Mea Culpas On The Edge

Random stuff on a Tuesday:

First and foremost, tomorrow (Wednesday) is the day of Lintilla’s sugery.  She is not concerned, and we’ll just have to see what they find when they get in there.  She’d appreciate any prayers and good thoughts sent her way.  We’re getting up quite early, as is usual for outpatient surgeries like this.  Hopefully,they’ll get rid of the bad stuff, and that’ll be the end of it.

 I’ll keep you posted.  I’m taking the day off tomorrow so I can be there for her.

Totally changing gears…

Our experience with Comcast today was the exact opposite of yesterday.  Lintilla called and got a very helpful CS rep, who sent out a technician.  He was prompt and very helpful, and after a little prodding around, fixed the problem.  He said we had some long-overdue maintenance that needed to be done – he changed out each and every one of our leads.  Excellent!  He didn’t even charge us, and I was quite willing to pay.

This is excellent customer service, and I want to shout about it as loudly as I did the horrible customer service.  Viva la Comcast!

I’m seeing a pattern in myself – I have a “trigger”. Remember in the Back To The Future movies, how Marty McFly was all timid – unless … someone called him “chicken”?  Then he got mad and irrational.  I am apparently the same way when I percieve that someone is looking down on me intellectually.  I have no idea where this comes from; I’ve always been looked at as being a nerd, a geek, a mad scientist.  Yet, I have a stong insecuity about it, apparently.  Maybe I subconsciously hate myself for not finishing college, I don’t know.  So, I’ll keep working on it.  Hopefully y’all will be patient with me.

In answer to John’s rhetorical question: in a couple of months, the WGA strike will probably cost me at least 1000 page views a day.  It translates to a pretty good chunk of change. Get to the table!!!

I had an unexpected lunch with an old friend today.  We were debate partners in high school, and like brothers most of the time.  That was quite enjoyable.  I hope we can do it again, soon.

I’m also quite happy that my brother and parents are in town this week.  I had a great time with Zarniwhoop at the game, and visiting with the folks.  Of course, Zarni and I will go to the Jags game,and I’m trying to set up a Brothers’ Night Out for me, Zarni, and Marvin to go to the Preds game Saturday night.  This is how many men bond: parallel play, like toddlers. 

Trillian has invited her BFF for a sleepover this weekend.  This is the same girl who was the recipient of Trillian’s uncharacteristic bullying.  Kids are strange, and forgiving.  There is much we can learn from them.


4 Responses to “Mea Culpas On The Edge”

  1. Sarcastro Says:

    What was the tech’s name?

  2. Ginger Says:

    Hiya, Slarti! Just wanted to let you know that Lintilla will be in my thoughts and prayers this week!

    Call me if you guys need anything.

  3. Warrior Says:

    Prayers here as well, man. You know the number!

  4. Busy Mom Says:

    Thinking of you guys.

    And, I think I’ll call Comcast back and try again.

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