June 10th, 2015

Halloween Cat


The main reason I haven't quit Cox Cable already is because I really, really don't want to change my email address.

I was poking around looking at various streaming services; I already have Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu; none of them stream BBCA shows immediately (not even Hulu, although that's the closest), so I looked at Amazon Fire and Google's Chromecast -- both have interesting possibilities, but they're largely for the streaming, and I have Tivo for that. Nothing gets cable stations but cable (or dish). Centurylink, which is the only real alternative to Cox in the Valley, gets reviews just about as bad as Cox's are on Yelp. And I don't want Direct TV.

I've tried a string of emails, but the customer "service" guy who is responding apparently has a completely inability to read the email string to see what the problem is - he offered me a service tech on Sunday, so I was dutifully at home waiting, and no one showed up. Then I got an email saying that was no longer available (well, DUH), and could I be here today between 3 pm and 5 pm? SURE, I said, responding immediately. Please, yes! Then I get an email saying their system is down, do I want a service call? YES, READ THE EMAIL STRING. It's ALL IN THERE. "Thank you for your email. We apologize for the inconvenience. There will be a service technician available on 6/15..." WHAT THE HOLY FUCK?!?! I said I could be here TODAY.

I don't know whether to just be frustrated or furious or resigned. But I don't want to pay $200 a month for this BS.

I think I might TRY calling again today.

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I was so busy doing this and working on dinner I actually forgot to call this afternoon. It's almost 6 already. What happened to today?

And now it's another two hours later because I closed my laptop without posting this. Sheesh.

Everyone have a good, non-distracted night.