My laptop's been on the fritz. Let me be more precise: The thingy that plugs into the laptop got loose; causing the connection to flicker. So as time went by, I had to hold the thingy just right, whilst having my mouth opened with an aluminum covered pencil in it and tilted at 15 degrees while facing north, just so the current would be stable. I did not care that I looked a little ridiculous, I had to have the internet. So, eventually I took it to get it fixed, and they said they'd fix it for 50$. After three weeks of waiting, it was with great fanfare that I went to pick up my precious laptop. But lo and behold, the guy said 'beware, once the thingy is loose, it will always stay loose so be forewarned.' It didn't sit well with me but I passed the remark over; thinking the man is being modest or lacks confidence in his craftsmanship and is therefore covering his backside with an excuse so as to avoid any cursing tinfoil-covered customers. Three whole days later and the problem was back, I didn't go back to that place and complain, instead I went to a big fancy place in the city based on a recommendation from a friend. Lucky for me, my car was in the shop so I went in my old but reliable 1991 F-150 pickup truck. I found that the older and bigger your vehicle is, the more likely other drivers will be polite and courteous. Many times I was given the right of way even though I shouldn't have. They were probably thinking that they couldn't risk a head-on collision with a strawhat-wearing guy who has a ready roll of tinfoil on his dashboard in a vehicle that big, and moreover judging by the truck's looks, he probably doesn't care too much if he does...Anyways, the fancy laptop people charge 65$ an hour but are apparently worth it. So they fixed it, it was ready in two days. It looks evidently more solid, but he too warned me, he said, 'you know the thingy is so loose that he suggested this be the last time I should get it fixed, the thingy would soon be unfixable.' I could make it last one more year maybe, he added, if the laptop isn't moved around. So I am back with an immovable laptop.