Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.
my iphone seems to have lost the ability to make or receive calls or texts or emails or FB updates. It was teetering for a few days there and now has gone under. I guess it's now an ipod.
today is a shit sales day. i really need to get some money in here today.
You have what, over 2 hours to go before you close? Maybe the after-work rush will come.
not that im counting, 3 hours 12 minutes left, but i am very far behind what my numbers need to be. i hope you are right tho.
I was trying to set up my Verizon DSL last night. They mail you the router and you jump on the network and a bunch of setup software downloads and runs right from your computer. So I run the software on my Mac, and I get an error message: "We're sorry, we could not complete your installation. We are still processing your request for service. Please try again later or call Verizon at 1-800-FUCK-YOU." Or something to that effect, indicating perhaps that they haven't flipped some switch downtown or something.
On a whim, I decide to try on my work laptop, a Dell. Same result.
However, on the Dell, I notice strangely that another tab in my browser appears to have refreshed. So I check it. Turns out I am now fully connected to the internet - I can browse SF, etc. Funny, I think. Must be some strange false error message. Maybe I'm good to go after all.
So I go back and check the Mac. No internet connectivity whatsoever. I am puzzled. I reboot the Mac. No connectivity.
I call Verizon. I am in an automated message maze of hell. Some computer voice is telling me it is testing my line; I wait. Then it tells me to reboot my router. I do so. "Have you finished rebooting your router? If you don't know how to reboot your router, say 'I don't know how,' or press 2. If you do know how to reboot your router, please say 'No Thanks,' and press pound when you have finished." I'm walking downstairs. "Have you finished rebooting your router? If you don't know how to reboot your router...."
"I KNOW HOW TO REBOOT MY ROUTER. I'M OK!" The signal is weak in the basement.
"I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you. Have you finished rebooting your router? If you don't know how to reboot your router...."
"Has this fixed your problem?" I'm checking - no, it hasn't. Now neither computer is connected. It starts telling me to reboot my computers when I get pissed and start yelling "OPERATOR! CUSTOMER SERVICE!" into the phone. This is how you know you've lost it in modern America - you're yelling at a fucking machine.
So anyways, it pipes me through to Chennai or wherever and I start in with the guy. "I can't get the computer to login using the softwa---"
"That never works, sir."
"What do you mean, ha ha, I guess other people have this problem?"
"I've been working for Verizon for 4 years, and the automatic setup has never worked."
"Yes, really, let me help you."
In the meantime, the computers have both finished re-booting. Both are now online and functioning beautifully.
"Wait," I say. "It looks OK now."
"You can get on both computers?"
"Wow, that's the first time it's ever worked then."
How is this even possible? How can a company sell and offer this service? I guess all's well that ends well, but sheesh.
sorry you had to deal with that douglas, but that is hilarious.
LAWL Douglas. At least it works...for now.
Worked out my back + tri's today and did some sort of bad movement with my neck while doing overhand wide grip pull up.
fucking NINE PB? I'll do it for EIGHT!
@Douglas...something from Verizon doesn't work?! I am SHOCKED!
Mr. G, sorry about your loss
Almost as shocking as when at&t works!
Started out playing well in indoor soccer tonight. Halfway through the first half I feel a twinge in my quad. Come out for a few minutes and stretch, go back in and 5 minutes later and a missed shot on goal later, my quad gets much worse and I am back out for the night. Currently icing and hoping I can recover quickly.
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