If you read my previous post “Screw this, I’m outta here” that I was pissed at my Mother and step father for all the pissing about and lack of thanks. We the update is, still no thanks or even an apology for their stupidity.
I turned up at my Mothers unexpectantly on Tuesday, this is something I hate people doing to me, just turning up, but I thought screw this (again) I just turned up. I said one word “hello” and went to the camera system that I had installed and entered the pass code that I had told them it would be and was in the system with no problems. The said that it was not recording, but it was, and never had stopped. She then tells me that one of the lights is off, and there should be a light for each of the cameras. I told her that she was wrong and if that was the case there should be 8 lights on, but there are three, and that it only has 4 lights on the main base and the “out” light, if she cares to look again is an alarm light, and if that is on there is a problem. So the system was running perfectly and on no account was there ever any problem. I even showed her that it was the same pass code into the system that I had told her. Her response was “Oh you know what P is like”. That was like lighting the blue touch paper, so I told her that I was mega pissed off as to the way her husband handled this and that apart from him being incompetent and an idiot, that he needs to change his tone and not blame me for something he obviously isn’t able to do. She quickly defended him saying that he did not mean it that way, but the texts he sent me were full of blame, that she seemed to have a blind spot for.
I plugged in all her Amazon sticks and showed her that they all worked now I had removed the illegal software, apart from one that I proved that the streaming had been blocked, then deleted it. At that she then gave me an Amazon Dot to install which I thought was cheeky since the crap that was thrown my way for helping on other occasions, however, I did it. When all this was done I left and went home as I really did not want to stay longer than I had to.
No apologies or words of thanks came my way. The only message I got was referring to her having no sound on the new PC, which I pointed out that she would need to buy speakers for it.
Needless to say, I will only hear from them when they next need something, unfortunately, I have found this will a lot of people these days, not just family
I enjoy helping people, but sometimes I just want to tell them to get stuffed. This was very much my tone this week. After installing a new PC for my mother, which she did not need, and took close to four hours, I was half way home and got a call saying that it was not working. Frustrated, I explained that it was working when I left and that it was not something I had done. After a few more now agonising conversations asking her to check her hub with a reply of “what’s that?” really made me want to tear my eyeballs out. I started my journey back only to get a call that she eventually discovered that the power cable had come out of the router, and I turned round and continued my journey home.
I then get a call a few days later as their camera system HD is full and they it had stopped recording. I told them to change the options but questioned why it was not recording over the old footage as I had set it to this in the first place. Then they went to the shop to find out if they could help (obviously not) and then called me again. I told her husband that if I had changed it (doubtful) it would be something she would remember and would have told her to write it down, but this obviously never happened as the default number did not work. Then the texts started back and forward, and again I wanted to claw my eyes out in frustration as they were relentless. I pointed out that I had set it to record over old footage, and that they had been in the settings the night I had installed the camera system, and I remember them telling me and asking about certain settings. I know that I will have to visit and sort it out and no doubt find that it is set to one of the passcodes that I already told them about.
The next saga was their three Amazon sticks, which they bought from a third party so they had Kodi on them and other crap. None of them was working as all said “No stream available”. I told them that Amazon was working on blocking access to illegal content and they would have to deal just have the sticks as they were supposed to be. This didn’t go down too well, but in the end, they decided to reluctantly accept it. I then reset the sticks to factory settings, tried one last time to sideload Kodi, which worked but would not stream films, thus as per my original point that streaming was blocked. So, resetting it, and making sure the sticks had the latest Amazon software one and were added to her account, I text to say they were done but without Kodi. The text back was quite dismissive regarding Kodi and a simple thank you, which I felt was not really meant. I told them that one of the remotes was not working and I had sorted that out, but this was not acknowledged, and in the end, I thought what the hell am I doing?
After all that I have decided to say screw this, and I am not going to bother helping out again. After all, I only tend to hear from people when they want or need something, which now is becoming very apparent, and not just from my family, but from so called friends.