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Ma Bell is a Mean old Lady

I had to say mean old Lady because I won't be allowed to say B*tch.  You know the type.  The kind that kept your baseball when it accidentialy landed in her front yard.  I bet the Phone Company must have a negative 50 net promoter score. I went to make a "maybe local call" on a landline. I dial 1 and the area code before the number. I got a message saying I didn’t need to dial the 1 and area code and told me to dial again. I guess it would have taken two extra lines of code to just make the call anyway. No they want me to learn from the experience, like I'm going to remeber the rules for the thousand of so calls I make.  Are they trying to piss us off? If so why not put the phone book in random order instead of alphabetically?  And I won’t even go into the cable company. You got to love Government authorized franchises.

Oh Ya!  Merry Christmas, Peace on Earth, and Goodwill to all (except the phone company) ! 

(And the cable company too!)

Comments

ewertz's picture

Phhhhht. The phone and cable companies look like saints nowadays compared to PG&E.
I don't feel particularly threatened by not knowing exactly where my phone and coax is buried.
Life wtih dropped calls and Jersey Shore might be annoying, but not nearly as much as a fat,
old gas line that jumps you out of nowhere (know where?).

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