Well, here I am, a whole month in the new house and STILL without Broadband. I have tried in vain to call the Telco responsible for my predicament only to be met with the most heinous of Computer Voice activated systems (a very cunning call screening device I believe) which eventually attempts to connect me to the right place and yet still manages to hang me on the phone for hours. It’s totally bogus.
However, apparently my new modem will be delivered forthwith, a process which takes 6-8 days. I mean… seriously… you fill the little form in on your computer Ms CSR, then dispatch produces a report, and no doubt a sticker to put on my box full of modem and then they give it to Mr Postman…
Oh I see… the postman’s in Mumbai… hence the long delivery times… Sorry… should have figured that out earlier. No disrespect intended to the glorious city of Mumbai, of course. I’m sure postal services to and from Mumbai are supremely effective*…
Oh, and the new wireless router you’re giving me for nothing is coming too? In 6-8 weeks? Ah, I presume then it’s coming from Outer Mongolia…
All I can say is thank goodness for Grey’s Anatomy series 2 on DVD and adorable feline distractions.
*actually the unit isn’t getting dispatched from Mumbai as far as I know… I’m speculating. But taking 6-8 if getting dispatched from outer Sydney would just heap too much insult upon my injury for me to write cheerfully about it!!!
I meant to add for those who don’t know Sydney, that the distance in my comment above could be walked in 2-3 hours, depending on start/finish points and heat of day.