By r&rkd on Babies As Luxuries
@deepomega Sad thing: the people whose situations of this sort would merit unmitigated understanding and compassion mostly don't have the writing chops to get published in Guernica.
By deepomega on Babies As Luxuries
I mean, ok, but uh quitting your job and moving to Maine just for the hell of it is DEFINITELY a luxury. Assuming that there is nothing you can do that will keep you from getting healthcare is also a luxury. It is a shitty situation, but it was also ENTIRELY PREDICTABLE.
Guys, these are CUSTOMER SERVICE reps. When a customer is not offered a service, at some point, it's time to rage. You have to rage like this to get ANY kind of service at Time Warner. You have to knwo the code words (Level II operators) and you have to be willing to spend HOURS on the phone. It's OUTRAGEOUS and they do need to be held accountable. So, snaps Richard. We've all been doing this for awhile and finally someone with a hefty following does it. You really think it's snarky and rude? Try spending 188/month for this service and not getting it. The person who had a service rep come a DOZEN times before getting appropriate service? What the hell? Who has that kind of time???? Who is willing to spend thousands of dollars then add many many hours of time too? I could probably train a hamster to run on a wheel and power my TV in the time I've spent hating Time Warner and sitting on hold.
I didn't go to my college commencement, but Mayor Daley (the latter) spoke at my high school graduation. Malapropisms ahoy. My only inspiration was to embrace nepotism whenever possible.
@Mike Dang But they absolutely did need their parents money to buy that house because they bought it *below market value*. Do I think an average couple, even one with impressive savings, could find a four-bedroom house in generally decent condition in a good area (schools, safety, etc) in Orange County for $500,000? Absolutely not. Again, good for them for achieving those saving but I hope you'll run future stories on more realistic situations.