me and the cable company are not getting along very well at the moment. i was on a promotion that gave me cable and internet for around $70 and all was well with the world until they cancelled the promotion i was on. they told me that the promotion might come back in september but i was shit our of luck until then. i asked to be transferred the retention department but they told me to fuck off. since i was coming off a promotion they insisted that i pay the full price of around $145 including taxes. i told them i wasn't happy.
as luck would have it, the competing cable provider had a promotion where i'd get a free smart tv if i signed a 3 year contract with the monthly charge being about $130. i said sign me up. i then called my current cable provider to cancel my service. i had to talk to 3 different service reps and each time i thought they'd offer me something to keep my business but no luck. they just kept telling how their service was superior so finally i cancelled and all was well with the world.
a few days later i received a call from the provider i was cancelling and was offered a great deal. a 3 month promo at $59, a $40 credit to make up for my frustration, a free gateway system and an extra digital tuner should i need it. this sounded good so i asked how much my bill would be after the promo and was told $100 so i jumped at the deal and cancelled the free tv deal with the competitor.
a few days later i received an email confirming the installation appointment for the gateway system and a break down of my charges. they had set my monthly fee at $122.95 plus tax. of course i saw red and immediately called the provider. they told me the rep made a mistake and that $122.95 was the correct charge. i was so sick of these insufferable pricks that i didn't bother arguing. when the $59 promo ends in 3 months i'll cancel the service and go through all this bullshit one more time. this stupid gateway system will be at least 3 pieces of equipment that i'll have to return at the end of the promotion. they will deliver to set the system up and get you hooked on the service but if you want to cancel, you have to return the shit yourself. i will not be very gentle with the equipment when i return it.
on the plus side, donald is doing very well and i haven't had to have the missus gently wipe any tears from my face.
i love you sons of bitches.