Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Confession

Ok, so you know how a few months ago I posted about getting rid of our cable? Well, that was only part of the story.

When the guy came to shut the cable off, he took the box, but he also had to go disconnect something from the pole. The pole is behind our fence and the fence is padlocked. Neither we nor the owners of the house have the key to the lock. (I'm not really sure how it got there, but we don't ever use that gate anyway.) The guy who had set up the cable climbed over the fence to get to the pole. Well, this guy didn't want to do that. He said he was going to put a work order in and that it would probably be a couple of weeks before it got done, but he would go ahead and mark us down as disconnected.

That was in August, and we still have cable! We can't access OnDemand or the special cable TV guide, but we still have all of the cable channels. It's been awesome, but I'm starting to feel kind of bad about it. I mean, I know it wasn't our fault, but I still think we probably ought to tell Comcast. I didn't even consider this before the Mad Men season ended on Sunday. No way was I giving up cable before then! :)

What do you think—to tell or not to tell? I'm pretty sure I know the answer; I just need a shove in the right direction.


Sallie said...

You know my answer (I hope)!

John Pierce said...

Something similar happened to me in Lubbock. I called a company to have the cable and DSL service turned on, and sure enough, both were turned on. I never got a bill, though, for the tv, and so I called them back to ask about it. They told me that they didn't even sell cable service. So I called all of the cable companies in town. Nobody had me on record. I just got free cable the whole time I was there.

Katina said...

Same thing happened to me in the DORM at ACU! I had the cable cut off before I left in the spring. When I returned in the fall (to the same dorm room!), the cable was still on. I called them to tell them to resume billing me...but no bill ever came! :-)