Wednesday, September 17, 2014

::Satisfaction, Grace for Accountants, Hidden Messages


“When I’m driving in my car
And that man comes on the radio
And he’s telling me more and more
about some useless information
S’pposed to fire my imagination
I can’t get no, Oh no no no
Hey! hey hey, that’s what I say…”
-Mick Jagger and Keith Richards


So yesterday—I called my ISP… after calling the previous day and got NO CALL BACK;  I listened to all the prompts and decided I would talk to accounting, because they always answer.  It’s easier to get money out of you, if they can talk to you in person.

I proceeded to tell her how many times I’ve called. How I keep getting voice mail, leave a message, try POWER CYCLING YOUR ROUTER advice (via a recorded voice), etc. I wanted to talk to a live person.

  Hormones.

Ok.  I have NO internet at this point.

The accountant, remember her?  She usually takes my money says to me…

“Have you tried emailing them at COMPLAINTS@ (I.S. Provider) DOT COM?”  ???

BLANK STARE    @@  

Hormones.

Calmly, I say to her.  “How am I going to email them, if I don’t have internet?”

Now, mind you.  I have a smart phone. I have DATA… I can send an email.

BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT!!!!!!  She doesn’t know that.  If this had been LAST SEPTEMBER.  I wouldn’t have had a phone with which to email ANYONE! let alone,

THE COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT!!!!

I wanted to scream.  I want to talk to someone and get a live voice. I want to hear something besides… POWER CYCLE MY ROUTER.  I want something on the books—AN AP-POINT-MENT! 
I’m a reasonable person.  I am. But come on…

So—Today.  It’s a month since I had my last day out with my Dad to run all his errands.  His pay-day.  I’m taking him. My youngest daughter takes the Grand-daughter to the park with her.  I take the baby with me—he gets to see his Great Papaw AND TAKE A NAP IN THE CAR. The Honey, takes a chill day.  He’s not feeling well. (Won’t go into that- at- this- point.) I take an appointment with Wi-Fi Guy between 8am-5pm,  I take a poor excuse of an appointment with the propane company between today Wednesday and Next Wednesday…  another story.

 Hormones. 

The farmer takes a wife.
AND THE CHEESE STANDS ALONE.  @@

So it’s been a month since I last took my dad on errand day, talked about living in my car, and NO radio. Oh yes!  I got a replacement radio in my car!!!{Big smile.} 

I was singing at the top of my lungs when “SATISFACTION” came on the radio today.  Thank you Mick.  You’ve expressed my own feelings pretty well.  :)

Thank you, Lord, for getting me through this day; AND FOR The grace to deal with hard of hearing old men. The grace to be nice to the accountant. Thank you for the Wi-fi guy…and the entire 5 minutes he was in my home. :)

 --because i can laugh about it all now... there is a hidden message, did you find it? 

Til next time, Be Blessed!


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There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. -Romans 8:1



10 comments:

Shug said...

Oh my....some days can real test us. sounds like you have had one of those day... Well...JOY comes in the morning! Hopefully, a good nights rest will be a cure and you will be totally refreshed tomorrow.... Blessings...
Shug

camp and cottage living said...

Some days are just full of aggravation!!
I hope tomorrow is so much better for you, Pat.

NanaDiana said...

Is the hidden message about the Farmer taking the wife and then everyone taking something but the RAT ends up with the cheese? lol
OR-was the hidden message that you CAN'T GET NO SATISFACTION....
OR-was the hidden message that you were just plain darned aggravated:
We ALL have days & weeks like that!
Tomorrow will be better. xo Diana

Nancy Mahlendorf said...

Hidden message? Um no? I would have ripped her a new one verbally and yet what comes out of my mouth is nice-ness. I hope you get to the head honcho and make waves. Don't listen to me I'm old and think it's my right oye.

quilty nana said...

I think the hidden message is that you were dealing with AT&T. Boy, I could tell a really good horror story about them; but this is your blog so I won't.

A Daughter of the King said...

I soooooooo understand the "BLANK STARE @@ " giggles over here, sorry, but you make this frustrating day sound like an adventure! My day was similar. This was my morning Facebook post:
"So, at about 10:30 am I got a phone call from Jim. Earlier, we'd spent some time together having coffee and working in the office AND a Sears repairman had been here. So what did Jim say to me when I answered the phone?
"Your shirt's inside out."
Yeah, it's going to be THAT kind of day..."
~Blessings to you...

Revi said...

I hope your hidden message was the AT&T guy fixed your problem...in 5 minutes.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Well I hope that all means you're back online and it wasn't something seriously wrong since they fixed it so quickly. That's basically the type of day that I usually have. Such nonsense in this world these days. xo

Diane said...

"Did you email the complaint dept?" Too funny! I don't know-- seems like life gets more and more frustrating. This probably comes as no surprise, but I sing to classic rock in my car too; sometimes it does make you feel a little better.

Gail Wilson said...

hidden message? noooo because I'm a little foggy today. to many paint, stain, poly fumes over the last few days I think!

glad you're back online, and happy you get to hang out with your dad and the little. :) sounds like a great day.

gail