Further adventures in the service economy. But things may be looking up, finally I may have their attention.
A thorough consumer rip-off costing us real money.
When I finally got FIOS installed I thought my troubles were over. Guess again. But working between the cracks of the system I got something repaired today anyway.
Despite my earlier rant, I decided to give Verizon another shot at installing the FIOS service. After all, it could save me $60-80 a month — money that I could certainly use.
Following is the tragi-comic rundown of how it went down. How much patience do I really have? We’ll see — they can’t get it done today, we’ll try again Friday afternoon.
Why have just 100-best lists? The snarkiness is so much more fun when it’s the worst. Crooked Timber is working one up, based on reader suggestions. Reasonable people may differ over what qualify a movie for terribleness, or disqualify it.
If you ever find yourself nostalgic for the ’60s, this is your cure. How bad can it be if it’s not Pootie Tang? Picture if you will this graph: “The Godfather goes in the top right corner — great talent all around, terrific movie. The bottom left is inhabited by the kinds of things that […]
Cleveland, Ohio. Our first morning here greeted us with over three inches of rain in about two hours. My parents’ basement had water in it for the first time in 20 years. There was a LOT of flooding out here, and the news was full of stories about people rescued from their cars in several […]