Friday, July 28, 2006

Verizon is the devil

I moved last week and am currently trying to convince Verizon to give us DSL. Verizon does not consider me worthy of DSL though. I called them up and after spending half an hour waiting for dail up tech support (you'd think a phone company would have better automated tech support) I got someone to ask about the DSL.

Douchebag: I have your start date as July 27th which is today...
Me: No, that was yesterday.
D: Oh.
M: I'm connected to the modem but the modem gets no signal.
D: Is there a blinking light on your modem?
M: Yes.
D: Then you have no signal.
M: Are you going to do anything about it?
D: You should wait to see if we install it today, and if not, call back.
M: So the start date has no meaning?
D: Not really. What are you going to do about it? We're Verizon, we control the entire Northeast Corridor. Suck it, customer!

I am spending most of my time at home building IKEA furniture. I've decided on a project called "The Adventures of the IKEA Manual Blob People." It'll be some kind of comic book.


amera hearts said...

they say ikea is the easiest to put together but i couldn't understand the directions so nowmy dresser drawers won't open properly.

have a good weekend! did yuou read my post on best buy? it sounds similar to thispost! help desk people suck!

Booty J Patrol said...

You know what would go great with that young, hip IKEA furniture? A Macbook.

slappy said...

No! I will not give in to the dark side, MacTool.

Amera: Read the post. I love it when people are adamant about being wrong. My dad was once engaged in a lengthy argument about how to pronounce his own name.

Booty J Patrol said...

I can feel the hate building in you. You're conversion to the dark side is almost complete. One or two more Windows crashes, and you too will be a MacTool.

amera hearts said...

Slappy - Yeah I know. Sometimes you cannot convince them otherwise even when you KNOW they're wrong!

People always want to talk to me about my last name and how it's pronounced.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Lilly said...

Good luck with those fuckers, Slappy! I think you need it....

Meanwhile: Yes, put together some IKEA furniture -- such activities work wonders as a stress reliever. The Swedes rock. IKEA rocks.

Lilly said...

Volvo rocks.

Ɯbermilf said...

Macs make pretty pictures.

Tumbleweed said...

That would be the "Debil".....cuz mama says!!

Tumbleweed said...

Did I mention I am from a hick town slappy? What is IKEA furniture? Is it like Barbie furniture?

slappy said...

I thought IKEA had conquered all of America. It's a Swedish furniture company that sells really cheap stuff. Housewares, linens, but mostly particle-board assemble-it-yourself furniture. Plus they sell pretty good meatballs in the food court. I recommend the chocolate cake.

Fun fact on IKEA: they are registered as a charity in... Denmark? Netherlands? Somewhere in northern Europe with lax laws on charities. IKEA gives money to a university to do research on furniture design and in return they pay zero taxes. Woo.