September 1st, 2006

Roman

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The cable connection has gone bad again. Doing the same thing it was doing before - cutting out randomly. The last time I called the cable company Paul offered to make the next call. I told him all he needed to know is my phone number and that my cell phone has the cable number programmed into it. Yesterday when Paul came out of his bedroom for the third time to reboot the modem I pointed to the phone, said "There's the phone". He said it hadn't been too bad really.

So my little challenge is to find out if he will ever pick up the phone and make that call.

I doubt it seriously. I wonder why he offered. Would it be different if I were not in the room, if I were outside, otherwise occupied? Of course I always bring my cell phone with me (Paul no longer has one) when I go out, so I can't just leave.

In the meantime I am sucking cable life from next door when mine goes bad. They have a good strong connection and even though the signal is low I am getting online easily with it. No, I don't feel guilty about that.
Roman

(no subject)

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?