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(WFTV Orlando)   Angry cellphone customer takes off shirt, puts on safety goggles and trashes Verizon store   ( wftv.com) divider line
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13658 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 May 2004 at 5:04 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-05-14 01:07:58 PM  
this guy is my new personal hero

/can you hear me now?
2004-05-14 01:15:29 PM  
Are safety glasses all OSHA reccomends for blind fits of rage?
2004-05-14 01:22:15 PM  
they require Steel toe boots, too
2004-05-14 01:26:05 PM  
It's too long of a story to get into but I had grief with Verizon too. I felt like destroying the store because I had to deal with incompetents who would direct me to someone else. It was time consuming and frustrating.
2004-05-14 01:26:22 PM  
Ze goggles, zey do nothing!
2004-05-14 01:31:51 PM  
Sounds like he planned to do a lot more than yell if he came equipped with the goggles. This sounds like something i'd like to do to my local Pac Bell / SBC office...
2004-05-14 01:35:46 PM  
good use for the hero tag
2004-05-14 01:44:52 PM  
Oh, man... I really wish I had the balls to do that. I farking HATE cell phone companies. After doing that, I'd proceed directly to my insurance company (both medical and auto), followed by the university parking cops, my bank and whoever pisses me off en route. Sweet... Talk about catharsis.
2004-05-14 01:51:13 PM  
Dammit b w d; I was about to post the same thing. Oh well; the guy should still have a hero tag.
2004-05-14 02:18:55 PM  
Here farking here. This guy needs a hero tag. And to come take of this Cricket store down here for me.
2004-05-14 02:32:42 PM  
reminds me of the movie, "Falling Down".

"I'm the bad guy?"
2004-05-14 02:47:23 PM  
I have personally wanted to do that...To a Verizon store

2004-05-14 03:41:30 PM  
I want a refund!

(Cashier stares slack-jawed and drooling, transfixed by the angry customers fabulous heaving chest and perky pink nipples)
2004-05-14 04:45:59 PM  
I love it. I lost $80 for my last cell that I had a week. They promise your money back but they are farking liars. When I returned it, they admitted the service sucked. They said next time they would lend me a phone first to see if it worked. WTF about THIS time? Cork sarking bastiges. Fark 'em.
2004-05-14 05:08:10 PM  
So what IS a good mobile phone service? I haven't had any problems out of T-Mobile, but they don't have service in the neighborhood I'm moving to.
2004-05-14 05:08:14 PM  
Good thing he didn't have an account with AT&T, dude would have had a murder rap.
2004-05-14 05:09:02 PM  
2004-05-14 01:07:58 PM b w d
this guy is my new personal hero

And what part of this childish behavior was heroic?
2004-05-14 05:10:30 PM  
Totally should have had the HERO tag! I can't count the number of times I wanted to do this at numerous Sprint PCS stores.

/Nextel user now
2004-05-14 05:10:36 PM  
farkin punk ass baby.
2004-05-14 05:11:29 PM  
I submitted this story yesterday, about an hour after it happened dammit.

I think it's funny that the guy, knowing he would get maced, put on the safety goggles he was carrying with him from work. Wasn't premeditated...

2004-05-14 05:11:33 PM  
2004-05-14 05:12:12 PM  
Unfortunatly "Can You Hear Me Now" guy unhurt
2004-05-14 05:13:30 PM  
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pwned, or perhaps, pwner

2004-05-14 05:13:56 PM  
It drives me crazy how random people think it's funny to say "can you hear me now?" every chance they get. Makes me want to get slappy.
2004-05-14 05:14:08 PM  
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2004-05-14 05:14:12 PM  
From the Fargo Forum story (registration required, bah):

Unreliable phones and poor service were eating away at Perala for months, he said.

"I'm always sending money across that counter," he said. "I'm tired of doing things their way."

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2004-05-14 05:14:58 PM  
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2004-05-14 05:15:12 PM  
Now that's quality entertainment.

Verizon: give us your money and shut up.
2004-05-14 05:16:50 PM  
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2004-05-14 05:17:01 PM  
Verizon sucks donkey dick... I cancelled my DSL service and they kept billing me. It took me 3 months, a few dozen phone calls, and stress related headaches to straighten the whole mess out....
2004-05-14 05:17:34 PM  
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2004-05-14 05:17:37 PM  
2004-05-14 04:45:59 PM wildearp

You forgot..."you fargin iceholes!"
2004-05-14 05:18:38 PM  
Saw this yesterday, happened right here in Fargo. I'm a verizon customer too.

Next time I go in there, I'll just twitch a little and say "so, your NOT going to help me?" I bet I get fabulous service after that.
2004-05-14 05:20:09 PM  
Skikvt: HELL YEAH! We moved back in January and kept getting bills from Verizon for DSL. We finally got it straightened out a couple of weeks ago. I spent hours on the farging phone. They even had a bill collection agency on us, the bastards.

This story is not Amusing. It is HERO if I ever saw one. fark Verizon.
2004-05-14 05:20:18 PM  
He's a hero because he can't handle a situation like a rational adult and flys off the handle at people who aren't at fault for what happened? Its not the guy in the store's fault.

Tip: As a consumer, you're only power is to take your business elsewhere. Stop farkin' whinning.

/works for a cell phone company, tired of clowns like this who can't understand a farkin' bill or thinks their phone should work on the farkin' moon.
2004-05-14 05:21:01 PM  
I am so attracted to this guy right now. I've considered doing it myself. This is just great.
2004-05-14 05:22:13 PM  
My roommate was getting farked in the arse by verizon. She had ONLY local telephone (landline) and she was paying $70 a month for service. They also stopped sending bills and cut her phone off for not having psychically paid said bills.

/I assumed that she was just irresponsible...maybe not
2004-05-14 05:23:51 PM  
Todd Schnitt just laughed his way through reporting this story on his radio show. The fact that he went in wearing goggles is just hilarious.
2004-05-14 05:24:00 PM  
I have been going on for about 2 weeks trying to get my DSL working. Finally they figure out that I have a defective modem and they have tried to figure out the technology of sending me out the another. They have failed miserably. First attempt sent out just an install CD. Second attempt was a return UPS slip so that I could send back my defective modem. Its like opening up presents during Christmas... I never know what to expect.

I can honestly say that Verizon is one of the worst companies I have ever tried to deal with. I am suppose to get a new modem on Monday... wish me luck.
2004-05-14 05:24:49 PM  
Verizon does have about the worst customer service EVAR.

/not surprised
2004-05-14 05:26:37 PM  
AT&T is pretty horrible too.
2004-05-14 05:27:50 PM  
I've personally not had many problems with sprint, and I complained about Cox's cable so they gave me free set up and 6 months free, so I'm happy with cox too
2004-05-14 05:28:50 PM  
Sprint was good. I'm going back to them after my Verizon debacle.
2004-05-14 05:29:26 PM  
...and AT&T sucked for coverage.
2004-05-14 05:33:33 PM  
2004-05-14 05:27:50 PM snowburnt

...I'm happy with cox too

Snowburnt likes cock!
2004-05-14 05:38:10 PM  
22 Years Old... Probably couldn't get his phone to download some Eminem ringtone.

Can't wait until he's married, has kids and starts beating on them. Then we'll see how much of a "Hero" he is.
2004-05-14 05:38:16 PM  
I'm just lucky I guess, Verizon has worked out ok with me, unlike AT&T who flat out lied to me a while back when I was getting a new plan with them. Told me "nights" started at 7:00, and I believed him. One $500 phone bill made me wonder, and they told me that they were mistaken, and nights start at 8:00...another $500 later they tell the trueth...I was so freakin' pissed.
2004-05-14 05:38:41 PM  
I can't believe the golden opportunity was missed for the
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2004-05-14 05:38:45 PM  
Verizon Bites and AT&T Simply Sucks !
2004-05-14 05:39:05 PM  
2004-05-14 05:33:33 PM NutznGum

and your name is Nutz N Gum
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