I have spent the past month dealing with Shaw about switching my rental PVR(DVR) to one I bought. I won’t even go into that whole debacle, but I will share the story of returning the PVR to the one location in Vancouver.
3:55pm – Leave work
4:15 – Arrive home, quickly get my gym gear together and grab PVR to drop off at Shaw Cable downtown (closes at 5pm)
4:35 – Sitting in traffic
4:40 – Still sitting in traffic
4:45 – Panic is setting in as I’m frantically looking for parking
4:48 – Manage to find the most expensive meter in the city and pour all my change in to it (75cents). In return I receive 8mins of parking. Arg!
4:51 – Get in long service line at Shaw.
4:51:30 – Realize I forgot my wallet in the car…ask cute guy to hold my spot.
4:53 – Realize I’m almost out of time on the meter and think I have spotted some free parking…move car. Get out of car and realize it is valet parking for hotel. Get back in car after giving the valet attendent a frazzled brush off.
4:56 – Find another parking spot. No money left for meter. Though I promised myself no more risky parking (2 tows and 2 tickets this year) I say, screw it.
4:57 – Get back in line. Thank cute guy. Consider striking up a conversation, but I’m already on the verge of tears and still paniced that I might not get helped before they close. (A crying woman is not a real attractive feature.)
4:59 – Talking to service person and get everything straightened out. Ahhh.
5:10 – Arrive at the YMCA change room. Look down and realize the zipper on my coat has been split half way up the bottom the whole night.