I am curios – how does it feel to run the most hated service in the world?

A few days ago, the self proclaimed “most loved” payment service decided to freeze my account. Just because. To be exact, they “determined” that I was involved in some dark illegitimate affairs and by doing so, violated their Terms of Service or something to that effect. It still puzzles me what kind of illegal stuff I was plotting, yet the following events were even more bizarre (however hard it may be to imagine).

It is not that hard to imagine that emails to the customer service went unanswered. After all, PayPal is famous for it’s “customer service denial” system.

Next came the phone call, which prompted me to blog this in the first place. The conversation went as follows:

– PayPal: We see that you have a problem with your account. Unfortunately, we can no longer offer you our service
– I : That’s exactly why I’m calling you. I wish to close the account
– PayPal: We cannot do that. We can lock it.
– I : No, I wish to close it. You just said you can no longer offer me the service, so close it.
– PayPal: We cannot do that. We can lock it.
– I : Why?
– PayPal: Because closing is not possible for limited accounts
– I : How long the limits will stay in effect?
– PayPal: Indefinitely
– I : I wish to close the account
– PayPal: It is not possible
– I : Can you provide an explanation?
– PayPal: No
– I : Why not?
– PayPal: Because we don’t see a reason. Goodbye!

Who needs a muscle these days… The days of bullies are drawing to the end folks. Modern bullies wear suits and ties. You don’t need to be strong, you just need to be PayPal, the most hated payment service in the world.

How do you feel, PayPal? Fine, I’m sure…

I am curious. Nothing in particular, just curious…

I am curious. Nothing in particular, just curious. I look up when everyone else is looking down… They say “curious George” – I’m not so sure about the “George” part but otherwise… I wonder how many otherwise perfectly normal people would spend their Sunday morning laying right smack in the middle of the way in a busy mall (and in some pretty indecent pose I might add) taking shots at the mall cupola. Judging by the looks I received – not too many. Which makes me wonder – why don’t they see it the same way? We are all given at least two eyes (some got three, they call us “photographers”) so why don’t they see it? I am pretty sure I have missed some untold numbers of bugs and worms, and maybe a few dog piles – all due to paying attention to what’s up in the sky – but it doesn’t bother me too much. I wonder why?

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I am the road

For some reason, I only feel at home while on the road. Don’t ask me why… I think, it must be something related to the ancestry – while everyone else was busy trying to descend from the apes (please direct your comments to certain Mr. Darwin), I took the shortcut and descended from a gipsy dog who wasn’t very busy at the moment 🙂 Seemed like a good idea at the time… Now I’m bound to ramble. Luckily, there is no shortage of open roads in California and each one is beautiful in its own way…

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For some reason, I always look up. I’m not sure…

For some reason, I always look up. I'm not sure why. Most people look down to watch their step; I trust my feet to take me wherever they are inclined to walk to, while the head (and the camera) are otherwise occupied. Here we have one of those rare moments when both the feet and the head happen to work together so that they brought me up to this fantastic building in downtown Montreal. The rest is… um… history.

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