Wow. I guess I really have run into a bunch of true "Dog Eat Dog " libertarians lawyers.............the kind that don't let their kids play outside because they know better than to let rapists have access to them, the kind that don't ever order the specials in a restaurant without asking what it costs, the ones who don't care if the food they buy is not as labeled ("Hey,get your own testing lab"), the kind that think that if someone gets abused by their priest (Hey, life sucks kid. So you had to eat a little cock, get over it.") or if they get cut off by someone crossing three lanes in front of them and nearly crash, that's the breaks. ("Hey, get a Hummer or stay at home.") or who doesn't care if hospitals refuse to treat someone without insurance. "Hey, I can pay for my Doctor. The last time I checked this was America. Where does it say that you have the right to medical treatment?")
I wouldn't have minded if only one or some of the flames came from you cranks but am surprised that there are no others here on this board. I don't want to live in Potterville. I don't believe that you represent the average American. I think that at least one of you guys probably work for the cell phone companies.
I'll also bet that not one of you has seen "Fahrenheit 911" ("I don't need to see it. My talk show host told me what to think.") and that none of you has ever had to rely on the help of a stranger. Well, good luck to you guys.
I can and will pay my bills but I think that when I called the Cingular business office and said I wanted to pay off my balance, they really ought to have said that what I was paying was just what was owed through the last billing cycle... I think that when I signed up for a new plan, they should have said that it wouldn't take effect for nearly a month. In my mind, that is crossing way over the bounds of doing what is legal and doing what is moral.
I hope that none of you ever need the help of a stranger or have to rely on someone to treat you fairly. Yes, it is legal to hire kids for $.10 an hour and make them work in toxic wastes (over in India, see the National Geographic article on the Untouchables last year) but it's not right.
None of you are remotely Christian. None of you understand the first thing about being humane. It's fine to go around acting like Masters of the Universe but sooner or later, we all need help. I wish I could be around when each of you meets his own Waterloo. I think that the look on your faces would be priceless.
Yes, I know that I have to pay for the things I do, but I am pretty highly educated and actually do attempt to find out the details but I don't always have a team of lawyers standing by when I am making a purchase. I think that most people just bend over and take it. I think that's a shame.
"Let the Dog Eat Dog."Jeremy"
> "John Bescherer wrote in message
> >I exceeded my minutes a bit and
> > made a bunch of calls from out of state.
> > Cingular's rep, Richard Riffe, evidently a supervisor in the "No
> > Friggin Way Department" told me that they are not capable of telling
> > customers how much they owe at any given point.
> Quit your bitching! YOU are responsible to keep track of your calls. Don't
> you have a call timer in your phone?
> If you wanted real-time info on minutes used, you should have gone with a
> carrier that offered it, like AT&T. And even THEY have a disclaimer saying
> that some calls, especially those made off-network, might not appear in the
> billing system for as much as two cycles.
> Pay up, and stop being a crybaby.