Man I am in a bad mood. I am telling you that things are really ticking me off today.
I am not going to write the things that are on my mind today because I am too hot about it, and the AGD says I can't cuss. I promise to write the topic down, and we will talk about it next week.
But also I am hot because my Gators lost. Did you see this? They lost in double overtime with a bunch of chances to win the game. Well the season is over, mercifully.
I know you were all watching.
Speaking of watching, did you know that you can watch every game of the NCAA basketball tourney on your computer LIVE. It is incredible.
And at the top of the screen is a BOSS BUTTON, so when people are watching it at work and they hear the boss coming they hit this button and instantly work comes up on the screen. My hats off to the CBS people.
But for people like me, who are the boss, I need a STAFF BUTTON. My staff comes into my office and says, "What are you doing back here?"
"Oh, I am writing up progress notes and that lab script you needed".
I wanted to talk to you about a company called Brican America.
Anyone heard of this?
Well a year and a half ago I had a "buddy" refer me to this rep.
Here is his shpeel.
We have a 42' Samsung LCD TV, along with the TV is a computer and a monitor.
Now what we agree upon is he will put the TV in my reception room.
And he agrees to put the computer anywhere in my office that I wish.
He will give me a DVD to run on the computer, and it plays in the reception area.
The DVD is educational clips. One would be about sealants. One would be about veneers. One would be about orthodontics. One about perio and on and on.
There are probably 50, 10-20 second clips , to choose from.
You can choose which ones to run in succession.
Now that you have put your sequence of clips together they run in a loop on your brand new 42' Samsung in your reception area.
The one caveat, they run an ad for a company that they partner with one every ten segments.
So dental clips 9 times, some laser eye clinic 1 time.
We do this for 5 years and at the end of the 5 years I keep the TV and the computer and the monitor.
No big deal.
Okay here is where it gets kind of shaky.
I agree to pay Brican for the running material and the marketing company agrees to pay me.
At the end I have officially pay nothing.
Okay so a couple of things are running through my head.
First and foremost, IT IS FREE.
Second thing, I get an awesome TV and computer for FREE.
Thirdly, a couple of my "buddies" have already done it and were getting paid back.
I just have to make my payments for five years to Brican (who sold the contract to a financing company) and the marketing company has to pay me for five years.
So after I made some reference calls to existing accounts I pulled the trigger.
Things were going great until this week the marketing company didn't make the payment to me.
And unbeknown to me the marketing company has failed its end of the bargain to all of its people.
They have appeared to have gone bankrupt.
I found this out because I got an email from an attorney asking me if I wanted to get in on the Class Action law suit against Brican America.
Man the poop is really hitting the fan on this one.
See over the life of the contract now with this finance company I owe $29,000.
And they don't care that I am not getting money from the marketing company. They care that I haven't made my payment. And they are not being nice about it. If you miss one payment you will be in default. And they claim they will send you straight to collections. And then it goes on your permanent record.
So the lawyer claims that they are at the early stages of the suit. But if you want to get in there is a retainer fee, blah blah blah. It is going to cost about $3000 to get in on it.
But until the lawyers get somewhere on the case, I still have to be making payments to the financial company.
Are you sweating yet? Because I am.
I told you I was in a bad mood and now you know why. But I haven't cussed yet.
But who is to say that the law firm isn't just another step in their diabolical plan.
Like I give the lawyer $3000 and then once they get 100 dentists they split too.
I am in a real pinch, and I don't know how to get out of it.
I think I have to go to the AGD's attorneys on this one.
Anyone have any suggestions?
I called my financial adviser and he say, "Sometimes you have to skin your knees a couple of times to realize you have to stop riding fast on your bike."
Thanks a lot a-hole (oops there I go)
This might be a $29,000 knee skin.
Hope your weekend is better than mine.