Hassles with organisations

@JudyEv (321685)
Rockingham, Australia
March 15, 2023 9:08am CST
The photo has nothing to do with the post. The tree is a melaleuca or paperbark. I wrote about my husband having trouble trying to contact a health insurance provider. Luckily, and totally unrelated, he got a courtesy call from the company and was able to sort out his problem to a degree. Part of Vince’s beef was the fact that these people always want your full name and date of birth. And that’s okay because they need to be sure they have the right person. However, they will never tell you THEIR name. Even an email might have a first name but no surname. That’s okay too, to a degree but they have all our particulars right in front of them and, in some cases, I think it would be appropriate that they should reciprocate and tell you their name. In this case, the guy did eventually give Vince his name. But here’s a bit of a laugh for you: the predictive text did its thing on the last discussion. I typed in ‘Vince needs regular chiropractic ..’ and it popped up with ‘Vince needs regular childcare…’. Maybe it knows something I don’t! lol
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@snowy22315 (166847)
• United States
15 Mar
It sounds like some stupid bot is running the show...lol.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
They take great pains to stop you talking to a person.
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@snowy22315 (166847)
• United States
16 Mar
@JudyEv Yes, because they might actually be able to help you....! They have to pay said person of course.
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@Plethos (13618)
• United States
15 Mar
hes pregnant!?
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
Well, he does have a bit of a bulge in about the right place! lol
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
17 Mar
@Plethos I've never heard of that but it's pretty self-explanatory. Um, probably won't do that.
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@Plethos (13618)
• United States
16 Mar
@JudyEv - are you going to do one of them colored powder in a balloon gender reveals?
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@shaggin (71519)
• United States
16 Mar
I wonder if the guy even told Vince his real name
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
He did get a name out of him in the end and the guy used the same name in his email so hopefully it was real.
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@RebeccasFarm (81917)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
15 Mar
Well that tree is glorious in the photo Judy! Yeah as my Uncle Syl would say..Fair play is fine play. They should tell you their name. Funny..Vince needs childcare lol
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
17 Mar
@JudyEv Oh that is so nice Judy
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
We met a lovely lady today with a beautiful accent. She is the daughter of the house-swap people. And that's just about my favourite tree! lol
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
15 Mar
I know it's annoying when you're trying to document stuff and they don't want to tell you a name or even where they're location is... "John in somewhere" at least gives them a place to start looking if they're trying to pin the blame on a certain employee of their company. Poor Vince.
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
16 Mar
@JudyEv Maybe... but they don't want their people harassed by their customers, either. I totally understand that attitude. I did have people I met at Walmart finding out my last name and calling me at home to talk about products at Walmart.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
I pretty much see it as good manners if they've got all your information at their fingertips.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
@DaddyEvil With the ones we've had trouble with, it's nearly impossible to talk to anyone in the first place, let alone hassle them later. It was only through the courtesy call that Vince was able to talk to anyone. I do understand the need for privacy but it should work both ways.
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@just4him (300487)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Mar
I'm glad he finally gave him a first name. Oh my, now that's funny. Though in my experience, men always need childcare. They always act like such children.
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@just4him (300487)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Mar
@JudyEv It's good he never loses his cool. Women jokingly say they have x amount of children, including their husband in the total.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
@just4him That's clever and not far wrong! I might start doing that!
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
It amazes me how Vince never loses his cool but keeps on niggling away till he gets what he wants or at least feels satisfied. He and the other person mostly end up on good terms. And you're right about men needing childcare.
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@FourWalls (60623)
• United States
15 Mar
Does Vince know he needs regular childcare, or is that your job? It does help to know who you’re talking to, especially if you’re told something completely different five minutes later. That tree looks like a “broccoflower” hybrid mix of broccoli and cauliflower.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
The tree is beautiful, isn't it? I love this photo. The bees would have been in seventh heaven.
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@wolfgirl569 (91814)
• Marion, Ohio
16 Mar
Here they will give a first name. I can understand no more as unhappy customers might try to find them
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@wolfgirl569 (91814)
• Marion, Ohio
16 Mar
@JudyEv We get that overseas crap to. I can't understand some of them
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
I can too to a degree but it's hardly fair when they have all your details. And none of them are ever in our state. A great many are overseas at call centre type places.
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• United States
15 Mar
The same is here with only first names given by the person you're talking with. That is too funny that it popped up with Vince needing childcare. I think you might need to have a talk with Vince
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
I'm just glad I keep a sharp eye on predictive text. It can come up with some really funny things sometimes.
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@Fleura (28630)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar
I hate predictive text. It changes what you want in an instant but (at least on a 'phone) there is no 'undo' button so you have to painstakingly re-type what you really wanted to say. Hope you make some progress with the healthcare people.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
It might be a bit different on the computer. The text comes up shaded and you have to hit 'tab' if you're happy with it. But I do keep an eye on it! lol
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@andriaperry (116877)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Mar
Lol
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
The childcare was pretty funny.
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@Shiva49 (26116)
• Singapore
16 Mar
It is not easy especially when we have to press one number after another but then the issue we have is missing. I wait then for "press 0 to speak to someone", but that is becoming more of hoping against hope as time goes by.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
17 Mar
No wonder people get so frustrated and angry. Vince gets frustrated but he never loses his temper. He always seems to eventually end these discussions with a laugh.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
18 Mar
@Shiva49 Good for you. Getting really upset isn't good for blood pressure or anything else.
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@Shiva49 (26116)
• Singapore
17 Mar
@JudyEv That shows Vince is at peace with himself - a rare trait. I tend to laugh at myself with "all's is well that ends well" - or accept the reality and move on!
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@bbghitte (3294)
• Philippines
15 Mar
Hahahhaa, you should figure out if the text might be correct!
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
Yes, maybe it is smarter than I am!
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@Beestring (12717)
• Hong Kong
15 Mar
Ha, what a mistake.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
I will need to be sure the text doesn't make any more strange errors.
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@allknowing (130112)
• India
16 Mar
Just flowers and no leaves What a tree I say Wow!! Mistakes happen as long as they apologise. Child care - what next!!
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Mar
This is one of my favourite photos of all my tree photos.
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@LindaOHio (149435)
• United States
12 Apr
Beautiful tree. Insurance companies can be a real pain.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Apr
I just love this photo. That tree was quite incredible.
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