Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
As we age I used to think we learn patience and understanding. My mother’s computer skills, or lack there of have oft been trying to my patience. You know the conversations, the ones that start with “my printer isn’t working” and I reply “is it on?” only to be met with a “never mind, its working now.” But then, I met the company known as AT&T and I realized me with patience is a farce. It started out rather amusing. In May of this year, my mum was calling me telling me her cell phone wasn’t working and I’d answer, you have to learn how to use it, mom. But after a few weeks of this I drove over and tried to use the phone, looky der it wasn’t working. Yeah, I’m that bad a daughter. It would seem that when my father passed away,
someone who will rot in ‘ell a poor lost soul, stole my father’s personal information, WENT INTO A STORE! in South Florida and picked up a lovely new Apple phone and in the process changed my mum’s phone to a high cost data plan (my mum uses a dumb phone and we are six hours away from south Florida, so No AT&T it wasn’t either of us..). I have to tell you, 5 months, 23 plus calls that even included one in which the customer service said if I didn’t pay all the additional costs they were going to ruin my fathers credit (yeah think about that one a minute). I kindly told him I didn’t think posthumously my father would give a flying rats arse. But finally! it was all concluded, AT&T was gone, fired, done, finito. Or so I thought. In August, I turned my landline to “snowbird” so I would only have to pay about 8 dollars a month to keep my phone number because I’ve rented my condo to some friends for a few months 8 months, 3 days, 4 hours and 15 minutes, while their home is being built. My first bill in September was great, $8.95. My next bill in October, $68.95! Yep, AT&T. Somewhere along the line “someone” added a landline long distance plan to my landline phone that’s sitting in a closet in my condo and AT&T charged me for two months (September and October) on this October’s bill.
The take from? Sometimes when you take a terrible event, work through it the best you can, make meaning of all the crap that just happened to you, dust off your big girl knickers and march on, just sometimes, you find, you might have found the light at the end of the tunnel, but it wasn’t just a light, it turns out there is a train attached to it. But, yeah, that’s just my side of it. Hope your train ride is a little less eventful than mine. And I assure you, not all of this is in jest… much.
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