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No Good, Very Bad

 Today has been a bad day.  I wasn't feeling good last night, so I ended up staying up way past my bedtime.  Then, woke up for work (though at home) and have pretty much have been tired and cranky all day. 

Add to this the added stress of a boss asking for things I don't have, not because I haven't done them, but because people haven't supplied me with the things necessary with which to do them.

Then, there's the whole Windows Live ID/Xbox.com thing that is seriously pissing me off.  I discovered last week that my hotmail account is blocked.  Why?  I don't know, it doesn't say.  No amount of password reset tries can fix it - and since this is hooked to my Xbox LIVE account, this is kind of a big deal for me.  I can still log in and play games on my account, but I can't access the hotmail part of it - which is how you log in to Xbox.com.  I made a new ID in the hopes I could log onto my Xbox, and change which address is associated there.  Unfortunately, you can't do that without being able to log into the old ID.  

So, I've been calling both Xbox support and Windows support.  There is STRANGE difference between these two.  Windows live support is AWFUL.  Their web support is formulated responses -- so no matter how many times I fill out there little form, I don't think they'll ever verify my account and reset my password.  Their phone service is convoluted - you can't talk to a person about your password unless you're a paying MSN customer.  If you try to - they yell at you and tell you to go to the website.  If you try and find someone else to talk to, you'll get hung up on.  And the entire system is voice commands, so if it doesn't recognize what you're saying, it hangs up on you.  It's awful and frustrating and so different from the nice, pleasant (though useless) help I've been getting from the Xbox people.
 
I spent a good chuck of time looking for my old phone number (the one I know is associated with my Xbox account) and with that, attempted to fill out their meaningless form one more time.  If that doesn't work, I think I'm just going to cry.  At that point, my option is tossing my 10k+ gamerscore Xbox account.  Or continuing to play on it, and hoping I never ever ever need anything that I have to sign in for.
 
It's now a quarter to four, and I haven't had lunch.  So I think I'm going to do that.

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