You know what the best kind of revenge is? It's the kind that's self inflicted. Yesterday, after writing about the dog, I had the following conversation at work.
Me: Hello, this is Jackie.
Woman: Hi, this is Chirpy from Big Company That Provides Obscure Legal Services. We here at BigCo have noticed that you've recently moved your account for the XYZ Corporation from BigCo to our competitor, OtherCo, and we'd like to know if there's a reason for the change - maybe something we can improve on.
Me: Hi, Chirpy. I moved all our accounts from BigCo to OtherCo because your billing system is terrible, and I was constantly getting past due notices for services I'd cancelled, and I even got collection threats for accounts that weren't ours. So I moved all my accounts.
Chirpy: Well, I don't see any collection actions for XYZ Corporation.
Me: It doesn't matter. See, I have nothing to do with XYZ Corporation, and my name and phone number shouldn't be linked to their account. So that problem I described? You're doing it RIGHT NOW.
Chirpy: You don't recognize XYZ?
Me: No. I have hundreds of corporations to manage, but XYZ is NOT ours.
Chirpy: Sorry, I'll make a note in the file. I apologize.
Me: No problem. *click*
Five minutes pass. The phone rings.
Me: Hi, this is Jackie.
Chirpy: Hi there, I'm calling from BigCo about the ABC Corporation, and we noticed that you recently moved ....
Me: (Interrupting) Hi, Chirpy, it's me again.
Chirpy: (sadly) Oh.
Me: Guess what?
Chirpy: ABC Corporation isn't yours?
Me: Right. You're doing it again.
Chirpy: Um. Could you tell me which corporations ARE yours?
Me: Nope. See, I told BigCo over and over in writing which ones are mine, and they didn't listen. So I moved them. So it really isn't your problem any more. It's all cleared up.
Me: Am I on the list for any other corporations?
Chirpy: (reading list under her breath) You're listed for the next seven, eight, nine.... *pause* Would you excuse me? I have some research to do.
Me: Yeah, it sounds like you do. Best of luck. Oh, and if you could put my number on your "do not call" list, that would be GREAT. Thanks!
I may never stop laughing.