Hello, I’m NCN and I’m supposed to know better.
I’m always suggesting that readers contact businesses with which they do business and ask for discounts.Â Once a quarter, I’ll call my cell phone provider, just to check if there are any discounts or promotions.
Well, guess who JUST noticed that he’s been paying $20 a month, for five months, for unlimited text messaging – for a phone from which he never sends text messages?!?
Yes, I am NCN, Lord Of The Idiots.
I don’t know how it happened.Â I guess, when I logged into my account and was picking and choosing the features I wanted, I inadvertently checked a box that I meant to leave unchecked.Â Or, I unchecked a box that should have been checked.Â I don’t really know.
I called my cell phone provider, and they agreed to give me a $40 credit towards next month’s bill.Â They really didn’t have to do even that, considering it was my own silly mistake.
So, for all of you out there who read personal finance blogs and wonder – Are these folks for real?Â Do they make mistakes, forget things, spend to much, and goof up?Â Well, in my case at least, the answer is YES, YES, YES, YES, and YES!
Bow before my stupidity and bask in the glow of my ineptitude.Â Rock on.
Side Note – I did manage to reduce my satellite bill by $6 a month.Â It’s not much, but I feel a little better.