A few shockers in my September mailbox

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It took the better part of this weekend, but it looks like I’ve sorted through my September mailbag. And I found a few surprises.

For those of you just tuning in, one of my email addresses experienced a total malfunction, holding more than 10,000 messages in a queue since January. I explain everything in this post.

Of course, there are numerous other ways of reaching me — social media, my primary gmail address, elliottc@gmail.com, or phone. But often, people assume a single email always gets to me. Sadly, technology can sometimes let you down.
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The shocking top 10 posts of 2012 — and a surprise or two from me

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The most viewed stories of 2012 on this site? You’d be surprised.

I was.

(Speaking of surprises, I have one or two of my own. I’ll get to them in a minute.)

But first, the list:
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One-way toll surprise leads motorist down windy road

As far as surprises go, the one Michael Benson encountered on his drive from Breezewood, Pa., to the Ohio border was small but annoying: an extra $3.90 charged by the Pennsylvania Turnpike. But what followed was anything but small. When he tried to find out about the mystery toll, he was given the runaround by Turnpike authorities.

Then he went to war with them.

If nothing else, the bureaucrats and marketing executives who read this site should note the lengths to which Benson went to get answers for a $3.90 charge. Think about it. If you don’t clearly explain your pricing, this could happen to you.
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