Retired software engineer. "What is that?", you may ask. It's someone who has time to blog about the weather...
By: Bogon , 12:08 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
I started out this week lost in the fog.
Things haven't gotten much better since.
For Christmas I bought one of those big flat high def televisions. Alas, I'm still watching analog programming. I called Time Warner cable to come upgrade our DVR. They set and broke two appointments yesterday. I have another appointment scheduled later today, but I can't think of any reason for optimism. The person who makes appointments is not the same person who is charged with keeping them.
If the arrangement falls through today, I'm going to tell the appointment lady not to waste my time. She can advise the technician that whenever he (or she or whatever) deigns to visit my home, he can come ring my doorbell. If we're home we might let him in.
I realize there are extenuating circumstances. We're entering the home stretch of the 2009 holiday season. Everybody's rushing around trying to meet unreasonable expectations. And yesterday we woke up to find two or three inches of snow on the ground. (The local weather office forecast more, but half of the precipitation arrived in the form of sleet and/or rain.)
These seasonal factors cannot have made the technician's task any easier.
Shucks, I'm in pretty much the same boat. Yesterday was my birthday, and not only did I not get my new HDTV hooked up, I spent half the day shoveling snow. Yeehah.
Oh yeah, Carolina lost to Texas, too. :o( Probably just as well that I saw the game in low def. (Except for that giant scoreboard thing in the Texas arena. What the heck is up with that?)
Oh well, I reckon I have a handful of days remaining to lose the Scrooge attitude and get my Xmas act together. Ho ho ho.
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