FIDJEY Or How to Spell "Community" william s. penn The short version is "Fidjey." The long version starts with my collapsing on my daughter's seventeenth birthday, substituting the word "collapse" for what really happened: I died. I didn't have any near-death experiences, so I'm not about to try and do a Shirley MacLaine and give you tasty pieces of the wisdom I acquired while elsewhere. No, I died. Nonetheless, Miesha C. from Northwest Airlines wrote me to say that NWA was refusing my request for a refund for a flight to Barcelona because my situation was not "extreme" enough. I tried calling, waiting what seemed like several minutes as the automated call direction played my umpteen choices (none of which came close) and then told me that the service representatives were all busy. I sighed, prepared to wait on hold for several more minutes only to be surprised. The phone line went dead. They hadn't put me on hold; they'd simply hung up. I turned to letters. To Miesha C., I wrote, Dear Miesha C., Evidently, I was not clear in my original request for a refund of my family's airfare to Barcelona. On 30 November, I did
Studies in American Indian Literatures – University of Nebraska Press
Published: Apr 4, 2008
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