Kmart is Lost in Space – but my Computer Isn’t
Posted by thedarwinexception on December 8, 2007
WELL THANK GOD!!!!!
The computer is FINALLY FIXED.
I brought it in this morning and the computer guy installed a new video card (WHILE I WAITED). I brought it home, fired up “The Sims” – which is a great test, since the computer IMMEDIATELY crashed when I tried to play that game over the last few weeks when I was having the intermittent “OK, I’m crashing now” problems.
But this time, with the new video card, Sims ran just fine. Must be fixed, right?
Now I am hoping that this little incident will convince the computer guy that maybe I know what the fuck I’m talking about when I diagnose some problem I am having, and that maybe he won’t try to just update drivers and tell me “Yup – that was it – good to go!” If he had listened to me the FIRST time I brought this thing in, it would have saved me two weeks of cursing and cussing and bitching. Ok, I probably would have found a reason to do that ANYWAY, I mean, I do live with Paul, but, I wouldn’t have had to compound the cursing and bitching by focusing it on the computer, too.
I am so happy!!! The laptop is back in the sewing room, where it belongs, along with *another* new shelf for yarn. Which is now full. That makes 2 bookshelf’s, 8 of those Rubbermaid plastic bins, a cabinet and another 4 shelf unit FULL of yarn. I’m thinking I need a yarn room along with my sewing room and my computer room.
And I went and got “Lost Season 3” last night at Wal Mart. I was happy to discover that the edition sold at Wal Mart includes an extra bonus DVD. I haven’t watched it yet, since I’ve been busy with reorganizing the sewing room and bringing the computer in and then checking it out, but I am going to get my knitting, sit down and enjoy a marathon any minute now.
Of course, as is true with most things in my life, getting the Lost DVD wasn’t without it’s WTF? moment. I called Kmart to see if they had the DVD in stock and what the price was. I got the girl at the service desk, who transferred me to the electronics department. The kid that picked up the phone was about as bright as a dim fucking light bulb.
Kim: “Hi! Lost Season 3 DVD came out today – can you tell me if you have it in stock and what the price is?
Dim Bulb: “Ummm….Lost 3?”
Kim: “Lost, Season 3, DVD – green cover – came out today.”
Dim Bulb: “Ummmm…Ok, I’ll check, one minute.”
[Put on hold, 5 minutes of really bad Christmas muzak.]
Dim Bulb: “Ummmm….yeah, I don’t see Lost Season 3 – but I have “Lost in Space!”
Kim: “Ok, yeah, because *that’s* the same fucking thing!”
So I went to Wal Mart. Where the price was $44.96, despite the fact that on the Wal Mart website the price is shown as $39.96. Why do they do that?
In the meantime, even though Paul and I don’t celebrate Christmas, I’m thinking Milo and Holly do – or are at the least expecting Santa to bring them stockings – or maybe they are just ready for their reindeer auditions.