Sunday, July 19, 2009

DISH TV

Just when you think things can't be worse.......... they do.

I closed the store and went to my favorite eating establishment.....site 1A....where the food is free and my spirit is uplifted. I was tired and crabby when I got there with my meager offering of peas. After engaging in a gripe session and some witty bantering with my buddies, I loosened up and had a wonderful meal in spite of the fact that my stomach has not yet recovered from this days annoyances. We were all sitting in our mellow mood (no alcohol involved, just end of the weekend wind down) about to partake of some strawberry shortcake............. when what to my wondering eye should appear, but a red truck with trailer, my speed limit to dare.

The truck is coming down the decline and approaching the turn and we all comment that he is speeding and we don't recognize the truck. He slows into the turn and begins to accelerate as he hits the speed bump conveniently located right about...there. And this is when I use my "call the kids in to eat" voice to tell him to "slow it down". He bounces pretty high in his seat as he shouts his reply. Bob, the undertaker, the enforcer and hero extraordinaire says "Oh, no he didn't" as he leaps to his feet in hot pursuit of the DISH TV representative who just shouted at me to "Shut the f@#* up!"

I am right behind Bob as this representative of DISH TV exits his vehicle and saunters towards with his attitude in full view. Bob (never shy) asked this guy if he knows what he just did and what he just said to the owner of the campground. His reply is to say that he wasn't going that fast. Bob asks his question again and tells him that he was indeed speeding. He says he is sorry about saying that to the owner of the park.

I can assure you that he was not sorry at all. I know sorry and that was not it. He is going to walk away from me as if he is dismissing this incident...... Not so fast, there. I don't like him, I don't like his attitude and he tripped my bitch switch all the way over and I told him to "get out" of my park. Did not want any misunderstanding about the meaning of my words. However he decides he is going to argue with me, then tells me I am ignorant! If he thought that was going to help the situation, he was mistaken.

He used poor judgement as he left and decided to once again disobey the speed limit. 911 it is, buddy. Adrenaline pumping I awaited my visit from the local constabulary. Putting my adrenaline rush followed by a hot flash to good use I put my weeding skills in gear and Karen and Bobs marigold bed has been thoroughly deadheaded and there are no weeds left.

I have finished with the deputy and have filed my complaint. I have talked to no less than four representatives of DISH TV. They will only consider a complaint in writing it seems. They are all sorry about the actions of this man who is in their employee, wearing their shirt and doing their business in such a vulgar manner, but won't be taking any action until I submit my complaint in writing. They probably are going on the assumption that most folks will cool off and forget about it. They are in for a surprise, I suppose. I am like a dog with a bone and do not intend to let go.

I am not incensed that the comment was made to me, but that he came onto my property, disobeyed my rules and made the comment at all. He was just unlucky in that he made the comment to me. Or maybe fortunate......... this is going to be a life lesson for him, I hope. It seems that he called the camper to whose site he was headed as he exited the park and commented to him that he guessed he should learn to watch his mouth. You think?

9 comments:

ellen abbott said...

Would be nice if he lost his job for being an arrogant asshole but it seems his company doesn't much care.

scarlethue said...

I'm like that too-- someone pisses me off, I don't let it go. I've been known to make use of my local police as well. My husband thinks I'm crazy, but he's so... how to put this nicely... level-headed all the time, nothing ever gets under his skin. Not me, no way, it takes a lot to piss me off, but once it's done, it's done and you'd better watch out. I'd have been right behind you!

The Good Cook said...

What a moron. Get him. Get him good. Get him for all the moron's out there that get away with this bad behavior.
Geez.. now you have me riled up!

Missy said...

Go get him girl!

Pat said...

I can't believe that Dish TV won't act upon a complaint unless it is in writing! What poor customer service! Not only was the guy speeding, but swearing like that? Not good.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I have sent my letter and I will share whatever feed back that comes my way. As anoying as it is to have to submit something in writing, I do understand this policy. People make eroneous complaints all the time in hopes of some sort of monetary compensation. It is probably a good policy to follow, but frustrating to the one making the complaint when they are still highly agitated and want immediate results. Time and patience......

Meggie said...

I am older now, & I hope, wiser. I would never wish to serve the 'public' on my worst enemy. It does have it's rewards, but on reflection, I think the heartbreaks outnumber the positives.
You are a very brave & courageous woman!!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

I hope you get some good satisfaction out of them. Their attitude kind of reminds me of my incident (http://themiddlesideoflife.blogspot.com/2009/03/its-only-three-cents.html) with the manager of a local grocery store. Once I sent my complaint to the regional management I got a $5.00 gift card. Woo-hoo! But hey - $5 is still $5.

Anonymous said...

well with all kathy's complaints... she'LL be a millionaire!