Trouble With a Capital “T”…

…Which in this case stands for “Telephony”.

I thought our phone/internet problems had been fixed, but they haven’t. Last night the line went dead again for a while (twice), and then this morning when I woke up it was out. I’m grabbing this opportunity to let y’all know why we may appear to have stalled here today. If your comments don’t get approved for long periods, you’ll know why (Dymphna is catching up with them as I write this).

I’ve filed a “trouble ticket” with the phone company (Slogan borrowed from SNL circa 1977: “We don’t care. We don’t HAVE to care. We’re the phone company.”) and they’ve promised us that the problem will be resolved no later than tomorrow evening (February 22). So we’ll see…

9 thoughts on “Trouble With a Capital “T”…

  1. “which rhymes with P, and that stands for Pool!”

    For younger readers and non-film buffs, and as the Baron obviously knows, this is Robert Preston in “The Music Man”, on Broadway and in the 1962 film.

    Hope you’re reconnected soon!

  2. Maybe you missed the opportunity to gain a better phone
    to Schloss Bodissey?


    Hitler phone sold for 2.2 million crowns

    Published February 20, 2017 at 16:25

    It was auctioned. at the auction house Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland in the United States as the red-painted Siemens phone with an engraved swastika.

    According to the auction house, Hitler used the phone on his travels. He must have used it to draw most of his orders during the last two years of the war.

    An anonymous buyer won with a bid of 243,000 US dollars, equivalent to SEK 2.2 million.

    It was the British soldier Ralph Rayner who found the phone in Hitler’s bunker in 1945. Since it was forbidden for British soldiers to plunder Rayner hid things in a bag, which he then smuggled out,.

    • Actually much of what the Auction house said was marketing hype. Hitler used several phones in different offices, houses and bunkers. There are other Hitler phones in museums and collections. So the idea that he carried around one phone with him is false.

  3. Oh, my God. Hitler still wants to make me vomiit and I am not kiidding. What kind of freak would want his dann phone?

    Okay, I know. There is no ccounting for tastes but some really go beyond the limit.

    Liatris Spicata, seriously? I assume you are making one of those deadly but unfunny jokes. God bless you, [insult redacted].

    Mr. Sharma comes home one
    night, and his wife throws her arms around his neck. I
    have great news. ”I’m
    a month overdue. I think we’re going to have a baby! The
    doctor gave me a test today, but until we find out for sure,
    we can’t tell anybody.”
    The next day, Mrs. Sharma receives a telephone call from AEC
    (Ahmedabad Electric Company) because the electricity bill
    has not been paid. “Am I speaking to Mrs. Sharma?”
    “Yes. Speaking.”
    AEC guy, “You’re a month overdue, you know!”
    “How do YOU know?” stammers the young woman.
    “Well, ma’am, it’s in our files!” says the
    AEC guy.
    “What are you saying? It’s in your files.
    “Yes. We have a system of finding out who’s
    “GOD! This is too much.”
    “Madam, I am sorry but I am following orders. I have to
    inform my superiors that you are overdue.”
    “Oh Dear. Please let me talk to my husband about
    this tonight. He will speak to your
    company tomorrow.”
    That night, she tells her husband about the call, and he,
    mad as a bull, rushes to AEC office the very next morning.
    “What’s going on? You have it on file that my wife
    is a month overdue? What business is that of yours?”
    the husband shouts.
    Just calm down,” says the lady at the reception
    at AEC, “It’s nothing serious. All you
    have to do is pay
    “PAY you? And if I refuse?”
    “Well, in that case, sir, we’d have no option but
    to cut yours off.”
    “And what would my wife do then?” the husband
    “I don’t know. I guess she’d have to use a

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