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.