT&T did it to me again.
First of all they have the most confusing billing system in the world.
It is almost impossible to understand the bill which has charges, rebates, taxes, special charges, and pass through costs of each and every variety.
I have given up trying to make sense out of it and usually just pay the amount at the top.
That amount is clear and printed in great big letters.
They want you to understand that.
The problem this time is that the bill was $25 higher than last month.
I haven’t changed anything.
I have one rate long distance calling no matter how many calls.
So why the extra $25.
So I called the number listed for billing questions.
I got the automated system.
Of course this is AT&T so you don’t push buttons you say the right word and the system switches you back and forth.
Finally I got to the end of the system and was then put on hold for ten minutes ( must have been a bad bill day).
Then came the nice lady who seemed to be upset I would question the bill.
She said it was obvious.
Last month I was on a special internet plan and now I’m not.
I asked why I wasn’t.
She said the twelve months was up and I didn’t renew.
I asked why they didn’t notify me and they gave an excuse that is right up there with “The Check is in the mail”.
She said “Didn’t you get our e-mail?”
Despite the piles of spam that I get I would have noticed an AT&T letter.
There wasn’t one.
She then said if I wanted to renew at the lower price she would fix this months bill and she dropped it $25.
But ,and this is where it gets good, because it was after the eleventh the new charge would show on next month’s bill as well but the system would give it back the following month.
Now a company that can use voice recognition software to answer the phone should be able to empower this person to put a command into the system to stop next month’s charge.
I think they just hope I will ignore it next month.
The news from Pigeon Falls– well the committee asked Pastor Marvel in his Captain Marvel suit to head up the parade. They also asked him to cry out Shazam every once in a while. I’ll let you know about the parade tomorrow.
Yesterday Tomas Petrovich got his turn at the Liar’s Club Contest. Here is his story.
“ I want you to know that I am a student of the great Russian Mystics. I have read everything that I could obtain about them. Because of them I have perfected the art of meditation so that I can leave my physical body and travel through space and time without it. You can not begin to imagine the wonder that such travel produces. Just yesterday I was in Washington DC listening in on a high level conference and though I dare not give you the details it is enough for you to know a great change is coming. You need to get ready. The day before I was in China. People there are happier now than they used to be. The government has allowed a tiny bit more freedom. I wish I could help instead of just looking. A couple of days ago I traveled back in time and saw my grandparents arrive in Pigeon Falls. They were so thrilled to be in America. I wanted to hug them.
This power also allows me to go to places of spiritual refreshment. I journey to monasteries all across the world and sit in on the evening services. I feel like a new man when I come back.
Every morning I watch the news on television so I can see where the interesting places to go are. That way I can plan my meditative journeys .
You too could do as I have done. I have no special powers. I just use techniques that you can learn. Of course they are not simple and it takes time to learn them. You must spend some years in concentrated study. But the first time you rise up and out of the body you will know that it is all worth it. You will be really free. Really free.
Ask my wife Ellen who learned the technique from me how wonderful it is. If you don’t believe me I can give you the names of four American mystics who will be glad to stand behind everything I said. “
Tomas scored 9.7 and is now tied with Jon Bergall for the lead with only Donna Bergall to go on Monday.
Todays Link: Valkyrie's Aerie (grit your teeth and read this one). Remeber to put Dr. John in the comments to get those flashing JCPOINTS. Check yours HERE.
Yesterday we drew Cherlee. If she is drawn today she gets what's in the prize box.
Betty is not up but we will have our drawing when she gets up. She was up late last night and in het sleep she is muttering something about saving Quilldancer and the toilet paper monkey.
Betty is up and she has drawn.
And todays name is .......
Margaret. Sorry Cherlee (Sorry Bree) If we draw Margaret's name tomorrow she gets what's in the prize box.
We didn't get much done today. My sister , who doesn't like the President, called and wanted to know if my great uncle had a son named Robert. I keep the family tree as up to date as I can. She found out that Robert is living in Texas and since I don't have his information upto date she is going to get me his e-mail address. Betty and I went to Church. Jack preached again. He is a good preacher . He works honestly with the text. Well I need a breathing treatment.