Well early Saturday evening I finally got my internet up and going. Another horror story of a move. They had me scheduled for install between 8 AM and noon on Friday. The tech showed up at 1030 but claimed he could not install the line where it had been run into the residence by them 3 years ago. So I had to track down the property owner and get written permission. Well the guy came back, later than the 2 PM promised time and hooked me up and left without verifying it was live. The end result, he left a modem that was friend. It wasn't live and this is something that I would think would be the first thing checked. So after a lot of trouble shooting I finally got an answer., they scheduled a next day between 2-4 PM. Cool. Not great but better than waiting.
I was in the shower when they called to verify the appointment for 2-4 PM, and as I was walking out the door to the store at 1030 the tech walked up. He was only 3.5 hours early. But better early that late, right. I imagine if I would have been 1 minute head of schedule before walking out that I would have missed the entire appointment.
(Why is it the phone always rings when I'm in the shower? It's usually BH.)
Well, first thing I could not help but notice was this guy reeked of weed. And he was obviously stoned because of his drawn out and nearly idiotic speech. Either that or he was just stupid. But he still smelled of pot.
He left and it still wasn't working. After 5 calls and 8 hours later I finally got a tech who spoke clear English to be patient and walk me through all the steps to rectify the issue. My theory is it was Saturday and they all knew that I would have likely taken too long to fix so they passed the buck every time till the next shift came in. I know the game, I've worked customer service, and seen people pull the number first hand. Well, it's fixed, and someday they may as well get real monkey to do the job of these slack whacks.
So Sunday I spent hours posting review and interviews as you can see while everyone in Chicago enjoyed the mid 50 degree weather that has since gone away as fast as it arrived. But it's done and at least this is a far cry better than SBC who NEVER get it right.
Nothing spectacular to speak of. I am enjoying the late Sunday night programming on ME Ch 23. 1 hour of twilight Zone, 1 hour of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and 1 hour of and old series I was unaware of called One Step Beyond. That'll keep me in on Sundays till BBQ season begins.
Off to brave the cold.
One Step Beyond was mainly filmed at M-G-M Studios, Hollywood, and partly at M-G-M British Studios, Borehamwood, Herts. It premiered nine months before The Twilight Zone, and was also known as Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond. All episodes are directed by Newland himself, a dab hand whose trademark is subtle, balletic camera work.
This series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional stories with supernatural twists and turns, this program sought out 'real' stories of the supernatural, including ghosts, disappearances, monsters, etc., and re-creating them for each episode. No solutions to these mysteries were ever found, and viewers could only scratch their heads and wonder, "what if it's real?"Posted by Alex Zander at March 7, 2005 12:05 PM