Woman Gets Cable Bill With Derogatory Name

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  1. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    CHICAGO (AP) - LaChania Govan said she got bounced around by her cable company when she called to complain. She made dozens of calls and was even transferred to a person who spoke Spanish - a language she doesn't understand. But when she got her August bill from Comcast she had no trouble understanding she'd made somebody mad. It was addressed to "Bitch Dog."

    "I was like you got to be freaking kidding me," said Govan, 25. "I was so mad I couldn't even cuss."

    Govan said the only thing she did to Comcast employees that might be considered rude came after a few dozen calls when she felt she was treated shabbily. "I did tell them, 'You know what, it has to be a qualification to work for your company that you have to be rude,'" she said.

    Govan said she talked to a supervisor and he offered her two months free service, which she turned down.

    Finally Wednesday, about two weeks after she got her bill, somebody from the company left a message on her answering machine in which the caller apologized.

    Comcast officials said it shouldn't have happened.

    "We only use the actual customers names on the bill," said Patricia Andrews-Keenan, a Comcast spokeswoman.

    Company officials went through the records and identified two people who were involved with the name change and fired them, Andrews-Keenan said. It's unknown why the employees did it.

    In another case, Peoples Energy customer Jefferoy Barnes started getting letters addressed to "Jeffery Scrotum Bag Barnes."

    "I had no bad words at all. I guess the earliest letter is dated in May and from then on up until now my name has been listed as Jeffery Scrotum Bag Barnes and I have no idea why."

    Barnes said he received an apologetic call from a company official. He also has contacted an attorney to determine if he can take legal action.

    A Peoples Energy spokeswoman called the letter inexcusable.

  2. HippyFreek2004

    HippyFreek2004 changed screen name

    hahaha...I wonder what they'd call me...if I had a bill in my name, that is...
  3. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    Hippy circus Freek
  4. Sesen

    Sesen Member

    I'd be pissed...but thats fucking hilarious
  5. HippyFreek2004

    HippyFreek2004 changed screen name

    hahaha....But that's not the name I'd use on my bills...I could just see a cable bill coming to my house addressed to Hippy Freek
  6. PriceCheck

    PriceCheck Senior Member

    I'm sure anyone who works in customer service could explain it easily.
  7. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    oh, I agree.
  8. Wonder Girl

    Wonder Girl rhapsody in pink

    That's hilarious...:D

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