Thursday, February 21, 2008

Persistently Tenacious

Break time.........only a short one. I'm behind in grading schoolwork, as usual. I had a sinus infection last month, and I don't think I got completely over it. Then some of the kids got the crud that is going around, and as usual, I picked it up also. At least maybe I got a head start on it as I started antibiotics yesterday.
Daniel found this cartoon and while I don't think an electric razor is a cell phone, I do have a story. Several months ago Daniel bought a cell phone and while adding his phone to our account I found that I could get a better price on text messaging.
I am always looking for good deals, so this one was a no brainer. Unlimited text messaging on 5 phones for $20 a month. We had been paying $30 a month for unlimited on 3 phones so I asked for the new plan.
Now of course, as usual, anytime we make a change on our plan, it takes several months to correct the problems they create each and every time I have done this. Instead of $20 for the text messaging, our first bill after the change charged us $20 EACH on all five phones. That was $100 instead of the $20 advertised. So I called and the person on the other end couldn't figure out why it was charging us on each phone and had to refer it to someone else. It was so frustrating, but I don't quit and I'm certainly not going to pay $80 extra any day.
After finding and correcting the problem I was told I would receive a credit on the next bill, after I paid them for charging me too much. That really got me going and after more calls and talking on-line to a service rep I received the credit before I paid the bill.
This past month our bill was only $20.06. They had given us several credits for something and after talking on-line again I decided just to accept it and let it pay for all the hours I have spent on the phone trying to get their mistakes corrected.
I think a good word to describe me is tenacious......
Main Entry:

Latin tenac-, tenax tending to hold fast, from tenēre to hold

I believe the second meaning describes me quite adequately.
2 a: persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired

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