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Friday, October 19, 2007


A fed-up, church-going Virginia secretary launched a hammer attack on some Comcast office equipment after she figured, "Hey, my telephone is screwed up, (now) so is yours."

Mona Shaw, 75, said she had a "hissy fit" after she ordered the company's Triple Play phone, Internet and cable service and the technician didn't show up at the scheduled appointment. Even when he did arrive two days later, he didn't finish the job.

Two days after that, Comcast cut off their service. That's when Shaw and her husband went to the cable company's office in Manassa and waited for a couple of hours before being told the manager left for the day.

The next Monday, the "old lady who just got mad" returned with a hammer and smashed a keyboard, knocked over a monitor and tore into a telephone.

Police arrested Shaw for disorderly conduct. She received a three-month suspended sentence, was fined $345 and barred from going near the Comcast offices for a year.

The Shaws did eventually get phone and television service - with Verizon and DirecTV.

I feel her pain.

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Anonymous proofreader said...

I was frustrated with my cable company today..find out by clicking onto ch. 36 (The Turner Classic channel I always watch) is all "snow"..same with Court TV ..C/Svc. rep tells me I now need to subscribe to digial cable programming to receive those channels. I was annoyed but I refuse to switch over. Seems like cable companies, in own sneaky way, whittling down available channels to digital but of course the bill is not less, has actually increased a bit. Sort of like the 16 oz. products like coffee and other canned items selling at same price but now 14 ozs. Consumer scam all around.

Fri Oct 19, 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The monopoly will only become worse. By 2010 all broadcasting will be digital so we all get to pony up for digital programming in order to watch any tele.

Sat Oct 20, 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hate 'em, hate 'em, hate 'em! good 4 you lady!

Sat Oct 20, 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

A true computer hacker!

Sun Oct 21, 01:17:00 PM  

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