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Oh, I shouldn’t have left you hanging

I eventually got off hold. They guy said he had no idea why they left that message for me, it wasn’t anywhere in anyone’s records. They are supposed to do whatever magic they do at the home office today, but that wouldn’t involve ME. So last night I unpacked all my stuff, put all the line filters around the house, and sat and looked at my modem. I sat and looked at it because the magic hadn’t been done yet, silly.

I can’t wait to see if it’s done tonight. The customer service guy said there was a note that it might be a day or two delayed. So I’ll just watch the pretty lights on the modem flutter in the meantime.

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“Holding” has a whole new meaning

I’m on hold with Verizon right now, and I have to pee. I have to peeeeeeee. I thought typing it might make me feel better but it doesn’t.

I’m on hold because they said someone needs to go to the house to “switch” my line to DSL. Huh? What? What exactly will they be “switching,” considering I was told they wouldn’t need to come to the house?

Also, you can bet this hold music isn’t being piped into the customer service cubicle farm or they’d have to pay everyone time and a half.

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"Holding" has a whole new meaning

I’m on hold with Verizon right now, and I have to pee. I have to peeeeeeee. I thought typing it might make me feel better but it doesn’t.

I’m on hold because they said someone needs to go to the house to “switch” my line to DSL. Huh? What? What exactly will they be “switching,” considering I was told they wouldn’t need to come to the house?

Also, you can bet this hold music isn’t being piped into the customer service cubicle farm or they’d have to pay everyone time and a half.

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401K, we hardly knew ye

I poked my nose into the tracking site for one of my 401Ks, and saw that since the last statement (period ending June 30th) it has lost 14% of its value. AGAIN. I’m soooo sad. It’s not like there was enough in there to actually retire on, but hell, that’s painful. And now I’m afraid to move my money around (into less-volatile funds) because I just have so damned many shares of the ones I’m in, that it seems a shame to move them. After all, as of this second, the Dow is 320 points higher than it was when I woke up, so maybe tomorrow my 14% will be back.

One can only hope.

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