Monday, November 03, 2008

My Dark Side

I must confess to having a dark side. It disturbs my normal equanimity when I get a silly invoice. This month, a credit card company has billed me the grand sum of $2.32. Last month, I paid the balance on time, but in their money grubbing ways, they've figured out how to extract another ounce of flesh. It's not worth fighting or complaining, but I do have my own silly, little way of getting back at them.

Here's what I do — sometimes. When I am invoiced for a paltry amount which I don't think is fair, I overpay — just by a little. In this case, I've sent the company $2.35, three cents more than required. In turn, because there is a balance, they will go to the expense of mailing me with a statement next month ... and the month after if I choose. This can go on for a long time.

Oh, I'm not that dark, and I won't let my little game go on forever, but it gives me a modicum of satisfaction to use their own rules against them. I do know it's all done by computer and that no human will ever notice ... but still ...

Petty, I know.

My dark side isn't really all that dark. Is it?

11 comments:

Amanda said...

Thanks for the laugh!
We all have a dark side...!!

Jules said...

Love it! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who does that sort of thing.

A few years back I rec'd a bill for $0.05 so I sent them 5 pennies glued to the invoice. They actually sent it back to me with a note saying they would write it off. What a waste of ink, paper and a stamp on their part!

thailandchani said...

No. Your dark side is rather mild. :)

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Janet said...

I do that sort of thing too. The way they calculate interest drives me nuts.

Donna said...

Hahahaha...I hadn't Thought of doing that! BUT I WILL!!!hahaha...happy day sweetie!hughugs

daffy said...

Yeah but you feel some form of satisfaction though don't you. Then it doesn't count as a dark side...
:o)

Mary said...

I've done the same thing. It drives me nuts when they do that. Recently I paid off a credit card and they continued billing me for 8 centers. How ludicrous is that?

Not such a dark side. I would say it's more like self satisfactin. lol

Hope you have a great day.
Mary

PBS said...

Ha ha, do it! What a great idea.

womaninawindow said...

Hey, turn on the light!
I'm right there with you in all of my dastardliness overpaying them to death. AHAHAHAHA!

Simply Coll said...

I love it!! And am taking note for future reference. :-)

karla said...

I think that is sheer brilliance!