Saturday, December 24, 2011
Christmas Wishes & Satellite Dishes
My jailed deaf dad wrote with his Christmas wish list. He's jealous of the other inmates with New Balance sneakers & wants a pair for himself. I don't want to disappoint him, but I think Santa knows that he's been naughty.
Ahhh, who am I kidding, I'll get him the shoes. They're out of stock in his size right now but I sent the extra $40 for his inmate trust fund to cover the cost.
The other inmates apparently know how resourceful I am for Dad, conducting research & ordering things for him, so they asked him to enlist my help in getting their satellite television restored. This is the second of two pages outlining their frustration and the technical glitches. I ignored the indignation they showed at not being able to watch cable TV, a luxury to some folks. Inmates have absolutely nothing so the weirdest, most minor things can cause a riot. Cable? Huge. HUGE! It's safer for everyone if they have a working television. I shared this page because, well, you'll see. Classic Dad.
Oh yeah, and he also wrote to give me a heads up that he made a mistake & gave a sex offender inmate my address. Just what I need, another pen pal.