after years of threatening to cancel our cable/internet connection, it finally happened yesterday. the cost of cable/internet is pretty high these days but i had been getting a sweet deal for years. years ago sonny found out about a special for students that was about half price so i put the service in his name for a few years and then after he graduated i put the service in my daughters name and that lasted a little over a year. when the student program was canceled i kept threatening to quit the service and they kept giving me 6 month promotions. the last promotion they gave me was $40 month for cable/internet which was a real sweet deal. after that promotion expired the bill skyrocketed to $137 month. quite the increase.
my sweetheart has been negotiating with the competing phone/cable/internet company for a few months and she was anxious to make the switch so yesterday it happened. the rep booked a 2 hour installation that turned into 7 hours of hell. ruby had to be locked in her crate for the whole 7 hours so she was probably suffered the greatest but i sure got a headache too. they ended up having to run a new line into the house. it took the guy 4 hours to figure out we needed the new line and then he had to call his manager to come out and approve the new line as well as assist in the installation. after 7 hours they got me connected and guess what, they fucked up the order and i didn't get any of the channels i wanted. it took a call to customer service in montreal to order the changes that couldn't take effect until the next day. after that call was made i decided to make another change and spoke to a different rep who said she would put in the order for me. when i got up this morning there had been no changes made so i called back. finally, i now have my fucking channels. we got a pretty good deal, $65 month for cable/internet/land line for 1 year then it goes way up for 2 years. my sweetheart signed up for a 3 year contract.
i wouldn't have signed up for the 3 year contract but it's in her name and she's paying so as i'm fond of saying, jimmy crack corn.
to celebrate i went and bought this sweet little table to hold the remote controls.
R.I.P. jack bruce
i love you sons of bitches.