I worked a twelve hour day today. I should be working a twelve hour day tomorrow, too, but somehow my calendar popped up with a 9:15am dentist appointment that I can’t cancel because it’s less than 24 hour notice (otherwise I get charged $50) and my Botox appointment at 3pm in the Dermatology department at Kaiser. It was the first appointment I could get. Otherwise, I’d have to wait another four weeks. So I’m going to try to get to bed early, wake up early, and get to work early. I’m sufficiently liquored up. This shouldn’t be that hard.
Before I go nighty-night, I encourage everyone to make it a point for the new year (not that the year is new anymore) to review all of your expenses very diligently. I like to think I’ve been really good with my money, but clearly not. I called AT&T today to cancel my DSL and home phone line and the customer service represented was appalled because for some reason that she couldn’t figure out, they have been charging me the premium business rate for my DSL line instead of the residential rate which works out to an extra $20 a month. She said this has been going on for almost two years! She was being completely straightforward with me and told me I would probably never get my money back because I should have been looking at my bills every month. Well, I hadn’t because all of it was automatically deducted from my credit card. And honestly it didn’t occur to me that I was paying $50 versus $30. I told her to cancel my service, to remove the automatic deduction, and that I simply wouldn’t pay my last bill. While she couldn’t in good faith tell me dismiss my last bill, she did tell me it was probably the only option I had since I certainly wouldn’t get a refund.
Bahumbug. I have been flushing money down the toilet all these years!!! Learn from my mistake. Scrutinize all of your expenses.