Don’t Mess With My Simple Pleasures

I am a very patient person. Even if I’m screaming inside from agitation and annoyance, I am mindful that I respond to people in a polite manner with a smile on my face. The one caveat though is this: if you or your company needlessly messes with my simple pleasures, I’ll cut a bitch.

I have now listened to Wayward Pines, all 3 books, twice each. They are THAT good. Please go out and buy them immediately. I have faithfully watched Wayward Pines all last season while every night, posting things on their social media as to why it didn’t make sense to have it as just a mini series and why leave money on the table. To my happy delight, they figured out how to have a season #2.

My son loves the tv show almost as much as I do. Lately, it’s the only show between ESPN, soccer and basketball that we can watch then talk during commercials.

Last night at 8:51 p.m, P announces “the tv is acting weird and no channels will come on.”

Relieved he conveyed this info before the show, I made my way over to fix the issue. Panic set in when after 2 minutes the tv was still black. At 8:53 I called Time Warner, attempting to keep my shit together.

“Allo!” A customer service rep answers sounding just like Tattoo from Fantasy Island. He was bubbly and couldn’t wait to solve all my customer service issues.

In an inappropriate desperation I blurted out, “my tv is all black and my favorite show is coming on in 7 minutes. Go!”

“Thank you Mizz XXXX, I wood be ha-pay to ree-solve your issue and I do apollo-izze for any inconvenience. Vhat is going on today?”

I won’t go into details on this little exchange just know it took 20 minutes too long and by the 21st minute I was punching my fist into the sofa which surprisingly hurts if you are not part of fight club. Tattoo got the tv working but 30 minutes too late so I continued to be enraged. I did what every other self-respecting consumer does in 2016, I hit up their Facebook page and explained what their product had caused me.

After about an hour of conversation between me and Time Warner, I had bitched enough and moved on to other options to find my show that had just aired. I checked On Demand, all the nooks and crannies of Time Warner’s website, Fox tv, Amazon Prime and Hulu. I am of the instant gratification generation and all be damned if I was going to wait 23 hours to watch my Wayward Pines. At 12:03 a.m. I gave up and went to bed.

Thoughts? What is your simple pleasure that if anyone messes with it all hell will come raining down on them?


Share the laughs with friends!


Wanna leave a reply?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get the latest posts delivered to your mailbox:

%d bloggers like this: