So, the cable guy came today. My request to the Cable gods was answered in that they sent me a cutie. So, he checked everything out, and spent about 45 minutes on the phone with the Comcast Powers That Be. Huh. Turns out the CableCARD was not activated. No shit. Oh, and it was, for some reason, set for
Londonderry. Even though I got it from the Lebanon
office. Seriously? So, it is the card and not my TiVo
So, he tells me that the office shouldn’t have given me the card because then specific phone calls made by techs have to be made. Screw you, Comcast.
So, basically he’s sitting on the phone making small talk with me while the Powers That Be are fiddling around with stuff. Slowly, channels start showing up, like, one at a time. Finally, he goes into the room that the cable comes out of and switches a couple of plugs around and… I HAVE MY CABLE CHANNELS! So, yes, part of it was our connection, but a major issue was indeed the card itself and how it was not activated nor was it set up for this area of New Hampshire.
Since Cory the Cable Tech was very cute and polite, and this got taken care of with some sense of ease today, Comcast has been knocked down a spot or two on my shit list. But it is thin ice, guys. If I lose one channel, you will be hearing from me. I’m sure they hate me, too, but really I was so much nicer than I could have been.
And now I stop my bitching and move back to my usual stuff.
Update on my job search: still not a damn thing. I have a feeling I am going to be here for the long haul after all… Oh, well. One battle at a time, I guess…