(Closed) Tech support call allowed him to see my frustration

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Here’s to hoping something else breaks around the house.

LOL!  I hear you.  I’ve been doing a ton of coordinating for a kitchen renovation, and fortunately all of the people involved don’t really care that I’m not the owner of the place, just dating/living with him.  They are smart enough to figure out they get answers quickly from me, and not so much from him, so they’ve learned to go to me first.  I can only imagine how painful it’d be if I had to pass everything off to him for approval!

If you make all of the calls, and pay the bills, why not have them in your name entirely?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

hahaha I can relate! I always get calls for Mrs. dotdotdot now. It still makes me excited, but I make sure to point out that I am NOT Mrs.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

RIGHT ON. I LOVE when stuff like that happens, when it needs to happen, for someone else’s ears in a neutral way that says, “See this situation? Okay? Yeah. THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about.” Glad that was finally observed for you and that he understood with his own eyes. Yay perspective! Hope things continue to move upward for you from now on. 🙂

Post # 6
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1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I hate when this happens. I’ve always assumed the other last name though. My whole family has a different last name than me (my mom remarried and had 2 more kids) and I would always call to talk to tech support because my dad got mad and my mom couldn’t understand what they wanted so I always called and used their last name. When Fiance and I moved in together I just started using his last name to save myself from the hassle.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Isilme: Gotcha! I didn’t realize that he was procrastinating (maybe? I think from what you wrote at least) to propose. In that case, totally forget what I said. 🙂 lol

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Isilme: If it were me, I’d be tempted to just say “this is the last time I’m dealing with this mess for you because it’s such a huge hassle.  YOU call them.”  Then, once he had to make a few painful calls on his own, he’d start to appreciate more what you do for him.  (Of course, this is the cutting off nose to spite face approach to a degree because he doesn’t understand the IT stuff, it’ll take him longer to call, and long time on the call, etc.)

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