Friday, February 09, 2007

Effing Columbia House

About 2 weeks ago, I received an unsolicited DVD from Columbia House. I sent it back 'return to sender'.

A day later, I called the 800 number for Columbia House to complain and 'cancel' my 'account'. There is absolutely no way to get a live person via it's 800 number. Wonderful customer service, that. I went on to the web site and sent an email and went through the steps to 'cancel' my 'account'.

Yesterday, I received a bill from Columbia House in the amount of $48.00 representing my unfulfilled 'purchase agreement'. Agreement seems to indicate that at some point, I actually agreed to something, which I never did.

So, today, I tried the 800 number again to no avail; no live people actually work at Columbia House, just a big warehouse full of robots and computers.

I searched for a while on the internet and found a number fo BMG/Columbia House in New York, as that is where the parent company is based. That number, should anyone need it, is 212-596-2000.

I just got off the phone with those cocksuckers (my new favorite swear word) and they cannot help me right now. I need to call back because when they try to connect me to a customer service manager in Indianapolis, surprisingly, even the fucking parent company cannot get someone on the phone. The woman I spoke with told me to call her back in about an hour, maybe there would be someone in the Indianapolis office then. What a fucking headache.


Thursday, February 08, 2007

I know it's too soon to actually post again, but here we go ...

I found a book to read, a collection of Lovecraft short stories. I have never actually read Lovecraft, and am thoroughly enjoying them. The stories are true to the short story form but are quite dense. He packs thorough descriptions that stir the emotions very well in very few words. "The Cats of Ulthar" has been my favorite in this collection so far. Unfortunately, I don't spend nearly enough time reading anymore, which means I feel like a moron carrying around the same collection of short stories for more than 2 weeks.

I know there is much in the world to comment on, but really, who cares. The world is so tedius. I'm tired of over-paid whiny politicians telling me about how good they are and how bad their opponents are while jetting around the country in a Boeing Business Jet at $300,000.00 a trip on my dime. Thanks for making it even harder to look at my pay stub every week and seeing just how big that thing that is that you are going to insert in my back end.

Seriously, I wish it were practical to seceed or overthrow the government. If ever there was a 'republic' that deserved it more, I do not know. The visionaries that created this government are sitting in the after-life just as stunned as we are at the crap that our government has become.

Gosh, I sound bitter. I just need a 28,000 square foot house sitting on 100 acres to cheer me up. If only I was a trial lawyer and senator.