I want a new computer for Christmas! Ok, maybe not. The fact is: I am Hell on computers. Two years with me and they collapse, stuck in a neverending cycle of Lock & Load. My sister says I don't protect my computers from dust & other malevolent particles, so a month ago, I started covering my current machine with a pretty ruffled pillow case. Alas, my computer continues to cough & sputter, and after taking over 6 hours to shut down, I finally had to call an AT&T technician to check its kidneys. He will come on December 24, Christmas Eve, between 8 and 9AM, and I will have to pay him the princely sum of $179, whether he can fix it or not. The $179 charge will automatically be added to our monthly AT&T bill, so no filthy lucre changes hands, but now, I'm wondering how much I should tip the technician. Any suggestions?
Meanwhile ... HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYONE!