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Praying fervently for a connection…broadband, that is…

This morning I am praying fervently to the gods of Cablevision that they will shine their love down upon me & send me a technician to fix our internet & cable TV, which have now officially been non-functional for one full week. At this point, it is not even as much about having the TV & internet connection, as it is about me not having to call Cablevision and have another awkward conversation in Spanish regarding what my problem is, where the h*ll is the technician, why did I sit at home for 4 hours today if he wasn’t going to come, seriously you don’t have another technician available until 3 days from now, etc. etc.  I take some solace in the fact that perhaps I at least brightened the Cablevision operator’s day with the humor of listening to someone trying to get angry in a language they don’t know very well, interspersing anger and vitriol with apologies for using the wrong verb tense.

In my mind, I imagine the Cablevision gods to be slow, dull, fatted calves, which is why I feel this photo is appropriate for how I am occupying half of my day today.

Waiting not-so-patiently for a demon from Cablevision

Waiting not-so-patiently for a demon from Cablevision

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6 Comments on “Praying fervently for a connection…broadband, that is…”

  1. #1 Kim
    on Aug 29th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Jules, I’m sorry to say I think you need more than a golden cow to get this fixed!!

  2. #2 Penny
    on Aug 30th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    When you lack Cablevision for a week, you begin to feel the angst experienced by your blog readers who have missed their Mexico FIX (new posts) for . . . lo these many moons. . . . Thankfully the withdrawal pains have ceased – due to your recent updates – Vale la pena!!!!

    I think serious prayer in Mexico requires a pilgrimage in which you crawl many miles to a shrine – which you kiss and offer sacred gifts of thanksgiving. The Cablevision shrine? Dunno..

  3. #3 Penny
    on Aug 30th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Ancient sacred site for prayer on south sideof DF is Cuicuilco Ecological Park – Map link: http://www.gearthhacks.com/downloads/map.php?file=17514
    History and current neighborhood described.
    http://mexicocity.ciudadmexico.com.mx/neighborhoods/tlalpan.htm

    It’s worth arranging a guide. I love this place.

  4. #4 Cousin Darlene
    on Sep 1st, 2008 at 9:37 am

    “First-Cousin-Once-Removed” Julie,
    For family members worried about you, this blog is just the ticket. Your mom just told me about it yesterday, and I’ve had a glorious Labor Day holiday viewing every part of it. Thank you so much for all the time it takes to present such an informative & humorous news source for us. The pictures are amazing, just like YOU!

    Do you need us to mail you some lemons? Or, do you just want us to send over a masked wrestler to ruff-up your cable guy?

  5. #5 Bruce
    on Sep 3rd, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Sounds like they make Comcast look like a peach. As Joni Mitchell says “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone”

  6. #6 Spurious
    on Apr 30th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Did they take only 3 days to fix cable & internet? whoaaa!! How did you do it? I’m expecting Cablevision TiVo technician three weeks ago!! Now I remember life without TiVo…