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man freaks out in Verizon store

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Lee S., May 14, 2004.

  1. Elector

    Elector Guest

    "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102GSSPAMMENOT@NOSPAMHotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:2k78pfF18nqekU1@uni-berlin.de...
    <snip>
    > Sorry to hear about your trials and tribulations, but cheer up! It

    could be
    > a whole lot worse. While your phone renews every two years, you have

    to deal
    > with the DMV folks to renew your license every four years, and they

    are a
    > whole lot worse! Imagine twice as long twice as often.... <shudder>
    >
    >


    Not in New York State. My wife and I renewed our licenses on line (8
    Years $45), we renew our registration on line as well. No hassle no
    fuss or muss. You do need to get an eye exam before you proceed to
    enter the id of the doctor etc. but it was still less than 10 minutes.
    You can use a master card, visa, Amex or bank debit/check card. You
    get an instant receipt and if you want your picture to reflect your
    true appearance they can age it for you or you can go to the motor
    vehicle office and have another one made. (That may be a longer wait)

    But years ago they could have placed hot dog stands inside the
    building so at least you had dinner while waiting. Ha ha

    Elector
     



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  2. Peter Pan <Marcs1102GSSPAMMENOT@nospamhotmail.com> wrote:

    > Sorry to hear about your trials and tribulations, but cheer up! It could be
    > a whole lot worse. While your phone renews every two years, you have to deal
    > with the DMV folks to renew your license every four years, and they are a
    > whole lot worse! Imagine twice as long twice as often.... <shudder>


    Depends on the state. In California I personally haven't had problems with
    license or plates (and I just moved from out of state last year, so I had
    to do everything!) but my sister-in-law waited three or four hours to take
    her driving test... she just got her license... and she *had an appointment.*

    In Ohio, the state oversees operation of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
    licensing facilities, but they're *owned* by private companies. Things tend to
    go quickly there (relatively speaking :) because the owners of the facilities
    want to get people in and out ASAP to maximize revenue. Ohio has some other
    advantages too, like being able to print driver's licenses on the spot at the
    license bureau...

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  3. Peter Pan <Marcs1102GSSPAMMENOT@nospamhotmail.com> wrote:

    > Sorry to hear about your trials and tribulations, but cheer up! It could be
    > a whole lot worse. While your phone renews every two years, you have to deal
    > with the DMV folks to renew your license every four years, and they are a
    > whole lot worse! Imagine twice as long twice as often.... <shudder>


    Depends on the state. In California I personally haven't had problems with
    license or plates (and I just moved from out of state last year, so I had
    to do everything!) but my sister-in-law waited three or four hours to take
    her driving test... she just got her license... and she *had an appointment.*

    In Ohio, the state oversees operation of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
    licensing facilities, but they're *owned* by private companies. Things tend to
    go quickly there (relatively speaking :) because the owners of the facilities
    want to get people in and out ASAP to maximize revenue. Ohio has some other
    advantages too, like being able to print driver's licenses on the spot at the
    license bureau...

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  4. Peter Pan <Marcs1102GSSPAMMENOT@nospamhotmail.com> wrote:

    > Sorry to hear about your trials and tribulations, but cheer up! It could be
    > a whole lot worse. While your phone renews every two years, you have to deal
    > with the DMV folks to renew your license every four years, and they are a
    > whole lot worse! Imagine twice as long twice as often.... <shudder>


    Depends on the state. In California I personally haven't had problems with
    license or plates (and I just moved from out of state last year, so I had
    to do everything!) but my sister-in-law waited three or four hours to take
    her driving test... she just got her license... and she *had an appointment.*

    In Ohio, the state oversees operation of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
    licensing facilities, but they're *owned* by private companies. Things tend to
    go quickly there (relatively speaking :) because the owners of the facilities
    want to get people in and out ASAP to maximize revenue. Ohio has some other
    advantages too, like being able to print driver's licenses on the spot at the
    license bureau...

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  5. Peter Pan <Marcs1102GSSPAMMENOT@nospamhotmail.com> wrote:

    > Sorry to hear about your trials and tribulations, but cheer up! It could be
    > a whole lot worse. While your phone renews every two years, you have to deal
    > with the DMV folks to renew your license every four years, and they are a
    > whole lot worse! Imagine twice as long twice as often.... <shudder>


    Depends on the state. In California I personally haven't had problems with
    license or plates (and I just moved from out of state last year, so I had
    to do everything!) but my sister-in-law waited three or four hours to take
    her driving test... she just got her license... and she *had an appointment.*

    In Ohio, the state oversees operation of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
    licensing facilities, but they're *owned* by private companies. Things tend to
    go quickly there (relatively speaking :) because the owners of the facilities
    want to get people in and out ASAP to maximize revenue. Ohio has some other
    advantages too, like being able to print driver's licenses on the spot at the
    license bureau...

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  6. get@blah.com

    get@blah.com Guest

    Next time that happens, hold your phone to your ear inside the store
    and start yelling "Can you hear me now?" until they have had enough
    and deal with you.

    On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 06:03:25 GMT, "Jeremy Deats'" <jeremy@nospam.com>
    wrote:

    >Last time I was in a Verizon store waiting at "Customer Service" I waited in
    >line for 2 hours... there were 4 people in front of me when I arrived. We
    >all three waited 35 minutes before anyone came over to customer service,
    >then it took 45 minutes for the guy to help the lady in front of me change
    >her account so that her 2000 minute plan went all to his husband's phone and
    >to write up a new account for her..... Ridiculous. The next lady had
    >attempted to put a face plate on an Samsung flip-phone she bought, the face
    >plate came from elsewhere... Some moron sales associate had told her that
    >the Verizon service department would put it on for her. Customer service
    >disagreed and it was settled in the back room between the sales associate
    >and the customer service rep...Took about 30 minutes.. One of the people in
    >front left, she was trying to ask a question about a feature of her phone
    >and the sales associates sent her to customer service for an answer.
    >
    >One person behind me got fed up and left too. If all their stores are like
    >this, they should be a lot better.
    >
    >-Jeremy
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >"The Grammer Genious" <schultzp@erols.com> wrote in message
    >news:40de3830$0$3015$61fed72c@news.rcn.com...
    >> Kev wrote:
    >>
    >> > <...> Imagine having someone
    >> > walk into your home and acting like that, what would you do? <...>

    >>
    >> So, when I walk into a store, I'm walking into someone's home?
    >>
    >> Isn't it illegal for them to actually dwell there?
    >>
    >> \\P. Schultz
    >>

    >
     
  7. get@blah.com

    get@blah.com Guest

    Next time that happens, hold your phone to your ear inside the store
    and start yelling "Can you hear me now?" until they have had enough
    and deal with you.

    On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 06:03:25 GMT, "Jeremy Deats'" <jeremy@nospam.com>
    wrote:

    >Last time I was in a Verizon store waiting at "Customer Service" I waited in
    >line for 2 hours... there were 4 people in front of me when I arrived. We
    >all three waited 35 minutes before anyone came over to customer service,
    >then it took 45 minutes for the guy to help the lady in front of me change
    >her account so that her 2000 minute plan went all to his husband's phone and
    >to write up a new account for her..... Ridiculous. The next lady had
    >attempted to put a face plate on an Samsung flip-phone she bought, the face
    >plate came from elsewhere... Some moron sales associate had told her that
    >the Verizon service department would put it on for her. Customer service
    >disagreed and it was settled in the back room between the sales associate
    >and the customer service rep...Took about 30 minutes.. One of the people in
    >front left, she was trying to ask a question about a feature of her phone
    >and the sales associates sent her to customer service for an answer.
    >
    >One person behind me got fed up and left too. If all their stores are like
    >this, they should be a lot better.
    >
    >-Jeremy
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >"The Grammer Genious" <schultzp@erols.com> wrote in message
    >news:40de3830$0$3015$61fed72c@news.rcn.com...
    >> Kev wrote:
    >>
    >> > <...> Imagine having someone
    >> > walk into your home and acting like that, what would you do? <...>

    >>
    >> So, when I walk into a store, I'm walking into someone's home?
    >>
    >> Isn't it illegal for them to actually dwell there?
    >>
    >> \\P. Schultz
    >>

    >
     
  8. get@blah.com

    get@blah.com Guest

    Next time that happens, hold your phone to your ear inside the store
    and start yelling "Can you hear me now?" until they have had enough
    and deal with you.

    On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 06:03:25 GMT, "Jeremy Deats'" <jeremy@nospam.com>
    wrote:

    >Last time I was in a Verizon store waiting at "Customer Service" I waited in
    >line for 2 hours... there were 4 people in front of me when I arrived. We
    >all three waited 35 minutes before anyone came over to customer service,
    >then it took 45 minutes for the guy to help the lady in front of me change
    >her account so that her 2000 minute plan went all to his husband's phone and
    >to write up a new account for her..... Ridiculous. The next lady had
    >attempted to put a face plate on an Samsung flip-phone she bought, the face
    >plate came from elsewhere... Some moron sales associate had told her that
    >the Verizon service department would put it on for her. Customer service
    >disagreed and it was settled in the back room between the sales associate
    >and the customer service rep...Took about 30 minutes.. One of the people in
    >front left, she was trying to ask a question about a feature of her phone
    >and the sales associates sent her to customer service for an answer.
    >
    >One person behind me got fed up and left too. If all their stores are like
    >this, they should be a lot better.
    >
    >-Jeremy
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >"The Grammer Genious" <schultzp@erols.com> wrote in message
    >news:40de3830$0$3015$61fed72c@news.rcn.com...
    >> Kev wrote:
    >>
    >> > <...> Imagine having someone
    >> > walk into your home and acting like that, what would you do? <...>

    >>
    >> So, when I walk into a store, I'm walking into someone's home?
    >>
    >> Isn't it illegal for them to actually dwell there?
    >>
    >> \\P. Schultz
    >>

    >
     
  9. get@blah.com

    get@blah.com Guest

    Next time that happens, hold your phone to your ear inside the store
    and start yelling "Can you hear me now?" until they have had enough
    and deal with you.

    On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 06:03:25 GMT, "Jeremy Deats'" <jeremy@nospam.com>
    wrote:

    >Last time I was in a Verizon store waiting at "Customer Service" I waited in
    >line for 2 hours... there were 4 people in front of me when I arrived. We
    >all three waited 35 minutes before anyone came over to customer service,
    >then it took 45 minutes for the guy to help the lady in front of me change
    >her account so that her 2000 minute plan went all to his husband's phone and
    >to write up a new account for her..... Ridiculous. The next lady had
    >attempted to put a face plate on an Samsung flip-phone she bought, the face
    >plate came from elsewhere... Some moron sales associate had told her that
    >the Verizon service department would put it on for her. Customer service
    >disagreed and it was settled in the back room between the sales associate
    >and the customer service rep...Took about 30 minutes.. One of the people in
    >front left, she was trying to ask a question about a feature of her phone
    >and the sales associates sent her to customer service for an answer.
    >
    >One person behind me got fed up and left too. If all their stores are like
    >this, they should be a lot better.
    >
    >-Jeremy
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >"The Grammer Genious" <schultzp@erols.com> wrote in message
    >news:40de3830$0$3015$61fed72c@news.rcn.com...
    >> Kev wrote:
    >>
    >> > <...> Imagine having someone
    >> > walk into your home and acting like that, what would you do? <...>

    >>
    >> So, when I walk into a store, I'm walking into someone's home?
    >>
    >> Isn't it illegal for them to actually dwell there?
    >>
    >> \\P. Schultz
    >>

    >
     
  10. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> wrote in
    news:AdADc.255461$hY.184289@twister.nyroc.rr.com:

    >
    > But years ago they could have placed hot dog stands inside the
    > building so at least you had dinner while waiting. Ha ha
    >
    > Elector
    >

    Not quite a hot dog stand, but before we called it Verizon, before we
    called it GTE Wireless, we called it Cellular One of Charleston. In the
    plush "customer lounge" you were invited to sit in while waiting for
    service to work on your equipment, or put a phone in your car, there was
    cable TV, free coffee and donuts, a Coke machine, two couches and two
    recliner chairs around a coffee table full of magazines, none of which were
    Cellular One advertisements.

    GTE started the dismantling of our customer lounge when they pulled out
    cable TV and installed rabbit ears. Verizon moved one store to the left,
    eliminating all remnants of it, including places to sit, even a counter to
    lean against at the service desk.

    At least at DMV they give you plastic chairs to sit in. At Verizon YOU
    STAND OR LEAVE.
     
  11. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> wrote in
    news:AdADc.255461$hY.184289@twister.nyroc.rr.com:

    >
    > But years ago they could have placed hot dog stands inside the
    > building so at least you had dinner while waiting. Ha ha
    >
    > Elector
    >

    Not quite a hot dog stand, but before we called it Verizon, before we
    called it GTE Wireless, we called it Cellular One of Charleston. In the
    plush "customer lounge" you were invited to sit in while waiting for
    service to work on your equipment, or put a phone in your car, there was
    cable TV, free coffee and donuts, a Coke machine, two couches and two
    recliner chairs around a coffee table full of magazines, none of which were
    Cellular One advertisements.

    GTE started the dismantling of our customer lounge when they pulled out
    cable TV and installed rabbit ears. Verizon moved one store to the left,
    eliminating all remnants of it, including places to sit, even a counter to
    lean against at the service desk.

    At least at DMV they give you plastic chairs to sit in. At Verizon YOU
    STAND OR LEAVE.
     
  12. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> wrote in
    news:AdADc.255461$hY.184289@twister.nyroc.rr.com:

    >
    > But years ago they could have placed hot dog stands inside the
    > building so at least you had dinner while waiting. Ha ha
    >
    > Elector
    >

    Not quite a hot dog stand, but before we called it Verizon, before we
    called it GTE Wireless, we called it Cellular One of Charleston. In the
    plush "customer lounge" you were invited to sit in while waiting for
    service to work on your equipment, or put a phone in your car, there was
    cable TV, free coffee and donuts, a Coke machine, two couches and two
    recliner chairs around a coffee table full of magazines, none of which were
    Cellular One advertisements.

    GTE started the dismantling of our customer lounge when they pulled out
    cable TV and installed rabbit ears. Verizon moved one store to the left,
    eliminating all remnants of it, including places to sit, even a counter to
    lean against at the service desk.

    At least at DMV they give you plastic chairs to sit in. At Verizon YOU
    STAND OR LEAVE.
     
  13. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> wrote in
    news:AdADc.255461$hY.184289@twister.nyroc.rr.com:

    >
    > But years ago they could have placed hot dog stands inside the
    > building so at least you had dinner while waiting. Ha ha
    >
    > Elector
    >

    Not quite a hot dog stand, but before we called it Verizon, before we
    called it GTE Wireless, we called it Cellular One of Charleston. In the
    plush "customer lounge" you were invited to sit in while waiting for
    service to work on your equipment, or put a phone in your car, there was
    cable TV, free coffee and donuts, a Coke machine, two couches and two
    recliner chairs around a coffee table full of magazines, none of which were
    Cellular One advertisements.

    GTE started the dismantling of our customer lounge when they pulled out
    cable TV and installed rabbit ears. Verizon moved one store to the left,
    eliminating all remnants of it, including places to sit, even a counter to
    lean against at the service desk.

    At least at DMV they give you plastic chairs to sit in. At Verizon YOU
    STAND OR LEAVE.
     
  14. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    The Grammer Genious <schultzp@erols.com> wrote in
    news:40de3a00$0$2991$61fed72c@news.rcn.com:

    >
    > When I come up to supermarket checkouts that are understaffed,
    > with closed registers and employees sauntering about despite the
    > long lines, I leave my loaded cart behind, calling their
    > attention to it as I walk out the door. If the employees are too
    > lazy to man a register, I kick their asses by making them put all
    > my stuff back on the shelves. Ha ha.
    >


    I'm the guy loudly calling over the PA system at the supermarket,

    "ALL CASHIERS TO THE FRONT, PLEASE! A-L-L CASHIERS NOW MAN YOUR
    REGISTERS!"

    I've received several standing ovations from the crowd backed up down the
    aisles with loaded carts who pay their salaries. One manager escorted me
    out of the store, once. I'd estimate 25 people simply walked away from
    their carts to follow me out and leave the frozen food melting for him to
    put away.

    Leave the PA system microphones unattended. MAKE MY DAY!

    Larry
     
  15. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    The Grammer Genious <schultzp@erols.com> wrote in
    news:40de3a00$0$2991$61fed72c@news.rcn.com:

    >
    > When I come up to supermarket checkouts that are understaffed,
    > with closed registers and employees sauntering about despite the
    > long lines, I leave my loaded cart behind, calling their
    > attention to it as I walk out the door. If the employees are too
    > lazy to man a register, I kick their asses by making them put all
    > my stuff back on the shelves. Ha ha.
    >


    I'm the guy loudly calling over the PA system at the supermarket,

    "ALL CASHIERS TO THE FRONT, PLEASE! A-L-L CASHIERS NOW MAN YOUR
    REGISTERS!"

    I've received several standing ovations from the crowd backed up down the
    aisles with loaded carts who pay their salaries. One manager escorted me
    out of the store, once. I'd estimate 25 people simply walked away from
    their carts to follow me out and leave the frozen food melting for him to
    put away.

    Leave the PA system microphones unattended. MAKE MY DAY!

    Larry
     
  16. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    The Grammer Genious <schultzp@erols.com> wrote in
    news:40de3a00$0$2991$61fed72c@news.rcn.com:

    >
    > When I come up to supermarket checkouts that are understaffed,
    > with closed registers and employees sauntering about despite the
    > long lines, I leave my loaded cart behind, calling their
    > attention to it as I walk out the door. If the employees are too
    > lazy to man a register, I kick their asses by making them put all
    > my stuff back on the shelves. Ha ha.
    >


    I'm the guy loudly calling over the PA system at the supermarket,

    "ALL CASHIERS TO THE FRONT, PLEASE! A-L-L CASHIERS NOW MAN YOUR
    REGISTERS!"

    I've received several standing ovations from the crowd backed up down the
    aisles with loaded carts who pay their salaries. One manager escorted me
    out of the store, once. I'd estimate 25 people simply walked away from
    their carts to follow me out and leave the frozen food melting for him to
    put away.

    Leave the PA system microphones unattended. MAKE MY DAY!

    Larry
     
  17. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    The Grammer Genious <schultzp@erols.com> wrote in
    news:40de3a00$0$2991$61fed72c@news.rcn.com:

    >
    > When I come up to supermarket checkouts that are understaffed,
    > with closed registers and employees sauntering about despite the
    > long lines, I leave my loaded cart behind, calling their
    > attention to it as I walk out the door. If the employees are too
    > lazy to man a register, I kick their asses by making them put all
    > my stuff back on the shelves. Ha ha.
    >


    I'm the guy loudly calling over the PA system at the supermarket,

    "ALL CASHIERS TO THE FRONT, PLEASE! A-L-L CASHIERS NOW MAN YOUR
    REGISTERS!"

    I've received several standing ovations from the crowd backed up down the
    aisles with loaded carts who pay their salaries. One manager escorted me
    out of the store, once. I'd estimate 25 people simply walked away from
    their carts to follow me out and leave the frozen food melting for him to
    put away.

    Leave the PA system microphones unattended. MAKE MY DAY!

    Larry
     
  18. Look at this people....an entire thread of practically Verizon bashing!
    Don't tell me you all are happy with this pathethic company???????????

    "The Grammer Genious" <schultzp@erols.com> wrote in message
    news:40de3830$0$3015$61fed72c@news.rcn.com...
    > Kev wrote:
    >
    > > <...> Imagine having someone
    > > walk into your home and acting like that, what would you do? <...>

    >
    > So, when I walk into a store, I'm walking into someone's home?
    >
    > Isn't it illegal for them to actually dwell there?
    >
    > \\P. Schultz
    >
     
  19. Look at this people....an entire thread of practically Verizon bashing!
    Don't tell me you all are happy with this pathethic company???????????

    "The Grammer Genious" <schultzp@erols.com> wrote in message
    news:40de3830$0$3015$61fed72c@news.rcn.com...
    > Kev wrote:
    >
    > > <...> Imagine having someone
    > > walk into your home and acting like that, what would you do? <...>

    >
    > So, when I walk into a store, I'm walking into someone's home?
    >
    > Isn't it illegal for them to actually dwell there?
    >
    > \\P. Schultz
    >
     
  20. Look at this people....an entire thread of practically Verizon bashing!
    Don't tell me you all are happy with this pathethic company???????????

    "The Grammer Genious" <schultzp@erols.com> wrote in message
    news:40de3830$0$3015$61fed72c@news.rcn.com...
    > Kev wrote:
    >
    > > <...> Imagine having someone
    > > walk into your home and acting like that, what would you do? <...>

    >
    > So, when I walk into a store, I'm walking into someone's home?
    >
    > Isn't it illegal for them to actually dwell there?
    >
    > \\P. Schultz
    >
     

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