Sunday, October 07, 2007

omg snlmao

Yeah, so I had to get some technical support for "snlmao".

Cell phones.

Love the concept. Can't imagine how tedious and lonely my life was b4.

Young kids have them. Old people have them. I feel so empty if I leave the house w/o mine. What if I get into an accident, get lost, run out of gas, have car trouble, need to call 911 or save someones life? Do we need milk, where r u, what size/color/style jeans did you tell me to buy, I'm running late, hey while you're out can you...?

But - the ringback tones? Had enuff, thx. Clearly marketed to teenagers whose survival is based on a soundtrack. I expect to hear it if I'm calling my son or The Girlfriend or any of his buddies. I *don't* expect to hear it from my boss's number or a realtor. I'm not talking about the regular ringtones that you get to share with everyone in earshot - I mean the dreaded way-too-loud CRAP that I have to endure while waiting for the person *I* called to pick up on the other end. "Please enjoy the music while your party is reached." Not likely, bitch. What's wrong with the old-fashioned one ringy-dingy, two ringy-dingy that worked so well? Bah!

As an added bonus, if the person you're calling doesn't answer, you are instructed on how to disconnect, or how to leave a message. Really? Is it that complicated? If I want to disconnect, I may hang up? OR, press 1 for more options. To leave a message, press 3. Why can't it just roll right to the beep in the first place? And - To send a FAX... ?!? WTF?

SO not laughing my ass off. (snlmao for those of you still with me).

The kid ran up $77 worth of out-of-network text messages a couple of months ago. I thought, why surely, there must be some mistake.

There was no mistake, and don't call me Shirley.

I printed out every single effing one (thanks to online account activity statements!), about 45 pages - PAGES - worth of what number to/from and when (no content though, darn it). We're talking over fifteen hundred (1500!) text messages - one thousand five hundred. Again, I say, WTF?
He didn't realize the offending party wasn't in his network. Whatevah. Payback is hell.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
I got a new kitten! She is just ADORABLE! So tiny and squeaky and cuddly, and very, very smart. Never makes mistakes or talks back. Very neat and tidy. I'll post pics soon.