(See post entitled, "From My Niece's Blog)
To Whichever Deity it May Concern:
I seem to have more than my fair share of serious illness in my family lately. I'm sure it must be difficult to keep track of, what with all the plague, famine, and disease worldwide; however, I am confident that since I have now brought this error to your attention, the problem will be corrected immediately and I will receive a full and complete refund.
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Grace was referring to her aunt, my sister Barbara, who is battling cancer, and to her grandfather, my father, who has severe dementia from Parkinson's or Alzheimer's or something. So I sent her this.
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CUSTOMER SERVICE FORM
Account Number : ___________________
Estimated refund due: ______________
How the refund was calculated: __________________________________________________________
If using “fair share” method, state the basis upon which “fair” was determined: __________________________________________________________
Complete and attach Form A, Inventory of Sins, placing a checkmark beside any you have ever committed, and Form B, Survey of Good Works, checking only those motivated by pure, unalloyed altruism.
Count the number of family members in most recent four generations (yours, your parents’, your grandparents’, and your children’s generations, including first cousins, first cousins once removed, and second cousins).
Number living: __________
Number deceased: ________
Number relatively healthy: _____
Number relatively unwell: ______
Complete and attach Form C, placing a checkmark beside each calamity your family has suffered under each category listed, including Famine, Plague, Malnutrition, War, and Other. Do not include Self-inflicted Calamities such as Drug or Alcohol Addiction.
Name of person(s) to whom refund is due:
NOTE: Management cannot be responsible for the actions of disgruntled former employees. Management shall, however, take such counter-measures as it shall, in its sole discretion, deem advisable.
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Gosh, I hope someone can help Barbara fill out all that paperwork!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007