Thursday, June 4, 2009

Acitvate this!

Those of you that know me, know there are a few things that get my goat. I tend to get pissed off at them RIGHTNOW! I have no patience for a lot of things. Imagine that!

So, I got my new Dressbarn credit card in the mail and it needs to be activated. Did I want a Dressbarn credit card? No, but they gave me 20% off my dress I bought, plus a 20% coupon off the next thing I buy. So, I shall use my 20% off coupon the next time I need clothes, and then probably cancel the account. I'm not the credit card company's dream girl. I pay every credit bill when it's due. Never carry a balance, so they get no interest off me. I only apply for these 'extra' cards if they make it worth my while. That reminds me, I need to activate the Babies R Us card too! Anyway, as usual, I digress.

I call the toll free number to activate my card. Push this button, hit that star, enter this number, give us your firstborn son, you know the drill. Get to the part where it wants me to enter the account number and of course it won't take it. Trick number one, get the customer on the phone and try to sell them something else. So, I'm immediately pissed. Do I want to spend time talking to some asshole when I've already pushed this and pressed that? Absolutely not. So, I'm talking to the asshole of course. He asks me everything I've already punched in. Then of course it all has to be verified, and while that process is taking place, do I want to buy credit card protection. I said NO! Do I want to hear about it? I said NO! So, said asshole starts telling me about it. That was it, twig snapped, last straw broke. I said 'Excuse me Pasquale, I said I didn't want to hear about it.' He keeps talking. I start pressing buttons on the phone and he says 'hello?'. I said 'I told you I didn't want to hear about it.' He says 'oh aren't you interested in credit card protection?' I said 'whether I am, or I am not, is of no consequence to you as 'I SAID I DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT'. Does he say, OK, then? Oh no. Mr. I never went to school and this is the best job I'll ever have keeps talking!!! So, I started singing 'Sherry'! Those of you that know me, know I can't sing. I know the words to Sherry, and I sang them at the top of my lungs.

Funny, my card seemed to have been activated at that precise moment.

So, while he kept talking, I kept singing and then I hung up on him.

I feel better. I'm warmed up. I'm off to call Babies R Us and activate that card now!


Silverback said...

I don't usually feel sorry for these guys but..... ;-)

Daphne said...

My blood pressure went up by about 30 just reading this. The ending cheered me up mightily.

Milo said...

LOL great story! It pisses me off bigtime when it happens to me too. Usually it's when I'm working from home, British Gas will call, and try and get me to sign up. Very hard to get them off the phone. Awful having to do that job.