Hornswaggler | The culture, the humor, a bit of the sports, not so much the politics, and the workplace distraction

Hornswaggle is an alternate spelling of hornswoggle, an archaic word that means to bamboozle or hoodwink. I take my pronunciation from the late Harvey Korman in "Blazing Saddles" --

"I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, conmen, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists!"

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Customer service

Our wireless router is back up after conking out a few days ago. Comical interaction when calling AT&T U-verse to get someone out to fix it. The training these help people receive is a bit over the top. The guy told me several times how profoundly sorry he was that I was having a problem. That's okay, "Jason." There hasn't been a death in the family. Just get someone out here to fix the web-surfin' box. He said he was glad to be my partner in solving the problem. This isn't a vision quest or natural birth, Jason. Let's just dispatch a technician as fast as we can, shall we? Later, apropos of nothing, he asked if I was alone. Physically? Spiritually? Was old Jason cooking up an armed robbery? Odd.

.: posted by hornswaggler 1:39 PM

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