atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#4300: What's annoying?

Well, work was pretty fair dinkum today, actually, but for some problems, all cell phone related. Not mine; others'.

The thing that really, really annoys me is the people who can't remember their e-mail passwords. "Okay, now all you have to do to transfer your contacts to the new phone is to log in to your Gmail account, so enter your e-mail address and password here." "Uh...I don't remember what the password was."

Thanks, anus! You just added twenty minutes to the activation process because you couldn't be arsed to write down your Gmail password when you set it up! Then they get mad at you when you tell them that there's no other way to transfer the contacts, because their old phone was hit by a monster truck and you can't get the information from it.

Sprint cell phones are the worst. AT&T and Verizon, if the phone has a removable SIM card you can just take the SIM out of the old phone, put it in the new phone, and you're done with activation. Sprint, though, requires that you call them and go through a complex process to register the SIM and the IMEI of the phone with their system. In a 30-minute cell phone pickup appointment, you're done activating the phone in about five minutes and can comfortably spend the rest of the time futzing around with copying their contacts and pictures for them. But Sprint? Ha! You're going to spend at least 15 minutes activating the damned thing (assuming it activates correctly, which is not a sure thing) and then--

So besides having to spend an inordinate amount of time today with a client who didn't copy any data and couldn't remember her Gmail password, then--at seven f-ing fifty-eight PM, two minutes before the store closed--a woman comes in with a nonfunctional cell phone. And she wanted a loaner.

I flatly told her she wasn't going to be able to get a loaner phone tonight because it was so close to closing. I did make a service order for her, though, because I am nice, and the store went to "night mode" while I was finishing that task. She wasn't the last customer out of the store, though, so that's not too bad.

...I was scheduled to leave before 8:30, but I didn't get out of there until 8:45. On the way home the Jeep was complaining about low fuel, so I had to stop for gas, and then I had to stop to pick up dinner because we're out of just about f-ing everything in the bunker. I didn't get home and out of my work clothes until 9:30! I'd had a packet of almonds as a snack around 7-ish, but otherwise hadn't eaten anything since 2 PM, so I was starving, and even now I have a headache.

Well, if it wasn't a pain in the ass, they wouldn't have to pay me to do it....

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Want. I saw one of these at work; it was a premium from Trend Micro that someone got. A flashlight with eight built-in screwdrivers, and they're all useful ones. Looks like I could buy one, without a logo, for about eight bucks, and I'm thinking that might be a good investment. "Spidey 8 In One Screwdriver Flashlight", perfect for your light repair needs!

* * *

And now, bedtime. Finally.
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