Thursday, April 03, 2008

And Lo, A Miracle Happens...

I came home from work last night to find my caller ID box flashing...

"But...but...that means I must have a DIAL TONE, and that the phone RINGS...!" I sputtered. With a trembling hand, I picked up the receiver, and yea, a dial tone issued forth!

I looked at the front of my modem to see if the "phone" light was lit up, and it was--as well as the "send" and "receive" lights, meaning that I possibly had Internet access, too.

I switched my computer on, and after the usual gurgly ritual of booting up, my Desktop Weather icon flashed up, meaning that I was online.

I did a little dance and accidentally stepped on the cat's tail.* But it's always good not to have to spend $49.95 for an unnecessary service call. I called Big Cable and cancelled it forthwith.

My usual bad luck did not prevail--you know, the kind where everything crashes immediately after I cancel the appointment? This was a good sign--if tomorrow night's Flesh Hungry Dog show is a rousing success, then I consider my good luck to be complete.**

*Aww, she had it comin'!

**I will, of course, want it to continue, however...


Blogger American Girl said...

Coudl you blow some of that luck my way? Our tv has decided that it would rather be a radio. Today, I waited for the 10AM arrival of tv fixer. At 11:05AM, he called to say he'd be at my place in a half hour. Huh? How about not? He's been re-scheduled for Saturday. Grrr! Sarah

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the internet guy would have been cute, $49.95 well spent if he wanted to go with you to see the show. He wouldn't have come today anyway. I'm sure like American girl said, he would have rescheduled. Go buy a lottery ticket while your luck is good. Ed

3:08 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Sarah: This has happened to be with Big Cable before. TWICE I made a 5:00-8:00 appointment and TWICE they fucking blew me off...I think it's because the girl in Bollywood didn't book the appointment through the same system that the service people use because when I called them, they had no record of the original appt.

Ed: The guys who work for Big Cable are UNIVERSALLY hot Eastern Europeans about 24 years old, about 6'2", big hands, big feet, and should be porn stars if they aren't already. But it still pisses me off to pay for a visit when the outage isn't my fault. (I can't separate my 'nads from my brain enough to just get horny even when angry, like most oversexed guys...wish I could. I might get laid more often.)

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You STILL have a Caller ID box??? ;-) Glad everything is up and running and that your luck is continuing.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Steven: Yes! And, are you ready for this? It's the original caller ID I got in 1997, when I moved up here. I plan on getting a new phone soon that has caller ID built in, and then I'll retire the box...:-)

10:49 PM  

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