I can not tell you how much I wish I was this woman!!!
Woman fined for hammering Comcast office
Her fury with cable company led to attacks on keyboard, monitor, phone
Updated: 10:29 a.m. PT Oct 19, 2007
BRISTOW, Virginia - She was fined and got a suspended jail sentence, but Mona Shaw says she has no regrets about using a hammer to vent her frustration at a cable company.
"I stand by my actions even more so after getting all these telephone calls and hearing other people's complaints," she told The Associated Press in an interview Friday.
Shaw, 75, and her husband, Don, say they had an appointment in August for a Comcast technician to come to their Bristow home to install the company's heavily advertised Triple Play phone, Internet and cable service.
The Shaws say no one came all day, and the technician who showed up two days later left without finishing the setup. Two days after that, Comcast cut off all their service.
At the Comcast office in Manassas later that day, they waited for a manager for two hours before being told the manager had left for the day, the Shaws say.
Shaw, a churchgoing secretary of the local AARP branch, returned the next Monday _ with a hammer.
"I smashed a keyboard, knocked over a monitor ... and I went to hit the telephone," Shaw said. "I figured, 'Hey, my telephone is screwed up, so is yours.'"
Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable company, disputes Shaw's version of its customer service record and calls Shaw's hammer fit on Aug. 20 an "inappropriate situation."
"Nothing justifies this sort of dangerous behavior," Comcast spokeswoman Beth Bacha said.
Police arrested Shaw for disorderly conduct. She received a three-month suspended sentence, was fined $345 and and is barred from going near the Comcast offices for a year.
The Shaws did eventually get phone and television service _ with Verizon and DirecTV.
She said many people have called her a hero. "But no, I'm just an old lady who got mad. I had a hissy fit," she said.
Friday, October 19, 2007
I can not tell you how much I wish I was this woman!!!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
We went downt to San Diego to attend Angel and Dave's wedding. We arrived Thursday night and stayed up North in Poway. As we checked into the hotel, the hotel clerk asked if we were here for the Air Show. Shannon's face lit up and we knew what we would do on Friday. There was an air show over at Mirmar air base. IT was a Friday so not that many people there. I had never been to an airshow so it was pretty neat. We could walk in some of the planes and watched the Thunderbirds preform and the Patriots who are based out of Byron where Shannon flies the glider. We only took a few pictures but they are neat to see.
Saturday we spent the day shopping and just wasting time. We woke up to rain and it had rained all night. I had brought a sundress to wear to the wedding and silly me did not bring a back up outfit so we went out to find one. I figured there must be a plan B for the wedding since it was outside. As you see, they tented the area and it worked out great.
I did not take a lot of pictures but I have one of the happy couple and one of Angels mom and myself.
I also attempted to take one of the cake cutting.
Sunday we had no idea what to do with ourselves. We took a drive North on 15 towards Temecula and San Diego Wine country. The landscaping in San Diego is dry shrubery, not the hills with grass like in Northern California. The drive was not to exciting, not too much to see. The highlight was the damn we saw near Fallbrook (forgot the name of it). IT was huge and very impressive. No pictures, we left the camera in the car. We went back towards the beach area to eat and relax and then caught our 7 pm flight. It was a nice weekend and very nice wedding.
I spoke to Angel after they returned from their honeymoon. (They went on a cruz to the Mexican Riviera, I think) She had mentioned that they were expecting a full house. Daves family lives up north in the area where the fires were approaching, I am not too sure were exactly. I do know they were planning to evacuate but I hope it worked out they did not have to.
Posted by Kristin at 9:14 AM
So this is the new tie my mother in law gave to Jasper and he just did not really care. We put it on and he went about his normal like he did not notice.
Then this one is for Tami, we put the orange hair on jasper. He did not go with this much. Wanted it off. Could not get a good picture of him.
This is Jaspers new Krinkle Cave and he loves it, he sits in and and barely fits. He likes the crinkle noise is makes as he moves.
Posted by Kristin at 8:07 AM
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
I have not put much up here lately. Basically because I have not done much to talk about. September I once again became unemployed but that is just as well as I would not have been wanting to work there permanent. The place was so behind in times and lacking any structure. Anyway.....Whats been going on? Hmmm celebrated Tami's birthday with you. You can read about that in her blog. I had a wedding on September 15th. Oh thats right, I spent from Monday Sept 17 until Sunday the 23rd doing Walnut Festival stuff. Helped in set up and then did volunteer work in the fishing clinic, kids section, the wine booth and stuff. The fishing clinic was great. Friday we planted 250 pounds of catfish in the lake out at heather farms, which was interesting and fun. Overall, the festival went well this year and hopefully better next year. The Smoking J's got to play, unfortunately it was a really slow slot but fun. I kept busy with whatever and was glad as it occupied what would have been a boring week. Unfortunately I wont be at the meeting next week to see the results and how we actually did. After that week, I went to apply at a temp place by recommendation of my cousin. I am willing to do temp jobs day to day or week to week or whatever. I did book a wedding in April and we still do not have a location so that is a bit of a challenge for me right now. My brother came into town on Friday the 28th. He and his girlfriend stayed with us Friday night and then headed out to SF and Mendocino and further north for the rest of the week. She has never been to California and she was in love with it here in 4 hours. She is from Tennessee. Thats about all thats been going on. My mother comes to visit the 10th for 10 days. We go to San Deigo for Angel's wedding on the 11th so that will be great to visit down there. I have a wedding to occupy my time this weekend in Napa and should be kinda fun as Tami is helping me and we are staying in Napa Friday night. I am racking my brain trying to think of something else interesting to post about. Dang it, I have not been doing anything. Thats what happens in the fall and winter. Once I have no weddings, I am on down time and do not know what to do with myself. I do plan to finish the scrap books, I am up to Sept 2005 so its getting close. Well, until next week or something..............email me with your excitement.
Posted by Kristin at 2:04 PM