Monday, February 12, 2007

SAD BUT TRUE STORY

Once again they failed to deliver my Orange County Register. Once again I am forced to call them. First I must got through voice mail hell to get the subscription department. (Everything is automated on the other end...No humans) After numerous prompts I am now there. Wait! One problem. That is only if I did not recieve today's paper. I got todays paper. I did not recieve my weekend papers which they normally deliver on Monday. Hmm? No prompt for that. Back to the main menu. Lastly they say "press 0 for an operator". On hold for 10 minutes. A computerized voice tells me to "press one for english..... dos pora espaniol". Dos pora espaniol??????? Is this not an english language paper in the United States? So when Jose does not get his paper that is entirely in english, he can only converse with the subscription department in spanish???? Maybe they print special editions for the illegal community?

Finally a nasally woman answers and upon doing some research informs me that I have moved. I inform her that I have not moved. I give her my phone # and account # and tell her that I did get today's paper. Again she tells me that there is a change of address. I tell her that I have been at this address for 12 years and am not even thinking of moving. She says she cannot help me as the computer says I have changed my address. I hang up frustrated. Perhaps if I call back I will get a competant operator. (Repeat all of above except dial 0 sooner) New operator is friendly but still says I have moved. Luckily she believes me about still being at my current address and changes everything back in the computer.

8:45 AM. Still no papers but I am optimistic.

12 comments:

REFRIED BEAN said...

The LA Times is now in spanish. You can special order it partially in english.

wondering said...

Why pay for a newspaper when you have internet?

Dingo said...

Wondering,
Business expense. We use it as stuffing paper for shipping orders. Also, it is difficult to read The Sun Post on line.

Weegee said...

http://www.san-clemente-beaches.com/san-clemente-sun-post.html

Local Hard Hat said...

I can tell you for sure that there have been times when certain pictures in the Post were NOT on the net. Check for yourself! Plus I only look at pictures.

contractor said...

I like this story for two reasons:
1. Any story involving Dr. Ralph is worth reading, and
2. It actually has something to do with surfing for a change.

Al Bundy said...

Dr. Ralph got his issue of Biggun's right on schedule

Perry White said...

I don't have a computer nor do I know how to use one. Therefore I must subscribe.

Dr. Ralph said...

I also take the Register, It was not at the usual resting place this morning. But a nice lady rang the door bell at 7:30 this morning and said.Forgive us for being late, as she handed me todays paper.

Hung Like ???? Canejo said...

Mi Amigo !!

Where is your compassion for our friends South of the Border, they deliver the paper as best as they can with the un registered, un insured LA BAMBA CAR Essa!!

You must be a person who listens to that guy who loves Senior Clinton, Rush who essay, oh yea Limgaugh!!

Too Bad ESSAY !! Viva La Rasa !!!

angrywhiteman said...

I had a similar experience today at carls jr, s.c.. The dumb fuck with the mic asked me if I wanted fries with my low carb burger, i asked her if she had low carb fries, she said yes if you get the combo meeeeel, I asked her "just the burger then please"

Mason said...

Did you ever think it was kids playing tricks on the wierd old guy who lives down the street?

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