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You deserve the Red Shirt Treatment. But it's a bitch BUYING one. - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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You deserve the Red Shirt Treatment. But it's a bitch BUYING one.

Day one is in the books. Beautiful vigil in Syracuse for our brother Methodist minister, who had his first inquisition session with the Bishop while we prayed and protested. Then a long, detoury and stormy leg to get to my sister's- and a good three hours of Geek Squad work here getting her ancient '98-era PC and monitor upgraded- only to find out that painters ripped out the cable running to her PC modem and that Time Warner can't get here for almost three weeks. Still? A job well done.

But my main Day One story began yesterday and will end tomorrow at the Shore Leave con outside Baltimore. I hadn't a thing to wear, but then I remembered something: my very own, Buffalo-based health insurer has gained worldwide mockery, mainly from old school Star Trek fans, about a marketing slogan they've been using for the past few years.

So I had This Idea: why not go over and buy one of these famed t-shirts from Independent Health? They're a block from Eleanor's Wegmans and on the way to my office. You'd think, with all the marketing, that there'd be cases of them to choose from.

You, like me, would be wrong.

It took six stops, at four different IH back offices, over a two-day period, where they were all very nice, and prompt, but until the two last gasps, totally useless. The rep who finally helped me the most? Knew exactly where I was going, why I wanted it, and thought it was hilarious. So I finally walked out with the goods- shown here front-

-and back, as in what everyone will be laughing behind tomorrow-

This is gonna be fun:)

Current Location: US, New York, Broome, Vestal Pkwy E, 2265

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thediva_laments From: thediva_laments Date: August 2nd, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
ahahahahahaha, I have heard of that very boondoggle. Ah, marketing people. It's called Google. Use it.
headbanger118 From: headbanger118 Date: August 16th, 2013 07:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I would kill, a Red Shirt, for one of these. Ah, irony.
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