Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Shock and a Joke......

Checking my emails this morning and opened my e-bill up from Bell Canada and it was over $300.  Luckily I had nothing in my mouth as I would have choked.  Turned out they had charged me $50 twice to able to use my phone in the States while on vacation.  Neither charge should have been on there, so luckily I actually got an efficient employee who handled everything and credited it all.  However I still have to pay the $300+ bill as the credit won't appear right away {{SIGH}}  I hope this isn't the start of more endless phone calls to Bell?

So to cheer myself up I read another email and there was a joke in it:

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the clerk, seeing from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.

"Miss Whack, I'd like to get a £25,000 loan to take a holiday."

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name.

The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that she will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, "Sure. I have this," and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow £25,000, and he wants to use this as collateral."She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is this?"

The bank manager looks back at her and says...
"It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone."

Oldie but a goodie right?


Anonymous said...

It doesn't seem right, if they can add on charges to a bill, they certainly can deduct charges whenever you send in your payments, so why can't they deduct their error while they have you on the phone. Just for spite, I wouldn't send them the additional $$$ and let their accounting dept. catch up to correct THEIR error to your account. Your money is just as important to you as it is to them. Go Figure!!! Bess

Piece by Piece said...

Sorry to inform you.....don't hold your breath for a quick resolve. In May I made some changes to my Bell services, and it took from then until October billing to get the charges right. Numerous phone calls made, which went to the far regions of the world......Bell Canada????
Thanks for the giggle.
Hope you are both feeling better.

callie brady said...

Hope Bell gets the charges straightened out quickly. No fun at all having to call them back again. Thanks for the joke. Enjoyed that!

Jane and Chris said...

$300?!! Even you don't talk THAT much!
Jane x

Rose said...

Ha ha...it is an oldie but goldie for sure...

Evelyn said...


I hate how companies are quick to make mistakes and overcharge but take monthes to give it back

John Gray said...

Not right x

Practical Parsimony said...

When ATT makes a mistake, they say they will credit it back to me, but it will be 2 months before it will be taken off my bill. I tell them I will not pay what I don't owe, so take it off NOW. They can and they do!