Posted: 29 Oct 2010 08:24 AM PDT
Just a short post to let you know, I am alive!
Between AT&T internet (absolutely lousy!) and blogger.com crashing at the most inopportune times (it crashes just before auto-saving, not after, so I lose all my work...) it's a miracle if I get this post out at all today.
I am parked in a friend's driveway in upstate South Carolina. They have wireless internet, but they put a password on it, and can't seem to remember what it is, so that I could tap in and use it. So AT&T and I are doing battle again.
If AT&T mobile finds out I am using the internet for work, they immediately crash my system. Small wonder they force you into a 2 year contract, they want you to truly suffer for 24 months. You pay your money and you get very little in return, certainly not what they promised.
What is wrong with the big corporations? Has customer service gone out the window completely? Is it truly all about greed and surcharges?
For instance AT&T charges $60 for the first 5gb of internet usage per month for laptop mobile users. If you go over that, the second 5gb costs a whopping $260.
Miss your payment by a day? Incur a $35 reconnect fee. Vicious practices. It's as if the customer is someone to stomp all over and treat like dirt.
I used to think the world of Goodwill Industries. I thought their 2nd hand stores were a great way for the poor and budget minded to have useful tings at affordable prices such as clothes and household goods.
Since I came to America on a shoestring, I've needed clothes to wear. Afterall I can't run around naked. I can't afford to eat and shop for clothes. So I've chosen Goodwill and other second hand stores as alternatives for shopping for things I need.
I was appalled at the prices in the Goodwill I went into yesterday. They were clearly overstocked with clothing, yet I thought it was way too pricey for a second hand store. After all these are USED clothes. I was not alone in my grumblings, I heard two other ladies complaining about the prices too. Like me, we picked out several things, then had to narrow it down considerably to be able to pay the marked prices. I sure hope Goodwill is putting these profits to very good use and not spending it on overpriced executives.
Well, you've heard my rantings and ravings today. The power of the pen!
At the campground, this whimsical Halloween mummy startled me, when he growled at me as I approached to read the sign on the office door!
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