It is Wrong to Blame the Modern Technology for Errors Committed by Man

IT IS WRONG TO BLAME THE MODERN TECHNOLOGY

FOR ERRORS COMMITTED BY MAN

By Apolinario Villalobos

 

I had a very bad experience with a bank after it printed ALL information about my savings and time deposit, complete with account numbers and sent the UNSIGNED SYSTEM-GENERATED LETTER to my home address by a COURIER OF A NEVER-HEARD MESSENGERIAL SERVICE COMPANY. THE IDIOT COURIER INSERTED THE ENVELOP WITH THE NAME OF THE BANK PRINTED OUTSIDE, INTO A SPACE OF THE GATE. HAD I NOT PICKED IT UP IMMEDIATELY WHEN I CAME HOME, A CRIMINAL COULD HAVE TAKEN IT AND TAKEN NOTE OF THE INFO AND HACKED MY BANK ACCOUNT! WORST, I FOUND OUT THAT THE COURIER MADE IT APPEAR THAT I SIGNED HIS COPY OF DELIVERY RECEIPT!

 

It was only after I irritably explained to the bank officials their mistake of bringing out of their system the information about my confidential transactions with them that they realized the breach of bank secrecy that they committed. I told them that I could easily file a case in the court against them. And, to think that it is a prestigious bank that can afford expensive ads on print and broadcast media about their offerings. It left me wondering how a prestigious bank could hire INCOMPETENT IDIOTS to handle their information system with sloppiness. WORST, THE RESPONSIBLE GUYS, ALTHOUGH, APOLOGETIC, BLAMED THE “ SYSTEM-GENERATED LETTER”….THOSE PRINTED GOOD FOR NOTHING LETTERS THAT ARE NOT SIGNED AND SENT TO CLIENTS!

 

Relative to this, I felt I made a big mistake when I dealt with another bank about its insurance offering. Due to non-completion of details on certain forms, A SYSTEM-GENERATED TEXT WAS SENT TO ME. I had to go back to the bank to accomplish what were asked. A little later I received another text about their posting of my payment to the assigned policy number. I had to go back to the bank again to arrange about the delivery which the insurance representative has supposedly submitted to their concerned office. BUT, THE FOLLOWING DAY, I WAS SURPRISED TO RECEIVE SIMILAR TEXT THAT ADVICED ME ABOUT THE NON-COMPLETION OF DOCUMENTS (AGAIN!)! HOW CAN ONE BE NOT IRRITATED BY SUCH KIND OF IDIOTIC COMMUNICATION, AFTER HAVING BEEN ASSURED THAT EVERYTHING IS IN ORDER?

 

WHAT IS IRRITATING IS THE FAILURE OF THE GUYS OF THE INSURANCE COMPANY TO APOLOGIZE IF THEY COMMITTED AN ERROR BY SENDING AN UNNECESSARY SYSTEM-GENERATED TEXT THAT MADE ME TENSE AND RUINED MY DAY. THE GUY WHO HUMBLY APOLOGIZED HAS GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CLOSED TRANSACTION AS HE IS CONNECTED WITH THE BANK WITH WHICH THE INSURANCE COMPANY IS AFFILIATED. I MADE IT CLEAR THAT THE GUY FROM THE INSURANCE COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR SENDING THE SECOND TEXT SHOULD SEND ANOTHER AS AN “ADVICE TO DISREGARD” THE ERRONEOUSLY SENT ONE AND APOLOGIZE, TO CLOSE THE CASE. THAT IS THE PROPER PROTOCOL THAT CUSTOMER-ORIENTED COMPANIES SHOULD OBSERVE IF THEY COMMITTED A MISTAKE. IT IS WRONG FOR THESE COMPANIES TO LEAVE THE CLIENTS WITH INSECURITIES FOR MISTAKES THAT THEY (COMPANIES) COMMITTED.

 

My point here is, the modern technology should never be blamed because the MACHINES OR COMPUTERS OR WHATEVERGODDAMNTHING BEING USED TO GENERATE LETTERS OR TEXTS ARE CONTROLLED BY A “BREATHING PERSON OR GROUP, VERY WELL ALIVE, AND SUPPOSED TO HAVE BRAINS”!…OTHERWISE, HE/SHE/THEY COULD JUST BE PLAIN AND SIMPLE INCOMPETENT IDIOT/S WHO IS/ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO HADLE SENSITIVE TRANSACTIONS SOME OF WHICH INVOLVE MILLIONS AND NOT JUST HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF PESOS!

 

THE DANGER HERE IS, EVEN IF A POLICY NUMBER IS ASSIGNED OR ISSUED, THE INSURANCE COMPANY WILL DEFINITELY MAKE IT HARD FOR THE CLIENT TO GET BACK THE MONEY THAT HE INVESTED DUE TO “non-completion of information in documents, etc”….THESE ARE THE FINE LINES IN INSURANCE CONTRACTS! ALSO, BY THE TIME MY POLICY GETS MATURED, I WOULD BE DEALING WITH ANOTHER SET OF PEOPLE WHO MAY ALSO BE IDIOTS, HENCE, NOT GIVE A DAMN IF THE DOCUMENTS THAT THE COMPANY ACCEPTED  FOR PROCESSING JUST TO HAVE A POLICY NUMBER ASSIGNED TO CLOSE THE DEAL WERE INCOMPLETE!

 

 

I WILL NAME NAMES IN MY NEXT BLOG IF THE GODDAMN INSURANCE OUTFIT WILL NOT MAKE AMENDS IN WRITING, COMPLETE WITH SIGNATURE, TO CONFIRM THAT THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH MY DOCUMENTS.

 

Quest for a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for Pnoy…ultimate idiocy of his ass lickers

Quest for a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for Pnoy
…ultimate idiocy of his ass lickers
By Apolinario Villalobos

The quest for a Nobel Prize nomination for Pnoy could be the ultimate idiocy of his ass lickers. They have not learned from blunders that keep on heaping in their effort to salvage the image of their idol. For delicadeza’s sake, Pnoy himself, should tell his people to stop it, that is, if there’s even just a bit of it left in his person. He should know that he is not worth such a magnanimous recognition, much less even an obscure one.

As far as the Filipinos are concerned, Pnoy has zero in accomplishment…and more zero in the improvement of the country’s state as a whole since his day one at the Malacaῆan Palace. His being an Aquino has somehow mellowed the anger of the Filipinos as some have “thought” that his father, Ninoy, was a “hero”, but at the rate things are going, this may not last long. The Filipinos are beginning to recover from their nightmarish mistake of voting for him as president of this ailing nation. His so called “misadministration” has just amplified the woes of the already suffering Filipinos.

His administration has so neglected the country that it is now left drowning in so many inadequacies, wants, and most especially, corruption. Many agencies, are until now without Chiefs, especially, the COMELEC, despite the fast approach of the 2016 election. The Commission on Audit and the Department of Health are in the same predicament, just to name some. Other agencies are with Chiefs, but operate as if they have none, as they are pitifully wanting of sound decision. He founded his administration on “friendly trust” and gratitude which later proved to be very disastrous due to the incompetence and dishonesty of the people whom he thought were trustworthy enough or to put it bluntly, without a taint of corruption, or know how to operate an agency sanely. So what’s happening now is a case of a blind leading other blinds.

The Mamasapano massacre should be treated as a “blessing in disguise” despite the heartache it brought to the loved ones of the unfortunate 44 SAF commandos. The massacre exposed the Bangsamoro Basic Law’s questionable provisions- a clear betrayal of the people’s trust given to the administration of Pnoy. The name “Bangsamoro” alone, clearly indicates a seemingly exclusivity in favor of those who hug the Islamic faith. How about the Lumads and the Christians within the appointed territories, and who constitute a significant chunk of the population? Why did they not choose a regional name that could neutrally represent the diversified cultures and religions? Not only is the name an eyebrow-raising issue, but many of its provisions, too, that even the lawmakers expressed great apprehension if the BBL would be passed posthaste. Instead of resulting to peace, the “raw” BBL is perceived to sow more indifferences and frictions among the parties with vested interest. And, this BBL matter has become the biggest blackeye of the president, ever. Does he deserve a Nobel Prize nomination for this?

In his attempt to reconstruct his damaged relationship with the Philippine National Police after the Mamasapano massacre, he attended a simple turnover ceremony which was very unusual for a president to do, especially, of his type. His attendance was considered a precedent – a first time. He even tried to extend a reconciliatory gesture by holding an almost three hours meeting with the members of the PNP, but he was given a cold shoulder. The unspoken message of the police contingent is clear, especially, with his dropping of his best friend, Purisima, the former Chief of the PNP but later suspended due to graft cases, and who eventually resigned. Dropping him like a hot potato, Pnoy pointed to Purisima as the one who should be held responsible for the Mamasapano tragedy of 44 SAF commandos because of his meddling despite his suspension. Pnoy made this change in stance, despite his earlier admission of responsibility. Again, how can he expect a Nobel Prize nomination when he cannot even forge a peaceful relationship with the country’s police force that now perceives him as a leader with a fickle mind?

The Filipinos are now looking at Pnoy, not as a “man of promise” but a “habitually promising man” – with so many promises, but nothing done….yet, his cohorts want a Nobel Prize nomination for him! Out of embarrassment, perhaps, his people at the palace are denying about such quest…but, isn’t it that if there’s smoke, there’s fire?