Monday, November 17, 2008

Dishwasher Update

Don't deny it! You're dying to hear what happened with the dishwasher.

So if you remember, I waited from 8 am to noon and the repairman hadn't come. So I called and cancelled. Remember, the lady said that I needed to call back and reschedule?

I called to reschedule. We had to go through the original 39 questions to get the information AGAIN. It was as if they had never heard of me. Except when she got to the part where she asked, "Have you had your dishwasher repaired in last 30 days." I said, "No." She said, "It shows here on my computer than you had a repairman out recently." I WISH I had a repairman out recently! I explained that YES, I had scheduled a repair, but the man never came. Why doesn't it say THAT in your stupid computer?


She asked me what was wrong with the dishwasher:

Me: "Well, the spring is broken on the door. So when you open it, the door just falls open. The conrol panel also has cracks where you push the bottons, so I think water has gotten in there and fried the computer board. So it won't start."

Operator: "So it won't turn on at all? You can't run any cycles?"

Me: "No. It won't turn on at all."

Operator:"Well those are both serious problems..........especially the door. We'll have to get a repairman out right away!"

The door is a serious problem? I say the whole dishwasher not washing dishes is a serious problem! Who cares if when you open the door it falls open with a slam..........as long as you can shut it and turn it on and wash dishes? Is this lady nuts?

Operator: "Alright, I can schedule for an appointment between 8 am and noon or between 1 and 4."

Me: "Oh no, no, no.....I already did that. I already waited 4 hours so I'm going to need a more specific appointment.,"

Operator:"Well.........I could schedule for between 8 and 10. Would that be better."

Okay if you can narrow it down to a 2 hour window, why don't you just do that everytime? My doctor doesn't say, "He come in and sit around between 8 and noon and we'll see if we can get to you."
I didn't want to press my luck. So I took the "between 8 and 10 appointment."

Stay tuned!

4 comments:

valerie said...

Good luck!

missty said...

crossing my fingers for you!

Andrea said...

Good luck, I hope they show up!

You'd hate it here, a lot of doctors (especially pediatricians) don't actually take appointments. You call and they just say ok come over and then you wait in some gigantic line to be called. We once had two rounds of vomit in the peds office before we got called, fun huh?

Anyway, nothing to do with your dishwasher - except I feel your pain! :)

missty said...

A dishwasher repair joke for you!
Don't talk to my parrot ...

Nancy's dishwasher quit working so she called in a repairman. Since she had to go to work the next day, she told the repairman: "I'll leave the key under the mat. Fix the dishWwasher, leave the bill on the counter, and I'll mail you a check. Oh, by the way don't worry about my dog Spike. He won't bother you."
'But, whatever you do, do NOT, under ANY circumstances, talk to my parrot!

'I MUST STRESS TO YOU: DO NOT TALK TO MY PARROT!!!'

When the repairman arrived at Nancy's house the following day, he discovered the biggest, meanest looking dog he has ever seen. But, just as she had said, the dog just lay there on the carpet watching the repairman go about his work.

The parrot, however, drove him nuts the whole time with his incessant yelling, cursing and name calling.
Finally the repairman couldn't contain himself any longer and yelled,
'Shut up, you stupid, ugly bird!'


To which the parrot replied,
'Get him Spike!'

See - Men just don't listen!