Friday, November 19, 2010

Whoa!!!

Cliff was up bright and early at 5 A.M. today.  We got our daily walk in by 8 AM, and decided to box up all the Dish TV equipment and get it back to them.  The instructions mentioned that there might be a switch on the outside of the house to return; not all systems have a switch.  
Cliff confidently stated that he knew where it was and headed outside.  I sat down at the computer and was farming away on Farmville when I suddenly lost connection.  
I knew Cliff had something to do with it, and I went out to check.  
Yep.  What he thought was a Dish switch was our telephone and DSL connection.  He'd cut the wires.  I checked the phone just to make sure; it was dead as a doornail.  (Where did that expression come from, anyhow?)   
Cliff was so angry at himself he could hardly see straight.  
"Well," he sighed, "I'll try to patch it up."  
"Nooooo," I shouted.  He looked at me like I was crazy.  
"Cliff, an Internet connection out here is shaky at best; please don't try to fix it."
So I called the CenturyLink number for repairs; after being put on hold for about ten minutes, a polite lady with an Oklahoma (or Texas) accent came on the line.  I told her we needed someone to come out and repair our line outside the house.  
"Exactly what is the problem?"
When I explained to her what had happened, she started laughing, and she hardly stopped laughing throughout the rest of our conversation.  
I made her day.    
She was actually a sweetheart... when she wasn't laughing.  She told me somebody would be here to fix our problem by 7 PM.  Ouch.  
However, a repairman showed up by 9 o'clock, got everything back in working order, and I'm back in business.  
That was a close call.

12 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your usual quiet morning wasn't quiet at all today. I am so happy that they got right out there to fix your wires. The sun is shining in Ohio today and I'm enjoying my quiet morning. The baby is napping and all is well. Have a fantastic Friday!

Paula said...

That is how John fixes things, I just wish he wouldn't.Good they didn't keep you waiting.

FrankandMary said...

I like the: I knew Cliff had something to do with it....

Your Son said...

Your neighbor David could find the switch if there is one....but with only two receivers, I doubt you've got one.

Donna said...

Jim, the instructions said we might not have one, but Cliff wouldn't listen. He was sure that was it, and nothing I could say would change his mind.

Ora said...

I can almost see and hear the steam coming from Cliff's ears...LOL...poor guy...just trying to do a good turn..LOL...shucks...bless his heart!!!! love and hugs from KY

Marlene said...

Sounds like you have better service than we have with COMCAST. They come out when the damn well please.

Anonymous said...

I'd made a similar mistake a couple days ago. I didn't fum one iota. I just looked at myself and laughed. (hahahohohehe) what was done was done. I made fix and carried on the day.
Fernan

Lori said...

Oh my! Glad they were able to get it working again so soon.

Sonya said...

lol...2 hours is quick.

small farm girl said...

That was too funny! It sounds like something I would have done. lol

Diane-Sage Whiteowl said...

LOL..yep it's a man's world!