Monday, August 2, 2010
It's Not As Bad As "A Dog Ate My Homework"
I hurried home from work last night, grabbed a frosty cold barley based beverage and plopped down in the recliner to watch the NASCAR race from Pocono that I recorded Sunday. That's when I discovered I had a minor problem. No signal from the satellite. At first I thought DirecTv had cut me off, but I checked my receiver in the computer room and it was working fine. So armed with flashlight in hand (and strapped to my forehead... those things are great), I wander off into the night to check the dish. Sure enough I find the electric fence down and one of the cables ripped out of the dish by a stray cow that managed to get her leg hung in the slack.
Lovely. Oh well, I pay extra each month for a maintenance service to cover just such unexpected events so I call DirecTv. Turns out that random acts of bovine satellite vandalism are not covered by the plan. But for a nominal fee of $50 they will be glad to schedule me a repair appointment.
Is this like flood insurance? Is there a seperate insurance program to cover vandalism by heifers that my regular insurance doesn't? Because I need me some of that.