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July 12, 2007

Cable Guy Finally Came -- A Day Late -- And Fixed The Thing, After A Half Hour Of Arguing With Me

What a dick. He was pretty pissed off at me for daring to make a service appointment and take him away from his busy day of, I guess, not making service calls.

After arguing with me for fifteen minutes the problem was probably not the modem at all, I finally convinced him, at which point he asked, "Did it ever occur to you to just go to the local cable office and swap out the modem yourself?"

Dude -- you just argued with me up and down the modem probably wasn't the culprit. Why should I have more faith that it's the modem than you do?

I'm pissed at myself for giving him polite answers instead of telling him to just do his frigging job and stop browbeating me for taking away from his valuable sitting-around-listening-to-sports-talk-radio time.

At any rate, it's fixed. Supposedly.

The whole place has that new modem smell.


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