The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

15 August 2005

Gravel for Sisyphus

According to the old schoolyard (remember the days of the old schoolyard?) joke, the only thing harder than Wheeling, West Virginia was Flushing, New York.

But back then, we'd never tried canceling EarthLink.

Posted at 4:11 PM to Dyssynergy


As shameful as it is I must confess to having worked at the OKC AOHELL office once upon a time ... and canceling Earthlink sounds EXACTLY like their system works. It got so smarmy and deceitful I left under my own steam ... and took my worthless stock (by that time) with me.

Posted by: ron at 5:59 PM on 15 August 2005

A lot has changed in five years. I had no trouble at all cancelling EarthLink when we got broadband through our cable TV service.

Of course, I think if they had told me I needed to call a certain number to cancel, I would've called that number. Sometimes it's less of a hassle to just jump through the damned hoop.

Posted by: McGehee at 1:19 PM on 16 August 2005

FWIW, I did try cancelling with the number once or twice. I gave up after 10-15 minutes of phone tree. I just didn't have the time on those days, and haven't been motivated to try again.

Posted by: Matt at 2:58 AM on 20 August 2005

What about Lansing, Michigan?

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger at 12:50 AM on 21 August 2005