Apology of the Day: Comcast Sorry for Changing Subscriber’s Name to A-Hole

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Here’s yet another reason to join the cord-cutting revolution.

A man in Spokane, Washington was surprised to find out that Comcast had changed his name from Ricardo Brown to “a**hole” Brown on his most recent bill.

He and his wife Lisa had been trying to cancel their cable subscription with the company, which should have been a very simple process.

But it was not.

They first reported the issue to consumer advocate Christopher Elliott, who wrote:

Instead of complying immediately, a representative escalated her call to a retention specialist, who tried to persuade her to keep the cable service and sign a new two-year contract.

His wife said she was not being rude, but the Comcast customer service agent decided to get back at them for not taking the offer in the most passive aggressive and childish way possible.

Elliot spoke with a Comcast rep who eventually apologized.

“We have spoken with our customer and apologized for this completely unacceptable and inappropriate name change,” he said. “We have zero tolerance for this type of disrespectful behavior and are conducting a thorough investigation to determine what happened. We are working with our customer to make this right and will take appropriate steps to prevent this from happening again.”

The company also promised to fire the employee responsible and has offered to both waive the $60 cable cancellation fee (how generous) and provide a refund of their two years of cable service.

These Guys Love Catcalling Women on the Street, Let's See What Happens When Their Moms Get Involved

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Reddit comments point out that this is likely staged for an ad campaign in Peru. The woman on the mic is Natalia Malaga, a former volleyball player and now coach.

From the Reddit thread:

Sorry for my English. I'm Peruvian.

It's not a Tv Show, is an ad for Everlast. Obviusly staged. Part publicity, part a NGO campaign against cat calling in the streets, who sadly is pretty common in Peru.

The woman talking before the "show" is Natalia Malaga, a coach of voleyball national team and famously volleyball player, now retired. Natalia have an tough style in coaching and even has accused of insulting and use derogatory words with teens players. Maybe for that she is the head of this campaign against cat calling.

Raw Footage of a Woman Throwing Bacon at Cops to "Feed the Pigs." Because "God Told her to."

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From WCVB:

"She walked into the lobby and was carrying a Dunkin' Donuts box, walked up to the window, when the officer greeted her asked if he could help here she said 'I'm here to feed the pigs,'" Framingham police Lt. Harry Wareham said.

McNamara then allegedly reached into the box and began throwing raw bacon and sausage at the officer and smearing the greasy meat onto the bulletproof glass.

"It's clear she may need help," Wareham said.

There's a Site That Allows You to Anonymously Ship Your Enemies the Most Vile Substance Known to Man: Glitter

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Passive agressives rejoice!

A new service called "ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com" launched (and crashed) this week, offering to enact revenge for you by sending packets of glitter and a note to anyone you dislike.

The company says their hatred of glitter (i.e the "herpes of the craft world") is what inspired them to start the service, because it's nearly impossible to clean up.

Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Michelle Bachmann and Newt Gingrich all know what we're talking about.

It costs $9.99 Australian dollars (or about $8.15 in the United States), and anyone who wants to use the service just fills out a short form with the contact info for whomever they want to glitter bomb.

They will then "vomit up a tonne of glitter" and send it to your arch nemesis.

"There's someone in your life right now who you fucking hate," they write on the site. "Whether it be your shitty neighbour, a family member or that b*tch Amy down the road who thinks it's cool to invite you to High Tea but not provide any weed."

ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com was bombarded this week with requests after Monday's launch, and it says that purchases are temporarily suspended as a result.

Slate interviewed the founder, a 22-year-old internet marketer from Australia named Mathew Carpenter, who says the response was overwhelming.

"Over 2,000 of the world's brightest people have spent money on this service," he said. "It's good for business, but bad for society."

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