Saturday, February 21, 2009

Blog Block


I have a serious case of Blog Block. Everything I start to write turns into rambling mumbo jumbo. My phone just rang for the second time in the past half hour. I am signed up with the "do not bug list", but the "do not bug list" is not working. Now they call and ask for somebody I never heard of and when I tell them they have a wrong number they start their sales pitch as to whether I would be interested in the Dish Network. I guess it's a new trick of the trade. They didn't mean to call me, but since I have you on the phone, would you like to buy my product? Of all things to try to sell me. I am so fed up to the top with TV, Phone and Cable bundles. I now have everything with Charter Cable company and it will remain that way until dooms day or until they go out of business, whichever comes first. I finally sort of won that war with Direct TV. At least they waived the $240 early cancellation fee. They now say I have a credit of $46. I haven't seen it yet, but it should be coming around the first of the month.

11 comments:

Robyn said...

Yes, I do believe that is a new ploy the telemarketers use. They call, ask for somebody else, and then make it seem like you are so lucky they called you by mistake because now YOU will get the deal! WOW! They must think we are idiots.

Jan said...

The things we put up with in order to be connected with the world. :) That is an idiotic ploy - what must they be thinking!

Love the cartoon that goes with the post. That says it all. :)

Stephanie Frieze said...

I’m glad for the heads up on the new tactic, Lorrene, since the “don’t bug list” isn’t working for us either, but Dooms Day may be upon you. I heard last week the Charter Cable is filing for bankruptcy.

Grandma Blog said...

Stephanie, I heard that as soon as my deal with them was sealed. I seem to be living under Murphy's law.

E said...

Oh charter will be reorganized and sold to the highest bidder who will then reorganize your bill and say "tough luck it is higher now pay up!" But lets hope not. :)

Jen said...

Welcome to the world of blog block! It really is strange how one day there's all these things you want to say or tell about, and then - nothing.

Never fear, this too shall pass. Besides, you're posts have still been great, so as long as you're fooling everybody you must be doing better than you think!

Rafter's-n-Henderson said...

I absolutely agree. Did you know they call cell phones with these intrusions now too. ... by the way I am a big fan of Maxine. she is great. I hope the rest of your day is blessed.

Jaime

Cora said...

I don't know how people that blog everyday do it? Sometimes there is just nothing going on and that is a good thing and sometimes I don't even have time to comment on my favorite blogs. If I ever have children you may never hear from me again, oh well then you will just have to come see me. :0)
You might want to re-register your number I heard somewhere that it only last so long and then you have to register it again.

E said...

I did look and you have disappeared from the follower list. Hmmm interesting.

Stephanie Frieze said...

Lorrene, you've disappeared from my following on The View From My Broom as well. I hope you don't disappear from your bed!

Grandma Blog said...

I don't know what happened,but I think I may have fallen off of everybody's followers. Some have fallen off mine and some have not. I hope they show up again.