Thursday, April 07, 2005

More Two-Way?

That sounds kinky. How would more two-way work, by the way?

For anyone who might be confused right now, Mr. Bloggerific posted a comment about wanting more two-way communication with me. I'm a decent girl so I was naturally offended by the comment. Also, I don't know how more two way would work.

Would a weekly "Post Topic Requests" work? A weekly "Ask Me Anything You Want" post suffice? You tell me. I'll tell you why this worries me.

What if I hold such free-for-alls and no one cares? Then I look like a total narcissist. Hey guys, what do you want to know about me?! And everyone's like, "Uh, nothing." And then I'd be like, "Are you sure? I'm really really interesting!" And the minute section of the blogosphere that even knew I existed would be all, "Seriously, get over yourself."

Luckily, I AM a total narcissist. Consider Mr. B's suggestion on the table. Help me help you help my narcissism.

Changing the subject, here's a good piece of advice I should have figured out over a year, or $98 dollars, ago: Never accept an offer that's "free for the first thirty days." I got my Chase Visa bill (Formerly Bank One, which was formerly First Card) today and my amount owed was $34.00. That seems like a fairly low amount, except when you consider the fact that I never use the card. For over a year, I have a monthly $9.00 charge that appears on the card. Most people would probably call to find out what the charge was. Me? I ignore it, thinking it's kind of cute that I have a monthly charge of just $9.00. Until today, when I open my bill and find I owe $34. I guess I paid my bill late last month and am now being penalized with a $15.00 late charge and a $1.00 finance charge. I owed a mere $9.00. My penalty is almost twice as much as I owe. This is why I loathe both credit card companies AND the City of Los Angeles' parking enforcement Nazis.

I got so angry I...cancelled the service I never use that charges me 9 bucks a month. And I let Chase know they screwed with the wrong customer. I was like, "Hey multibillion dollar corporation, you just late-fee-ed yourself out of a minimum monthly balance of 9 bucks. Stew on that!" I actually complained to the customer service representative and told her I hated banks, but not her personally, and that I was mad, although since I was dealing with a corporation, it probably didn't matter. She said she'd put a request to waive this month's late fee.

Sorry. This is me just venting. But I seriously hate what credit card companies can get away with. And I love that Congress passed a bankruptcy bill that will let these multibillion dollar corporations screw us out of our hard-earned money even more, even though the majority of people who file bankruptcy claims do so because they're unable to pay huge medical costs. I guess the moral is, don't get sick.

This post is all over the board. Next one will be more focused.

32 comments:

Judy said...

you have credit cards with fees? I didn't know banks still did this...

RedLobo said...

If your a Narcissist, then I am your co-dependant fan. I cannot do anything without you. I cannot sleep, eat, or goto the bathroom until I have checked your blog. I am so glad that you decided to have a two-way with all of your loyal stalkers. I can meet you at Elysian Park in the woods at around 3 a.m. You can spot me because I will be the one wearing nothing but a garage bag in the back of the police crusier because you will have informed the police of our little get together.

Thank you for your honesty. Thank you for finally showing your true self. Most famous celebraties do not show their Narcissism. I believe that all famous celeberies show "the pattern of traits and behaviors which involve infatuation and obsession with one's self to the exclusion of others and the egotistic and ruthless pursuit of one's gratification, dominance and ambition." That sounds like you to a T. However, as a stalker I have "a pattern of traits and behaviors which involve infatuation and obsession with a comic genius." Joey the Intern is so SEXY. You can almost see his rock hard abs through the pale,oily skin. I just read your blog so I am going to go to the bathroom for a little bit to "read." I be back every five minutes. Later.

Okay, I am back. Still nothing new posted. Im so hungrey, please post more so I can eat.

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Yeah, can the card, you have my support.

While I'm all for the kink, which would actually get a higher level of excitement than my original intent, I just thought a "dialogue with your fans" might be fun. You know where you give us the comedic smackdown that we deserve in the comments section. Putting us in our place with your verbal assault, you know that sort of thing. A "Reverse Heckle" if you will.

Maybe we could even share recipes! (ok, maybe not)

Sean said...

I don't think you do this bill justice with calling it "a bankruptcy bill". The banking lobbyist...err...I mean the congress spent a lot of time naming this socalled bill so we all could feel really good inside that they are looking out for the little guys...it's official name:

The "Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005"

And even our president likes it and penned nice things after it passed through the senate, "the bill will curb abuses in the bankruptcy system with a common sense approach that will enable more Americans - especially those with lower incomes - to have greater access to credit."

You see George W. Bush does care about those of us with lower incomes and the 30 billion dollar a year credit industry has done a fine job helping out too:

The credit card industry has given $25 million to federal candidates and the political parties since 1999. That is 24,999,975 more then I have given so next year I pledge to give more unless I go bankrupt.

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