As you all know, the Lord Kapgar decreed yesterday a half day so that I may wait anxiously at home for the SBC DSL service technicians to arrive and fix my home connection.
But they never came.
Around 4 p.m., I finally called SBC and asked where the heck they were. They were scheduled to arrive "between 1 and 5 p.m. Apparently, shortly before they were to come out and check out what was wrong, they noticed an inordinate number of service requests all from the same area where I live. They finally put two and two together (a mighty feat from the sound of things) and realized that it must be a remote terminal on the fritz.
So they went out and fixed that. Never called to tell me that they never needed to come to my place. I never even needed to be at home.
They apologized for the lack of a call. Yeah, right, whatever. Cockknockers.
I cleaned. Yeah, you read that right. I cleaned our house so that we wouldn't look like complete and utter slobs when the technician came. I even withdrew some cash from the ATM in hopes that this guy might know how to install phone jacks and would do so for a little "under the table" money so we could avoid a second service call (SBC maintains that phone jacks and DSL service are two different services that can only be accomplished by two different service technicians... I think that's hooey).
Didn't need the money. But the pad sure looks nice. Just gotta dust and vaccuum now.
DSL is up and running. A little sluggish, but it's running. Okay, more like jogging. Just so long as it doesn't pull another Jim Fixx.