Anyhow -- First, as they're no longer offering my marvelous health insurance after this year, I suddenly realized there's a deadline next week for enrolling in Medicare D, the prescription thing. As usual, first thought was "Who can do this for me?" Realized nobody was going to, went on the Internet, first to Google, then to a government website that promised to be real easy, has just been revised to be real easy.
But it had -- aha! -- an 800 number for when all else failed.
That brought me to a wonderful gentleman. His southern accent made things a bit difficult but on the other hand it made him speak slowly so that evened out. I pulled the "old enough to be your grandmother, don't hear well, throw myself on your mercy" bit and promptly got enrolled in Medicare D. Only hitch was a big chunk of fine print he was required to read to me so I could say "I agree" but that was okay as I played Free Cell the whole time he recited it.
But we're getting way off-topic. I'll leave bragging about the second achievement for another day -- don't like posts that get too long anyhow.