Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Psychology Today is So Yesterday

I got this mean little letter in the mail today from the collection agency that Psychology Today apparently uses.

Let me first say, that I been a subscriber to that magazine for about 5 years.   This year, I decided to take a little break from it and not renew.  I did not order a subscription for the year like the mean letter accuses me of doing.

I find this letter not only mean, but funny, and even ironic.  It's coming from Psychology Today?!  Don't they have a little better understanding on how to treat their customers?  It seems like they should understand human psychology better than this! 

Although I really liked this magazine, and was only taking a break, after getting this threatening letter, I will probably consider this  a total break up now.   Do they really think I'm going to want to start up a subscription now?!  Really?

Ok, so here's the letter, word for word. 

Dear Kerri Aritsa,  (Yep, that's right, they didn't even get my name right!  Way to go!)

You don't get something for nothing.

The magazines ordered from our client, Psychology Today, have a value.  Otherwise, there wouldn't have been an order placed for that subscription.

That value is in the amount of $15.97.

We expect full payment for that subscription.  The value of sending payment on your part is to protect your account with our client.

That account has a value, too.  Don't damage yours.

Make a check payable to North Shore Agency and mail in the envelope provided.

You don't get something for nothing.

It's not the way it works and you know that.  Resolve this matter and collection of this account will stop. 

Um, no. Sorry.  I hate bullies.


Unknown said...

This sounds like a harrassing teenager wrote it! Wouldnt you agree? It's time to move on...Psych!

Anonymous said...

Sure does not sound like something any professional magazine would write... Actually it sounds more like those spam emails I get sometimes professing to be someone else... I would check out that they really sent it... just a thought...
Adee xoxo

Kerri said...

you're RIGHT! it does seem so unprofessinal, cut i do think think it's the collection agency they use. i've already thrown it out tho, so i can't follow up until they send another threatening, mean letter. and then depending on if i feel like spending any energy on it i'll either investigate, or i'll just toss it again. but you're so right, adee.

Valerie said...

How crazy. That "you don't get something for nothing" line is too much. I think Adee might be right though.

Roberta said...'s a good thing that you are a stable person...this kind of harassement could send anyone on the edge right