OK. I'll admit it. I have some decided opinions. Not very many, and I'm tremendously easy-going most of the time. But there are a few areas where I DO care, and I do NOT like to be told what to do.
A whole lotta internet stuff is triggering some of my firmly held opinions.
1. Cable internet should be on all the time, not flicker on and off (omg, I just spelled flicker "flickr." I spend wayyyy too much time online, now my brain is losing touch with reality and the Websters Dictionary version of word spelling). This is required in order to keep one's various and sundry machines that are hooked UP to the internet happy and working. Turns out that the various and sundry machines that are hooked up to the internet NEED to be kept happy and working in order to keep the denizens of the household happy and working. 'Specially the happy part.
2. Routers should just behave. Do your job, baby, rout.
3. When I say no when you ask me if I want the extended warranty, I mean NO. I do not mean waste more of my time telling me why I should rethink (i.e. why I am WRONGGGGG) my decision.
4. When I say I do not want to purchase an extended warranty for a router that is going to return the inhabitants of chez Southern to happy productive members of society at large and domesticity in particular, DO NOT SAY TO ME WHAT IF YOUR GRAND KIDS BREAK IT??? This is only a good argument for a woman who has a grand child with her, not one who is sorta kinda old enough to have grandchildren but does NOT and NEVER WILL if the inhabitants of said woman's house do not get their interwebs back and is therefore insulted to the MOON and back that you implied she was a grandmother with careless destructive grandchildren, no less. If I was a woman of african american heritage I would shake my finger at you and get ghetto on your... um, derriere. I'm not, but I was thinkin' about it.
5. Cords should just stop tangling themselves. I know they're all friendly-like and that's sweet, but just stop hugging it out under my desk. Capiche?
Ok, this is stress-relieving, but doesn't make much sense if you're on the outside of my brain (which ironically is everyone) so I'm going to go get a drink of something with caffeine in it and try to take a deep breath and calm down and install the new router. Comcast, gird your loins lest this does not solve my problems, because you're next. And keep your comments about my grandchildren or lack thereof to yourself!