I Ran Out of Time to Write
Well, I tried. I almost managed to get the time write a blog post for today, but then Spectrum Cable happened. I had to return to the old equipment from my previous house to close out my account, so I went to the local Spectrum Cable store (which is 40 minutes from me, but, sure, "local") right when it opened to return it. The line was already out the door, and I had to wait 45 minutes until a bored customer service rep finally called me up to his podium to have my equipment scanned. It was my first time in a Spectrum store, and it was like a hellish cross between the Apple Store and a backed-up doctor's office 30 minutes before it closes. When I finally got home, I had a backlog of paperwork and problems and spent most of the afternoon on the phone with customer service robots trying to get through to a person. I had ordered living room curtains, and the description claimed that there were two panels per package. When I opened the package, I discovered that there was one curtain per package cut three quarters of the way through to look like two panels when tied back on a window. The "included" valence was just the top of the single split panel folded over the top of the panel. Even the customer service rep at the store I bought it from agreed that it was a deceptive bit of false advertising on the part of the manufacturer. I also had to speak with a claim representative for the moving company about the steps they broke at my old house in the hope of getting compensated for the repair costs. By the time I got through all this, I had a bunch of work dumped on me and ran out of time for writing. I'll be back later today with an Ancient Aliens review, so there is that.
7/19/2019 09:48:31 am
Hope that what you've described gets sorted out smoothly and properly. Saw this interesting post on Carl Feagans blog, you may wish to comment on it.
7/19/2019 10:31:49 am
I've been having problems with Spectrum lately as well. A couple of weeks ago they made a technician drive an hour just to show up at my house and tell me that the issues were due to an outage in the area and that the problem had been solved the previous night.
7/19/2019 02:18:25 pm
I have had my in-laws for 4 DAYS! I would trade you in a heartbeat. Especially with having to explain the stupidity of storming a top secret base. "They can't just shoot people." Well... That's what all the signs say. They had me hoping for a good thunderstorm. I could at least seek a natural divorce by, holding my ring finger high into the air... PICK ME...PICK ME!!!
7/19/2019 03:49:14 pm
I've had my problems with Spectrum as well.
7/19/2019 05:13:36 pm
I'm almost at the end of 3 weeks in Vegas makes me wish I had booked later to watch the carnage at area 51.
Accumulated Wisdom Golden Boy
7/19/2019 08:38:32 pm
Because of some good advice from one of my professors between classes my internet connectivity has always been flawless. I had a book called something like World's Best Curtain Shopping but gave it away because my drapery has always been to die for.
7/19/2019 09:33:05 pm
I am guessing you went to the Spectrum store at Colonie Center. That is always packed. Last time I dealt with them I went to the one in Brunswick, no line at all.
John the Hancock
7/19/2019 10:37:07 pm
Off topic, I know, but what has happened to Joe Scales? Did he finally insult the wrong six year old girl who beat the shit of him?
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