I was all excited today. A cell phone company representative came into the office to sign up and upgrade customers for a new GSM service (new for Guam, anyway). I signed up, adding on to my package bundle I already have with the company — residential phone, DSL, long-distance. It was a GREAT deal.
Even better was that the sales rep was/is willing to come to us and work with us in the office, instead of us having to go to their main office or even the new satellite office.
This is the phone that came as part of my package. It's a Motorola V220. Camera with 4X zoom. Customized ring tones. External caller ID. Games. Plan included 3,000 local minutes, 10 cents a minute for long-distance phone calls. Voicemail, conference calling, call forwarding, caller ID, call waiting.
Only problem: I have zero signal in my apartment. I'd signed up for service with the company before, on their TDMA cell phone deal, but got no signal at home. That was all supposed to change with the GSM system. It hasn't.
So tomorrow I have to return the cool and neat and pretty phone, unless they can guarantee me the problem will be fixed within the next month. I have to stick with my old company and the old service. Bleah.
So I went to the orientation for jury duty. There's an hour of my life I'll never get back.
Oh well ... there is a slight chance they might actually excuse me from duty because of the job — when you work for a newspaper, you can't NOT read the newspaper. It's a part of my job — in fact I look at, read and edit the news and opinion commentary and letters the day before it comes out. For most criminal trials, we usually cover and report on it. That definitely makes it hard to be a juror. I've done the duty before and never had a lawyer from either side willing to put enpanel me as a juror.
I gotta drop off a letter explaining the whole thing tomorrow. Cross your fingers for me!
Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• It's been raining way too much on Guam lately. We need a few days of clear weather and sunshine.