If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Observer & Eccentric)   Customer 'felt helpless' during Verizon robbery. It got even worse when three masked gunmen came into rob the joint   (hometownlife.com) divider line 44
    More: Scary, Verizon, felt helpless, Gerry Soubly, coronary arteries, sliding glass doors, brain aneurysm, joints, robbery  
•       •       •

5154 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Feb 2013 at 2:55 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



44 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-02-28 01:46:50 PM
A lot of people aren't going to get that, but good try, sub.
 
2013-02-28 02:17:34 PM
Dur hur hur what you did there I see it etc etc

/coverage is better
//so is support
 
2013-02-28 02:59:34 PM
I got it and I think OP is brilliant.
 
2013-02-28 03:00:38 PM
Wow, instant subby hate, just add farkers.
I thought it was funny.
+1 subbs.
 
2013-02-28 03:02:11 PM
I laughed, subby.
 
2013-02-28 03:02:55 PM
FTFA: Soubly, a former Navy man who has survived five heart bypass surgeries, feared his life would end on this sunny February day. He also was scared for Nowaczyk, who has had two triple bypass surgeries, received 16 coronary artery stents and suffered a brain aneurysm.

F*ck, I'd be scared to wake up in the morning.
 
2013-02-28 03:05:07 PM
I'm pretty sure it would be "came in to rob" not  "came into rob" .

other than that, funny headline.
 
2013-02-28 03:08:06 PM
He better check his bill next month for a five dollar "criminal inconvenience" charge.
 
2013-02-28 03:08:13 PM
Soubly, a former Navy man who has survived five heart bypass surgeries, feared his life would end on this sunny February day. He also was scared for Nowaczyk, who has had two triple bypass surgeries, received 16 coronary artery stents and suffered a brain aneurysm.

They are living on borrowed time.
 
2013-02-28 03:08:31 PM
Can't speak for their wireless service (have it at work but never see a bill), but for wired they are thieves.

Over $30/mo for a residential POTS line (basic, no features!) - compare that to AT&T, where a line runs just over $20 after all the fees are added. It sucks to get nailed more just based on what company's service area you live in.

I have DSL piggybacked on that line, and have been using Voipo VOIP service for all of my telephony needs. All of the deluxe POTS line features, plus many more, far cheaper than anything the telcos offer.

As soon as I get a different broadband access method than DSL, that stupid Verizon line is going bye-bye.
 
2013-02-28 03:08:46 PM
It's too bad they didn't have a cell phone gun to protect themselves
www.strategypage.comccn1.net
 
2013-02-28 03:09:27 PM
DanZero

Dur hur hur what you did there I see it etc etc

/coverage is better
//so is support


And that is the only reason I have stayed with them for 10 years. Still a little salty about them dumping the "unlimited data" since I was nailed one month for an overage on my 2 GB cap.
 
2013-02-28 03:09:56 PM

gravebayne2: I'm pretty sure it would be "came in to rob" not  "came into rob" .

other than that, funny headline.


Amazing the difference a space can make. Poor Rob...
 
2013-02-28 03:10:15 PM

gravebayne2: I'm pretty sure it would be "came in to rob" not  "came into rob" .

other than that, funny headline.


So they shot a porn at Verizon?  That never happens when I'm in there!
 
2013-02-28 03:10:25 PM
NTTAWWT, but I'd think Rob would be awfully sore after taking three guys into him like that.  Maybe it was multiple orifici though.  With a nickname like "the joint", you'd think he'd be more of a pitcher.

/ah, the difference a space can make
 
2013-02-28 03:11:31 PM
The thieves got away with over 6 million minutes.
 
2013-02-28 03:14:34 PM
In other news, 72 year old man is getting more poon than subby.
 
2013-02-28 03:14:58 PM

destrip: Can't speak for their wireless service (have it at work but never see a bill), but for wired they are thieves.


I am a cheapskate giving my opinion, so keep that in mind, but I call it 'slightly below highway robbery'. But as others have pointed out, their service coverage is vastly better than the competitors - I live in a rural area and there are only a few spots I have found (all in valleys) where I didn't get a signal. I used to come down here to visit before we moved here, and had to turn my Sprint phone off after we left the highway because it became useless.

My plan has 450 minutes plus 250 text messages a month (because I rarely go over either) and that's '$45' plus all the fees. It sounds reasonable until you look at European plans; I realize there's a lot more infrastructure to maintain in the US, but it still seems pricey to me. Then there's the $30 data plan... I lucked into a promotion for 4GB a month instead of the usual 2, otherwise I'd be a lot more annoyed about it. And I still rarely go over a gig, since I mostly watch videos at home, not on the Verizon network. Still nice to know I have wiggle room though.

/all hail the business write off, at least.
 
2013-02-28 03:33:20 PM
Damn, that's smack in the middle of suburbia.  I worked at the Target across Ford road from there when I was in high school.
 
2013-02-28 03:33:43 PM
Nice Cosby sweater though.
 
2013-02-28 03:41:19 PM
Who wants to steal from a phone store?
 
2013-02-28 03:41:50 PM
"three masked suspects, armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle"


That's rare.
 
2013-02-28 03:42:51 PM

Big_Fat_Liar: Who wants to steal from a phone store?


In Corporate Amerika, phone store steals from YOU!
 
2013-02-28 03:46:12 PM
Why didn't they just rob a Baskin and Robbins.  Oh wait, are they still around?
 
2013-02-28 03:47:58 PM

jigger: Nice Cosby sweater though.


Good call!

I knew it looked familiar but I couldn't place it.
 
2013-02-28 03:49:46 PM

ifly4fun: gravebayne2: I'm pretty sure it would be "came in to rob" not  "came into rob" .

other than that, funny headline.

Amazing the difference a space can make. Poor Rob...


At least he was stoned. I mean, why else would they call him "Rob the joint?"

/sounds like a name from Snatch
 
2013-02-28 04:13:03 PM

Molavian: FTFA: Soubly, a former Navy man who has survived five heart bypass surgeries, feared his life would end on this sunny February day. He also was scared for Nowaczyk, who has had two triple bypass surgeries, received 16 coronary artery stents and suffered a brain aneurysm.

F*ck, I'd be scared to wake up in the morning.


So as it turns out, that Saturday Night Live Skit was actually a documentary.

/da bears
 
2013-02-28 04:13:45 PM
+1 subby.

/Had Verizon for 20 years
//Left in 2008 when they stopped even pretending to not fark you at every chance
///AT&T has been fine for me, especially being able to take my phone overseas (GSM vs. CDMA)
 
2013-02-28 04:25:25 PM
Ba-dum-dum
 
2013-02-28 04:35:47 PM

MythDragon: It's too bad they didn't have a cell phone gun to protect themselves
[www.strategypage.com image 327x240][ccn1.net image 320x240]


Heh, in high school one time, i got my cell phone confiscated by a security guard. I was calling my mom to come pick my up after school because my ride had gone home sick, the payphone in the school foyer was out of order and they wouldnt let me use the one in the office. When she went to the vice principal to pick it up she argued the policy against cell phones a little and he cited those as a reason, she laughed and called him an idiot.

Of course i got the cell phone after being hospitalized while waiting for a bus transfer by a group of students from that same vice principals former school, hed been demoted because he refused to cooperate with the police in the investigation... Wanted to punch him in his farking face every time i saw him, so my mom already hated him.
 
2013-02-28 04:39:13 PM

gravebayne2: I'm pretty sure it would be "came in to rob" not  "came into rob" .

other than that, funny headline.


Oh, that's nasty.
 
2013-02-28 04:53:57 PM

OregonVet: A lot of people aren't going to get that, but good try, sub.


Everyone in America at a minimum will get that joke.
 
2013-02-28 05:22:17 PM

gravebayne2: I'm pretty sure it would be "came in to rob" not  "came into rob" .

other than that, funny headline.


It was Rob's turn in the barrel that day.
 
2013-02-28 06:06:10 PM
After Rob the Joint got busted with 40 pounds of Purple Haze, things got pretty bad for him...
 
2013-02-28 06:36:30 PM

Amos Quito: "three masked suspects, armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle"


That's rare.


True... if it were an assault rifle, then wouldn't it be fully... oh shiat, here comes that headache again!
 
2013-02-28 07:18:59 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: DanZero

Dur hur hur what you did there I see it etc etc

/coverage is better
//so is support

And that is the only reason I have stayed with them for 10 years. Still a little salty about them dumping the "unlimited data" since I was nailed one month for an overage on my 2 GB cap.



This burns me a bit, Not only will I get dumped from the unlimited plan if I upgrade my phone, but I will have to pay $20 more a month to be on that 2GB capped plan.
 
2013-02-28 07:24:27 PM

Trashy: Random Anonymous Blackmail: DanZero

Dur hur hur what you did there I see it etc etc

/coverage is better
//so is support

And that is the only reason I have stayed with them for 10 years. Still a little salty about them dumping the "unlimited data" since I was nailed one month for an overage on my 2 GB cap.


This burns me a bit, Not only will I get dumped from the unlimited plan if I upgrade my phone, but I will have to pay $20 more a month to be on that 2GB capped plan.


Adding a standalone data package to an existing plan is still $30/2gb
 
2013-02-28 07:25:05 PM
Not bad subby, not bad.
 
2013-02-28 07:41:18 PM
There's very few times I would side with the criminal in a situation...but if they tried to rob my phone provider, I'd probably volunteer to drive the getaway car.
 
2013-02-28 08:07:13 PM
Friend of mine told me a pertinent tale today:

His wife broke her phone, which was under a Verizon contract.  Went to Verizon store for a replacement.  Got a Samsung Galaxy S III, MSRP $599, for just $199.  Next day, he saw it at Best Buy for $149, and at Radio Shack for $99.  Returned Verizon's phone and saved $100.

I was surprised to learn that he thought he had to buy at Verizon to replace a phone on an existing Verizon contract.  He's better informed than that on many tech issues.
 
2013-02-28 08:14:58 PM

schoolbread: Trashy: Random Anonymous Blackmail: DanZero

Dur hur hur what you did there I see it etc etc

/coverage is better
//so is support

And that is the only reason I have stayed with them for 10 years. Still a little salty about them dumping the "unlimited data" since I was nailed one month for an overage on my 2 GB cap.


This burns me a bit, Not only will I get dumped from the unlimited plan if I upgrade my phone, but I will have to pay $20 more a month to be on that 2GB capped plan.

Adding a standalone data package to an existing plan is still $30/2gb


I already have a standalone data package it's currently unlimited data and $20 dollars cheaper.
 
2013-02-28 08:26:06 PM

squibbits: Amos Quito: "three masked suspects, armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle"


That's rare.


True... if it were an assault rifle, then wouldn't it be fully... oh shiat, here comes that headache again!



Rifle's, whether  "assault" or "other", are not generally the weapon of choice for those who commit robberies, muggings or most other crimes - including murder (exceedingly rare high profile cases notwithstanding).

Most street thugs prefer pistols, as they are much easier easy to conceal, wield and dispose of.
 
2013-02-28 10:41:52 PM
"Someone's robbing the phone company. Bless you."

/obscure
 
2013-02-28 10:57:45 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: "Someone's robbing the phone company. Bless you."

/obscure



Not on Fark isn't.
 
Displayed 44 of 44 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report