Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dear BCBS insurance company,

Thank you for tying up my fax machine by sending me 27 consecutive copies of this page, with ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION WHATSOEVER!!!

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I'm just SO glad to know that my premiums, and our dwindling natural resources, are being put to such good use by you guys.

Thank you.

10 comments:

Leah said...

obviously you should fax them all back to complete the circle.

CrazyNewt said...

Ha ha. That's brilliant. I get faxes sort of like this at my (non-med) job.

One time, after getting faxed the same credit proposal about five times in one hour, I "accidentally" faxed all 100+ responses to that company several times in revenge.

That'll learn 'em.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you did something to piss them off?

In the pharmacy, we once faxed a local prescriber for a refill request. This was our third attempt in probably 10 days, and as such we wrote "third and final request" on the outgoing fax, along with dates.

We then received 10 copies back, each noted with "Third and final response!!! Check your fax!!!" We had never received a response previously, and weren't having trouble receiving from other offices.

I wanted to reply with 20 blank sheets and a snarky reply but the pharmacist vetoed my idea.

KateA said...

Look into E-fax. You download and can choose to print.

Wally The Walrus said...

Tape all those together top and bottom into one huge long page.

Put in fax machine, dial number, press SEND.

Then as the front strip comes out of the machine, find the end and that front, tape them together to make a long continuous page.

Walk away from fax machine, allowing long page to go through forever or a VERY VERY long time.

Everybody happy :-) And doubly so if you can use a toll free number to fax back.

Wormwood's Doxy said...

I love Wally's idea.

Last year, BCBS of North Carolina used my premium dollars to send me a postcard. That postcard encouraged me to contact my Democratic senator and ask her to vote against healthcare reform. Here was my answer:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina--Boneheads

Li'l Azathoth said...

Maybe, next time you bill them, they'll send you 27 blank checks.

Tigermom said...

Another vote for e-faxing. And I can mark a fax as junk too.

Anonymous said...

The gray-ish background is a watermark. If they run it by their "decoder" they'll find out who you are. Believe me, I know.

RehabNurse said...

Grumpy:

Are you in Middle America?

Wow, those BCBS people are at it again. They're so entertaining...at others' expense.

 
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