Sunday, September 14, 2008

Intermittent

the computer not me..........








for the last couple of days my internet service is "intermittent".. my satellite television is intermittent...

Sir has called the company....... talked to the techs..... cause honest to god if i had talked to them........... well let's just say the language would not have been very lady like and probably nothing would have been accomplished - other than my blood pressure going up up up and away........

This morning i got fed up.. they are still claiming it is MY modem.. MY pc... (as for the television it is the rain - dontcha know!!! nothing they can do..that's life) ............... and Sir has booked a tech to come in tomorrow between 5 pm and 9 pm.. (of course i heard "a tech is coming ......5 to 9...... which i thought meant 8:55 and had a major sulk - cause come on !!!! i am usually heading to bed by 9 !!!)

Anyway........ i .. all by my lonesome.. ran some diagnostics on the pc and the connection to find out that there was no receiving end.......... soooooooo dear Ma Bell .. wanna explain that one to me?? i am fine.. you are not there...

Now that doesn't exactly surprise me.. cause though i have been a loyal Ma Bell customer for nigh on 30 years... she has been AWOL recently more than i can tolerate............ the time is VERY fast approaching when i will NOT be there for Ma Bell........ the tie that binds has worn very thin........... loyalty is as extinct as the dinosaur.. and loyalty is a two way street.. the consumer to the company and the company to the consumer.. i don't see / feel/ hear any loyalty coming my way.............

There is a new kid on the block (well not that new - but new services - like television and high speed internet service - and HOUSE PHONE !!! ) so i may be biding adieu to my loyalty and Ma Bell and moseying on down the road...... don't worry .. before i do anything drastic i will set up a new email account - on line one probably..... and post it so every one can still reach me.. well those that do want to reach me that is...............

For now i am intermittent.. spluttering............... and barely hanging on.....................

3 comments:

swan said...

I know about the internal trauma of finally leaving good old "Ma Bell." I am a Ma Bell baby -- born and bred. Both my parents were lifelong phone company employees, back in the days when there was "THE PHONE COMPANY." Ma Bell fed us, clothed us, sent us to school, paid our medical bills. Ma Bell was family. But that was then. There is really nothing left of THAT phone company. Today, well as long as I've been here, Verizon is our phone company. Times change.

swan

SPANKEDHORTIC said...

Best thing about living in a capitalist society is that you can vote with your cash. If their not providing the service, why should your money keep buying them free lunches? If you can find a better service provider you are best off giving your hard earned to those that are willing to earn it themselves.

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Buffalo said...

I left Bell as soon as there were other alternatives available. Never liked them though. Eventually I went back to using their phone service. The DSL they offer isn't anything to be proud of. Went to Road Runner for cable and internet.

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