Posted by sean on May 17, 2006 at 6:39 pm in Football, Geek Stuff with No Comments


I called Microsoft this evening to tell them that the Xbox 360 they sold me is now nothing more than a white box which makes noises and has a retractable coffee mug (originally a disc drive).

After remaining on hold for over 20 minutes (I knew it was this long as was able to watch a whole episode of Neighbours while waiting) my call was answered by a Yank. Obviously the minimum wage in the United States is lower than in the United Kingdom and Mr. Gates didn’t make his billions by giving out wads of cash and freebies to his employees, hence the support desk being based in America.

I may as well have been ringing an Indian call centre. The Yank didn’t understand the place names I gave her or even the structure of a British address (we don’t have states or Zip Codes!).

Anyway, my 360 will be picked up by UPS in anytime up to 5 working days and returned anytime up to 15 days. Now like most people am I am at work during working days so how the fuck am I able to get my sodding device collected? Luckily I am leaving it with the secretaries at my dads work but really it’s isn’t a good service. I suppose Microsoft have my money now though so in Mr. Gates eyes I am just an annoyance.

I did take out insurance on my 360 from Argos. Now, if I was to get a can of Carling and empty the contents onto the machine I could get a new one within days under the “Accidental Damage” policy, so why when there is a manufacturing fault do we all have to piss about like twats in getting it sorted?

Finally it’s The Champions League final this evening between Arsenal and Barcelona. In Europe, Barca are normally my favoured team however I have a lot of respect for The Gunners.

Really, I wouldn’t mind who wins as long as it is a cracking game of football, if I did have to have a preference towards who picks up the trophy I would have to choose The Arsenal so good luck to Henry & co.

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