A couple charged a guest for not attending their wedding
Via: KARE 11
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Sounds like a match made in triviality.

Jessica Baker was all set to attend a wedding with her husband when she received a call from her mom, KARE11 says.

"She called at the last minute and had something come up and said I can't make it," said Baker.

Her mom was supposed to watch their kids. And since the invitation said no children, that meant no wedding. But then this week, she received a bill for the dinner they were supposed to have enjoyed.

"You've got to be kidding me," she said with a smile. "It listed, we would have had two herb crusted walleye and there was also a service and tax charge."

The total came to $75.90.

"This cost reflects the amount paid by the bride and groom for meals that were RSVP'd for, reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call or text would be appreciated," the note read.

We're surprised they didn't also ask where their gift was. What kind of petty nonsense is this?

And $30 for a walleye! Those must be some pretty pricey herbs crusted onto it.

Who'd want to be friends with this couple anyway?

Couple from Oregon gets a $2 million Verizon cell phone bill.
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Ken Slusher and his girlfriend just wanted to get a cell phone. Is that so hard?

It is if you're trying to get one from Verizon.

The Oregon couple opened a plan last year with two phones, then quickly realized their mistake and canceled. Only to have the mistakes follow them.

Channel 3000 tells it like this:

Slusher called an automated phone line to check his Verizon account balance. A voice recording said, "Your total amount due is $2,156,593.64." Slusher and his girlfriend opened a Verizon account last November and they bought two phones. They only kept the service for one month after noticing major discrepancies on their bills. Slusher said their first bill should've been for about $120.

Instead, it was for $698, plus it showed a previous balance of $451. He said their next statement asked for just $9.

"The number of errors and the comedy of which they happened is astounding to me," he said.

Slusher said they canceled the service in December and returned the phones to a local Verizon store in January.

They thought everything was all cleared up until they started getting notices from several collection agencies demanding upward of $2,000.

Slusher and his girlfriend say they've been going back and forth for months with customer service representatives who agree there's been a mistake. However, with no resolution, Slusher checked his Verizon account balance again on Monday and that's when he heard the $2 million figure.

The Oregonian ran a statement from Verizon:

"We have apologized to an Oregon customer for a programming error in an automated voice response system that caused him to receive an incorrect message that he owed $2 million on his bill," Verizon said in a written statement Wednesday. "We are correcting the error now and have resolved the issue to the customer's satisfaction."

Get it together, Verizon.

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Via: Reddit
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In following Californian congresswoman Zoe Lofgren's crowdsourced path to legislation, U.S. Representative Darrell Issa is asking for Reddit's help to draft a bill known as The Internet American Moratorium Act (IAMA), which would create a two-year halt on any new rules or regulations governing the Internet (see highlighted portion). For more info, check out the congressman's AMA (Ask Me Anything) discussion on Reddit, which will begin tomorrow on Wednesday, November 28, at 1030 a.m. (EST).

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