Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Is it a urine culture or armageddon?

I'm on hold.

I've heard the explanation of what this company I'm on hold with does do and what they don't do at least a dozen times. Such a hypnotic baritone voice. Suddenly I want to eat Oreos and sacrifice goats to the gods.

I've dealt with this company before over the years. Calling to straighten out this bill or dispute that bill. If I had a way to not do business with this company I would, but I don't, as it's a medical service which is used by just about every medical facility within a 500 mile proximity. They once referred a bill that we'd paid on time a year previous to collections. It took another year and a registered letter with a threat to give them all wedgies up to the eyebrows to get them to stop harrassing us. WE PAID THE STINKIN' BILL. HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO FAX YOU EEJITS PROOF? GAH, DID YOUR MOTHER HAVE ANY CHILDREN THAT LIVED!

Don't mess with my credit score. I get testy.

This phone call has gone well however. The professional billing service keyboard artist spoke English with the best of them, exchanged pleasantries with me and actually called me back within seconds of disconnecting because she found another discrepancy in my bill.

Should I have hope? Should I sacrifice another goat?

Maybe this current economy has convinced companies still in business to cut out the corporate bloat. That being so big as to not know what the hell is going on will eventually be the stone that fells Goliath.

Or maybe not. We'll see.

I have to go to the store and buy some Oreos now.


  1. Friend of mine used the phrase "a huge crapload" the other day. I thought that was overkill.

  2. I just put u on the do not call list. U should be thankful.



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