Tuesday, May 4th, 2010...8:18 pm
Brand new TV.. then it went BOOM!
Today, the most amazing thing happened. I have been following our new TV’s via the Fed Ex tracking information they provided, so I had called in advance to warn the mailroom that we were expecting a LARGE package this afternoon. A call from David confirmed that it had arrived and I sent two capable students down to load and unload the 250lb behemoth that was to be your new amazing 63″ Samsung Plasma Gaming station extraordinare. Then, I went to a meeting. Then another meeting, and it was 6pm by the time I finally got around to getting upstairs. On my way I snagged two students who love to game in the loft and brought them up for a surprise treat. We ripped off the cardboard packaging, delicately re-positioned the TV atop its new throne, attached cords and made ready for some HD COD action! Woot!
After a couple rounds I went downstairs, feeling happy to have provided our students such a wonderful and not entirely destructive alternative activity. Then I got a 911 text.. ut oh! I sauntered back upstairs, to find two workstudies, a building manager, the two student I had brought up earlier and a janitor all standing around the TV with bowed heads, and a cloud of smoke rising in the loft. Sigh. The TV went boom, hours after arriving and much to the innocent disappointment of us all.
I will speak with the retailer tomorrow, we have a full warranty, so dont fear fellow grizzlies, sooner or later, your HD gaming extravaganza will be returned to the loft!