What A Day It Has Been!

First of all, I have been struggling with my T-Mobile account management screen for the past two days because it has been such that I was unable to see how much broadband data I had been using and I am on a monthly limit of data. —– But I have to tell you that the customer service agent at T-Mobile has been working with me faithfully and consistently throughout the entire ordeal and has been so patient, understanding, kind and helpful that I am simply overwhelmed with gratitude. —– As of 9:54 PM this evening, the program apparently began to work properly again (Thanks mainly to the efforts of the wonderful T-Mobile Agent on the other end) and I will be checking it out first thing in the morning to make sure it is still working the way it was designed to work.

I started adding raw vegetable salads to my diet today and I will keep on doing that for a while to see if it actually will help me lose some weight.

My wild bird friends suddenly decided to come home again from wherever they had been roaming and they literally stormed the feeders today —– and I was warmed with gratitude —– I love my little wild birdies!

I tried out the Opera browser and the Fire Fox browser today and although they are great browsers, I am still more comfortable with Chrome and that is where I am right now and that is where I will probably stay.

I found a program that says it can change the fonts on my blog so I decided to choose font-face “Roboto Slab” because it looks like the one another blog that a friend of mine in England runs, “Beetley Pete” —– and I am hoping that other people can see “Roboto Slab” on my blog because if they can, it means the extension program that I am using is working and that would make me very happy indeed. —–I need to mention that I bolded the typeface to make it stand out more for my readers who may experience vision challenges. —- I mentioned “Beetley Pete” just a few words ago in this paragraph where you are now reading and I wanted to take a minute and suggest that you go over and check his more-than-magnificent blog out. He covers music and movies and books and news and some fiction that he writes himself and it is just an amazingly well-done blog and i sneak over and read it all the time and I really like it and I recommend it: You can Beetley Pete’s blog —- ( RIGHT HERE)

While at the shopping center this afternoon, I picked up a package of razor blades for shaving — razor blades with blades made in Switzerland and handles made in China — I can’t wait to see if that was Two Dollars well spent or not. There are four (4) blades to each razor so I am waiting —- They will either pull and tear my whiskers out by the roots or they will cut them smoothly. Chinese razors have always tended to give me razor rash so I will see what these news ones do for me or “To” me as the case may be.

No New Broadband Provider For Me

I’m not getting a new broadband service provider just yet! I am still steamed at what happened when I tried to do so yesterday. Interesting story. Let me tell it to you.

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I am not going to mention the name of the broadband internet hotspot provider whose store I visited yesterday in the hopes of getting what I thought was a most generous data allowance at a really reasonable price because, even though their business model might be a little off-putting to me, I assume it is similar to the models used by a lot of other broadband companies —- except the one I am currently using, apparently.

The data plan that I was looking at with the potential new supplier was a little more than half again as much as my current provider allows me at almost half the cost of what I am paying at the moment.

No do not misunderstand me: I am not complaining about my broadband supplier. In fact, they have probably the biggest network in the world and the best customer service department — a customer service department that bends over backwards to please me and who has never failed to gain a really advantageous resolution for me to any problem I have ever taken to them.

But I was thinking of adding the new provider as a back up and, if they performed well for me, I might have entertained using them exclusively.

So I went to their store and met some of the nicest people in the world standing behind counters, ready and willing to make me a happy camper in their environment and with their product.

I do not know the number of questions they asked me or how many personal questions they threw at me, but it wasn’t long before I felt like I was being grilled by some government agency for a security clearance or something …. definitely more information than I thought was necessary to gain access to what I thought was going to be a prepaid broadband data plan.

By the time they got around to asking me for my pin number for my Experian account (I had frozen all my credit accounts during a major identity theft scare a few years ago) I couldn’t remember the pin number — and the interview — and the sale of their product abruptly ended at that point. —- I left their store without my new data account and went to soak my sorrows in some fish and chips at a local restaurant.

I know a lot of companies use the same credit granting procedures but I thought it was a little much for the few dollars a month I would be paying them …. in advance ….. by automatic deduction from my bank account.

Have I mentioned yet that my current provider (whom I have been with constantly for the past Three years) has never once asked me for any credit information at all and we have had wonderful relations for those Three years …. and guess what ….. I have learned that the grass is probably not greener on the other side of the fence and I am sticking with my current provider!

I am a guy who likes things simple and I hate jumping through a lot of hoops to get something I want — especially since I have enough money to get almost anything I do want — and when I feel pressured or hassled, my cockles rise.