What blogger forgets to pay their internet bill? This plum.

Friday, August 10, 2012

I had all intentions of writing a fabulous and witty blog post last night when I got home from work.

Instead, when I logged onto my computer, I had a random unable to connect wireless message.

Why? BECAUSE MY INTERNET WAS SHUT OFF!!!

And it wasn't because I didn't have the $43 a month to pay it, but because I'm an ass who for the last three months completely forgot to pay it.

It didn't help that I don't get email reminders to pay this bill or that 80% of my bills are automatic withdraw - I suppose I thought this one was too?

OR maybe if I ever went through my mail on a regular basis I wouldn't have this problem....


I mean, I originally posted this image in January - you'd think I'd learn.

WHAT IF THERE WAS A ONE MILLION DOLLAR CHECK WAITING FOR ME TO CASH IN THAT BIG PILE?!?

Not likely, but WHAT IF?

Ok, I'm done yelling.

Thankfully the kind folks at AT&T this morning allowed me to pay my balance, reactivate my wireless internet, set me up on automatic payments AND reduced my rate. Hey, not paying for three months ended up saving me $180 over the next 12 months.

Everything happens for a reason, kids.

Happy Friday!

7 comments:

  1. Hmmm...maybe I should "forget" to pay our internet bill. Then call them after a few months to see if I can get a reduced rate.

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  2. Hmmm...... I see you aren't using that wire basket I got you to collect your mail.

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    1. MOM! this is an old picture (from January). I actually DO have the wire basket set up, it may keep it more organized but it doesn't force me to go through it. ha.

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  3. haha that's awesome, glad that it paid off to not pay for so long.

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  4. I get (nearly) free Internet. And I usually forget to pay it.... Until my companys' collection group calls my husband and he calls to yell at me. Oops.

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  5. I forgot to pay my electric bill for three months straight. Three months... How do you not think, gee... Haven't had an electric bill in a while. So when my neighbor's electricity downstaris was working and mine wasn't, I called First Energy IRATE! The lady on the other end was like, "umm... you need to pay your bill in order to recieve electricity." Ooops! Feel better now?

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