Stephen Michael Kellat

I hate days like today

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I got accused by a caller of being in league with the Devil.


I reduced another caller to tears without even trying. The poor Gen-Y female college student found out the hard way that Uncle Stupid wants his money and that breaking down in tears doesn't make debt simply disappear. Convenient, easy to afford payment plans were on afford but she hung up on me instead.


The new hotness? The frakking conspiracy theorists over the Presidential Alert message sent to cell phones. People are only just now starting to think "The Government" is listening to their calls? If you're making an open call on the public-switched telephone network, you should generally assume one or more intelligence agencies will be creating a nice backup copy of the call that you'll never be able to reach.

The question is where the breaking point is...and how close am I getting to it. ❌ likes this.