September 1st, 2004 | Published in Uncategorized
The television came back from the repair center a day early. The repair dude said he couldn’t replicate the problem, so he called Sony and they sent him a few IC’s to stick in. Probably ought to start researching Oregon consumer law to see what remedies will be available to me after a return or two more.
Tipping etiquette: Is it appropriate to tip someone for lugging a 100 lb. television up your treacherous and narrow front steps in the rain? I thought so and acted on that impulse. Not a lot, but certainly enough to afford a double-large fancy coffee drink at one of the snottier bistros downtown plus a biscotti, if that’s what he’s into.
Camille Paglia asserted “the cat is the least Christian inhabitant of any home,” so while I’m on domestic superlatives I’ll note that the television is possibly the ugliest. I like our living room less with that hulking thing in it. It’ll be a happy day when we move into digs with a place to put the t.v. besides the living room.
Bonus: The TiVo did snag the last “Six Feet Under,” plus a backlog of “Buffy” and “Daily Show” episodes. All hail TiVo.
Update: Wow. The t.v. worked for 30 minutes then died. A quick call to Sony netted me the guidance “unplug it for a minute then see what happens.” So it’s back to the repair shop on Friday some time.