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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Not Worth The Paper It’s Printed On

Even though today’s IotM entry may only be attributable to a computer program doing exactly what it’s supposed to do and not to a specific human being, it’s no less ridiculous.

As I’ve mentioned before, I finally dumped my land line in favor of only having a cell phone. (No, I’ve not regretted it…yet.)

Naturally, there would be final billing/credit to deal with before Sprint totally closed out my account. Last month, I paid what I assumed was my final bill—significantly lower than the usual amount because it was pro-rated for only a few days of a new billing cycle.

Apparently, after I paid it, their billing software calculated I paid too much. This month, I got an envelope from Sprint again. I assumed it was final paperwork saying the account was now closed.

Instead, I got a check for a whopping 12 cents!

No, not dollars, cents—half (or less) of the postage required to mail it!

No, I’m not cashing it. Maybe I should frame it—testament to stupidity.

» Posted by ALBj at 06:37 AM (ET)
Category: Idiot of the Moment


Let’s hear it for idiots of automation! Woo Hoo! You’d think they’d come up with some sort of minumum, say, no less than a dollar. What amazed me was how many “low cost” options my phone company offered me when I cancelled my account in favor of VoIP. And no, I didn’t take them up on it.

» Posted by Queue
December 7, 2004 11:40 PM

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