I'm not a morning person at all. So to have to get raked over the coals on the stand by some sorry ass defense attorney before I was even fully awake was no fun. (Apologies to any defense attorneys out there... but I strongly dislike your profession.) Needless to say, I won. The bad guy realized he was sunk so he plead guilty right then and there. He'll be sentenced in 4 weeks. Score one for the good guys...
So then I have a busy day at work trying to catch up since I wasted the whole morning in court for that crap. Miss lunch and rush home after to meet the cable guys. Seems I got talked into switching my internet and phone to one of these bundles where they put everything together.... phone, internet, and cable. It was supposed to save me $40 bucks or more a month. Good deal, right? I double and triple checked with the salesman that this was an easy no hassle switch. Cuz I'm a creature of habit. I don't like to be inconvenienced when it comes to things like this and I'm very much not a technology genius. He reasurred me that it was.
Well, of course it was NOT an easy switch. First, the phone technician shows up and when I show him where the cable and phone hook-ups are, his response is "Oh man. This isn't good." Then the cable guy shows up. Why there are two different guys when this is all the same company is beyond me. He repeats the "Uh-oh. This isn't good." Seems they need to drill holes in my house, run things through the basement, install boxes, etc. All things they can't do cuz they're not the guys that do that. WTF!? So I tell them fine. Re-schedule this and we'll leave it as is until then. Well, seems the phone guy already ported my phone number to their company which means that he has to install the phone or I won't have phone service. But if that happens, my internet is gone since it runs through my old phone line. I end up calling the sales guy who luckily is in the area so he stops by.
Now I have three men standing in my computer room trying to figure this out. All I knew was that somebody better be coming up with a solution and quickly cuz I was not amused. So everybody gets on the phone with their supervisors and they rig me up somehow. But not before they drilled a couple of holes in my house and ran a wire up the outside. Yeah it's pretty. But I got 2 free months of service for my trouble.
Wait. The story is not over. Just over an hour after the techs leave, my mother calls me ON MY CELL PHONE to ask why my phone is out of order. WTF!!!?? Are you kidding me? Sure enough... no dial tone. So I call the cable company ...on my cell since now I have no phone service....and 35 minutes and 3 different people later somebody pushes some buttons on their big computer screen and it's back on.
I am not in a good mood right now.