6/3/09

Our Father, who art in heaven....


Dear God,

 

Remember when I took Sassy to Verizon the other day for her upgrade, and they told me that there are no more FREE upgrades?

 

And remember how Sassy wanted the phone that would end up being 100 dollars after the rebate and special offers, and we went ROUND AND ROUND about it in front of a packed store?  

 

And……remember how I relented and decided that they could put the balance on my account, and I would try to find a way to HIDE IT from Tightwad?   (Well, because she decided she could wear the same prom gown two proms in a row I kind of felt she deserved it.  I’m a pushover.)

 

Yeah.  It was a stressful moment, and to add to the drama, I ended up with the rookie salesperson that took HOURS to do everything in his computer.  

 

But then you reached out Your Hand, and at that moment Verizon couldn’t for the LIFE of them get into my account.  They tried, and tried and tried.  Finally, the manager came over and declared that it was my LUCKY DAY.   Everything.    Was.   Free.

 

Yeah.  I almost kissed him on the lips.


(and here I thought you forgot about me...)




72 comments:

Megryansmom said...

Wow almost as good as winning the lottery. Have a great Wednesday!

WeaselMomma said...

Cha ching! I'm gonna have to run right over to verizon and pray that I can pull that off!

Bobby G said...

AWESOME! Love free shit! Also hate rookie sales people, I know they gotta learn, but why ALWAYS w/ ME!
Oh and PS< I got to your blog off Kats blog! www.bobbygspot.org!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

woo hoo you!!!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxooxoxoxo

hey, shouldn't she give you something back, like a little gift or something for being such a great mom or stuff? ps

CSY said...

WOO-HOO!!! Your reward for having to deal with the virgin sales person!

Sass said...

What a wonderful surprise!!!

Good things happen to those who deserve it. ;)

kimmirich said...

Love Sassy's bartering and rationale about getting the phone. Even more so: love that you had a helping hand in this matter!!! Life is SawHeet, huh?

Rick Daley said...

Oh don't worry. They'll get that $100 from you sooner or later. Most likely sooner.

La Belette Rouge said...

So that was kind of like the ghost in the machine or, in your case, the God in the computer. Nicely done.

darsden said...

WOW, that is a new one there...them actually caring about their customer.. just how many hours did it take though! before he walked his butt over?

Mrs. D said...

That's great! Nothing like a freebie to make your day!

Tammy Howard said...

What a great story!

Mysterious ways indeed...

Gaston Studio said...

Man, you are so lucky. Why doesn't this type thing happen to me (she whined)!

blognut said...

You are SO coming with me next time I need a new phone.

Em said...

Good customer service - how 1982!

Too bad my account is with AT&T :-(

Christine said...

SCORE!

for a different kind of girl said...

That is an unprecedent level of customer service! Dang, in addition to God, I'd forward a letter of praise to that particular manager's manager! Unless you thought they'd come back to snag you later as a result of the freebie, that is!

lisa said...

I bet if you would have also used your tongue on him you could have gotten a free year, too.

Geez, did I just ype that, gross!

Margarita said...

OMG Isn't that the greatest feeling?? Amazing!

The Peach Tart said...

I need a new phone. I'm going start stalking the Verizon store looking for a sales person that acts like he doesn't know what he's doing, get indignant and then see if I can draw the attention of the manager. Cha ching!:)

SkylersDad said...

You have just given me a new plan for the day. Drive to Verizon, cut cable for internet access, get free stuff, kiss hot salesrep on lips.

Under the Influence said...

What a nice surprise!

Mrs. E said...

For all the people who get screwed by cell phone providers, I say bully for you! And cheers!!

Sue said...

Good things ALWAYS happen for a reason. The Cell Phone God reached out and touched you!

Take care, Sue

*Akilah Sakai* said...

That's 'cos you two deserved it! I like Sassy's attitude of wearing the prom dress again as well. Some kids would balk at that idea. Go Sassy!

Michele said...

Nice! Now which Version store was that?

Pastor Sharon said...

wow! great deal! lovely prayer!

darsden said...

Pastor Sharon-Good Morning who we going to tag team today ;-)

buffalodick said...

Ever since my wife washed my phone with my U of M hoodie, no one calls me anymore...

Mad Texter said...

Well, Praise Jesus and Hiiiggggh Glory!!(as Aunt Esther would say).

Slap the chickens and slop the pigs! We loooove free stuff.

The Girl Next Door said...

And THIS is why I am wedded to Verizon for ever and ever amen. Good things happen (and if you beg or hang around long enough they will give you free stuff and make you a "VIP" customer!)

go V.Mom and Sassy!

♥ Braja said...

I'm sure God would smote you for kissing phone reps on lips...where's Michel when you need her? She is the leader of smotees...

Amy said...

Wow. And I thought I'd scored big by walking into Krispy Kreme while their computers were down and walking out with a dozen FREE hot & fresh donuts.

You killed.

Alix said...

God is good, Vodka Mom, God is good.

Would-Be Bonus Mom said...

Freaking miracle, that's for sure.

:)

Dana's Brain said...

Woo-to-the-HOO for free stuff!

Amy said...

Oh you scored! You scored BIG my friend.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

You are one lucky woman. That would NEVER happen to me. Verizon usually charges me twice for upgrades!

Happy Wednesday!

- Jennifer

Kat said...

I WOULD have kissed him on the lips! Phones are redonkulously expensive.

peewee said...

it's the least they can do for all the hassle they put us through regularly!

Laura said...

you had me a Believer at "same prom dress 2 years in a row". A teenager agreeing to THAT? Yeah. The works of The Holy Spirit for sure.

Amen.

Crys said...

SWEET deal!

Desert Songbird said...

Kissed by God that day, you were. Don't get used to it. *grin*

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

talk about luck! And, Bitchy being a good girl too!!! Wonderful!

Michel said...

Dude, I totally adore free shit. It's better than if you worked your ass off and paid for it...

God giveth - however, be prepared for the next line....

Sandee said...

Sometimes things just work out don't they. Way to go.

Have at terrific day. :)

kristi said...

SA-Weet!!

Suzy said...

I go to Verizon and they throw me out.

Coco said...

The things that can make our day.....

Expat mum said...

What??? That's it - I'm dumping AT&T.

Yvonne said...

Now THAT'S a great find! Hope Sassy doesn't push you over about the 2nd prom dress now!! And... you remembered to thank God. How precious. He likes that sort of thing. (Psalm 92:1)

Elaine at Lipstickdaily said...

Woo hoo! And wearing the prom gown twice . . . that's a REALLY good one. Just don't tell Maggie . . . because she'll totally pull that and then the next prom she will have grown 4 inches and will say oh, sorry . . . I really MEANT it!

Anna See said...

NICE. I hope they don't "find" your account just in time for next month's bill. Verizon always seems to find me, except when my home phone stops working.

LegalMist said...

Sweet! I love those serendipitous moments when all is right with the world!

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

you tongued the verizon guy. i knew it.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

yay! Don't you just love that??? You deserve it lady!

Queen Bee said...

Fabulous!

Joanie said...

That totally rocks! Congrats on the FREE! And what a great kid...same dress to two proms? SCORE!

Da Goddess
dagoddess.com

Jenni Jiggety said...

A to the Men! Free Stuff is divine!

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

Free is always good. At least you didnt have to resort to flashing him or threatening to sick your 2 year old on him.
I'm glad he saw it your way ;)
Stoppin by from SITS, love your blog. I think I'll follow.

Dawn

flutter said...

praise be to heaven!

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Yep. He's on earth, too!

Fragrant Liar said...

Woo-hoo! It WAS your lucky day. And Sassy is going to be SO LAST YEAR in that prom dress. What a fitting punishment. Of course, now it's really moot, isn't it. Oh wait. Does thismean she gets a new prom dress after all?

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Everyone needs to get something free every once in a while. The best is when it happens when you NEED it.

Jocelyn said...

I sort of think you would have kissed that manager on the lips, even without the free stuff.

Barrie said...

I have Verizon. I wonder if I go there and tell them I know you.... :)

Sue said...

That is awesome! Do you think you could work some magic at my Verizon store?

J. L. Krueger said...

Gads woman! It's that easy to get a kiss from you?

Oh yeah, the hiding it from "Tightwad" bit...now I get it.

:)

Ann's Rants said...

This makes me immensely happy for you for some reason.

I guess just to hear that sky opened up and dropped a nice gift instead of a kick in the pants.


xo

we_be_toys said...

The Lord moves in mysterious ways - and apparently he's a big fan of upgrades! I'm wondering how your luck would run at a blackjack table...

SweetPeaSurry said...

Holy Free Stuff Batman! That's TERRIF!!!

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