Well, treating women rudely isn't limited to Rush Limbaugh. I decided to cancel my Carbonite account after the company withdrew from sponsoring Limbaugh's program. (I agree that Rush shouldn't have used the language he did. It was stupid as well as rude, and he's smart enough he should have realized it would change the focus from the issue to him. But he apologized. Have you ever heard Bill Maher apologize for calling Sarah Palin an obscenity and insulting her children?)
Anyway, I called Carbonite this afternoon and the man (I can't call him a gentleman) who took my call asked why I was cancelling. When I told him, he said that was the stupidest think he ever heard, made a comment about how they respect people, told me to uninstall Carbonite from my computer, and hung up on me - all in a tone of absolute contempt. I was shocked!
I didn't like what Rush said, but he apologized. This man didn't call me a "stupid b***ch in so many words, but it was sure there in his tone. And this was after telling me how Carbonite respects people - well, maybe only fornicating thirty-year-old law students.
I called back and asked to speak to a manager. They're ALL managers apparently according to the woman who assured me she was one, which, perhaps, explains the freedom to treat customers like dirt. (Hey! I've got the power!) This woman however was polite and shifted me to customer service where I cancelled my account after being told that they will not prorate my payment which renewed in January.
But after my experience today, it's worth losing the balance of my account to avoid working with a company where service reps think what's not okay for Limbaugh is okay for them.