I decided that it would be a cute Father's Day gift to set my husband's cell phone up with The Soprano's theme song as a ringtone- something he hasn't wanted forever! Then I planned to text "Happy Father's Day" and he would be gushing with gratitude and come home with a smile... but that's just not the way things go.
So, I go to some ringtone website and enter in his phone number (mistake #1). Then it says the phone will be texted with a pin... so I have to call him, trying to remain as inconspicuous as possible, to get the pin. Mind you, he is WAAAY more clueless with electronics than I am, so I could have told him anything and would have been fine. I chose to go the "I'll tell you later" route (mistake #2).
I get the pin and enter it. Then I am redirected to another website that has nothing to do with ringtones! Since I entered the pin, I wondered, gee, was it really that easy, is it done? So, I call him.
In my mind's eye, I imagine him at work and his phone rings and it's the song he loves and he answers the phone with glee! Nope! What the hell do you want, I'm at work? Your phone didn't do anything new? No, it didn't and he wasn't in the mood and I know when to move on- so I tell him I'll call him back when I get it resolved.
Unfortunately, he beats me to the punch. He calls me back in seconds, screaming and asking about a text he just recieved from laughaholics.com: "Jesus loves you, but everyone else thinks you're an asshole"- fitting actually, to the way I was feeling about him at this moment, but that's beside the point! So, I'm really thinking I've sold my soul to the devil, here and getting nervous.
I call Verizon Wireless and get some professional help on the matter and they explain that if I didn't "approve" anything, that it should stop. I call my husband back, head hung low, coming clean, admitting defeat, but wanting to resolve the issue. I tell him what my plan was and that apparently the site I used was linked with a third party site that took full advantage of my ignorance (I got no symathy from him)!
He then tells me that when he got the text, he APPROVED it!!! He thought it was a Father's Day joke that I was sending him!!! He goes on to BLAME me for his APPROVING it since I didn't tell him what was going on in the first place! UGH! I will never do anything nice again!