Deja Vu All Over Again
Posted by thedarwinexception on November 20, 2007
So what did I tell you? Huh? What did I tell you?
In the comments from yesterday I specifically predicted that in 30 days something PHYSICAL was going to fail and that THEN, maybe THEN, the computer guy would realize that “Drivers” was not my problem with the computer.
Well, I was right (again) – only it didn’t take 30 days – fuck, it didn’t even take 30 hours.
This morning as I was bopping along getting caught up on comments and email and deleting the messages in AFCA that I had read on the laptop, well, the computer went down AGAIN.
Drivers my ass.
So I called the computer guy back and said “any other ideas, fuckwad?” I told him AGAIN “Look I think this is the video card. I really do – the computer keeps running – there’s nothing wrong with it – just the signal to the monitor goes haywire – that sounds like the video card to me, it really does.” He says “Yeah that does sound like a video card issue – bring it in on Monday and I’ll check that out.”
And now I’m pissed. Because I TOLD the guy when I first called “I think it’s the video card”. You would THINK that maybe he would have checked the video card before sending it out the door with the lame ass conclusion that it was the drivers.
It really chaps my ass when people refuse to acknowledge that I AM ALWAYS RIGHT. And I’m pissed at myself for not going with what I knew was right, and refusing to accept the computer back until he actually fixed it. I knew it wasn’t a driver problem and I took the computer back ANYWAY. Stupid.
So, now I am back on the laptop. I can’t bring the desktop in until Monday, he’s “off” for Thursday and Friday, and he never works weekends – so I’m stuck for at least another two weeks on the laptop. Thank Groo again for the laptop, but it does suck that I won’t have my address book, and my games and my files for the next two weeks. If I had told the stupid computer guy “No, it’s NOT the drivers – trust me I AM ALWAYS RIGHT” – and MADE him test the video card or just put a new one in, since I am quite convinced that’s what it is – I would probably have the computer back actually WORKING by now.
Oh well, at least I got the pictures posted of the outfits, and managed to copy SOME of my emails over form one computer to the other before it started acting up again. And believe me, this time he WON’T get away with trying to blow smoke up my ass.
And I already told him he’s NOT getting another $25 dollars to fix it right this time.