Wednesday, May 2, 2012

getting dog-tired of Fido..

Is it too much to ask to have a cell phone that works properly??

SO i charged my phone for about 6 hours because the battery had finally died on me, and when I went to unplug it the phone was so hot that I could not hold it in my hand.  Then it wouldn't turn back on.  So i schlepped all the way to the mall on the escarpment, by bus, to visit the Fido store.  The worker there plugged in my phone and surprise surprise, nothing happened!  Then he switched out my phone's batter for one of theirs and it turned on... a defective battery  he said... but because I purchased my upgraded phone from Fido customer service solutions and it came to me via UPS, they couldn't exchange my phone in the store.. I had to call customer service and probably ship it back to them for exchange or repair..

So I did. And because I talked more than 30 minutes on my new phone, the 15 day exchange warranty- which I am still technically under- becomes voided.  So now I have to package it up in the UPS envelope provided and bring it back to the Fido store, with a confirmation number that the customer service lady gave me, and they will ship it out to be fixed.. which could take 10-15 days at least. 0-0 seriously?? It's not my fault the thing was faulty, they sold it to me that way.. what a b/s excuse is that?? "oh sorry, you talked more than 30 minutes on your cell phone since April 19th so we can't exchange it." like WTF? Honestly? UGH!

**throws phone and runs screaming in circles flailing arms above head in utter frustration**

On the bright side, at least I still have my previous phone which besides having a now weak and quick draining battery and terrible signal reception, allows me to "stay connected".


Sometimes it makes me feel like I should give up on cell phones all together and live off of my little netbook scouring the city for WiFi spots.. though it would probably be more effective to simply open a window and yell.

The only good thing to come out of this disastrous day is that I ran into an old friend at the mall.. he works for the Ti-Cats as an intern and is hanging out at a booth in the malls entrance getting people to fill out a super short survey and offering the chance to win an autographed jersey.. totally cool.  He was kind enough to listen to my phone troubles and in return I filled out a survey.. which I might add was fun as I got to use an ipad- seriously, who uses paper and pencils anymore?? *sigh* I wish we could go back to the stone age.  Now I'm not a fan of apple, or apple products but you gotta admit, the ipad is an interesting piece of technology.

SO at least all was not for naught- and I managed to read an entire book today on the 6 half hour bus rides I  was on from 11:30am-4pm.  Thanks J.K for providing me with the comforting, companionship of Etienne and his absolutely entertaining Alphabet.  <3 <3 <3

Oh well, guess I'll go back to my sewing now, since the chances of me getting back up to the mall today are slim to none and the pile of alterations at my feet is growing steadily with each passing day...  :(

Super accomplishment of the week.. I shortened the sleeves of a fleece lined lumberjack patterned men's fall jacket yesterday... I had to take the cuffs off, which, if you ever thought would be easy and or fun, wasn't.. it took me approx 1.3 hours to rip the stitches from each cuff. And then I had to measure and cut the sleeve to shorten it and then re-attach each cuff, which is not as easy as it sounds.. it was double lined and half the width of the sleeve itself so I had to pin and ruche and tuck and pin and measure before I could stitch it.. but it was fun and my soon-to-be-Bro-in-law totally loves it!  He also bought me Anne Rice's The Vampire Armand as payment and thanks.. so yay!!

Well, keep reading and comment if ye care <3

p.s I mailed a letter to totally awesome Spokane author-dude Sherman Alexie this week.. soo excited and fingers crossed to get a response!!


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