Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ring, Ring

So, I have something to confess. We STILL don't have a phone working. Then Comcast called. They, well they offered us a deal we couldn't refuse OK?! Essentially giving us more channels (more, more, more. . . how do you like it? how do you like it?) and rolling in a phone with FREE LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE calling for the same price we are paying now (maybe a little less actually).

Then, the embarrassing part comes in:

The cable guy: I am here to install the digital phone.

Me: Awesome!

CG: where is your phone now?

Me: Oh, Um, it's in the kitchen, but we plug it right into the network interface outside, through the kitchen window.

CG: I see. ::stares at me with a disapproving glare::

Me (standing in front of the sink to hide a pile of dishes): Yeah, so it would be nice to not do that anymore.

CG: Uh-huh.

Later on. . .

CG: All set!

Me: Great! Now I can close the window all the way since it's getting colder out.

CG: Riiiiiiight.

Soon after, I called Dan:

Me: they hooked up the new phone!

Dan: Great!

Me: Well, it's through the internet modem until we fix the phone lines and then they can hook it up through there.

Dan: So, we still only have the phone plugged into one spot.

Me: ::deep breath:: Yup.

Dan: So essentially the same thing we had before.

Me: Yeah, except this time... it's FREE!!!

Another example of a lot of effort with little to no result. Ta-da!!!

End Scene.

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