Another week come and gone. On Tuesday we had a special preview screening of Batman Begins through EA. I liked the movie quite a lot, but it’s been pointed out that maybe it was just good compared to the previous craptastic Batman movies, which shall remain unnamed.
The cable guy never called me like he was supposed to, so I called Comcast again on Monday morning to reschedule the service for Thursday. On Thursday morning, the guy came and to my dismay, it was the same guy who couldn’t get it working the week before.
Cable guy: “Have I been here before?”
Me: “Yeah, you couldn’t get it working.”
Cable guy: “Did you get it working??”
Me: “….no…. That’s why you’re here…”
So, long story short, he still couldn’t get it working. It appears to be a bad line connecting my place to the cable box, but what I don’t understand is why he didn’t test that last Saturday, instead of wasting my time yet again. He is *supposed* to call me to reschedule for Saturday to put a new line in, but I remain extremely unhopeful. I generally consider myself a patient person, but nothing frustrates me more than people who can’t do their jobs. I have no expectations from this guy but to get my cable TV working, and he hasn’t done that yet. Bleh.
Thursday I was supposed to bring my car in to get fixed (that’s when the new rim was coming in) but I was dumb and didn’t ask them to order tires until Thursday morning. I misunderstood them and thought they had different (i.e. cheaper) brands in stock, but it turns out they only have the original (i.e. expensive) tires in stock. So they’re ordering in new Yokohama tires for me, which should be in on Monday. Until then, I continue to drive 55 on the freeway. Yippee!
This morning I finally was able to sign up for DSL. It’s supposed to be active in a week. W00t.
Work has been stressful. This is how I’ll explain my work situation. Suppose you’ve been given a large task, say, building a car. You’ve never built a car before, so your boss tells you to talk to Bob, who built a really nice car last year. Think Ferrari. You go to Bob, and he launches into an explanation of how to build a car, e.g. how the engine works, the fuel system, where the wheels go, etc. You’re pretty sure everything he’s saying is 100% correct, but the entire time, you’re thinking to yourself, “What’s a wheel?”
Fast forward a week or so, and you think you’ve figured out what a wheel is. Maybe you’ve built some sort of oval-shaped thing. Not quite right, but it would probably get the job done. You also kind of know what an engine is, or at least you’ve seen a picture of one. You’re pretty proud of your progress.
Another few days pass, and you speak to your customers. They’re really excited about this car. They’re talking about the trim, paint color, leather seats, etc., and how much better it’s going to be than this scooter that they’ve been driving around. Sure, the scooter works to get them from point A to point B, but it’s just so slow. Your car is going to be so much cooler! You smile and nod, and talk about A/C and power windows, but in your head, you’re still trying to figure out just how many wheels are supposed to go on the damn thing. Oh, and if you could get it done a couple weeks early, that would be awesome.
It’s gonna be an interesting few weeks.