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So spat was down.....

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

As fellow spat owners know....spat went down. The company that supplies our data crashed. I have to admit, it was unsettling at first for I too have become accustom to my friend...RAMBO emoticon He does push me. He does.

I know...I should PUSH myself. 20 years ago, I would have LAUGHED at the thought of an activity tracker. I WAS ACTIVE. I was as a child and throughout college. It was when I "became" an adult I seemed to have stopped. Perhaps it was the responsibilities and stress of life, I forgot to have FUN and be active. Perhaps it was CABLE and SATELLITE tv that caught my attention. Not sure. Yet..I am TRYING to correct that. RAMBO reminds me constantly that I NEED TO MOVE MORE.

SO....spat was down......

I CANNOT believe how fellow sparklers reacted. Some were down right......mean. I understand their stress.....I DO...but to THREATEN to PURCHASE another product was insane. If you didn't like SPAT to begin with...this was a great excuse to use....if not....well.....I feel sorry for you. I do.

Things happen. I felt bad for coacheswhatstheirnames. I did. I felt bad for the company. I did. They did NOT want nor wish this to happen. I am sure it was costly...and the grief their users gave them...added to their STRESS.

We have become a society where we DEMAND it now......NOW. They want that recognition.....NOW. They want the TROPHIES..the INSTANT gratification that I DID THIS...and this PROVES it.

NOW.....my question is this? How many activity monitors does one own? I mean.....SPAT cannot BE your FIRST one. I have a pedometer.....battery operated. I wore that...along with RAMBO. It gave me an idea how many steps/miles I earned. It did NOT post on my tracker for ALL to see. I was okay with that. I also wore my active link via weight watchers. So ..these last few days...I was LOADED down with activity monitors! LOL! THREE of them!

Yes...it was semi frustrating NOT to know when...the unknowing question....when shall SPAT return....granted...I get that...for I was RELIEVED when it came back online this evening. Today has shown up...but not the prior days. It should in time...but if not...IT IS OKAY. IT really really is.

So...spat was down........

and now...spat is up once again....

it may happen again....

like when we have power outages during storms......

like when we have a flat tire.......

like when we have to go to the dentist......

like when....................

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  • PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    Until SPAT learns to talk I'll stick with my pedometer! Looking for a talking HRM now since I am having these wierd heart issues. But, considering the WW activity tracker even if it doesn't talk!
    2376 days ago
  • PEGGYO
    I just didn't like the red light on my computer. Green is my favorite color
    2388 days ago
  • FUN2READ
    I only own a pedometer that I use for walking. This is enough for me right now.

    Hope that your spat continues to work for you & doesn't go down again. These things happen with modern technology & people need to understand this & be patient.

    We come from a world that wasn't techno oriented . However, for the younger generation, it is unthinkable to not have something working.
    2388 days ago
  • HEARTOFCHRIST
    I think the instant gratification is detrimental to our society. Believe me, I am also a victim. I have the Veruca Salt mentality where "I want it and I want it NOW Daddy". It would be nice to know that everyone has patience and understanding when a company is struggling with something specific but most people don't. I am glad that your program is up and running, slowly but surely and I really do pray it doesn't go down again but maybe it was God's way of telling someone to slow down and trust.
    2389 days ago
  • HOLDINGMYOWN
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    2389 days ago
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