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Interests: online gaming, gardening, baseball, football, my kids, and Ronald Reagan
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I remember when AT&T broke up into long distance and local. Like a lot of people I didn't understand what divestiture was or why I needed to dial a "1" before making a long distant call. I remember going to... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at PardonMyFrench
I have been a customer of Oxford Health Insurance since 2001; yes for you math geniuses that's 15 years. I first got Oxford Health Insurance when I joined what was then known as DLJdirect and kept it - I even... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at PardonMyFrench
I had the chance to try out advertising on Snap Chat recently. I thought it would be a great way to get some quick easy press for a client and a great way to get noticed by younger users. Well... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at PardonMyFrench
I was working on a different post when I got distracted by a Facebook update. When I checked on my memories from last year, I saw that 1 year ago today I ordered my Apple Watch at 3AM EST (thanks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at PardonMyFrench
I can't stand anymore. It's to the point where honest fans can no longer get seats for premium shows. In the past, it used to be hard work that would allow you to buy tickets for a hot act... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at PardonMyFrench
Admit it.. All those years of working in online advertising you had to rely on your coders and site owners to implement your tags, you were always just a little bit jealous. If only marketing could implement some basic codes.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at PardonMyFrench
(Note: I know I haven't blogged in a long time - probably about 2 years ago, but I'm starting up again. Hopefully, a post a week going forward. Well I'll just try and make 1-2 posts per month; during softball... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at PardonMyFrench
***This is a repost from many years ago. I had considered retiring it this year, but I always get notes from friends thanking me for this. BTW - I still carry that Hale and Hearty Soup frequent buyer card. Weird... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at PardonMyFrench
So as some of you know, I love to cook. I usually made most of the dinners but since I've been on my own for the past year, it's become more difficult. Plus, I have well expensive and sometimes healthy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at PardonMyFrench
I've been gaming a long time. I remember playing pong. My dad bought me one of the earliest home video game consoles called Fairchild. I found the game a week before Hanukkah that year and played with it every day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at PardonMyFrench
I'm getting ready to put the final touches on our May Disney trip and I started thinking about the Magic+ Bands. I kind of lean towards not liking them but as usual with Disney, I'm going to have to learn... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at PardonMyFrench
I thought I might sugar coat my annual end of year blog post, but there isn't an easy, cute way for me to summarize 2013. It was bad. What's interesting to me was that I reread my 2012 post and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at PardonMyFrench
This is Jacob's eulogy that he wrote and gave in front of the standing room only church of around 350 people on June 16. I only suggested one change - a duplicate word. I was extremely proud of him. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at PardonMyFrench
A lot of people have asked me to post the eulogies that Jacob and I did for Mary Frenchman's funeral on June 16. This is part 1 of Mary's eulogies and it is the one I gave right after Jacob.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at PardonMyFrench
Yeah this one is over. It wasnt a good year. However, I really believe that you get tested at just the right level you are at - kind of a cosmic thing. You build up experiences at your current level... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at PardonMyFrench
Since the start of this political season, the rage among a lot of online political advertisers is buying online ads using matched voter file (that's taking the an email file and matching them with a publisher). Nearly every ad buy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at PardonMyFrench
Hi The Big O, I appreciate your comments and your defense of a company you like to do business with. However, it's not as simple as you think. 1) decides fraud protection on their site. Not the credit card companies. Weak site fraud protection = more fraud. My wife's Amex got compromised. I put a lot more value in Amex's fraud protection then 2) refuses the return even after I called into complain. I spoke to supervisors and got the same awful customer service. If they are such a great company why do they refuse a return that was already credited back? Based on my experiences and countless other people's similar experiences, they are a bad company. They don't take fraud seriously. They don't care. You obviously enjoy their services and have had no issues. That's great. Me and other people impacted by similar fraud practices, disagree and won't don't business with them EVER again (I blocked their charges on all of our Amex cards). Finally, if your defense of is so great, why were your googling scam to get here? PardonMyFrench, Eric
Alex, You make fair comments but I want to point out again the following: - Do you not find it odd that a lot of people end up with the same issue? Why isnt this happening to Best Buy in your example? - Why are the items when properly returned rejected by Newegg? Don't you find that odd? It's using their own return policy. - Newegg no matter how much you want to defend them, is the one that decides their return policy, their security, their fraud protection. They do have responsibility otherwise, why would any of these companies have any security what so ever? Facts are, they do make all of these decisions and they are based on cost factors. Based on all of the above, don't you think that maybe the reason the same scam is repeated over and over, plus the email scams repeated over and over, is because hackers and unscrupulous types have figured out that is an easy target? The scams happen to because they are an easy target. Their security is weak. Their return policy is bad. Thanks for your comments. Eric
To The Marketing Genius Running Bad Facebook Advertising: I don't get it. Your Facebook advertising is awful. It's almost like you are 18 years old and just started reading a marketing 101 book. Or worse yet. You are robbing your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at PardonMyFrench
Long time friends of mine know that I have a huge Amazing Spider-Man comic book collection. I am only missing 15 books - 9 of those are from the first 15 books. I do have my own copy of Amazing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2012 at PardonMyFrench
So the past few days there has been a lot of articles written online about NJ Governor Chris Christie possibly falling asleep at a Springsteen concert. Now my Governor doesnt usually need help defending himself, but I figured he can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at PardonMyFrench
On April 13 I received an email from The email thanked me for subscribing to the Edmunds newsletter. I received it about 9:30 AM EST and I was a little upset. Sure it's easy to get my email and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at PardonMyFrench
I just finished listening to Wrecking Ball from start to finish including the bonus tracks. It's an awesome CD and rivals The Rising as his best release since Born In The USA (yes I wrote that). To put that in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at PardonMyFrench
A few months back I wrote this post wondering if is running a scam. To recap the scam, someone got my wife's credit card number, address, and email and then ordered a $1000 camera lens. I contacted Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at PardonMyFrench
*******I wrote this post in 2006, I think.....Wow, I was quite the author back then. I think with Google changing their privacy policy, I think this is an interesting post****** I lot of friends, including my wife, have said to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at PardonMyFrench