Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Groggy this morning. No coffee. Having to fast for a yearly checkup with the doctor.


I have to get to work tomorrow 3 hours early to let the cable guys in the door to change my internet and phone service.

Bendbroadband was in the door almost immediately after I posted my dissatisfaction with Qwest.
I'm thinking that it's probably going to end up costing me about the same -- except I'll have a dedicated phone line, and I'll pay for long distance by the minute.

Got one of those great but rare moments of Up Yours.

"Hi. Are you the person I talked to about the Qwest rate change?"

"You mean the rate increase? Yes. But it's too late. I've already decided to make a change."

"May I ask why?"

Bellylaugh. "Because you raised the rate."

"It's a good thing I caught you before...."

"Too late, I've already made the change." Click.

I suspect he was about to make an offer. Thing is, he could have made that offer when he called me the first time, but obviously didn't believe I would change.

This landline phone companies don't appear to fully understand they are in no position to make demands.


The Good Wife finale was fantastic. Best show on T.V., bar none.

The Killing is great, but seems to keep shifting ground every week. Not sure it's really settled into a theme, and the shows almost over.

The Game of Thrones. I had almost forgotten the sense of doom that settles over this story as the Starks are ensnared by politics and their own sense of rectitude.


OHDG said...

who did you switch too? I'm thinking about resuscitating my landline.

H. Bruce Miller said...

I think you'll be happy with BendBroadband. I have been, mostly, and I've been a customer since back in the days when they were Bend Cable.

OHDG said...

guess that is privileged information!

OHDG said...

oh see I missed that part of the post...