Posts Tagged: Charter Communications


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Feb 10

Yay for Oil Changes!

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I think car dealerships should start offering free wi-fi to their customers while they wait. They have a secured network here. I wonder if they’d give me the password if I asked. Haha. Nah, they probably wouldn’t. I suppose car dealership transactions are relatively important and they can’t let just anyone access the network. It’s kind of a bummer though, ‘cause waiting for an oil change is about as interesting as watching a monkey’s backside.

So let’s have a look around the waiting room. There’s a woman in here using her laptop and her cell phone simultaneously. I think she’s actually browsing the Internet on her phone based on her hand motions. I don’t know why she has her laptop open as she doesn’t even seem to be using it.

There’s a TV over in the corner. It’s an Olevia HDTV and looks to be about 26 inches in size. It could be 28, I guess. Someone put the channel on AMC and I have no idea what’s playing. I can’t hear it because the volume is low and I’m hard of hearing, but it appears to be some sort of old movie.

I see a small square table with magazines and a fake tree. The magazines I can see from here are InSpire, Entertainment Weekly, Time and Sports Illustrated. They really should get some computer mags.

I count eight chairs total. They’re not the greatest, but I suppose they’re moderately comfortable enough to sit in for an hour.

There’s a popcorn popper and a water cooler off to the right. I bet the popcorn is stale. Sometimes when I’m here they’ll make fresh popcorn and I’ll actually be tempted to take some.

I wish I had a Kindle. If I had a Kindle right now I could be reading a book. I could even be buying a book! Oh how I wish I had a Kindle. A Kindle would be great. *twitches*

You know what else would be great? Mobile broadband. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive with such ridiculous data caps. I look forward to a future where the entire country is blanketed in wireless Internet and we’ll be able to go online whenever and wherever we want. You know who’s probably not looking forward to that? Charter Communications.

This is boring. I wanna go home.

I bought a candy bar at Kwik Trip before I came here. It’s sitting in my laptop bag at this very moment. I should eat it. Is it rude to eat a delicious candy bar when there’s another person sitting in the waiting room? What if I got chocolate all over my face? That would be embarrassing. I’m hungry though. I’m going to eat my candy bar. Mmmm… Butterfinger Crisp.

Now I’m kind of thirsty. *eyes water cooler* Who thinks I should get a cup of water? I bet it’s cold. I like cold water.

I’m happy to report that the water was indeed cold.

I still wanna go home. I’m going to stop writing ‘cause I have nothing left to say. I’ll post this awesome blog entry when I get home and have my sweet sweet Internet connection again.


2
Jan 10

Best Rewards Program Ever

Due to the fact that I live in central Wisconsin, a place where we only have one cable company available, I’m forced to be a Charter Communications customer. Last year they announced their new “Live it With Charter” rewards program. I could earn points just for paying my bill every month. And with those points, I can earn great rewards!

What kind of rewards, you ask? Here are some of the actual rewards that they offer.

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White Hex Wall Plate (800 Points)

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White Screw Clip (800 Points)

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F-81 Barrel (400 Points)

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4-Way Splitter (2800 Points)

Wow. Just wow. I have no idea how they can afford to offer these great rewards to their loyal customers. They must really love us.  On the bottom of the rewards page it says, “Automatic Points. Unbelievable Rewards. Absurdly Easy.” Unbelievable? Yes. Absurd? Definitely.