Long time blog followers know by heart Blood's Law of Modern Technology:
- Nothing ever works
- If it stops working no one can fix it
- If you get it fixed, it will stop working again
Latest example is our garage door opener. For nine years, we endured the cheap peace of junk garage door opener installed by the contractor in our condo. It was noisy and slow and finally, one day, it ceased working altogether. We looked up garage door openers and a nice new one was installed for $450. Behold, it was quiet and smooth and we loved it. Then, upon returning from St. George for the summer months in Salt Lake City, the new and expensive garage door opener ceased working. Since we had been gone at least half of the past two years, it had only about a year of use, and not very much at that since we hardly ever go any where. Upon calling the installer, we found out what we already knew: the warranty on this inferior and expensive circuit board had expired a year ago and a new one would cost $130. Moral: Do not ever count on anything working right, or working very long, or that any0ne can fix it. What you can count on is continuing to pay for inferior products. By the way, the name of the company is Genie. One would think that Genie could make a garage door opener that would work longer than a few months and that it would provide a new one for free if its piece of junk embarrassed them. But that is not the way our "free" enterprise system works. The customer always gets stuck with the mistakes of the company.