Tuesday, April 18, 2006

It's Humiliating Being Middle Class

FLASH******Katie Couric's high
school English teacher probably
never made more than 50,000$
a year .... www.northyorkharvestfoodbank.com
I just got off the phone with the gas Nazis.
Get this. I didn't use heat all winter (you heard right) I was determined. My own pitiful protest against skyrocketing oil prices and yeah I was more than a little paranoid to turn it on and watch my meager paycheck fly out the window. There ain't nuthin a sistuh can't do when she's determined. Anyway, I discovered they charge what they call a pass thru fee and service fees and get $$$ from this turnip anyway. Well last month I forgot to pay them their filthy lucre and they cut me off this month. So now of course I know I must deal with the robots who answer the phone and jokingly call themselves customer service reps. But hey! I know it's not their fault and I probably make more money than they do anyway and I blame myself for being so negligent but JEEEEZZZZZ. The more I talked the worse it got. I fnally got a "supervisor" that sounded like she was twelve and tried to be as humble as I could b/c that goes over BIG in the south. She was sympathetic but the bottom line is, get this; their "billing cycle" will kick out another gas bill before I even get paid and can pay this one including the $50 Reconnect fee for gas that by the way I ain't using anyway...Does your head hurt dear Blogger friend? Mine does. Well finally I decided groveling really doesn't become me and told Madam Supervisor I would just pay the stoopid bill. I mean who needs to eat three meals a day anyway. The other drone had told me I should call and get a 'seasonal disconnect' but supervisor drone said when you do that it's like reapplying all over again and they charge you to disconnect then they charge you fees and deposits like a new customer and run your credit rating and can deny you service. A sistuh can't afford close scrutiny of the credit history even though a sistuh cut up all her plastic in the eighties!!!!! Does this all sound like NAZI tactics to you. I tell you I had to get a Bud Light. And I don't drink beer. To compound today's humiliation, I went to the store this evening for coffee creamer and walked out. It was $3.99 for freakin CREMORA. The one luxury I allow myself is a giant cup o Joe which makes me feel like I'm a Super Model, skinny, fabulous, and well able to pay the gas bill! I did buy an eggplant. It was $2.59. Now if I'd bought the creamer and the eggplant, that's almost $7.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Is anyone paying attention to what we're paying for stuff anymore. Are we really too stupid to complain! S'cuse me while I go call the Public Service Commission while the phone service is still conneced. Don't worry Felicia, I won't give them your name.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Why I Hate Oprah

I decided a long time ago that Oprah was a self serving power hungry wench and despite all of her pr efforts to the contrary, and all the AIDS ravaged African babies she holds for a photo op, she will always be a power hungry self serving wench!


Oh That's Just Wrong!
"I have lots of things, like all these Manolo Blahniks. I have all that and I think it's great. I'm not one of those people like, 'Well, we must renounce ourselves.' No, I have a closet full of shoes and it's a good thing….I was coming back from Africa on one of my trips...I had taken one of my wealthy friends with me. She said, 'Don't you just feel guilty? Don't you just feel terrible?' I said, 'No, I don't. I do not know how me being destitute is going to help them.' Then I said when we got home, 'I'm going home to sleep on my Pratesi sheets right now and I'll feel good about it.' "- Oprah Winfrey speaking at a benefit in Baltimore recently.