Joy of the Country (July 17, 2003)
The call with my former ISP yesterday morning went about as expected. 18 minutes on the first call, about 12 or so on the next call, faxed them some documents they said would be proof, and was told resolution to my issue would have to wait until their billing cycle completes at the end of the month before they could issue credit. They get to keep my money for another two or three weeks. Best thing I can say about this experience is that it will be my last experience with that company for a while. However, said company is likely to be the first one to me with broadband service so I can’t say I’ve washed my hands of them forever.
On a different subject, one of the drones I spoke to yesterday morning from that company introduced himself to me as “Mr” whatever like he was the teacher and I was the second grader. When one adult introduces himself to another as “Mr”, I find it quite pompous. It’s a double whammy. They will not get the respect they’re insisting on and they’ve lost whatever respect I would have accorded them to begin with. That said, the most expedient way for me to get my money back and put this issue behind me was to play their game so I have a new set of holes in my lip this morning.
Had a nice power outage in the middle of this morning’s entry. That’s one of the joys of country life. We have them before, during, or after just about every storm but we also get some for totally unknown reasons. Thankfully, it was brief. Even more thankfully (Probably less thankfully for those reading this), Word Perfect had saved a good bit of this entry.
Blog of the day here.
Quote from said blog: “Went to Amy's site to see if she had responded to my comment about the missing cameras for teams Taco and Burrito (ya just had to be there, okay?). She is/was giving away cookies to people who commented on this guy's site. I enjoyed it, so I'll likely add him over on the left."