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See the culprit?

I’ve written before about the evil leveled against me by my “Internet service provider”–a term I use loosely.

I’ve railed on the dangers of their wires criss-crossing my yard and tripping unsuspecting trick-or-treaters.

I’ve lamented the unsightly holes, mosquito-attracting mud bogs and outright grass murder their many attempts at “burying” important wires have wrought.

I’ve threatened “supervisors,” “client retention agents” and poor call center workers alike.

I’ve racked up overages on my cell phone waiting to speak with a “live agent.”

I have seen this company install signal “boosters” all over my house–the last one in my daughter’s room because it was the optimal site.

I’ve been charged by this company for work done down the street.

I could rail on and on about my displeasure with this provider but that would only bore you further.

And lest you wonder why I wouldn’t just switch to a different provider, let me assure I have tried other providers to no avail.  There are few choices in this sad sister of a town: remember our restaurant options?


A year later and this billboard still stands, the restaurant thriving!  Thriving I tell you!

OK, I digress.  Back to the cable issue.

Yesterday they actually managed to send a live person to my house to, yet again, “check the line.”

This fellow plodded his muddy feet all over my house (even when I told him the problem was with the outside line) and then charged out into the yard only to emerge, triumphant, twenty minutes later.

“I found it, ma’am.  Yes I did,”  he encouraged, sweat dripping onto my newly-mopped floor.

“Found what?’ I countered, fully ready to believe that rodents or snakes or bats had severed a cord or built a damaging nest.

“The (insert complicated cable part here) had melted.  You see that occasionally but not that often.”  Figures…

“I’d like to have that old (complicated cable part) for my records if you don’t mind,” I challenged.

He returned a few minutes later with this:


Doesn’t look so complicated, does it?

Are you buying this?

Does anyone agree that he might, just might have grabbed some old part out of his truck in an attempt to appease the ignorant but slightly belligerant housewife?

I’ve got the piece in my posession and there is nothing melted about it.

Nothing melted at all…

Posted on 16 June '09 by , under Humor/Disconnected Miscellany.

11 Comments to “See the culprit?”

#1 Posted by Tess (16.06.09 at 14:20 )

I think those repair guys are for of ##$% I wouldn’t trust them further then I can throw them. lol

#2 Posted by ali (16.06.09 at 15:00 )

I’m getting mad for you just reading about it!

#3 Posted by mrsbear (17.06.09 at 00:20 )

I think it’s wise of you to doubt this guy’s story. The piece in question looks neither complicated nor melted. I had similar results with our provider last summer, let me know if you need back up being belligerent. 😉

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#4 Posted by Helene (17.06.09 at 01:20 )

That just makes me so angry for you!! Did he really think he was pulling the wool over your eyes?? I hate the fact that you just can’t trust repair people!!!!

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#5 Posted by Peanut (17.06.09 at 02:11 )

Hmmmm… I think you might be on to something there.

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#6 Posted by Danette (17.06.09 at 08:56 )

hmm… nope, doesn’t look remotely melted to me either 🙁

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#7 Posted by Patty (17.06.09 at 21:14 )

That’s weird and annoying!!! I would be so frustrated if I were you.

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#8 Posted by Kim (18.06.09 at 00:42 )

yep I think he pulled a part out of the back of his truck and brought it to you hoping that you would be none the wiser

However, I am guessing he doesn’t have a clue and probably has not fixed the problem either…

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#9 Posted by Stimey (19.06.09 at 20:36 )

That’s a good one, getting him to give you the part. I’m going to start doing that. Clever.

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#10 Posted by elaine @ peace for the journey (19.06.09 at 23:12 )

You go girl … get that part. Now, what are you going to do with it?


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#11 Posted by astarte (11.07.09 at 10:18 )

It looks and sounds to me like the only thing melted is his BRAIN.

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