Monday, September 28, 2009....
I had 2 experiences the past few days which don't correlate to one another, but I want to write about. Since the title of my blog is "A Little Blog About Nothing" I guess I can.
#1 Mish Mash - The other night I dreamt I was in a small motorboat, actually it was a rowboat with a small motor, and I couldn't control the boat. It kept going in circles. As hard as I tried to steer the boat straight, it just wouldn't.
Eventually the dam levee that I needed to go over began to rise. It was imperative that I cross the levee, but as hard as I tried, I couldn't. I don't know why I had to cross, but knew if I didn't, I would sink or drown.
Out of nowhere, this woman appeared walking on the other side of the levee. I have never seen her, but she extended her hand to assist me. For a split second I paused because I had never seen her and ultimately gave her my hand. She lead me to safety and when I went to ask her if I could do anything, she said 'no' smiled and walked away.
I've had this same dream for the past 3 nights. Why?
#2 Mish Mash - Many days I don't answer the phone from an unknown caller, but today, I answered a call from the 813 area code (I'd put the whole number in, but Skype automatically puts a hyper link into my blog entry). The initial recording told me I could lower my credit card rate to 6% and to press 9 to speak to a representative. I did.
The representative started his speech and when I asked which company he was calling from he said 'Mastercard, Visa, American Express'. Really? I don't think so. I actually said this with my out loud voice.
When I asked again, 'which company are you calling on behalf of' he told me he had all of my info and just needed to know which card I wanted to lower. My response 'FAT CHANCE'.
I told him I didn't believe him and couldn't believe others fell for this scam. Told him to have a nice day and then hung up.
Seriously? If you're going to scam someone out of their personal information at least be a little prepared. Know if the innocent consumer has a Capitol One or Citibank card? If not that, at least know my name.
Geez....so disappointed to know that scam artists are really pretty stupid.