a note about my mental state

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Well, at least my mental state as it relates to the internet situation in my house. I don’t want to overwhelm you or anything. So, just to clarify:

Some of you might take the fact that I posted yesterday (for the first time in a month) as a sign that our current cable internet issues are behind us. A logical thought, given that we live in a world where things like this generally happen quickly, as long as you are willing to stay in your house for the better part of the day awaiting the magical visit of your handy cable repairman. Sadly, though, this is not the case. The five little green lights are still not blinking. One, on the end, stares at me forlornly, like it’s giving me a tiny green evil eye. For a month. Nothing. Has. Changed.

Although I do have this exciting news to report: we have been moved up to a 7 day ticket!

Which means what, exactly? Well, I don’t really know. But since that news broke last Friday, we’re hoping that it means we will be fixed by the end of this week. Keep your fingers crossed!

Now, I’m sure you have questions. I will try to anticipate and answer them here.

  1. Why haven’t you dumped them? What are you waiting for? Are you just that lazy/willing to be taken advantage of? Technically, that’s three questions, but I’m feeling generous. We have not dumped our cable people yet because we have always been happy with them up until now. Their service people came out promptly to our house, but apparently the problem resides elsewhere (we’ll come back to this in question #3). Also, our decision is possibly affected by the fact that for the last couple of years we’ve somehow been granted access to a few more tv channels than we’re actually paying for, per se. Let’s just say we really don’t want anything to interfere with Season 4 of Project Runway. Perhaps this month long break from our home internet is really some kind of cosmic payback. And yes, we are pretty darn lazy.
  2. So why/how are you blogging now, when you’ve let it go for that long? Well, like I said, laziness is a factor. But things are getting desperate, people. Rumors of kidnapping and boycotting abound. Others around me feel compelled to share stories of their own cable mishaps. I can’t take it anymore. So, on Tuesday morning, I skipped my wonderful free yoga class, came to work instead, and blogged. And didn’t count it as work. I think the fact that I gave up both free stretching and getting paid says everything you need to know about my current mentality. And surely the world is a better place for me sharing that mentality with you.
  3. Do you really think I could possibly have any more questions about your internet? Well, I do think it’s polite to at least pretend to show some interest. But in lieu of further questions, I will just offer you some free advice. Whenever the cable guy comes to your house and apologizes, be afraid. When he says the problem is not at your house, and then begins to utter random phrases like “down the line,” “maintenance department,” “we really have no control,” and “I’ve turned in a ticket,” be very afraid. Because you don’t know what those words mean right now, but I do. It means you will have no internet for a very, very long time.

Written by Sarabeth :: the dramatic

October 10, 2007 at 6:07 pm

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  2. your lack of internet is driving ME crazy…thank goodness you have finally taken drastic measures to blog…

    alison chino

    October 10, 2007 at 11:07 pm

  3. I can only sympathize a thousand times over.


    October 12, 2007 at 8:29 am

  4. drastic is exactly right. this post was done instead of dinner that night – good thing those jones kids love some grilled cheese…

    and thanks, j, for the sympathy. only those who have walked the same path can truly understand…[sigh]


    October 12, 2007 at 12:54 pm

  5. i’m fairly certain that in instances like this, its perfectly alright to kidnap a comcastic driver and hustle him along to your home. i bet he would do it for a grilled cheese sandwich- my kids will do anything for one as well.


    October 16, 2007 at 11:04 am

  6. I feel your pain with the internet. I am on it far too much. And now blogging. this is neat for a 60 year old to communicate with the young.
    Recently our cable went out. We have At&T(*&%$$$$).
    Our niece’s husband is the repair main and so is Dean from our church.
    He came over instantly when I got frustrated, be nice to your relatives.
    He found bats in the main cable switch. Cleaned them out still had the problem.
    It seems that At&T(*&%$$$$) is preparing our service so we can receive movies just like the cable channel and they had a connection problem. So he just rerouted my line to another switch.
    works wonderful for now.
    How sweet it is when things work and how humbling when they don’t.


    October 21, 2007 at 5:49 am

  7. ok. who do i need to call?


    October 23, 2007 at 8:10 am

  8. i think i may have found the answer in a local comcast gal named toya – if she saves the day, she may very well merit her own post…


    October 23, 2007 at 10:42 pm

  9. come back, come back! enough with the teasing comments elsewhere…


    October 24, 2007 at 4:46 pm

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