The absurdities of life.
Mon, 7 Oct 2002 14:20:33 -0500 (CDT)
It was a kick when an apt manager kept mailing me a notice that I owed
them .08. I just waited to see how many times they'd mail me a notice. 7
times by the time I left and paid them the .08. Funny thing was, I lived
right behind the office where it was mailed from. (:
On Mon, 7 Oct 2002 email@example.com wrote:
> So I get a check from Pac Bell today (SBC as they're called now).
> Turns out, they went to the trouble of printing out, signing, sealing
> and stamping a check just to refund me for a whole $0.33.
> They easily spent more than this just getting the materials together.
> Why the hell do companies bother to do this crap? I mean, isn't there
> a bottom line in terms of cost effectiveness? I don't think I missed
> the .33, but I sure as hell would have appreciated lower rates in lieu
> of being returned pennies.
> I'm truly stuck on this though. I don't know whether to frame the
> check, burn it, or cash it in. Maybe I should find a way to return to
> sender, so they have to spend -more- money on giving me my .33 dues.
> Does .33 even buy anything anymore? Funny bit of it, is I couldn't
> even make a phone call these days.
"I don't take no stocks in mathematics, anyway" --Huckleberry Finn