Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Beauty of Private Enterprise***

Here's a copy of a check I received in the mail yesterday from that bastion of corporate respectability and efficiency:

Attached to the check were two other pages -- a polite letter stating the company's kind intentions for reimbursement (this was overpayment on the company's part and we were being refunded) and the requisite sheet of paper stating the company's overall intentions in seventeen languages.

To all those who are new to the blog and those who believed that The Mistress is my husband's lover and not his job: this post is dripping with sarcasm, disdain and contempt. Despite intentions to espouse the Four Noble Truths of the way of the Buddha which include right speech and the eschewing of sarcasm, I can't help myself when it comes to health insurers.


  1. I swear to god. People must have their heads up their whohaws. How much time and postage did it cost to send that out?

    Two years ago there was an overpayment on my taxes which ironically was $1.63. They sent me a letter saying it was income and to ensure I entered it as such. Postage 59 cents. Paper and envelope. 10 cents. Cost of someone to address the problem $15.00 (and I am under estimating I am sure.)

    I did make sure I claimed it last year or god forbid.

    You make sure you have fun with that money. Do something special for yourself.

  2. I'm with Birdie. Treat yourself well and spend the money with wild abandon!


  3. Yeah. That'll go far... maybe if you buried it in your garden it would sprout a magic beanstalk...

  4. Well, almost enough for a cup of coffee.....

  5. i have no words. except maybe, i'm so sorry you have to deal with this.

  6. Hey- don't forget to cash it before your six months are up.

  7. Don't spend it all in one place. Put at least 10% in savings.

    What the ever-loving f***?

  8. I'm so impressed by their honesty and integrity.

  9. How can they seriously DO that?!

  10. I have gotten checks that small too. It is ridiculous! I agree with you.

  11. Paper, time programming a computer to spit insane things like this one, postage, ecological damage due to using fossil fuel to deliver said insanity, and one cannot help but to wonder why - beside greed - the rates are continuously going up?.

    Remember King of Hearts line "Oh, we are insane, we are in charge here of course"? Thank you for the candle, you are enough of a gift and then some.

  12. I'm in awe.
    It took me 5 minutes to write that. Other folks said such witty things. All that I could muster was profanity.
    I deleted it.



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