Letting off steam. . .

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Date Joined Sep 2003
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   Posted 6/28/2005 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
A few of you may remember all the problems I had with my TV cable in April and May.  After several house calls they finally ran a cable across my floor from the computer to the TV.  As I was leaving the house to buy a rug to cover it up I tripped in the cable and crashed onto the tile floor so I could be nice and bruised for my trip to Massachusetts.  Two days before I left I got a box by Fed Ex from my cable company (Time Warner) and I set it aside because I didn't want to even THINK of what they were sending me to install next.  Finally, about an hour before I left the house, I opened the box so I could tell my son all about the new equipment HE was going to have to come over and install once we got back home.  It was a box of cookieS!!!!   They were apologizing for the continuous problems I had. 
Last Saturday was my granddaughter's birthday party.  We spent the entire afternoon outdoors and I was a hot, sticky mess by the time I got home.  I poured myself a big glass of iced tea and sat down to watch the news and. . .nothing happened.  The cable box wasn't picking up the signal.  I called support, who told me that the box wasn't working (I just got it last month).  So yesterday I disconnected the box and took it in to them and asked for a new box.  I brought it home, hooked it up, and. . .nothing happened.  Now something ELSE is wrong.  I just called my son, who told me yesterday he'd be by today in case I couldn't hook it back up (What???  I'm a pro by now) and said he can't come by until Thursday, which is the day the cable guy will be making his monthly visit.  GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
I realize that in the vast scheme of things this is absolutely nothing.  And I'm really hoping that in a year or so I can look back and laugh.  However, today I've just about had it.  I'm having minor surgery tomorrow and will not be able to leave the house for a few days, so I can look forward to watching old movies, I guess.  Or I can watch TV in my hot, stuffy bedroom upstairs. 
Thanks for letting me vent.

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Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 829
   Posted 6/28/2005 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Rita, I can absolutely relate to your problem. The worst experience I ever had was cable tv and internet. Most of the time I could have one or the other but rarely both at the same time. The cable company always took at least a week or more to "schedule" an appointment. And, it was almost always the problem that some "higher guru" decided that the signal going down my block was too high so they would lower it. Since I lived at almost the end of the block, it constantly affected me.

The appointment always determined this to be the problem but they would then have to schedule additional people to fix the cable strength. I miss the speed of cable internet but I don't miss cable tv. Up here, I've got a dish and everything is clear. Now, it's the dialup internet that makes me want to rip out my hair. I'm waiting for satelite to come here.

I can't think of anything worse than having minor surgery and having to stay in a hot upstairs bedroom. You're entitled to take over whatever you need to in order to recover and be able to relax. Time to fire up the PCE.

Love, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".

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