17-Mar-2000 (Fri)

I called PG&E to finish transferring the service into my name. The woman who answered asked me, ``is the service on right now?'' When I answered yes, she said, ``oh good, because it was scheduled to be disconnected some time today.'' Whaaat? So we caught that just in time... It sounds like they're probably going to make me put down a couple months deposit on the service, since I haven't had a business account before, and having paid your residential service on time for a decade apparently counts for nothing.

Likewise, the bank is giving us attitude about getting a credit card! ``We require five years of credit history, and your company is only a year old.'' The fact that I've got a stainless credit history, and that I've been using that bank forever also counts for nothing. This sucks, because if they refuse us a credit card, I'm going to be forced to close my personal accounts there too, as a matter of moral imperative. Which will be oh-so-convenient.