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If My Silence Is Deafening...

As I may have mentioned before, we have slow dial-up internet here. (I can hear those eyes rolling! Okay, so I've mentioned it a few times a lot constantly. Happy?). Well, every now and then, our phone company, the one (1) available to us here has moments of extreme incompetency, and we lose our dial tone for a few days. For the past two days we have been having the alternate form of torture. Intermittent dial tone. This makes being on line problematic. So if the silence from my part of the world is deafening, it isn't because I am ignoring you, I think what you had to say or what you wrote was beneath contempt or comment, or because I have come down with a bad case of death. It's because the @$&#@%^$&%# phone company has made it pretty impossible to play in this sand box lately.

Ya know what really ticks me off about this?:

1) Beloved Husband needs to use the phone when he is on call to answer pages. Cell phones don't work here. So no dial tone means he needs to drive into town if he gets paged.
2) The contract, as I understand it, is they provide us with phone service, we pay them a fee. Will that fee be reduced for lack of service? NOOOOOOOO!!!! I suppose that we could attempt to get it back in small claims court, but LTS. I'm not willing to waste that much of my life just to avoid getting ripped off. I can always be industrious and make more money, but I only have a limited amount of time.
3) I hate being unintentionally rude. Sorry about that, peeps.

Catch you guys on the other side. It can't last forever, right? Right?!!! RIGHT?!!!

Now to find a window of opportunity to post this. Did I mention I'm an optimist and that my husband describes me as "Little but determined?" (He's 6'1" to my 5'1" and change) Excelsior!

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bluewillowtree
Sep. 3rd, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
That's very irksome, especially your husband having to drive into town for every page! Stupid phone company. I hope they'll get their act together...
not_a_zatarc
Sep. 3rd, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
Boo stupid slow/selectively working phone companies. :( D'oh.

Edited at 2010-09-03 04:21 pm (UTC)
draco_somnians
Sep. 3rd, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
That sucks. :(

"The contract, as I understand it, is they provide us with phone service, we pay them a fee. Will that fee be reduced for lack of service? NOOOOOOOO!!!!" - I agree that smalls claims court would be a lot of hassle, but I'd absolutely let the phone company know that it's not acceptable to charge the full rate for a less than perfect service. Also, let them know what your husband does for a living and that he's on call sometimes.
wanderingsmith
Sep. 5th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
sympathies on living in the middle of nowhere. have to admit, we haven't often had crappy *phone* lines, but I probably shouldn't have said that now....

"Little but determined?"
snort! brave husband ;)
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