Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Stupid Comcast

Like to see that googled!

Currently, we have Dish Network for our t.v. programming.  Pay too much but still the cheapest we've ever found.  In fact, we called not that long ago and threatened to cancel and they lowered our bill even more.

We have Qwest for our phone and internet.  It's a "bundle".  Let me tell you, all the hype about "bundles" is overrated. 
We are under contract until Feb. with Qwest.  At that time, we will probably change phone/internet companies.

Today, my husband got off work early.  As happy as I was to see him, he makes it rather difficult to get any schooling done when he's home.  If it's his normal day off, I've planned accordingly.  But a surprise day off, I'm all flustered.

Being the astute husband he is, noticing my "not so thrilled" look on my face, he decided to take Jayce out to a friends house and work on manly things.  Something about a engine. 

With it being nap time, I saw a snooze on the couch for myself.  Since my student that I normally teach at this time of day would be gone-Jayce.

Kids are all snuggled in bed.  I'm sitting on the couch, eating my PBJ and thinking "when I get done with this gourmet lunch, I will lay down for a bit" .

Ding Dong.  Knock knock. 

It's a Comcast salesman.  A young kid.  (ha. probably like 25)

ANY time the doorbell rings in my house, whether you were in a coma or sitting in the bathroom, EVERYONE runs to see who it is.  So, of course, all the monsters children run to the door.  When they were suppose to be sleeping.  All of them with no pants on.  (they sleep half naked.  so what?)
Last thing I wanted was for this guy to see my half dressed kids. I tell them to go back to bed.

Now, this guy was honestly trying to make a living.  I respect that. 
But, right off the bat, he wasn't selling me.  He lost points one by one.

  • Ringing the doorbell.  A sure negative right there.
  • Asking me "Are your parents home".  I kid you not
  • Asking me "Do you mind if I come inside so I can use your table?"
  • Asking me "Can I have your phone number so I can call you and check back with you?"
  • Asking me "What time will your husband be home?"
And lastly:
  • Asking me for my neighbors "names so I can check with them and see if they're  interested in my awesome deal?" 
I hate people that come to my door and interrupt my life to sell me something. 

I guess I should be flattered he thought I was too young to be home alone! 
And, it wasn't a ploy to win me over, he was dead serious!!  Really, I don't think he was bright enough to try a ploy in the first place.


  1. Hello this is Steph at Qwest,

    We do not like the idea of losing you as a customer! Please feel free to email talktous@qwest.com with your billing information and we can look over your account and see if there is a better price structure we can offer you for the services you need and want.

    thank you

    Steph Lake
    Manager - Talk To Qwest Team

    talktous@qwest.com - attention Steph

    "At Qwest your account information is confidential and protected by law, so I need your permission to access the account.”

  2. We don't have door-to-door salespeople here, thank God! But, I get more than enough sales calls to make up for it. Just when I'm in the middle of the dishes or some other chore that requires wet hands, the phone rings. I jump to in case it's my husband, and no, it's sales call. Very irritating.

  3. Is that a serious Qwest comment? Remember when I cancelled my long distance to save money? The guy said my bills would be around $65.00 and when my bill came, it was over $100.00 because I no longer had a "bundle."
    I called them and asked them if they'd ever heard of the Magic Jack.... Why would I cancel something to save money only to have to pay a higher bill?

    Sorry your nap was interrupted. Try, try again.



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