Last night, Shari-Anne took me out for a little treat. The Revue Theatre (one of Toronto’s Independent theatres) was showing one of my favourite Christmas movies of all time… “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Normally, I try to only watch it once a season so I don’t get sick of it, and I watched it a few weeks ago, but how often do you get to see a movie like this in theatre?

There’s no need to review this movie, but it’s an easy 10/10. It’s touching, entertaining, and both intentionally and unintentionally funny. Two great examples of the latter are when Bert finds George on the bridge and George yells out “My mouth’s bleedin’, Bert… my mouth’s bleedin’!”… pure overacting. Awesome. The other is at the very end… the look on George’s face while he sings ‘Auld Ang Syne’ is hilarious. Now, I’m not poking fun at Jimmy Stewart. He’s a phenomenal actor, but everyone has their moments.

Sort of on the same topic… but not at all, I called Rogers to switch our internet and cable for the new house and got a sweet promotional deal. Free digital cable and a bunch of free ‘Rogers On Demand’ thingamajiggers. Basically, that means that we’ll be watching more movies than usual… which I didn’t think was possible.

Now, I’ve never had any serious complaints about Rogers’ Customer Service, but I tried to switch my service using their online system. Holy crap, I felt like a trained dolphin. I had to jump through hoop after hoop after hoop until I finally got kicked out. In frustration, I prepared for hours on hold and called their 1-800 number. Not only did I get prompt service, but it was friendly, informative, and there was no sales pressure. Bravo, Rogers. Bravo.

On the other hand, Bell Canada is being a little less understanding. Although we’re only moving 7 or 8 city blocks (subway stops), not only do we have to pay a $55 reconnection fee, but we lose our present phone number (let me know if you want the new one). Since we found this out, I’ve had the reasons for the billing and phone number change explained to me by a friend who works there, but the Customer Service Representative didn’t tell us squat. Boo, Bell. Note that if you use a different phone company, you’ll likely be able to keep your number.

Now, if you’ll excuse me… I have work to do.

3 Responses to “My Mouth’s Bleedin’, Bert!”
  1. Dude, don’t take that crap from Bell. Threaten to switch to Rogers and I guarantee they will suddenly change their ‘policy’ and offer to ‘waive’ your $55 reconnection fee. When I moved to Toronto, I was a Sprint customer (now Rogers). They were going to do the same thing to me (charge me $55 and give me a dreaded 647 number). I said forget that, I’m going to Bell and suddenly they changed their tune. They waived the fee AND gave me a 416 number.

    Also, since you already have internet and cable with Rogers, why don’t you get phone with them too and save 15% on your entire bill? Bundling magic!

  2. Apparently if I bundle my cell, cable, net and home phone, I’d save 15% a month. Interesting… thanks for the tip, Andrew. I’ll look into it.

  3. What is the Revue Theatre like? I haven’t ever heard of it!
    I really like the Royal.