Category Archives: stupid stupid companies

Untruth in advertising


Also titled, “If only your webinar content matched the title you gave it.”  Or, “Geez, I’d love to get that hour back in my life.” So I attended a webinar – signed up for it basically from the title and … Continue reading

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if you call that customer service then why bother?


So there’s a notice on the bottom of a PAID utility bill from PSEG warning of a cutoff of services. And now we have to call their customer service department … which clearly is a misnomer since we are told … Continue reading

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Com-sux-tic: They actually train them to do this?!?


We’ve had serious problems with our cable TV connection. Dreading the conversation I knew was going to occur, we called Comcast, our provider … of course we had to walk through the typical ‘punch list’ items of: “Please unplug the … Continue reading

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Hey Adobe – Webinar registration FAIL


So – I wanted to sign up for a lil’ ol’ webinar hosted by Adobe. In this age of easy and fast I get this first screen when trying to sign up: (click the image for a larger version) So, … Continue reading

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If you want me to read it, then don’t ask me to register


I really hate it when organizations, individuals, companies, whatever try to make me jump through hoops just so they can provide me something for free. Case in point … I received an email that read in part (click the image … Continue reading

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Varia


Slashdot: US Control of Internet Remains an Issue  … my question: what is a truly good or compelling reason for this? I’ve not yet heard one – other than they just don’t like the U.S. having it. Gotta be a … Continue reading

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When the training doesn’t stick (perhaps it did)


A recent experience at our local Target store just boils me. Ya know … the store employees might very well be pleasant and helpful and all. But not in my case. And certainly not this time. The cashier scans my … Continue reading

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