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The stupid, it burns


Monday, April 29, 2013

I've come up with a new word: irritaining. It's when something aggravating happens, but it's so ridiculous or absurd that you can't help but laugh at it.

In this case, it was a heating bill that came with the acknowledgement that we are now on an automatic deduction program AND a shut-off notice. Because they didn't actually take the payment out last month when we set up the automatic pay. So there they were with the ability to deduct the payment and instead saying they were going to shut off our gas. For, by the way, only one month's payment. The whole bill was less that $200.

Now, I regularly see people with gas bills over $2,000 and have seen them up to $6,000+. And they still have utility service. But OUR $112.52 triggered threats. And they could get the money any time they wanted!

Ferrett called and straightened it out, but there was that moment of staring at this absurd bill and laughing at the damned thing.

Irritaining.
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SLAVEBLUERAVEN 5/1/2013 11:34PM

    I'm glad it worked out without getting you stressed out!

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NATPLUMMER 4/30/2013 2:50PM

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 4/30/2013 11:56AM

    I think I would have other words for it...none printable here! LOL!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/30/2013 4:58AM

    You are a lexacargrapher!

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HOPERISING 4/30/2013 12:57AM

    I like the word, I think I might have to steal it. Am thinking it might apply most oftenly to my husband. emoticon

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IMREITE 4/30/2013 12:21AM

    I probably would have gotten to mad to laugh. my company did some auto billing things and we almost got sued. they sort of learned but we still have idiots on the top that keep trying these things.

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CORNERKICK 4/29/2013 10:52PM

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 4/29/2013 10:36PM

    It makes people scratch their heads and wondering what you are saying like it.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/29/2013 8:50PM

    I just love home-made words! Especially ones that are truly useful! I went on auto pay a few years ago because a our electric really did get shut off for not paying it! I got a bill one month and paid it. Then what seemed like a few weeks later I got another bill for the same amount. I threw it away, knowing I had already paid it. Next thing i knew, the guy came over and shut the power off. What the heck is that all about!

Turns out that I had 2 identical bills! What are the odds of running up the same cost 2 months in a row!

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CJJANISS 4/29/2013 8:42PM

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RAPUNZEL53 4/29/2013 8:40PM

  Interesting word!

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