Cratering

A half-stack doesn't fit in the trunk.

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Cratering

a half-stack doesn't fit in the trunk

note for Disqus (rhymes with “disgust”) users

If you have Disqus comments enabled on your tumblr, and odds are you do, then you may want to take a look at a recent change they implemented. If you look at an individual post on your blog, down below the comments, you may see links to other people’s content under a “Recommended For You” header.

First up on mine was a link to celeb puff piece about Jenny McC****y. I assure you, the only time that asshole’s name will appear on any content of mine will be when she’s finally hauled into court and charged with the thousands of counts of murder she so richly deserves for her idiotic, appalling, anti-science jihad against immunization. That will be a day to celebrate. Sadly, we’re not there yet.

So I had an angry. Got ragey. But the good news is, you can turn these off. You can go to the Disqus settings, click on the Discovery tab, and turn it off. Note that they probably set this horror show up for you by default, without your opt-in. While turning it off, I got a whole bunch of “omg I can’t believe you’d do this!” type javascript, but, yeah, Disqus, I’m extremely sure. Fuck you and your asshat link spam fuckery.

July 31, 2011

Dear Dr. [xxxxx]:

Please find enclosed the payment for $7.10, as requested for account [nnnnn].

For the record: your threat to hand this paltry balance over to a collections agency is outrageous and over the top. If it weren’t for the byzantine, opaque rules by which your office interacts with our insurer, we’d have paid it much sooner. As it happens, we have to wait many, many months for Blue Cross to finally figure out what they will pay you for each visit, and then we have to wait for final bills from you so we can be sure their contribution is complete. 

In the meantime, we get perhaps a half dozen intermediate statements from you and from them, all showing different balances due. I’m sure the postage alone is close to $7.10 by this point, to say nothing of the dozens of hours of clerical work by you and them.

The smart thing for us, as unwilling participants in the rigged, utterly immoral system you have so eagerly helped to create, is to wait until all the intermediate transactions have cleared. Otherwise we risk overpayment, and there’s absolutely no guarantee we’ll ever see a refund from you or them.

So, stick your orange, threatening sticker somewhere else.