Enjoying the 4th of July in the USA (with Brewdoggs and T-Mobile)

“Yay! We broke away from the British Empire like 200 years ago!” — Image Credit: Eli Christman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gammaman/) — Subject to CC 2.0 License.

Hello everyone,

I am currently on vacation in the States and away from my computer. Also, today is the 4th of July, so I can’t imagine very many of my fellow Americans are sitting at home reading this. Maybe some of my European readers are. I don’t know. I don’t know why anyone reads this blog.

Anyway, at this moment, I am pounding hell of brewdoggs and sucking on some tasty vittles (that’s idiot-speak for “drinking beer and eating BBQ.”) In the five years I’ve been maintaining this blog, I don’t think I’ve ever missed a week of my self-imposed, Monday morning due date — and I’m not about to start now. Unfortunately, I have no time to write a proper post. What I do have are exactly two screenshots of dialogue conducted with my stateside cellular service provider, T-Mobile.

I’ve been quite pleased with T-Mobile thus far, as they offer a sweet month-long prepaid plan for like $50 with absolutely no attachments, so it’s perfect for when my German wife and I travel to the States. However, I do receive some fairly annoying automated messages once the plan is activated, and occasionally I respond to them.

Here are the two screenshots:



Okay, I’m out! Have an awesome 4th of July everyone!


5 thoughts

  1. Hahahahahahaha! I wish to god someone was actually monitoring ad responses because you would make their day.

    Welcome back to the states. I’m guessing from your tags that you have joined me in Portland, Oregon, so Tag! and Wie geht’s? Make sure to fill up on the seasonal fruit while you’re here and don’t leave without patronizing Blue Star Donuts and Salt and Straw Ice Cream. You can find the good breweries, yourself.




      1. Anything for a fellow Teuton (I’m a quarter German, it counts). Hey, if you have an afternoon, drive up the Columbia River to Hood River where there are so many breweries, vineyards, and orchards, you’re never gonna wanna leave.

        Go to Doppio for your coffee while you’re there. If I hear you came anywhere near a Starbucks in Oregon, I’ll beat you with a coffee spoon.






  2. WE have T-mobile here in Germany but I get all those messages auf Deutsch. Since my 4-year-old German grandson speaks English better than I speak Germany, you can only begin to imagine my puzzlement when getting these things.


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