My camera's been away. My Panasonic DMC FS-15, that is. It had not been with me for the past three weeks. For a piece of equipment that accompanies me most every time I leave the house, I tell you, I missed it a lot. But I had to send it to the service centre.
here. No way that I could ignore them. I tell you, they spoil the mood completely.
So I took the camera to the shop where I had purchased it in September 2009. Handed it in to them on 19 Feb 2011. After about 10 days, I called them and they give me all sorts of excuses but basically they were pushing the blame to the Panasonic service centre: they have lots of equipment to repair, it's not only cameras but lots of other devices, the service centre haven't given a quotation for the repair yet, blah, blah, blah...
Lo and behold, on 10 Mar 2011 I got a call from the shop to tell me that the camer'a back in their hands again and would I be so kind as to collect it as soon as I can. So how many days was that altogether? Nineteen days. I can't believe that it took so long. Poorer by RM120 too. But at least, I have my handy pocket camera to use again. Mmm, I'm thinking about a basic DSLR. Wonder whether it's worth spending RM2,500 on it. My wife will probably say no, although my son will definitely say yes.