Friday, May 17, 2013


It’s days like these that make other days feel better.  Ok, you’re thinking, now what?  I’ll tell you.
My land line phone is not working.  No dial tone.  I can call out on my cell phone, but I don’t get incoming calls.  The phone will ring, but there is no one at the other end.

I have that phone line with my internet service provider (ISP), so two days ago I called them (on the cell).  Did I have everything properly connected?  Yes, already checked that.  Double checked! 

They checked their end, but could find nothing wrong.  “We’ll have to contact our vendor and have them check the wiring outside your house.” That happened yesterday, but the repairman said everything was in working order.  “There’s a box from your ISP at AT&T where something is wrong.  They’ll get it fixed today”  That was yesterday.  Guess what?  Yup, no dial tone this morning.

When they finally get this fixed, I will be contacting my ISP to see how much of a credit they are going to give me.  I’m not paying for something I didn’t get!

On the other hand --

How to Tell the Sex of a Fly

A woman walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter.

'What are you doing?' she asked.

'Hunting flies,' he responded.

'Oh, killing any?' she asked.

'Yep, 3 males, 2 females,' he replied.

Intrigued, she asked. 'How can you tell them apart?'

He responded, ‘Three were on a beer can, and two were on the phone.’


  1. We've had that happen and demanded a reduced bill--had to be insistent, but, we got it. I'm glad you can still make outgoing calls, for safety's safe if nothing else. Good luck!

  2. I've known people who've cancelled their landline and only use a cell, but I wouldn't--I need it for my broadband connection!