Saturday, February 12, 2005

don't let me catch those rainbow blues

I'm so proud of myself.

This morning, as I was sitting at the computer, wasting time before work, a knock came at the door. Osiris was alarmed and promptly jumped out of my lap and ran to hide under the bed (this is his usual knock-at-the-door procedure). It was around 10:00 a.m., and I was still in my pajamas, so I didn't really want to go to the door. I was, however, still curious to see who it was. Once, I got an unexpected visit with an FBI agent at my door, so you never know around here. However, more likely than not, this was someone I didn't want to talk to. Knowing I had to stay low to avoid causing visible motion on my side of the peephole, I crept up to the door slowly. I quickly peeked out the peephole, and luckily, the man standing outside my door was looking down as I looked out. It was... The Comcast Cable Man.

I usually end up opening the door like a big, fat (yeah, I said "fat") sucker when The Comcast Cable Man pays his "Dontcha wanna get cable?" visits, but not this time. Take THAT Cable Man. ha! I scoff at you! This day will go down in history as the day I deftly avoided The Cable Man.

On a related sidenote, I once had a cable guy insult me at my own doorstep. When he started his "Dontcha wanna get cable?" schpiel, I told him that I couldn't afford it. He responded with, "but it's only $20." To which I replied, "Yes, but that's $20 per month that I can't afford." To which he replied, "You can't afford an extra $20 per month?! That's sad. It's just $20!" How rude. I told him something like that was to the tune of $240 a year that I didn't want to pay for something I didn't need, and that I didn't appreciate his attitude. Jerk.

posted by Jennifer at 2/12/2005 06:54:00 PM

Blogger Ethereal Darkness said...

Let's go kill those cable people. Bastards.

2/12/2005 11:28:00 PM  

Blogger Jamie said...

Arrrrgggh! I hate those people. That is, I don't really hate them, I just hate what they put me through. I'm usually nice enough to let them do their talk and then tell them that I'm really not interested, and then I feel rude because of that. Why should I feel rude just because I don't want to buy something.

Also reminds me of the day I got a package from the USA or Canada and we had to pay for customs. It was about 8 Euro, but we didn't have 8 Euro at home. So when the boyfriend told the guy that he couldn't pay right now, the guy said something like 'Well, you gotta have 8 Euro at home somewhere.' Nope, sometimes we don't.

2/13/2005 03:54:00 AM  

Blogger The Tremulant Sings said...

With that particular guy, you should have told him you'd pay the $20 if it had that porn channel that ran the show about his mom and the Donkeys in Mexico. What an asshole.

2/13/2005 11:20:00 AM  

Blogger The Kraken said...

Was that guy the one you cut up and made me hide in the closet on the porch or was that the UPS man? There was so much blood, I couldn't really tell.

2/13/2005 01:38:00 PM  

Blogger Daphne_Blue said...

It's starts out simple enough. A mere $20.00. Sure, whatever. Before you know, it, though, that bill goes up. Next time you get billed, it's $35.00, then $50.00, and so on and so forth. We started out with cable at $60/month, and by the time I shut it off it was up to $113/month. It's a SCAM I tell you!

2/13/2005 07:05:00 PM  

Blogger Jennifer said...

Yes, Comcast Cable is pure evil. I'm sure they'd've taken me straight to the cleaners, if I had let them. It's a good thing we chopped him into little pieces and packed him into our closet.

2/14/2005 01:42:00 PM  

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