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Pasta, and useless ISP's - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
Pasta, and useless ISP's
I'm going to try and update a little more frequently that I have been recently. Last night I cooked spaghetti again. It turned out so much better than last time. I have this cunning plan see... I make a pot of sauce (which is far too much for a single helping of spaghetti) and I use the rest to make a lasagna the following evening.

Good plan eh? We'll see when I try and make the lasagna tonight.

Now I don't know about you, but spaghetti just isn't spaghetti without a nice glass of wine. Or two.

Finished with my skills in the kitchen and armed with a large glass of Shiraz I sat down to chat to Misty. I found a totally addictive website and we were both playing silly quizes (guess the film from the poster, is the celeb dead or alive, that kind of thing). Things where going swimingly until the web page failed to load. I didn't think much of it because websites like that are notoriously over-worked. It took me a few more minutes to notice Misty had stopped sending me messages, and it took AIM (the piece of shit) to realise that my connection with the internet was lost.

Now that was a common ocurrance last year and all the years I've been connected to the internet, but I should now have a permenant connection to the internet! 24 hours a day, seven days a week is how it was sold to me. I was a little upset, so I decided to call them up. After spending about 15 minutes looking for the damn phone number (because looking it up online was no longer an option!) I called them. I was in a queue, could I press the star key twice, if my call is about my bill press 1, iif my call is about a change of address press 2, etc etc if my call is about a technical fault press 0. By this time I'd almost fallen asleep, and the menu was about to repeat. I pressed 0, I was in another queue, if the fault is with a telephone line press 1 etc etc. After about 10 minutes of queues and please press 0's I get a recorded message telling me that everyone has gone home, please call back tomorrow at 8:00.

Can you spell totally pissed off?

How the hell can a service that claims to be 24/7 have a technical fault department that works from 8-6? Luckily for some poor bastard at NTL: Misty called me about then so I didn't have time to choose some other options and get a live person to yell at.

Misty and I spoke for a couple of hours or so. It's worked out well as I don't get to actually TALK to her a great deal. I also managed to finished off the bottle of wine. In all that time my internet connection did not reappear.

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tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: February 27th, 2003 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
It came back later though! I was in the bath & your online alert scared the hell out of me! :-*
dissolved_girl From: dissolved_girl Date: February 27th, 2003 10:43 am (UTC) (Link)
heheheh my other half *works* for ntl.. and it's gheyer then a ghey place!
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