Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Centus - Week 13 link

Jenny Matlock

The prompt is in bold below.

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I was almost ashamed of my dramatic reaction. The weeping, the wailing, the stuttering emotional inability to complete a coherent sentence.

The stunned silence on the other end of the phone attested to my theatrical response to the telephone call.

After composing myself, I said very calmly, “Thank you Mr. Zhameed Ecanofostravilla for calling me. I’ve been trying to get this fixed for 10 days, that’s why it meant so much to me that you contacted me!”

Using the name of the Vice-President of Internet Abuse had opened the door! The elusive spam black-list department was finally calling me back.

Watch out e-mail. Here I come!



This post is linked to Saturday Centus week 13. Click here to read the other links!

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In my ongoing saga of despair on being blocked from sending most e-mails, I finally contacted the Atlanta office of Cox Communications. A very sweet VP of Abuse returned my call and told me how to get help. He also told me to use his name in my requests for assistance. Friday I finally got an actual phone call from someone whose name closely resembles that of the one used in my little story. Mr. Ecanofostravilla told me it would take some time but he would PERSONALLY see to it that I was removed from all the spam black-lists. I'm hoping this will be resolved by mid-week. Fingers, toes and eyes crossed for luck.

And, hey, do you by any chance know my ex-husband? If you don't, you might want to call him so he can tell you that I am a horrible nag so you won't be surprised when I nag you now. I just finished visiting Week 12's links and a lot of them didn't get visited. Please take a moment and go give all the links a read. They are really fun and I know you will be happy you did! Just click here to go to the links! And then I won't have to become "the nagging woman who makes your life a living hell and makes you regret you were ever born" (to paraphrase the ex - ha!)

Thanks!

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23 comments:

Jeanie said...

I prefer to think of you as persistent.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm telling you I was on my way to Cox Communications and it would not have been pretty if they didn't fix this and get you off the Spam black list. No one messes with my Jenny!!!

Viki said...

Great Centus and to think it's all true LOL. Good job. Where were you when I was having so much trouble with my doors years ago? I could have turned you on them lol.

LuLu Kellogg said...

You are my Hero!

LuLu♥

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jenny Sweetie...
Oh my goodness it is the pits trying to find someone to help with things isn't it? Then they have someone call that you generally can't even understand. Sometimes I feel stupid when I have to ask a thousand times for them to repeat themselves. I know our American people are desperate for work in so many places, why do they keep contracting out to foreign countries for phone call service? I just don't understand.

I will spend some time later today and go and visit some of your writers. You know how I love to read. Thank you for sharing today sweet friend.

Love ya. Many hugs, Sherry

Bookie said...

What an innovative use of your own prompt! I am so glad your "real" story turned out well too.

Tina said...

I swear I could make a website of all the spam I get. I hate it with a vengence! Gud job you did there though Jenny, now can you come and sort my spam out? lol ;)

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I don't recall MY ex marrying someone named Jenny!

Glad you got that all worked out - it would have driven me nuts.

Vicki said...

Way to dig up to the top Jenny! Hope it all gets fixed soon so you can breath something besides fire again..mwahahahaha.

Tgoette said...

A perfect example of the old adage, "the squeaky wheel gets the grease." Or would "the screeching blogger gets her email unblocked" be more apropos? Either way, I'm glad this odyssey is over for you. Great idea to use it for your Centus! Loved it!

Yaya Chique said...

Hi Jenny!

Thank you so much for droppin' by the Yaya and leaving such a sweet comment! I look forward to looking around your blog and getting to know you! Have a beautiful and creative week...xo...deb

Together We Save said...

You are awesome!!

Country Dreaming said...

Glad to hear that you are making progress with this email thing.
Good job!

Melinda

Life@Cee said...

Nothing quite like real life experiences to spice up a post...
Cee

easternsparkle said...

Great use of the prompt - I hope your problems are now well and truly behind you!

jfb57 said...

Hurray! One up for the good guys! Love the use of the prompt Jenny!

My name is PJ. said...

MWAHAHAHAHA! I love his last name!!!

Cheryl said...

Yippee yi yo kyay! w00t w00t!

Perfect way to let us all know that this has been fixed. Mr Majockaiorwisquilkdski was very kind to allow you to use his name.

Sue said...

Glad you're finally getting some satisfaction on the spam thing. What a pain! (Loved your use of the prompt to fill us in...)

As for Week 12, I've already read a bunch, but I'll try to go do some more this afternoon.

Hugs.

=)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am so relieved for you. What a nightmare that must have been, Jenny!

Glad you're back!

XOXOXO,

Sheila :-)

linda said...

Ha! great post...good all is fixed.
This computer stuff can make a person CRAZY...ask me, i know.
LOL

Malisa said...

Okay, Jenny...I hope you learned your lesson. No more porn emails! :)
Glad you will be back amongst those of us who can't exist without emails!

Malisa

Terra said...

Hilarious. Was that name for real? I am still smiling. I love your emails. they truly make my day.