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Imagine me eating this wonderful, beautiful, and decadent breakfast while I argue for an hour and a half with AT&T customer service rep (and I use that term lightly) about a billing error.  And get transferred ten times.  And hung up on twice.


My blood pressure may be skyrocketing, but my tummy is satisfied!  Small wins make me feel a bit better considering that everything else about this morning was a wash.


This is my recipe for Lazy Girl’s Cinnamon Bread French Toast.  It tastes a lot like gooey cinnamon bread but only takes a few minutes to make. 


I need to step outside and breathe deeply for five minutes now.  I’m sure you understand.



  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 7, 2012, 10:53 am

    Those kind of calls are so frustrating. Deep breathing necessary!

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction February 7, 2012, 10:56 am

    That breakfast looks amazing!!!!
    I feel you pain with the phone company. That really stinks! Deep breaths 🙂

  • Khushboo February 7, 2012, 10:58 am

    Calling call centres drive me loco- glad breakfast somewhat made up for it 🙂

  • Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life February 7, 2012, 11:01 am

    I hate service calls where you get transferred to everyone in the office! Give me one person, dedicated to an issue like billing, and help me! At least it is better speaking to a person than dealing with a recording though.

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness February 7, 2012, 11:04 am

    Oh I totally understand…had the same thing a few weeks ago and I remember feeling quite upset and stressed…take some deep breaths and count your blessings! <3 At least breakfast was divine, eh! 😉 xyx

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 7, 2012, 11:16 am

    Oh wow Caitlin, this looks GORGEOUS! I feel your pain on the customer service arguments – I’ve had several of my own. Remember.. deep breaths!

  • Sarah February 7, 2012, 11:18 am

    Well I hope you told them they ruined your enjoyment of that beautiful breakfast!

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 7, 2012, 11:19 am

    That happened to me once, so I tweeted AT&T about it and they responded! After that, I received the best customer service ever.

  • joelle (on a pink typewriter) February 7, 2012, 11:20 am

    THAT looks delicious. Hopefully enough to keep you calm on the phone. 😉 Syrup does wonders.

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras February 7, 2012, 11:21 am

    Aw, I’m sorry! At least you had a delicious breakfast!

  • Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 7, 2012, 11:26 am

    I completely understand! I had SO many billing issues with AT&T recently, and like you, I had terrible customer service experiences (over and over and over again). I always felt so helpless. Very frustrating! I ended up switching to Time Warner because I was so tired of dealing with AT&T. Hopefully your day is all uphill from here!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well February 7, 2012, 11:33 am

    Nothing more frustrating than freaking talking bills with customer service people. I try to kill them with kindness as long as I can but it’s quite challenging to not get frustrated after being transferred that many times!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed February 7, 2012, 11:34 am

    I hate when they transfer you, because then you have to re-explain your issue over and over. They should get some technology going… like the first person that contacts you should type up a little description while they’re talking to you so you don’t have to start at square one with each person.

    I haaaaate dealing with these people, they are the worst! Hope your day turns around!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 7, 2012, 11:54 am

    Customer service phone calls can be so frustrating. My internet provider always puts me on hold for 15-20 minutes before I even get to speak to a live person. Definitely frustrating.

  • Kris @ tryingtotri February 7, 2012, 11:55 am

    That breakfast looks so yummy!

    I hate calling any customer service lines – I had my turn this morning too, so I feel your pain! Take a deep breath or two… and maybe have a little chocolate! 😉

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 7, 2012, 11:57 am

    That looks amazingly delicious!!! But that is EXACTLY why I hate calling businesses like that.. it’s never a good experience.

  • Kayla February 7, 2012, 12:04 pm

    I hate!!! calling companies. It’s the worst.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 7, 2012, 12:28 pm

    I hate having to call companies to figure out errors. It’s the worst! Did you at least win the argument?

  • Sonia the Mexigarian February 7, 2012, 12:56 pm

    I completely understand what you mean. I have to deal with DELL on a regular basis. :shudder: horrible. After one day for being on the phone for more than 4 hours, I wanted a bottle of wine and a tequila shot.

    The toast looks so good 🙂 I have to try that recipe. Goddess knows I am lazy. haha.

  • Moni'sMeals February 7, 2012, 12:59 pm

    Now this is heaven. Lovely! Yum yum yum!

  • becca @ blueberry smiles February 7, 2012, 1:03 pm

    Wow, that looks delicious!!

    And yes, dealing with cell phone company billing departments is the absolute worst.

  • Emily February 7, 2012, 1:07 pm

    oh yum!

  • Life's a Bowl February 7, 2012, 1:12 pm

    At least your had a super sweet and satisfying bfast to make up for your sour customer experience…

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb February 7, 2012, 1:14 pm

    glad you had an AMAZING breakfast to make up for the morning stress. there is absolutely nothing good that ever comes out of customer service calls.

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery February 7, 2012, 1:15 pm

    I’m sorry about your AT&T issue. Sometimes “customer service” doesn’t live up to its title.

  • Cat @Breakfast to Bed February 7, 2012, 1:38 pm

    AT&T make me HOMI-FRICKEN-CIDAL. I have unlimited data and txt, a few months ago, they tried to charge me for EVERY SINGLE TEXT I MADE. I almost went to the zoo, abducted a chimp, took that chimp, went to their headquarters, and had said chimp throw poo at them.

    I at least imagined it.

    • Caitlin February 7, 2012, 7:21 pm


  • jamie@everydaydolce February 7, 2012, 1:38 pm

    If there is one thing in life that I hate, it’s being on the phone with customer service for any kind of phone service…AT&T is notoriously the worst. I feel ya…deep breaths! 🙂

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 7, 2012, 1:59 pm

    Seriously—customer service is the WORST to talk to. Makes my blood boil often as well. BOO. Take that breather!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 7, 2012, 2:08 pm

    Between cable and phone companies customer service, I could pretty much lose my mind. Good for you if breathing deeply can calm you down. I usually leave those calls ready to punch someone/thing!

  • Amber K February 7, 2012, 2:10 pm

    That is so frustrating!!! I hope it all was resolved in the end and they gave you something for all of that pain and frustration.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 7, 2012, 2:55 pm

    Haha I always try and be extra cheerful when I talk to customer service people, I think it helps a lot because then they aren’t so aggravated. Imagine that being your job!

  • CJ @ February 7, 2012, 5:06 pm

    I think the only way I could tolerate being on the phone for that long is a fabulous breakfast. French toast is my favorite so that MIGHT be able to make me deal with the situation a little better 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 7, 2012, 6:50 pm

    That sounds awful! It astounds me that companies with such bad customer service even manage to stay in business!

    I hope your day got better after that!

  • Dana @ the Big Fat Skinny February 8, 2012, 8:15 am

    One day when you and your hubs are retired and enjoying your grandkids, I think that you should open a little breakfast cafe because I salivate everytime you post one of your breakfast pictures! They always put my steel cut oats or cereal to shame!

    • Caitlin February 8, 2012, 9:36 am

      Aw thank you!

  • Ashley @ The North Carolina Cowgirl February 8, 2012, 8:37 am

    AT&T has the worst Customer Service of any company I have ever had to interact with. The same thing happened to me when I was trying to set up my home internet service. I finally got so fed up I filed a complaint with the BBB and a few days later got a call from the VP at AT&T with a nice apology and promise to have better service. So I opted to give them a second chance (I had cancelled my service) and have to admit..I haven’t been disappointed since then but I also haven’t had a reason to call back.

    • Caitlin February 8, 2012, 9:36 am

      OH GOOD IDEA. We are going to the store to resolve it this weekend but if we can’t, we will do that.

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