Friday, August 05, 2005

Bellsouth -- another word for....

The best part of having a blog is the ability to announce to the world how pissed you are about something!

I read online last night that Bellsouth had an offer for Direct TV. It was $5 cheaper than my current cable service. Plus, I would get a FREE digital television recorder. Plus, for 4 months I would have an additional discount.

Hot dog.

So I call.

Right as we are going through the financial info, they give me the final price.

WHAT? Where did that figure come from?

Apparently the number of television sets I have increases the charges considerably. Plus, I have to buy an additional telephone service, including long distance -- all my long distance calls are on my cell phone. It's all right there in the fine print: "In certain markets, programming and pricing may vary. "

In the end, this deal for $45 turns out to cost a total of $107.

When I worked in the prison system as a chaplain, we called that a "bait and switch scam."

Now, one last thing. Before posting this, I performed a spell check. Those of you with Blogger can try this on your on blog -- this is true, I'm not making this up. The blogger spell check comes to the word bellsouth, and suggests a different spelling -- "bullshit."

I hate that word -- but in this case, you gotta love that computers have a sense of humor!


Blogger Maryellen said...

funny post!
by the way, extra blessings on anyone who served any time as a prison chaplin for the mother of a felon.

6:06 PM  

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