• A friend of mine, long time ago now, got his Mom a wireless phone. Her phone calls shot through the roof, causing a lot of overage. He asked her about it and she said, “That can’t be, I used the phone you got me. It’s not connected to anything.” In her favor, wireless phones were brand new and she was in her late 70’s, but still . . ..

  • etim

    Yeah, but these are the kind of guys that shoot up naval stations, too.

  • Justa Comment

    I love how you tried to tell him the truth, but he would have none of it. I love how you exercised lots and lots of patience and got the information you needed to “work around the problem.” You are a credit to your profession. The guy with the unsecured network definitely deserves to pay for the overage, however, I suspect that you also have the heart to maybe cut him a little break. As for the ex-customer stealing wifi, well, yes, and I have too, but not as a main connection to the internet, just for the occasional need to check for an email, or send a small file, whilst away from my premises. His intransigence will be his own undoing.

  • jayesstee

    The most dangerous people (or semi-humans) are the ones with only a micro-byte or less of knowledge.
    I’m OK ‘cos I’ve got at least two micro-bytes!

  • JonE

    “Some Peoples Kids!” Some peoples kids just ain’t too bright. And that includes the guy who didn’t secure his connection.

    And in this case this guy is a thief; in big, bold, capital letters.