Day: August 15, 2008

And this is why I left Bell

Got my final phone bill today.
On it there are two charges, for presumably the same thing, both for $35.
One I knew about(home wire protection plan) and the other I assumed was a mistake.

Well, it wasn’t a mistake. Apparently when I signed up for the wire plan, they signed me up for the phone protection plan as well.
I didn’t ask for that.
But it was the same day.

So I tell her this, and she starts arguing with me as to why I’m just disputing this today when it’s been on my bill for so long!
So long meaning since the 7th of June.
The day I signed up for the one(and only one) protection plan.
We argue for a bit, and I get fed up and ask to speak to her manager.
She puts me on hold.
Then on hold again.
Then she tells me that there’s no manager, and tells me she’ll drop the charge(fucking right she will).

This is why I left Bell.
Oh, and I have two LD charges, one from my plan, and one from a “system access fee”.

This is also why I’m on PC for my cell phone. No BS charges.

Edit: The fact that there are deactivation charges in the first place is BS. If I thought it would get me anywhere, I would call and dispute those as well. I should…really really should.

That food thing

The Omnivore’s Hundred is a list of foods the gastronomic Andrew Wheeler thinks everyone should try at least once in their lives.

The rules of the meme: bold those you have tried, strikethrough those you wouldn’t eat on a bet.

In all honesty, if it’s actually counted as food, then I’ll give it a try.
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare(more accidentally than anything else 🙂 )
5. Crocodile(tastes like chicken)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes(fairly certain)
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese(if this is what I think it is, then yes)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth ÂŁ60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail(Look at that S Car Go!)
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse(accidentally)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake