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I wish, oh I wish, I could just once, take something out of the box, plug it in and it would work. I'm not a big fan of magic, but I'd gladly accept a little "slight of hand" and slightly less frustration if just once, something would work the first time around.
So far today, I've tried to install software on my new laptop, hook up a wireless router connection for it, and put together a table. (The manufacturer gave me eight screws, it looks like I'm only supposed to use six, but that's just my educated guess, because they didn't include any instructions and when I called the company, they admitted it's been a real problem. Hundreds of customers have been calling, not only because there aren't any instructions, but there aren't any predrilled holes drilled in the table top either. So if you drill your own holes and the table cracks or the holes are the wrong size...)
Just once, just once, oh I wish...
I thought I'd switch gears, take a relaxing break from the assembly line and do a little writing. I sat down, plugged my headset into my cd player and the sound wouldn't climb above #3 on the dial. I can only write listening to loud music, so okay, where's the instruction manual? Thirty minutes later, instruction manual in hand, I'm on the phone with SONY. While I'm on hold, I reread the manual and just when I hear on the other end of the telephone receiver, "Thanks for calling SONY, this is Anna. May I help you?" Just at that very moment--I figured out the problem.
Miracles do happen--eventually.
"Well, Anna, I had a problem with the volume on my cd player, but while I was waiting for you to come on the line, I solved the problem. But you know, I hate to waste a troubleshooting call, especially one that I've waited 10 minutes on hold for, so..."
Okay, maybe I'll get lucky and just once, just once...
"...Anna, do you know anything about hooking up wireless routers?"
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