Thursday, October 23, 2008

Yeeeeeeee-haaaaaw

I'm connected to you today via DSL. I cannot even begin to describe, for there are no words to adequately describe, how happy I am right now. If you know me well, you know how words cannot describe how much I dislike my current satelite provider. We've had the horror story of all customer service horror stories when dealing with that company. We're so far out in the boonies we thought we were doomed to a life of dealing with the evil empire called HughesNet. We were skeptical when the phone company sent us some junk mail claiming they could provide DSL service all the way out here. We'd been through that before, getting our hopes up by the sales staff only to be shot down when the techies got involved. But always the optimists we called and signed up. The technician called today and instead of saying "Sorry miss we can't install the service" he said "Everything is ready to go, plug in the modem and have fun surfing." I batted my eyes like a frog in a hail storm, stunned by what I had just heard. I didn't believe him, but now I'm surfin' at mach speed! Yahoo! I may need to install a seatbelt in my easy chair!

6 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

Congratulations! I have cable and love, love, love it! blessings, marlene

Renee said...

Blinking like a frog in a hail storm? Where were you raised? I thought I had heard all of these sayings. Oh - I know - you searched the web at mach speed for them. ;-D

Jayne said...

Good for you! I cracked up at "blinking like a frog in a hail storm". With your lightning-fast DSL you might enjoy googling Dan Rather's weird comments during the Bush v. Gore election night. I think you and Dan definitely have a meeting of the minds. (By the way, I've heard HughesNet referred to as the "evil empire" in these parts, too.)

Sandy said...

Congratulations! I have cable. Isn't it great?! I thought your comment about batting your eyes was hysterical!

LRC said...

Gotta love AT&T...........at least I do:)

DishMan said...

If anyone is still stuck without dsl or broadband. An alternative to HughesNet would be WildBlue.

At least to my knowledge their customer service is more helpful. They also use Google for their email and other customer applications, which I prefer.