Monday, February 25, 2013

Verizon and Dumb is Foreveer

     A couple of nights ago, around 8:00 PM, the doorbell ran.  "Who is it?"  A muffled voice answered "Verizon."  We said, "if it's important come back when it is daylight."  So, two days later, the doorbell rang around 4:30 PM.  Still daylight.  "Who is it?"  "Verizon."  So I opened the door and a "young blond woman" said that she was from Verizon and did we want to save some money with our Verizon bill.
     I asked what we had to do to save the dough, and she then pulled out a small computer and started entering data.  At that point, a young man came by and she asked him for "the code."  I bristled.  It was cold.  The door was open.  She was sitting on my steps.  "Why weren't you prepared?"  I asked.  "You knew you were coming here.  You should have had this all done before you rang my bell."
     "I am prepared," she said.
     I changed the subject and said "where did you go to school?"  She said that she graduated from Temple and when prodded, she said that she majored in PR.  Then she asked me what kind of work I did.  I told her that she would never understand.
     I hung around the open door, a little longer until I was really freezing, and I saw that she was no closer to telling me how much I could save if I did something that she never revealed. Then I told her never to come back and shut the door.
     If she thought that she was going to make a sale, or sign me up, or earn a commission by irritating me, she was very wrong.
     I have to agree with Judge Judy:  beauty fades, dumb is forever.

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