Monday, January 29, 2007

Today Sucked!

Warning: Major vent just ahead!
I hate Mondays in general but this one was particularly bad. First, I started off with a Motion to Suppress at 8:30am. I don't generally talk about my job much here but today I'm making an exception. A Motion to Suppress is a hearing where the defense tries to prove that the evidence in a case was not legally obtained. If the judge rules in their favor, the evidence is no longer admissible in court which generally screws the whole case. You need evidence to convict the bad guy. These kind of hearings piss me off. Today especially. This was a perfectly solid case. The bad guy broke into two different houses on two different dates during the night while the families were home inside sleeping. He was linked to both houses through his fingerprints. When I interviewed him he confessed to both, thanks to my skilled interrogation techniques :) And of course I advised him of his rights! What am I... an amateur for chrissake?! I don't think so. But they were trying to get my confessions thrown out nonetheless.

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.

18 comments:

C.J. said...

Aw geez - triple shot appletini, anyone???

I would be bloodletting if someone mucked up my computadora!

You've had a bad one all around...well, not so much the morning except that happened too early to appreciate fully.

I'll take back that rap CD I was gonna send ya (I AM kidding).

Get some zzzz's At least now you know your phone CAN ring.

Doris & Dan Clark said...

That is a harsh day! This calls for a Martini Monday!!

Hope you feel better and that the rest of the week is rosier.

Keep smilin!

Sam said...

It was Time/Warner, right??? They did a crappy job installing our stuff too. The other day our phone was out of service ALL day. We spent 45 minutes of cell phone time to get it fixed. They bite!! But no one else will do our area. Sorry for the crappy day. I promise we'll have a great time on Saturday!!!!!

wzgirl said...

Monday - a bunch of workrelatedlegalcrap PLUS cable guys??...yuck.

Hope for better tommorrows....

chou-chou said...

girl, that is a BAD day.

I'm so sorry - hope they get it straightened out for yoU.

Lee-Anne said...

I'm so sorry you had a crappy day. But wait... I gotta share this coz I nearly pee'd my pants when I thought it... I didn't realise you were in the "Legal" business, so when you said "Motion to Suppress" I thought you were saying you were constipated!!! Suppressed Motion.. get it? C'mon! That's funny, right?!!!

Robin said...

WOW.. and I thought my week was going to be crappy! Glad you finally got connected though. You'll love the high-speed internet. Infact, I'll bet you'll wonder what you ever did without it cause it moves so much faster.

Donna said...

Bummer...hope your Tuesday is a LOT better!

Lisa and Doug said...

Sorry about your crappy day. What is it with service technicians? You'd think they were performing rocket science or something. Ridiculous!

Stephe said...

Ironically I was just thinking of doing the same thing...bundling! I think I need to rethink it. It sounds like a pain in the a$$. I'm so sorry that your Monday was crappy. If it makes you feel better, mine was crappy too! But today is another day and it's much better for me...I hope it's much better for you too!!!! :) Stephe

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Yup sounds like you had a rotten day but hey you won ALL your battles!
PS. We need you here, lots of break ins ,,,,they all get a slap on the wrist,,,,have a half a notion judge won't do anything till his house gets broken in to.

Melissa said...

sounds like what i have to go through with my internet service about every other month.

A Special Family said...

Talk about a bad day, poor you, too much for anyone in one day.
I really hope Tuesday has gone better, big hugs!

Mark & Michelle said...

What a crappy day!! Well it is now Tuesday and I HOPE today was MUCH better for you!

Colleen said...

I am late to this and I am sorry. I just wish I lived closer. I take ya out for a few cocktails my friend...and some good ol comfort food. I sure hope today was better. Gonna read that post now.

Kris said...

Oh woman. How I can SO relate. I wasn't as candid yesterday when I posted about my horrid week (beginning), but I am FEELING you right now.
Hope your weekend gives you reprieve!
Kris

Tamara said...

Yep- think you can officially chalk this one up as a BAD day!

Mommy-To-Channing said...

Ahhh sorry to hear about your bad Monday...at least you won in court and are now all "bundled" up!! I do the same here in Canada and its so nice to pay bills to 1 person and it is cheaper.
Glad its friday now...hopefully you can have a DRINK or 2!!!