Thu. Sep 13, 2007
Mostly Busy With A Chance Of Disconnection
Goodness, what a week. So far. My working week was barely one hour old on Monday when the pipe through which my money flows clogged up tight. Long story short, Ma Bell screwed up my phone line (and therefore, my DSL) in ways I did not even know were possible.
Yes, I know, as my dear wife has reminded me, “they’re ATT now.” But I think you mean, “they’re not BellSouth Mobility, they’re not Cingular, they’re not BellSouth, they’re ATT ... again.” Like some monster from The Terminator, the Phone Entity that the government busted up about three decades ago is now beginning to glom back together into One Beast. And that beast, that bee-yotch, will always be Ma Bell to me.
By the time my Internet tubes were unclogged, 40% of the work week had passed. So I’ve been paying little attention to the news while I’ve played “catch up,” but it appears there was some kind of “general assault” in DC. Then on Thursday night, the only person in America who can say, “I want to go on TV tonight … all of them” ... did just that.
Yet, I swear, I haven’t heard much of anything that I didn’t already tell you back in July. But like I said, I haven’t been paying close attention. When it comes to the topic of Iraq and the various politicians tied to that topic like Ahab to the White Whale, it is an investment that just doesn’t seem to pay off.