Subway Folk: Now That I Got Your Attention, My DVR Broke Last Night

I spent the first seventeen minutes of last night’s ‘24’ wooing my DVR to work. (You catch more shows with honey right?) So there I was pouring my sweet sweet verbal honey all over my DVR. “Please don’t do this to me. You know how much I love you.” No response. The cold shoulder. “If I restart you, then you will lose all your memory of our time together,” I pleaded. “And I don’t want that to happen anymore than you do.” She turned and flipped her cords at my face. “You green-eyed, eight-dollars-a-month-more whore!” With that said, I quickly (re)booted her ass. But she wouldn’t turn over. I was stymied. “You won,” I panted in defeat, “You won. I give up”

I called Time Warner Customer Support and found myself on the other end of a most agreeable woman. “I don’t know what to do,” I told her, sweating and dispirited. “Am I gonna have to watch regular TV, ya know, like a regular person?” I exclaimed (more genuinely than I would like to admit). She was empathetically empathetic. “Oh dear do I understand! It happened to me once (hearty chuckle) and I was soo upset. We’ll have to replace your box. Let’s find you the earliest appointment possible.” I got my appointment notice and thanked her for her commitment and her compassion in these troubled times of mine.

So I watched the rest of ‘24’ and its accompanying commercials like a savage, then spent the remainder of the evening wondering aloud why I don’t have any friends.

5 Comments so far

  1. lisa (unregistered) on January 24th, 2006 @ 2:56 pm

    When Time Warner installed my DVR a few weeks ago, I got to use it for 10 minutes. Then it died, and they couldn’t give me an appointment until two weeks later. (I may even have cried on the phone, but that was *mostly* from the stress of moving.) When my appointment finally rolled around, they brought me a different kind of DVR and it has been working fine ever since. Your cranky DVR sounds like my old one, so maybe they’ll give you a shiny new one, too.


  2. Art (unregistered) on January 24th, 2006 @ 4:49 pm

    I know a few people who have had the same problem with their DVRs. Sounds fishy.

    But, as it were, I of course wouldn’t know, because such technology was meant to be enjoyed by the gainfully employed.


  3. ~dana (unregistered) on January 24th, 2006 @ 6:53 pm

    shh…don’t jinx my TWC DVR…I don’t know what the hell I would do without it. How else can I watch both Lost and Veronica Mars?


  4. Settemod (unregistered) on January 25th, 2006 @ 6:51 pm

    Hi, Michael, I went here weeks ago, sailing the web, and I’m back. It’s a nice blog, I think.
    You wrote: “If I restart you, then you will lose all your memory of our time together”
    It remembers me “Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind”, the movie.
    Ok. Now, about the thing.
    The same thing happened to me, when I tried to create a literary site (a mess, at the moment, but well written… but it’s italian, so forget about it). Where were all my “Flash” friends when I was fighting with “normal” FrontPage? I’m just waiting for my appointment, too (a few days).


  5. Sissy (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 6:37 pm

    Get Tivo! :-)



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