That "Arrogant Bastard" Mobile Phone Charge
from the yet-another-charge dept
Okay, so there are all sorts of random charges that don’t make sense on most of our phone bills, but you might get a little upset if you found out you were being charged extra for being an “arrogant bastard”. That’s what happened to a New Zealand man, who found a charge on his mobile phone bill for NZ$337.50 which said it was for him being an “arrogant bastard”. The man has filed defamation charges against the company who says they have no idea how such a charge could have gotten on the bill. The man says he doesn’t know anyone at the company who might have been playing a joke on him. Here’s a different version of the story saying that the company has settled with the man and is paying him $3000, and says the man admits that occasionally he might actually be something of an arrogant bastard (“demanding customer” is the way the article describes it) – but that it still wasn’t right to charge him for such a thing.