Okay, so am I cursed or something?  I canceled my DSL two weeks ago because it was as slow as dial-up and ordered just an ordinary land-line.  It was supposed to be activated last Thursday.  Of course it wasn’t.  I tried calling the phone company twice Friday, and guess what… the phone tree told me that their phone lines were too busy and to call back later… it’s bad enough to be on hold for 45 minutes waiting for a real person, but when even a computer refuses to talk to you….  Of course, I was at home where I have very poor cellphone reception anyway, so I got in my car to drive a half-mile away to phone again (yes, any time I make a call lasting more than 2 minutes, I have to drive to make it).  I passed a verizon repairman on the way, so I pulled over and told him my problem.  He said he would come by and help.  He showed up a little while later and with me standing there spent 1 1/2 hours on his cellphone trying to straighten things out unsuccessfully.  Finally he left me with his supervisor’s number, telling me that Jeff would work it out for me.  I got through to another person later in the day who claimed to have worked out the problem and that I should have phone service by 7 p.m.  Now it’s Monday, I phoned Jeff and he said they worked out the problem and I should have dial tone.  I don’t, of course.  He promised to send a repairman by 5 today.  I’m not holding my breath!


Posted January 23, 2006 by janathangrace in Uncategorized

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  1. Do you have a space outside to start a small fire? Cause if Kimberly lives close by, you should try smoke signals….

  2. Or a well trained pigeon.

  3. I feel bad that I have cable TV, cable Internet and TWO cell phone lines. Well, I *almost* feel guilty… 😎

  4. See… I read that story and thought… Man, it was nice of that Verizon guy to stop by and try to help, and then to give you the number of his supervisor. Seems like he went above and beyond.

  5. Tonto got his message across…..with smoke signals.

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