When phone companies, ISPs, cable companies, and the like offer “teaser rates” (“$50 for the first three months”), I assume the worst. If their regular rate were good, they would tell me upfront. So if they won’t tell me what they’re real rate is, I figure it has to be bad.

In fact, whether a get a teaser offer, I almost never bother to search for the regular rate, because I don’t think it the search will be worth my time.

Am I overreacting? You tell me.