While it may be my specialty, I certainly don’t hold any sort of monopoly on ranting. Here is where I’ll put the guest rants I’ve recieved.
First is a rant about getting a ringtone from Bell, by Joce. As with my rants, potty-mouth caution must prevail.
Addendum, December 20, 2005:
Joce just forwarded me the response from Bell about getting the wrong ringtone:
I am sorry but I can not tell you how to get the correct ringtone as I don’t know what ring tone it is and we do not have access to this since the downloads are a self serve system.
I apologize that Bell Mobility has not been able to favorably address your concerns. However, I hope to have adequately answered all your questions.
I wish you Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year.
Addendum, December 30, 2005:
I talked with Joce, and she told me that she called Bell again. The phone representative said that the charge for the wrong ringtone and airtime wasn’t showing up on her bill so she was fine — she figures it probably just won’t hit until next month, and then she’ll have to argue with them some more. The guy then spent the rest of the conversation trying to upsell her to get browsing time on her cell phone for just $5 more per month so that she wouldn’t have to worry about those surprise airtime charges when downloading ringtones in the future — which totally doesn’t solve the problem at hand. She’s assured me that just changing the noise your phone makes when someone calls you is not worth the hassle, and won’t be using that service again. Pity for Bell, as it seems like a very high-margin scam… err… service.
Another rant comes from Wayfare. Well, it’s not a rant so much as a general “what the heck?” What happened was, we bought some fruit cups (we acutally go through a ton of these things), and after being at home for some undetermined time (we’re not sure how long, probably just a week), we noticed that they were the wrong colour:
Still not sure what to do with them. I’m inclined to just throw them away and not worry about it, but every now and then Wayfare seriously considers taking them back to a store (though we’re not sure if they came from Loblaws or A&P).