Rant On, Rant Off

Posted By on October 13, 2010

So I haven’t written here in awhile. Mostly because I am lazy. I’m sorry, I’m way behind on my DVR. There are so many recordings I need to watch and my couch is very comfortable and not super conducive to writing. Well, it is, but it’s much more conducive to me laying on it with the DVR remote in my hand.

And I have good reason to catch up on all this TV! See, we’re not supposed to have satellite dishes on the condo building. So I’m in violation of something something. But! They are getting DirectTV for the whole building! For more than what I pay now for Dish Network. So, my options are to pay $75 for TV (THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY! Even for someone like me who watches a lot of TV. And I mean a lot!) or get cable. But cable isn’t any cheaper. I think we are now eligible for UVerse in my neighborhood. Maybe that is the way to go? Anyone know if it is cheaper than $75/month?

Anyway, that wasn’t what this rant was going to be about, actually. This rant was also about the new internet service in my building. See, our condo board is not interested in figuring out why PEOPLE STEAL MAIL (four of my birthday cards, with money in them, went missing. FOUR!), but have spent time figuring out how to get us a good deal on internet and TV. And while I am thankful for this, it is also an inconvenience when you switch internet providers and then your wireless router JUST STOPS WORKING! After like TWO WEEKS! Yeah! So much for the increased speeds! I don’t get to experience them because I have to stay tethered to my desk! And my desk chair is uncomfortable! And I want to use my laptop on my LAP in front of the TV! I do not think that is too much to ask!

So before this, I had AT&T. I know a lot of people hate AT&T, especially for their DSL. I had their DSL service or 5 years and never once had a problem. I’ve had this local-based internet company for two weeks, and shit don’t work. This is not worth it.

I called them to complain. Their solution? “Well, we will get back to you in 24-28 hours with either a fix or an update.” WTDF? It’s 2010! Shouldn’t you be able to fix that shit over the phone?

So I’m hoping to have it fixed soon. Otherwise I will need to go find a really long cable so I can still use my computer on the couch. Because I’m pretty sure I threw the last one away, after my old laptop’s wireless adapter shit the bed.

And normally I’d just be fine using my phone, but the 3G service in my house kind of sucks lately. And also, I had to get a new phone over the weekend. What’s that you say? Didn’t I just get this phone a mere three months ago? Yes. Yes I did.

But sometime on Friday night, my phone became possessed. Some ghost was fucking with me and kept pushing the power button on the phone, therefore shutting off the screen. And then sometimes, for shits and giggles, this ghost would hold the button down and try to turn the phone totally off. This would generally happen when I was IN THE MIDDLE OF TYPING SOMETHING! It was so damn annoying.

Saturday morning was no better. So I finally decided to head to the Apple Store. I got an appointment at the Genius Bar for later that evening at 6 PM. My only hope was that one, it would be fixed that day because I am addicted to my phone and two, that it wouldn’t cost me anything.

Of course when I got to the Apple Store, my phone was fine. Thankfully it performed on cue and acted possessed when the Apple man tried to get the serial number. So he knew I wasn’t making shit up. And then for fun, it just wouldn’t turn back on. Possessed iPhone FTW!

Apple man suited me up with a new phone and I was on my merry way. (Seriously, the service in the Apple Store was super impressive. Made me happy!)

And I didn’t even have to tell them that I may have dropped my phone in the toilet two weeks prior.


About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


7 Responses to “Rant On, Rant Off”

  1. My aunt accidentally dropped hers in an port-o-potty, fished it out with a rubber glove she had in her car, dried it out, and took it to Apple saying she left it in a hot car. They gave her a new one but HOW MANY things are WRONG with that story??
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  2. Melissa says:

    My sister dropped her iPhone in the ocean on vacation in PR. Naturally, she neglected to mention that detail at the Apple Store when she returned and walked out of there with a brand new iPhone. Seriously, they are superb!

  3. Kathy says:

    They didn’t check? I’ve had my phone (a LG EnV Touch) since September of last year and I had it replaced 3 times. Each time the first thing they do is check to see if there was water damage. Although they did miss a scratch on the edge from when I dropped it (Which would have fucked up my warranty).
    Kathy´s last blog post ..Real Support Management &amp Topanga Townhomes HOA

  4. pseudostoops says:

    Do you not have locked individual mailboxes in your building? That is ridic. You should report the stolen mail to the post office (so there’s a record) and start a petition to get locked mail boxes in the building. For a multi unit building like yours not to have them is just silly.

  5. Angella says:

    Our office changed Internet providers last week to one that’s “better” but we’ll lose service for hours at a time. HOURS. How am I supposed to play on the Internet?
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  6. Alice says:

    this mail stealing thing is muy alarming. who knows what else you might have been receiving all thsi time?!
    Alice´s last blog post ..my sister- she wins at life

  7. Schwerer says:

    I have AT&T UVerse, which I happen to love, but for upgraded internet and all of the channels under the sun, I pay 160 a month with taxes, surcharges, etc. And, that is the cheapest option available to me. Comcast with one movie channel and their internet service was running me 200 a month.