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“Gaffe” in last night’s debate?

Mistakes captured –

While the debate is now said and done there are still reviews, discussions, posts, tweets and comments regarding many of the remarks from both parties.

A gaffe is an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder. For example, these debates in our history …

debateIn 1960, famously, the very first televised presidential debate offered early evidence that all future debates would be visual affairs. After eight years as vice president, Richard Nixon was running to inherit the White House from the enormously popular Dwight Eisenhower. His challenger was John F. Kennedy. On September 26, at the candidates’ first debate, Nixon looked terrible. He declined to have any makeup applied to his face and previously nursing a knee infection. As a result, he looked peaked. During their televised rumble, Nixon could be seen sweating and, on camera, wiping his brow with a handkerchief. His pale color and five o’clock shadow didn’t help. All of which undercut his performance against Kennedy, who was a vision of youthful vigor.

A more dramatic gaffe moment occurred on September 23, 1976, when the sound system malfunctioned in Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theater, forcing a 27-minute delay during the debate, during which President Gerald Ford and then-Governor Jimmy Carter awkwardly stood still on stage.  Politico Magazine

What were the Top 3 Presidential Candidate “gaffe’s” in your Opinion Last Night?

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In our industry there are numerous “gaffe’s” in the form of billing errors.  These mistakes, blunders, actions by vendors are costing businesses tens of thousands and in some cases millions of dollars in unnecessary spending in telecom, water, electric, waste removal and gas services.

Here are some examples of billing (gaffe’s”) within telecom and utility expenses:

Recurring Errors: Recurring errors are the result of incorrect information and charged in customer service records that continue to be charged every month. These types of errors can be very costly simply because they appear each and every month until they are detected and corrected. Examples of recurring errors may include: inventory discrepancies, contract discrepancies, differences in tariff or rating regarding grade of service, mileage charges and enhancements.

Other Charges and Credits: Intermittent errors appear on a non-regular basis and are usually associated with the “Other Charges and Credits” pages of your telecom bill. Examples are lines that are no longer in service and changes in equipment.

More about these charges:

Tax Errors: Tax errors are usually associated with exemptions or incorrect taxing districts. When facilities are taxed incorrectly, the associated usage charges may also be taxed incorrectly.

Metering and Database Errors: These types of errors are commonly associated with local and long-distance calling charges. They can occur through metering malfunctions or clerical transcription errors.

More about these charges:

Telecom Agent Errors: Agent errors occur when a supplier orders or assumes responsibility for services provided by several different carriers or vendors, then fails to exercise responsibility for those services.

If you would like to know more about how to find these billing mistakes “gaffe’s” and how much you could be saving every month contact LT~CRS Nationwide at 866-504-4050.