A corporation did indeed take advantage of my father! A few months ago, he went to a local retail outlet looking for a cell phone. He explained that all he wanted was a very simple phone that would enable him to make phone calls and send text messages. He came home with a high end smart phone and a two year, $90.00 a month plan, including a $20.00 a month data plan. He was grossly oversold and because the phone is so complicated to him, he has never used it.
In contemplating the title of this blog, I thought about taking a more militant, Malcolm X approach with the following: Bell Canada ripped off my father! But then I decided on the softer, Martin Luther King Jr approach. The reason for this less militant headline is that my intention is not to vilify Bell Canada, rather, it is to bring attention to the need for conscious awareness. Buddhists call it enlightenment!
I like to believe that if we were a more conscious society [if we were aware of the true nature of God and our divine spiritual essence and if we understood our oneness with all that is] we simply wouldn’t take advantage of one another, particularly not the more vulnerable.
Take the word, corporation, and substitute the name of any company you wish. They are all more than capable of, if not guilty of producing hazardous products and taking advantage of people in the name of corporate profits [aka greed]. Biotech companies, drug companies, banks, oil companies, you name it, they are all glowing examples of unconsciousness.
Dad and I called Bell’s 1-800 customer service line and were told that because the grace period had expired, all they could offer was an early opt-out with a cancellation fee. My father canceled his contract and plans to contact Global TV who has an ombudsman type service that will investigate and rectify such matters.
Perhaps one day we will live a conscious society that doesn’t take advantage of one another and doesn’t require ombudsman’s. My fingers are crossed!
Have an awesomely conscious day