It didn't happen, not this time. As we all know, appliances are engineered to fail at exactly one minute after midnight on the last day the warranty covers it. When my Sony TV went black recently, right at the end of the Dallas Cowboys game, I knew I was screwed with the warranty; it's just the way the world works.
Imagine my delight when, miracle of miracles, I discovered I had a whopping two weeks left on the coverage. Boy, did somebody screw up or what? At 9:01 the next morning I'm on the phone to the repair people. At the very least, I'm expecting a two week delay to order the part and an even longer wait to be scheduled for a house call. Keep in mind, the Big 12 game of the year between OSU and OU will be happening the next day, forcing me to watch on my emergency, minuscule, 17 incher. The conversation went like this:
Repair Guy: Sony huh? Went black on you? Probably lost the projection lamp.
Me: How long will it take to get the part?
Repair Guy: Oh we have those in stock.
Me: Really? Okay, how long before you can come out?
Repair Guy: Umm, let me look. How about today at 4?
Me. I think I love you.
Repair Guy: Sir?
The guy didn't show up at 4, he came at 2. Twenty minutes later I had big screen football.
There is a God.