So, Monday night/Tuesday morning, during the throes of another bout of “I can’t freaking fall asleep to save my sanity,” my cel phone starts chiming with a text message at 12:17AM. Half a minute later, there’s another text message alert. I drag myself out of bed, worried that some sort of disaster has hit friend or family, only to find that some jackasses at a Joke of the Day business had signed me up for their service without my asking. The two messages were congratulating me on signing up and giving me my special pin number. Too groggy and angry to deal with it right away, I just assumed there would be more messages coming and turned the phone off for the night in a vain effort to get some much needed rest.
6 mostly sleepless hours later, I turn my phone back on and find that there were indeed more messages, including the day’s joke. I’m reprinting it below so nobody has to cough up $9.99 for the one-month membership to receive this gem.
Joke of the Day:
Q: What did the doctor say when the patient complained, “Doctor, I feel stiff in the joints?”
A: “Then stay out of the joints!”
They actually wanted me to pay ten bucks a month for this pablum!
I got on the phone with Sprint, and the customer service rep knocked their charge off my ill and blocked them from my phone, no problems. She also told me that these clowns had done the same thing to her recently, indicating that this company is not only unfunny, but they have a habit of illegally creating accounts for people, many of whom likely think that simply opting out via the text message instructions will save them from being billed. Hint: it won’t – the initial $9.99 charge was immediately sent to Sprint.
I hope you choke, you thieving asshats.