||[Jan. 31st, 2016|05:59 pm]
sprockets, sockets, grommets & gaskets
I bought a new-used phone, as my phone's gps/location ability has sunk to nearly nothing. It showed up in a box, hooray, and we went off to the AT&T store to get it activated. (It uses a differently-sized SIM card than my old one, and while it is possible to just cut a large one down to fit a smaller socket, it's not exactly trivial to do so.)|
The nice lady did a bunch of technical shenanigans, then -- this is the bit I don't understand -- called my new phone to make sure it worked.
We left the store, and about halfway home, found that manintheboat's phone no longer worked, but both my new and my old one worked just fine. My new one now answered to HER phone number.
BACK to another AT&T store, where we got that sorted out.
In other news, we bought a sheep head.
In H-mart, sheep heads are in bags in the deep freezer with a UPC code and everything.
We also stopped by another supermarket, that had name-brand bandages, insofar as experience with cheap bandages has been disappointing. I tried out one of the snazzy new health monitor thingies, that sets up a profile for you and allows you to store the data on your phone. Man that thing looks like a security nightmare. I did not plug my phone in.
It claims that while dressed like a South Park character I weigh 150 pounds, which I'm pretty sure is significantly lower than my actual weight. It also claims I have 15% body fat, which I'm pretty sure is significantly higher than my actual percentage. But, hey, it's free. I partly got interested because I looked over at what had previously been a standard blood pressure monitor thing and saw a bunch of cords terminating in USB and apple connectors hanging out of the side, and I was all what's up with THOSE shenanigans?