Miss(ed) Manners

November 30, 2006

There Are No Coincidences #1

Filed under: Ramblings — missedmanners @ 1:10 pm

Recently I saw the movie, V for Vendetta. I may or may not have been high at the time. One of the main messages from the movie is that there are no coincidences. The other main message is that Natalie Portman is hot no matter what.

As I sit here in my Guy Fawkes mask, listening to the 1812 Overture and staring a lesbian movie poster, I realize that the message rings true. There are NO coincidences, only conspiracies and conspiracies to start conspiracies which look like coincidences but in fact would simply be conspiracies by their very nature.

Today’s non-coincidence:

My boss has one of those fancy little Treo phones. She sends emails, pictures, texts, videos and sometimes candy over the airwaves.  She loves that thing though two days ago it stopped working. It wasn’t a slow death, there was no drained battery or noticeably deteorating screen-light. It just died and refused to turn back on.

Now, nothing conspiratorial about that at all, right?

Well when she started looking for her warranty she noticed something odd. It was going to end in TWO hours! I shit you not. Because that would be gross, shitting someone.

By sheer force of luck, (which I do believe in) she was able to get through the mire of human stupidity that is Cingular’s support center and she got her phone replaced.

The conspiracy here?

Obviously there is a microchip embedded in all cingular phones that implodes on or around the date of its warranty expiration. Thoughts?


  1. And iPods. Can’t forget about our experiences with those.

    Comment by Eileen — December 1, 2006 @ 9:51 am | Reply

  2. https://missedmanners.wordpress.com/2005/10/21/missed-manners-whats-old-is-new/

    Hehe right there babe.


    Comment by missedmanners — December 1, 2006 @ 12:38 pm | Reply

  3. LMAO! You are so freakin right about warranties. I’ve had my experiences with them and frankly to state my feelings would cause the FCC to swoop in and snatch me from the pc, so I’ll refrain. I too have a Treo (Verizon) and so far, have had no problems with it. Phew!

    Comment by BluJewel — December 5, 2006 @ 2:38 pm | Reply

  4. If they had intentionally designed the stuff to break; they’d have designed them to break *after* the end of the warrenty, not 2 hours before.

    Comment by Rob — January 13, 2007 @ 4:05 am | Reply

  5. oh totally dude, i bought a laptop off a buddy of mine…the thing was kinda outdated but i needed something that was portable for class and didn’t care about power, paid 400 bucks for it, kinda steep for what i got but meh, i needed it that bad.
    well a month later it shits the bed, i check the warranty (he gave me that to) i’ve got about a week left!
    so i call them, four times, finally getting through, and the guy says just send it to them. they paid for the fedex fees and whatnot, took a look at it, and paid me what it was worth, cause it wasn’t worth fixing. i got 500 bucks.
    sweet warranty goodness

    Comment by Kent — January 13, 2007 @ 5:26 am | Reply

  6. The day after the warranty ran out on my palm pilot my husband came in from work and sat on it.
    I always wondered after that if perhaps the company who sold me the palm bugged his ass to become dangerous after I could no longer get the palm replaced for free.. (I still wonder.)

    Comment by Jen — January 13, 2007 @ 9:12 pm | Reply

  7. Well, Rob, I think it had something to do with Time Zones. 😉

    Comment by missedmanners — January 13, 2007 @ 10:24 pm | Reply

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