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The burn of stupid [Apr. 29th, 2013|08:30 pm]
I've come up with a new word: irritaining. It's when something aggravating happens, but it's so ridiculous or absurd that you can't help but laugh at it.

In this case, it was a heating bill that came with the acknowledgement that we are now on an automatic deduction program and a shut-off notice. Because they didn't actually take the payment out last month when we set up the automatic pay. So there they were with the ability to deduct the payment and instead saying they were going to shut off our gas. For, by the way, only one month's payment. The whole bill was less that $200.

Now, I regularly see people with gas bills over $2,000 and have seen them up to $6,000+. And they still have utility service. But our $112.52 triggered threats. And they could get the money any time they wanted!

Ferrett called and straightened it out, but there was that moment of staring at this absurd bill and laughing at the damned thing.


From: anonymousalex
2013-04-30 01:44 am (UTC)
Wow. Just, wow. A well-coined word, which I will doubtless steal.

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[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2013-04-30 02:17 am (UTC)
A very useful word, in my world. It will most likely be applied to interactions with the father of my children.
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2013-04-30 07:18 am (UTC)
Alas, this is what happens when things are automated and not enough thought/testing is put into the programming.
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[User Picture]From: gythiawulfie
2013-04-30 12:22 pm (UTC)

That word is soooo stolen

And yeah.... irritating and entertaining at the same time.

Good grief.

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[User Picture]From: dania_audax
2013-04-30 12:56 pm (UTC)
I'm so using that word in my fanfic.

You're awesome.

btw, I had a lovely time and am frantically attempting to make my house look less "Hoarders"-y so I can invite you and Ferret over. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-04-30 02:49 pm (UTC)
We had fun, too! And seriously do not worry about the house--you didn't see our basement!
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2013-04-30 04:34 pm (UTC)
When the left hand doesn't know what the right one is doing.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2013-04-30 04:41 pm (UTC)
the wonders of the electronic age.

adore the bugs bunny btw LOL
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-05-01 02:03 am (UTC)
Bugs expressed how I felt pretty darned well.
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[User Picture]From: noshot
2013-04-30 08:20 pm (UTC)
Maintenance Enforcement is irritaining like that; if you even go a dollar in the negative, they send you a notice in the mail threatening you with collections. Even if your next scheduled payment will more than cover the difference.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-05-01 02:10 am (UTC)
The huffiness of the customer service agent Ferrett spoke to wasn't necessary, however.
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[User Picture]From: ccr1138
2013-04-30 10:53 pm (UTC)
There's a special level of hell for that amount of stupid.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-05-01 02:09 am (UTC)
Shared with people who insist on talking in the theater.
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[User Picture]From: fitfool
2013-05-01 12:34 pm (UTC)
Irritaining, indeed! I like that word. I would sometimes be admonished for laughing at seeminingly inappropriate times but sometimes, there's nothing to do but laugh at a situation.
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[User Picture]From: angledge
2013-05-01 01:51 pm (UTC)
I've been using the word "horrimusing" for things that are horrifying & amusing at the same time.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2013-05-02 02:02 pm (UTC)
That's another good one.
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