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Dissatisfied With Service Check

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the using-up-your-irrational-minutes dept.

Idle 15

The memo sums it up.

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xkcd? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27214721)

It seems I have seen that name on that check attached to a web-comic somewhere..

Re:xkcd? (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 5 years ago | (#27219485)

It would be too coincidental if Randall Patrick Munroe was the same Randall Patrick Munroe as that of Web comic xkcd fame. The likelihood of two people being the same person is statistically low with a high confidence. That being said, Randall Patrick Munroe comes from Easton, Pennsylvania, whereas Randall Patrick Munroe does his banking in Newport News.

Re:xkcd? (1)

Compholio (770966) | more than 5 years ago | (#27220975)

It could be that you just don't read xkcd enough: http://www.xkcd.com/verizon/ [xkcd.com]

So... (2, Funny)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 5 years ago | (#27215331)

He paid them $536.49?

Re:So... (1)

dln385 (1451209) | more than 5 years ago | (#27220719)

No, he paid them .2 cents.

e^(pi*i) = -1
1/2+1/4+1/8+1/16+... = 1

Re:So... (1)

grenthar (1488647) | more than 5 years ago | (#27220885)

$0.002 != 2 cents

Re:So... (1)

dln385 (1451209) | more than 5 years ago | (#27221065)

$0.002 != 2 cents

Look closer, there's a decimal point.

Re:So... (1)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 5 years ago | (#27221401)

$0.002 != 2 cents

Look closer, there's a decimal point.

I'm looking... nope, still don't see it...

Oh wait, did you mean in your original post?

Re:So... (1)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 5 years ago | (#27221377)

of course, the i would have to look like a 2 in the tiny little scaled version of the picture. so I end up looking stupid.

oh well.

I thought e^2pi was kind of large...

hmm, my RPN javascript calculator, which I wrote, says the answer is 0.002 + 1.2246063538223773e-16i. close enough for me, I guess. it's javascript, after all.

Re:So... (1)

Beer is good (1415089) | more than 5 years ago | (#27221153)

He paid them 0.2 cents, though I can't figure out why he didn't just give his 2 cents on the matter. Just my 2 cents

Yeah, I live there. I also dislike Verizon (1)

MickLinux (579158) | more than 5 years ago | (#27215981)

This guy is from Newport News? Less than 30 miles away from me.

I can affirm that I first had trouble with Verizon, when I found that 7-11s had payphones that used Verizon, which in turn blocked the 7-11 calling cards.

But what really got me was when I moved, and signed up for Verizon service -- with some misgivings.

They charged a $99 connect fee. After 4 days with no service, I called back. They said "well, our records show that you are connected. But for another $120 we'll send someone out to make sure that you're physically connected."

I pointed out that $99 is an exorbitant charge for pressing a computer button -- it was billed as a connect fee, and should involve *connecting* me.

They said no, I'd have to pay the $120.

I said, Just cancel the service.

They said "well, you still owe us the $99." I agreed, as part of getting rid of them, but made sure to let them know that all my acquaintances would know of it.

Suffice it to say, many others also get such service.

I can see this guy's frustration. I'm sure it's valid.

Re:Yeah, I live there. I also dislike Verizon (1)

v1 (525388) | more than 5 years ago | (#27219955)

I agreed, as part of getting rid of them

Sounds like you'd have a very strong leg to stand on, being charged for a service never provided? $99 buys at least a few hours of my yelling on a phone.

Re:Yeah, I live there. I also dislike Verizon (1)

MickLinux (579158) | more than 5 years ago | (#27227435)

You don't understand. If I pay the $99, I pay the $99. If I don't pay the $99, then Verizon sells my "account" to a debt collector (or several, repeatedly), harrasses me, ruins my credit, and so on.

I say this on the accounts of others, such as the one who posted the $.002 +1 -1 photo.

In other words, Verizon appears to me to be a legally criminally minded organization (that is, the company violates thou shalt not steal through means that are barely legal, but designed to be illegal) that very much should be subject to RICO, and should be destroyed. But in our society, they thrive. So the proper response is just to pay, and then have nothing to do with them, except to warn others.

Whoa. That is funny. (1)

NineNine (235196) | more than 5 years ago | (#27221807)

If I were gay, I would hump Randall Patrick Monroe. That is some funny shit.

Re:Whoa. That is funny. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27222501)

The guy fucking you told me you were gay.

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