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Cheap Dental Care

One day a man walked into a dentist's office and asks how much it will cost to extract a wisdom tooth.

"Eighty dollars," the dentist says.

"That's a ridiculous amount," the man says. "Isn't there a cheaper way?"

"Well," the dentist says, "if you don't use an anesthetic, I can knock it down to $60."

"That's still too expensive," the man says.

"Okay," says the dentist. "If I save on anesthesia and simply rip the teeth out with a pair of pliers, I could get away with charging $20."

"Nope," moans the man, "it's still too much."

"Hmm," says the dentist, scratching his head.

"If I let one of my students do it for the experience, I suppose I could charge you just $10."

"Marvelous," says the man, "book my wife for next Tuesday!"

Geek Squad Saves the Day

My opinion of the Geek Squad has generally been low, unjustifiably. About two weeks ago I hired them to set up a network in my office. I currently have three employees, two of which work out of my home office. I want to get file sharing and printer sharing set up. Try and try again, I couldn't get everything working myself.

So last week they came out and set everything up in about an hour. And then I broke it.

Sunday afternoon they came and fixed it for free. We had a bizarre issue where one of my computers would not assign an appropriate IP address automatically. After doing all the standard fixes, one computer refused to participate in the network. Finally, Nevin, my geek, assigned a static IP address and explained everything to me. He spent several hours on a Sunday afternoon to make sure everything was working perfectly.

I'm far more confident in the two people that the Geek Squad sent. I'll probably use them again. For home based work or small office work they do a terri…