I’ve been a Comcast subscriber for over ten years now, and quite frankly, their customer service leaves A LOT to be desired. If I were another ISP with decent speeds in my area, I’d say good-bye to cable in a heartbeat. So, when I came across this photo of a Comcast van that had been booted for traffic violations in Chicago, my first thought was that Karma is a bitch. In time, though, the irony of the situation brought a few other possible comments to mind.
- Did you try disconnecting the van from its power source for sixty seconds and restarting it?
- The boot is attached to a third-party tire? Sorry, we don’t support that configuration.
- We can send someone to remove the boot between 8AM and 8PM. Will you be at the vehicle?
- I bet the DirecTV guys never have this problem.
- It seems that you’ve exceeded your monthly mileage quota. Additional travel can be purchased for just $20/mile.
- Oh, so you can’t take off the boot until we pay the fines. But can I interest you in our all-in-one triple-play package?
- So this is what throttling feels like.
- Boot problems? That may be a Windows issue. Please contact Microsoft for support options.
- How about Talking Less and Paying More attention?
- Traffic shaping? That’s an outrageous accusation! This city doesn’t engage in traffic shaping.
- Don’t worry drivers – we’re only booting ONE of your wheels. You should be able to drive just fine with the other three.
- But we e-mailed you a notice that we now putting caps on mileage. Don’t you check the e-mail account we gave you.
- Your vehicle has been reported to have been involved in some illegal activity, your access to the road has now been blocked pending further investigation. Please contact the RIAA at your earliest convenience.
- Comcast: Fast. It’s Not for Everyone
- You haven’t been able to drive for three days? We’ll send someone out to check your tire immediately. Could we interest you in our other road services?