So, in my recent Facebook post I teased about a property tax story… here we go.
Fred vs the Property Appraiser
When Yeni and I started dating it was a long distance relationship. She came to the States and lived in Ann Arbor, working for the government on an H1 Visa— this means that if she left her job, she’d have to move back to her (at the time) country. In other words, she could not come live in Gainesville at the time.
Well, as luck would have it, we started dating around the 2008 housing crisis. I tried putting the house up for sale, and after 1 year of no offers, watched my home value drop monthly. Good times.
Yeni demonstrates her coolness while taking a break in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Tomorrow is July 4th, or Independence Day here in the United States — where we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.
At the time, what is now the United States existed as 13 colonies of Great Britain. For many reasons, none of which I’ll discuss here, the colonists decided to declare themselves a new nation, independent from British (or any other) rule, with certain unalienable Rights — including Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Recently, a call taker from Walgreens called Yeni a bitch.
For two weeks, I attempted to get Walgreens to apologize… and failed. At this point, I don’t know who failed… was it Walgreens for not caring, or was it me in thinking a big company would care enough to apologize to a customer they insulted.
After two weeks, I decided to post the call online and share it with the world. (I was hoping that they would issue a sincere apology and we would just move on). I then posted the blog on twitter and google plus.
Walgreens, through twitter, said they would reach out to us ASAP.