i turned the big ass mutha tv on to watch the presidential debates tonight. unfortunatley, penn is not into politics and i didn't get to really watch much.
after i got penn to bed i grabbed my snack size almond joy (actually, i grabbed three) and wrote this:
sbc: I would like to address my payment amount and billing dates. This is my payment history: Sept. 15--- $65.91, Sept. 7--- $22.48, Aug. 13--- $96.42, July 29--- $71.71, May 29--- $52.34, April 29 ---$52.34, March--- $57.11. As you can see the amounts and the dates are radically different. I have not changed one thing on my bill since I signed on with this company and yet, every month I seem to owe a different amount. I also had two bills in July and September. Once, when I discovered I had been double charged for my dsl line, I called SBC. It was a horrendous experience trying to get through and get a real answer. The problem was taken care of. The person on the phone convinced me that I was not overcharged. I am not sure how they did this, as I never really did understand the answer, but it did happen again. We are very busy people and don't have time to be "defensive" about the extremely confusing nature of telephone bills, paper or otherwise. Nor should we. Companies who offer services almost all of the American public use should be more simple, more honest, and filled with real answers and people instead of form letters and fifteen minute touch tone responses. I am requesting that my question be answered thoroughly, responsibly, and by a real person. You may keep all of your automated form letters as they are a waste of everyone's time. Thank you, Benjamin Smith and Carissa Byers
then i spoke with my dad online. then i commenced to blog reading. it's not so much that i'm really interested in all the things you guys have to say, it's that i have a lot of work to do and find blogging to be a very rewarding way to procrastinate.
would you believe, that only one hour after the debates, ALL of you had updated and talked about the debates!!! whoa. the collective conscience, eh? so----i won't bore you with my take based on how little i was actually able to watch. i will say i was dissapointed with kerry and dissapointed that i found bush interesting. geez.
i read an article in time magazine about how bush used his power to turn the debate in his favor. the little colored lights at the mic, that they didn't seem to use the entire time, were his idea. he also made the podiums shorter so that he wouldn't look like a midget next to kerry. i hope kerry learned from this round because from my limited viewing time, it really felt like bush was getting more opportunities. ben decided he wanted to move to another planet.
i got my voter registration form out, and registered ben as well. i still don't think i'm certain as to who i should vote for. i mean, this isn't like student council or anything, eh?
curious as to what you all think about the debate, who you're voting for, and why.
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