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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Not a good Technology Day.....

....OK, I'm not a techie by any stretch of the word. I USE technology every day. But to know all the nuances of each machine and how to fix them when they're down. No way in hell. So two very important pieces of equipment are giving me fits right now, and I'm not sure how to fix them. One is my phone. For about a month now, I've not been getting voice mail! I thought, perhaps, it was just because no one wanted to talk to me. But I just went through the voice mails that we'd received and there were some very recent ones that had never been listened to! There is a special dial-tone that we hear when we're supposed to get when we have new messages. It's not been there for a while. And I'm not sure what the hell is up with that. *sigh* Add the television, and my lack of dish on one television in my house, and you have a grumpy girl. I was on the phone with the dish tech support, when they asked me to unhook my receiver and replug it in on another television..... well, this would be fine and dandy if the back of our entertainment center didn't resemble a spaghetti nest! *sigh* So, after unplugging the wrong thing, I told the guy (in my I'm-so-sick-and-aggravated-at-the-state-of-the-wires voice), that I'd have my husband call back later. Which is what I'll do. I don't feel well enough to try to deal with another person for a few hours whom I can't even understand anyway. Seriously, I'm not prejudice, but it is a bit difficult to understand a person who just came to America. I'm happy to give them a job. Really, I am, but oy, does it have to be in communications???

6 Comments:

Blogger Kari said...

sounds like a terrible morning so far. i betcha the dish people are actually in another country. there is a lot of outsourcing that goes on when you call support centers. GRRR

11:08 AM

 
Blogger Village-Idiot said...

Hummm. The VM sounds like an upgrade was done either to your line or to the VM platform. Call the phone company, they may have not 'enabled' the studder dialtone for message notification...typically its a quick fix.

12:09 PM

 
Blogger nain said...

I had fun dealing with stupid people on the phone too today - gym people...apparently I CAN'T cancel my membership and have to switch to a different freaking club which is, what is that? 20 miles away from my home? OH YES. And I don't have a job to pay for it, so I'm REALLLL happy :-( So I was kind of a total bitch to the nice girl on the phone...oh well...

3:07 PM

 
Blogger Auntie said...

I so agree with your statement...why must those who don't speak English have communication jobs? Press 1 for someone who speaks English as a second language and just stepped off the boat.

10:58 PM

 
Blogger Walter said...

Outsourcing really sucks.

9:39 AM

 
Blogger nain said...

Hey Charlene was asking about how many people have RSVPed for next weekend, and I told her to give you a call b/c today's kind of busy at work/school....so you'll be getting a call later :-) Hope you're having a good Friday - yay for it being Friday!!!! Hopefully I won't have to bitch out any telephone operators for gym companies today :-)

9:40 AM

 

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