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October 5th, 2017 at 05:25 am

I got my Amazon Fire tablet, but I am not happy. It is stuck on a screen that is forcing me to sign up for a kids' service and to make an account for a child. This tablet is for me; my grandchildren will never touch it. I don't want to do this -- even if the service is free (for a year, until they start quietly charging you.) I don't like this kind of back-handed selling. When I ordered it, I saw nothing about this except that it included "special offers" which I assumed were ads that could be swiped away. I literally cannot make this screen go away with signing up, and I can't use the damn tablet at all.

There is a tech number to call, but I'm steamed. I feel like returning it, but I've already entered my account information on it and I can't wipe it -- I can't do anything but look at that stupid screen demanding I sign up a child.

Time again to share how much I hate modern technology. The technology itself is wonderful, when it works, but the way it is handled to fool and bilk customers is shameful.

Has anyone else faced this problem?

In other news, I took the boys to Noodles & Co. yesterday to the tune of $21. I've got to stop this. I've got to start grocery shopping with the boys in mind so that I can feed them without going out. The good news is that they did not want to go to the movie I offered, so I wasn't out any more than I expected to be.

At least I came home with a small serving of mac & cheese that I will have for lunch. And C and her sister provided me with dinner last night. C is getting a lot of food from friends and neighbors and I think she is a bit challenged in using it up.

Today I'm off duty with the boys. They are going to my nephew's house after school to play with their cousins, which will make a nice break for all of us.

My knees are suddenly bad again. I can only assume I climbed stairs too much yesterday, but I am pretty much stuck with having to do that. I am planning not to go out all day today, so that they can settle down again.

My allergies are kicking up again, too, but that's because I've been lax about taking Zyrtec. Too much going on -- I'm forgetting to take care of myself. So I just took a dose, and I plan to do nothing today but relax and catch up on sleep if I can.

7 Responses to “Frustrated!”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    I kinda feel that way about my new windows 10 computer. The thing is stuffed with crapware software that is of no benefit to the user, but only to Microsoft, who clearly was paid by the providers to put it on here. And, it slows down the computer, and it takes hours to remove it all AND when the computer auto updates, it all comes back.


    Sorry about your tablet. I hope you figure it out.

  2. mich Says:

    CB - perhaps you can chat (or call) amazon customer service and speak with them. I have found their customer service to be outstanding - whether you want help setting it up, or to express your disdain, or to return it. Best of luck

  3. rob62521 Says:

    This would be frustrating. I hope you can resolve it so you can enjoy your tablet.

    Hope your feel better. It is raining downstate. Do your knees ache when it rains?

  4. Amber Says:

    I'm sorry you're having an issue with the tablet, as with others I'd try calling them.

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    May ask you a question? What do make you happy? Try to find your life and happiness in God.

  6. review Says:

    Time again to share how much I hate modern technology. The technology itself is wonderful, when it works, but the way it is handled to fool and bilk customers is shameful.

  7. modern teacher Says:

    Yep, totally agree with you! The rise of technology made some people get their noses in the field they don't understand. Technology is not about demanding money and annoying everybody.

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