Waiting for the Cable Guy

My Internet connection has been up and down and up and down a hundred times a day for the last several days, maybe a week. I finally got fed up and called Comcast again. After much denial and hemming and hawing, Comcast admitted that it might be the refurbished RCA modem they sold me a while ago. They sometimes stop working when they get hot.

This morning, the cable guy is supposed to come and check it out. Until a few moments ago, I was praying it would break, so I could tell him it’s been down at least once this morning. Well, it did go down at least once today. Yay! It’s working now (or at least, I think it is. We’ll see when I hit the “upload” button on this entry.)

I hope it’s busted when he arrives, sometime between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. today. I don’t know why this is, but usually my computer won’t produce a recurring error whenever a tech is nearby to observe it breaking. Usually everything works brilliantly until that guy leaves.

2 Responses to “Waiting for the Cable Guy”

  • grlfury
    January 20, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    Its tech aura. The tech magic that emminates from us is so powerful we never actually touch anything. It takes years of humbling yourself before the technology god to aquire.


  • sarabellae
    January 24, 2006 at 4:45 pm

    Of course, the modem was working perfectly when the cable guy finally showed up.

    We have a new modem now. Cable guy swapped it out, even though he was pretty sure it wasn’t a problem with the modem that was causing the connection to drop. The connection hasn’t dropped since he gave us the new modem.


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