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So, our dryer has been broken for 5 weeks. It's a good thing I've been taking Fridays off, because Sears has visited three Fridays of those 5. The technician that was here on Friday determined that it would remain broken for at least another week to 10 days, while parts were ordered. Luckily, osewalrus and beckyfeld are good with us visiting them regularly to use their washer and dryer.

Sears: it sucks.

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allah_sulu
Nov. 19th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
So, our dryer has been broken for 5 weeks. … The technician that was here on Friday determined that it would remain broken for at least another week to 10 days,

OK, so you've got our duration waiting for Verizon to fix our DSL beat. (Or at least you will once they're done.)
sethcohen
Nov. 19th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
The difference is, of course, that clean clothes are a bit more of an expected societal norm, versus simply not having high-speed internet. Granted, with the growth of high-speed internet availability, those two priorities may change. Witness the growth of the integrated WoW chair, for example with installed catheter. *slaps hand to forehead*
cellio
Nov. 19th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
On the other hand, a broken washer or dryer inconveniences you between once every several days and once every several weeks (depending on how quickly you use up clothes), but a dead network connection inconveniences you pretty much six days out of seven.
sethcohen
Nov. 19th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
True. A dead network connection inconvenienced us for 23 days at the old house, which is why we still have no love for Comcast. Nevertheless, as osewalrus notes, "Mr. Linksys" blankets the neighborhood with his unrestricted signal, so we're never quite fully down, unless we're without power. Then we have bigger problems.

Oh, and you clearly don't have a three-year-old with two favorite shirts. We only need the washer and dryer once every several days if we want to be seen as the kind of parents who let their child go out wearing dirt-and-food-encrusted clothes. We are, mind you, but we try.
cellio
Nov. 19th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
Oh, and you clearly don't have a three-year-old with two favorite shirts.

Are they still available? Buy half a dozen more of each. Your sanity is worth it.

Either that, or tell him he's not allowed to wear some of others any more and see if being told "no" is enough to make him demand them. :-)
sethcohen
Nov. 19th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
Are they still available? Buy half a dozen more of each. Your sanity is worth it.

No, three year olds are too expensive to buy - we haven't even been able to pay for this one yet!

In all seriousness, the shirts in question were gifts to him - we don't know where they came from.

He's perfectly willing to go out, shirtless, in November weather because he doesn't have his favorite shirt. He only listens to reason when he feels like it.
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