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Sep. 1st, 2006

So, on that cable challenge, another entry. Paul came in to reboot the modem again and asked about the splitter on there. I said the cable guy replaced the new gold one I had purchased because his was "dedicated". Specific for the purpose. Paul said "That guy is full of crap, that's the best there is," referring to my gold one. I agreed that it is a good one (I should know; I bought it), and I said it doesn't matter anyway. The splitter, we had already determined, was not the issue. It appears, though, that he'd rather rail against the cable guy than pick up the phone and try to find out what the problem is. How long can I hold out before I call? A day? An hour?


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Sep. 1st, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
You are observing an important corollary to the not asking direction law .. given enough time and positive energy, electronic devices will either fix themselves or cease to function entirely; either way, no further decision process is necessary.
Sep. 1st, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
har har...

Indeed I forgot that one.
Sep. 1st, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
ohh, the suspense - i want to place a bet on it, lol!
Sep. 1st, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
So far I have resisted. Mostly because I have this other option, my neighbor's connection. Paul doesn't, because his computer is in a room in back, just out of range. The only close wireless connection he can find is a secure one.

Today, more often than not, I have been cooking myself lunch or reading while lounging on the couch when Paul has come in to reboot the modem. I project an air of calm, I suspect, an air that I haven't a care in the world, least of all a care about the wireless connection. My telephone has been generally conspicuous, too, easy to see.

Nevertheless, I do feel some frustration that I pay for this and I am not getting it. Further frustration because the cause is likely something that I own, not something that the cable company owns. So it could mean a lot of money out the door. Or not...we won't know, though, until someone calls.

So your decision depends on how long you think I can keep my resolve.

I think I'll go vacuum things.
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