Scary Recording Lady

Future Tulips and Daffodils

I had some crocus (Remember that band Krokus? They had a hit “Screaming in the Night”? I’m going to see if I can find that on my iPod) that I bought specifically because they come early and are a tiny bit of color in the sea of bland. I saw them starting to peek out last weekend and when I checked them this morning, they were gone. Never even bloomed. Must be damn squirrels.

I wish I could put today in a bottle and take it out every February at this time. I dug around in the yard for a couple of hours. I cleaned up some stuff that I never finished in the fall and dug up some weeds.

We have a big compost bin and I have no formal procedure but every few years I empty it out into the garden. Not a moment too soon. That thing was so heavy I had to scoop out several shovels full before I could even move it to the garden. It smelled partly rich and composty and partly nasty badass. Lots of wiggly worms.

I think it’s going to be decent tomorrow so I can work some more. It’s nice to have a little bit of a head start on the garden in February.

Future Hyacinth

We’ve been getting these notices of doom from Comcast about how we need new equipment because it’s the dawn of a new era and the frequency is changing or whatever. I think it’s all a scam to make people pay for more stuff.

I read through the notice but I was confused because we already have digital cable. Comcast bills us for that. Wouldn’t they know that we already had digital cable? I looked the pictures of the stuff we can get for our TV and it looked different that what we have.

So do we need new equipment or not?

I called the magical phone number of information and it’s a scary recording with a lady that sounds like that generic lady on the Simpsons. And she wants me to say what I want instead of just pressing 1 for “I want someone to answer my questions.” And scary recording lady wants to know what equipment I have so she can figure out if we need new equipment.

Funny, because that’s why I’m calling her. I asked to speak to a real person and she offered to transfer me to my account executive. HA HA. You mean a person at a call center? And the real person asked me how many TVs I had without digital cable boxes. I said, None. She said, then I don’t need to worry about it.

And that is why Comcast has not taken over the world.

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