You can't let life get to you.
It was difficult this past weekend when I scheduled the cable company (for the third time) to fix the service to my media-center computer.
Two months ago, the first guy split the line coming to my high-speed Internet connection to accommodate the digital, high-def TV in the computer.
It didn't work, and the TV picture was left dark and trailing.
The second guy came out and fidgeted with the levels on the pole outside.
That didn't work either and the cable company blamed the lousy picture on my brand new computer.
I then paid $133 for the computer man to come out and troubleshoot. He did a direct analog connection, and the computer looked fine except it wasn't high-def.
He blamed the cable company, which I called again.
A brash, very rude cable man came out and basically told me I was crazy. He thought the picture looked fine to him, but admitted he didn't know a thing about computers. When I began to get a little adamant about the crappy service, he ran out of the house.
I complained AGAIN to the cable company. Saturday they're sending a supervisor who supposedly knows about media centers.
I was told years ago by a friend that you should go through life like a duck ...look calm and collected on top, but paddle like the devil underneath.
If this supervisor doesn't fix the problem, then I'm paddling right up to Comcast's CEO!