Some people have a list of things they want to do before they kick the bucket – their “bucket list.” And while, sure, I have one of those, I also have another list. I call it my “Suck It List.” That’s the list of people or entities that I need to tell what’s what before I die. Starting right now.
– First up is Pacific Pediatric Cardiology. YEAH, I’m so frigging pissed at this company that I’m not even coming up with a cutesy name for them. One of their doctors gave Maddie an echo cardiogram the night she was born. I received a few bills from different doctors for that day (most notably the anesthesiology practice that tried to claim my anesthesia wasn’t medically necessary – FOR AN EMERGENCY C-SECTION! Crooks.), but eventually my insurance kicked in and covered it all. I NEVER (REPEAT – NEVER) received a bill from this place. So you can imagine my surprise when I got a letter from a collections agency on PPC’s behalf. I hit the roof. I almost felt sorry for the poor collections agent that had been assigned to me, because she heard the beautiful English language twisted in some pretty ugly ways. She eventually admitted to me that she thought the claim was bogus, and suggested I speak with my insurance company. I called Blue Cross and spoke with a lovely woman who immediately got to the root of the problem. The claim was billed to Baby Girl Spohr, Sex: MAIL (NOT A TYPO), Relationship: Unknown. It’s so irritating to me that they sent me to collections for an error on THEIR PART. All they had to do was send me a bill or make a phone call.
– A couple nights ago, I was sitting on the couch in our living room. It was late, Mike & Maddie were in bed, and Rigby was snoring next to me. My phone chirped with a text message. I wondered who the heck was sending me a text after midnight. Sure, it was Friday night, but all my friends know better than to send a text that late unless it’s really urgent. Anxious, I picked up my phone, and read the text message:
Kill Yourself. Love, Dan
What. The. Eff.
I didn’t recognize the number. I sent a message to the only Dan I know, who assured me that he did NOT send me the message. I did some Google searches, and I even called the number back, but I never found out who the J Hole was. Most likely it was a wrong number. Still. Boo.
– Also last week, I had lunch with two of my favorites, my best friend Tara, her two kids Reilly and Georgie, and my fun friend Ashley (AUNTIE Ashley to Maddie). Reilly is three, and after lunch she wanted to go see the fountain that was near the restaurant. We let Reilly dance along the ledge of the fountain, and I thought Maddie might want to stand on the ledge (with my help). I did NOT expect her to completely lose her mind when she saw the splashing water. I realized she thought it was bath time (she hates bathes with a fiery passion). I turned to Ashley and Tara and said, “watch this, it’s going to make Maddie SCREAM.” I bet over, holding Maddie, with the intention being that she would touch the water with her hand and splash it. Instead, I bent over, and my purse on my shoulder flipped upside down. My little Sony point and shoot camera came shooting out of my purse, and landed right in the fountain. Tara screamed, “Heather! NOOOOOooooooo,” all slow-motion like, but it didn’t matter – my camera was soaked. Three days later, it will turn on, but it makes a high-pitched whining sound. Someone (probably not Reilly) said the word “Karma.” Well, Karma, you’re on my list.
Pacific Pediatric Cardiology, wrong numbers, and karma can all SUCK IT. You bastards.
Amazing Greis says:
I’d like to add a few companies to this list, for sure.
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I completely agree Karma can suck it…it seems she is off visiting you when she should get her ass back here and do my dirty work.
I hope this week is sunshine and rainbows for you.
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Dan (not the one who sent the text!) says:
I’m still offended that you thought I sent you that text! You should know that I would have thought of something better than “kill yourself.”
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I have SEVERAL to add – but I will share just this one – when I first moved to Cali and I was living in Long Beach, I soaked up the beach life with a long walk every morning up the sand and then back down the elevated path along the beach. One morning, on the way back, I looked out at the beautiful ocean and beach that usually started every day so well, and guess what? I hadn’t noticed it in the sand because I was too close, but some *(&^$*()*^$^ had taken the time to write “GOD HATES YOU ALL” in huge letters on the beach. Sometimes I tell people this story and they laugh, but I’m still pissed at whoever that was for ruining my day. They can suck it too!
I have a few companies to add to the list including the lab that sent me to collections for a duplicate bill for my pap smear test last year, AFTER THEY WERE ALREADY PAID BY MY INSURANCE!!!! WTF!! I finally got it figured out but only after spending endless hours on the phone and faxing them proof of payment 5 different times.
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Way to get that all off your chest Heather!!! LOL
Medical offices are FAMOUS for sending people to collection without PROPERLY billing the responsible individual/insurance company in the first place! It’s so annoying and flat WRONG!
Miss H – Would you be so kind as to shoot me an e – mail? It’s important.
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Awesome blog, but not awesome stuff that happened to you. I thought your camera might actually recover with how fast you got it out. Boo.
dysfunctional mom says:
I’m so sorry for the loss of your camera. I feel your pain. My camera fell into the ocean on our Bahamas cruise. It’s surreal to watch it fall in and splash. I had to laugh, it was that or cry.
The other stuff….that just sucks!
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Domestic Extraordinaire says:
A few years ago I was in the ER with The Chicken after she fell off of a place structure at a local park. After my insurance company paid when they were supposed to and I paid my ER deductible-they had the nerve to send me to collections this past year for the amount of the discount that my insurance company didn’t cover. They basically told me on the phone that I was a deadbeat and should pay my bills. My insurance handled it promptly, but still!
I agree-those places can suck it!
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OMG, I got a random text message this weekend, too! Here’s the entire message: “Are. U serious? This is what I get? Fine, brit, have a nice life. Fucking c.h.” I mean, what the hell? If you’re going to send a nasty text message, isn’t it proper etiquette to at least get the number right?
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