July 28th, 2005

Long road home

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"He who covers up his disease

cannot expect to be cured."

--Ethiopian proverb

I want to move, but my body is saying, oh God please no. My feet hurt; my eyeballs hurt; my face hurts from too much sun; my hips hurt from the crazy walking I did the other day. I had to overcompensate with my hips because my feet hurt so bad, it's like I had to use other parts of my legs more.

My bowels hurt too, while we're on the subject.

My head hurts.

I want to go home. Plus, I have things to do at the library.

But I did it: I kept the promise I made to help out at the last Maranda Park Party of the season today, and I am so proud of myself. That makes me feel very good about myself, so all the auxiliary pain is worth it, believe me.

Shameless AllTel Plug

And here's another thing to feel good about, very good: today I get a phone call from this lady at AllTel. She's calling for two reasons: 1) to find out if I'm happy with my service so far or not (I just recently upgraded to a contract plan) and 2) to make me an offer I just couldn't refuse.

She noticed I've not only used up my anytime minutes, but I've far surpassed them, and she said, "If we were to bill you today, you'd be paying oh, about $275." I kind of went, "Yeah," and wondered if she was going to admonish me for going over my minutes, although looking back, I don't know *why* she would have been upset. Duh. She continued, "Not only that, but you don't get billed again until August 8th. That price is what you'd be billed for if we billed you today."

Well then she said, "So what we'd like to do is upgrade your minutes plan --" I thought, uh-oh, I get it, they're trying to sell me something. "-- to the 2200 minutes package for $99.99 per month, and I can make that retroactive to when your billing began on July 8th."

I just stood there and blinked a couple of times.

She went on, "So you wouldn't have to pay the $275. You'd only pay $99.99 plus taxes and fees, and you would get an additional 658 minutes to use between now and August 8th."

I blinked a couple more times, and dropped my jaw to the floor.

"Would you like me to go ahead and do that for you today?"

I replied with, "Yes, and then tell me where you live so I can give you a hug and a kiss, because you just made my day!!"

(Yes, I really said that.)(Luckily for me she just laughed.)

So, AllTel ROCKS, and all of you reading this who aren't already subscribers should sign up immediately. Any company that saves me over $150 will get **FREE** advertising on my blog whenever they want!!!

I love AllTel. If I wasn't already spoken for, I'd want to have AllTel's children.

Who doesn't love John Cusack and Diane Lane? Huh?? Who?????
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