Comcast – All Sales, No Help?

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I have never quite had the above feelings about Comcast – however, I have come close.  For a long time, I have hollered and screamed and yelled to others about how poorly Comcast handles problems.  For a time, rather recently, that was not the case.  I finally had service when I needed it and someone seemed to be listening when I called.  Of course, I had a package and was willing to purchase another package.  Just fix me.

In the very recent past, I was working on my sister’s computer at her home.  She made the comment of how much her Comcast bill was.  I listened and had her read off what she had with them.  After she did, I asked her if she had any special stations or anything out of the ordinary.  When she didn’t know, I told her what my cable cost and (after she stood back up from fainting) I had her call Comcast and tell them she was going to disconnect services.  This, of course, put her in touch with the package part of the company.  She received a new package, saving her between $20-75 a month.  They had her hooked up to all kinds of extra stations she never watched and didn’t want to watch.  Now, she had basic cable, phone, and Internet.  She’s happy, and Comcast still has her as a customer.

Comcast – All Sales, No Help?

This article didn’t really surprise me.  However, what it did do was open my eyes to a problem that is more extensive than I thought.  We have to stand up and demand service on something we already have?!  Now, if we have a problem, instead of fixing it we have to listen to pitches about upgrading or adding extras to our service?!  This is ridiculous.

I encourage you to listen to the link for the particular sales call mentioned in the article.  It should work.  And, it will amaze you.  I have argued with them before and felt as if I was running in circles.  You have to push and you should be willing to renegotiate.  Simply have your needs on a card and never vary from them without good reason and a great price.

Sales – glad I am disabled…isn’t that a sad state of affairs?

Namaste,

Scott

 

A New Book Coming out Soon!

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Well, that’s the plan, anyway.  I started thinking yesterday that I have written over 65 Five Sentence Fiction entries to date.  If I put them all together in Word and add several new ones (I was thinking from 10-35), I could publish them on Amazon’s Kindle.  It’s a bit bigger task than it sounds and I have other things I am doing, such as blogging, proofreading, my daily activities, etc… So, I don’t look for it to be done for a week or two.  However, I thought it sounded like fun.

How would you like to help?  Tell you what.  I would really like to do enough new ones that I have 100 total.  In order to do that, I have to pick about 35 new words as my topic word for the five sentences.  Lillie has done such a fine job in the past, but I have used those words.  If you have a word that you think would make an interesting topic, please put it in the comments below.  If you need some help getting an idea of what type of words I am looking for, please check out my section listed to the left <—– entitled “Five Sentence Fiction.”  Those are ones I have done before, so you can use them as a guide.

My other book as well as books I have been published in are also the the left <——-  They are each under their own box.

Well, good luck.

Namaste,

Scott

Five Sentence Fiction – Fearless – Fantasy Fiction – PG13

Lillie hosts FSF.  This week’s prompt is below; my contribution follows.  Click > HERE < for the rest.  Enjoy!!!

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Fearless Flying Fool

By Scott L Vannatter

The Baron adjusted his flying outfit, checking for smoothness and, of course, general appearance for his crowd of onlookers.

He waved, stepping into the warmed-up plane, and shouted a hardy “See you back on the ground!” in his most fearless voice.

He had practiced and practiced, skydiving from over one hundred fifty feet into a five hundred gallon container of water, so that this new challenge from three hundred feet might not seem so difficult.

The plane went up to five hundred feet in order to circle once, get it’s bearings visually, and allow the Baron a chance to catch his breath before his death-defying feat.

All was well until the plane, at four hundred and fifty feet, stalled, due to lack of fuel (he forgot to check), and crashed into the tower itself, drowning both men while putting out the plane’s fire from the impact.

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Namaste,

Scott

 

Friday Fictioneers – Paper Speak with Forked Tongue – Humorous, PG

Rochelle hosts Friday Fictioneers.  This week’s picture is below as is my 100 word entry.  Click > HERE < for the rest.  Enjoy!!!

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Paper Speak with Forked Tongue

By Scott L Vannatter – 100 Words

 

Jimmy sat at the small wooden table in the “Far Eastern Foods” restaurant.

He was finishing up his meal when the waitress brought him a fortune cookie.

He opened the cookie and removed the small slip of paper. He read:

“It is happiness enough to know one is superior to the fork people.” He read it twice.

Then he stared at the plastic utensil in his hand. He looked at the table next to him.

Two teenagers had their chop sticks hanging from their noses while they snorted.

“Don’t think so,” he said as he tore up the paper declaration.

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Namaste,

Scott

Scott Takes a Trip

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Last week, my sister and I took some time and went on a small vacation to the top of our state.  We visited the city of Fort Wayne.  Never heard of it?  Well, it’s not the largest city in the state.  In fact,  it has a population of a little over 250 thousand and is the county seat (Allen County).  It lies near the Ohio/Michigan corner of Indiana.  It is the 76th largest city in the US and second only to Indianapolis in the state of Indiana.  If you want more, here’s the link > HERE <

While we were there, we visited:

1)  The Fort Wayne Zoo

2) The Botanical Conservatory

3) The final day’s fireworks of the Three Rivers Festival (Sat in #2)

4)  Listened to about 4 hours to two great outdoor live bands (Also in #2)

5)  Visited a Sunken park

6)  Drove through a second park

7)  Ate out at several places (difficult because I am now vegan)

8) Went shopping a bit and met a wonderful person to talk to

9)  Had a pleasant drive up and back with my Sister.

We haven’t taken a trip together since high school.  I think we did quite well (no bloodshed, no bruises).

I walked more than I have in a long time.  Still, we had to rent a wheelchair and Sis pushed me around most of the zoo.  At other places, I had her go on ahead and enjoy the view and take some pics while I rested.  I made great use of my telephoto lens to sit and still get far pics.  All in all, I think we both had fun, got away for a bit, and saw some new things.

I will take a moment here to recommend “Extended Stay America” suites for comfortable rooms with great service for a decent price.

Below are the best of the pics I took during the trip.  Enjoy!  What are you doing this summer?  What have you already done?

Namaste,

Scott

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