Because I procrastinate, I waited until today to pay my credit card that was due today.
I try to log in online to make the payment, to which I receive a message that my social security number is incorrect.
I call the company, because I do not want a late fee, and speak to a man for about 10 minutes. He's pretty agreeable, except he will not wave the $15 fee for making a payment online. I know he can do it, and although in this negotiation I really don't have any cards, I'm not walking away. I continue talking, and as I do, I notice that we are disconnected.
I call back, enter all the numbers, again, wait on hold, and speak to a lady who informs me that unfortunately, since I last called, the hour has changed and I now have a late fee in addition to the $15 fee for making a payment by phone. I suggest that she give me to a manager.
At this point, I have little ammunition. I have my mouth, which the manager does not want me to run continually as I will for as long as it takes.
A few minutes later, after much chatting, the late fee is reversed and I only pay $7.50 of the $15 over the phone fee.