Last night I was watching a movie. It was too late to be up, but I'd started watching it, and I usually finish what I start. Funny thing is, I don't remember what the move was now. Anyway .... suddenly the screen went to an error message. It basically said to check another channel or wait.
After some checking, the only channels I found on were the Hawaiian music channel and the one telling me all the features of dish service. Well, OK, I didn't check them all, but enough to feel pretty sure that I wasn't going to be watching anything, unless I was interested in learning about my service. I tried calling the network , but I was cut off several times before reaching a human being, then when I called again, I got a message that said the call could not go through. I figured they were inundated with calls, so probably a system outage. I gave up and went to sleep.
When I woke this morning, there was still no reception, so I called. I was on hold for a long time, something upward of 20 minutes. Then a very nice young woman explained that it was, indeed, a problem on their end. It was being worked on, and while they had no estimated time for it to be repaired, they wanted me to know they are aware, and for my inconvenience, they added Showtime at no charge for three months. OK, I'm not crazy about Showtime, but free is free.
I guess it is good that I called. The squeaky wheel does get the oil sometimes.
Now all I have to do is remember to call and cancel it before 1/8/10. It's on my calendar, but I'm retired! How often to I look at a calendar?? Please put it on yours and call me to remind me on 1/7/08, OK?
I'm gonna go now. squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak..........