2014 and my internet connection is hit and miss again. About every six months it occurs, I am now of the firm belief that it’s done purposely by Globe Telecommunications with the sole intension of selling me a new Tattoo dongle.
(This conversation was overheard from the back room at Globe Olongapo Office)
“Hey guys; Paul has had that old dongle for over six months, let’s tweak (Not twerk) the signal and mess with him until he comes off the mountain to complain. Then we’ll tell him of course we can fix, it as it’s under warranty, but then watch him squirm when we tell that Old Kano that we’ll be keeping his dongle for two weeks.”
“Ding-dong you crack me up, you know that will drive him up a wall. Two weeks without LiP and Face Book!” Yeah Boyet that’s gonna’ happen, he’ll just buy the newest, soon to be obsolete dongle on the market, he’s such a Chuck! “
The above conversation is but a Fig-Newton of my imagination, but then it’s the way it seems to me. The other thing they tease me with is the “PHONE CALL” “Mr. Thompson; Globe wireless DSL is now available to you in your remote area.” The young lady will tell me. So every time I’ll say; “Wow, I’m interested, give me some of that, and the price is of no concern to me.”
Three times the tech guy arrives and informs me it’s not available in my area, if I’d bought the lot four doors up I could avail of this service. I knew that as they teased me on the phone, I’ll tease them by having them make the trip. The biggest chuckle so far is, twice it was the same guy at my gate. We’re friends now and he comes late in the day and will have a beer with me and laugh at the stupid people at corporate headquarters.
I won’t bore you with technical mumbo jumbo about signal strengths, band width, and stuff, mainly because I have no idea what any of it means. Nor do I care to learn at this stage of my life, I just want to push a button, click a mouse and the Inter Webby thing appears and I see Bob Martins smiling face on LiP, post a joke on Face Book, insult a liberal or two. And check my e-mail.
To add insult to my dongle problems, PLDT just shut off the power, and I had only saved the top half of this article. My Uninterrupted Power Source died a week ago and I’ve not got around to replacing it yet. But know that I will when I buy my new dongle. The Honda generator is humming along this morning and I can’t remember how I ended this article, God bless those Senior Moments!
I’m going to go to the public market this morning and find some hapless Kano hanging around, where I will bend his ear and whine to him profusely about the perils of living in the Philippines. Either that or apply for that job at the US Embassy in Manila and write Philippine warning letters for them to send out to the world every week. That would be better than accosting the Kano in the market, thus sending him running down the road pulling his hair out.
To Mr. Martin, my suggestion for your predictions for 2014, please add; “Paul Thompson will purchase two new dongles this year.” This will start you off with a one in ten win record the other nine you’re on your own.
Note to self; “Paul hit the save button again.”
The holiday Season is over for now and the mountain is returning to normal once more, not much else going on, I can only hope that Globe will call me today and offers me their DSL Service package, I’d sure like to have a few beers this afternoon with my Tech Guy Buddy!
Hit save again! Then try and post this to LiP using Word Press, Oh my oh my!