Friday, April 25, 2008

Tech Tone

See if you can follow this:

If you've talked to me on the phone in the last two days you've noticed a super annoying beeping on my phone line (tech tone)

I hate super annoying beeping (I get earaches you know!)

So anyhow I call up Verizon to have them fix the problem.

Verizon tells me they are not my provider and I should call whoever is my provider.

So I call AT&T and go thru about 20 minutes of Sexy Computer Voice Tech Help Robot Girl. I'm never actually allowed to ax a question. She prompts me every step of the way.

Just now VERIZON (apparently possibly my provider) called me to let me know a technician will be sent out to fix the problem.

I ask if I'll have to pay them.

They said no, but I might have to pay AT&T.

I've got the tech tone on my line from AT&T and Verizon tells me they'll be out to fix it but I might have to pay AT&T if they come in my shop.

If they don't come in my shop I don't pay AT&T or Verizon.

So if you want to hear actual tech tone give me a call within the next hour or so. It's REAL LOUD on my end....a bit softer on yours. But it's a constant beeping tone due to tech.

Tech Tone.



road runner said...


Lois Lane said...

Oh man, the flippin Road Runner stole my comment!

So, do you not know whether AT&T or Verizon is your provider? Who do you write a check to every month?

cake said...

Okay, here's how you fix it:

1) Pick up the phone.
2) Pick up scissors.
3) Place scissors on phone cord.
4) ::snip::
5) Toss phone in trash.

Problem solved!

I Ain't No Oprah said...

I was at the shop when I called and couldn't remember.

I have three cell phones, home phone, store phone, cable phone/internet and I change them from time to time....I couldn't remember who this line was with .


cake said...

"Who do you write a check to every month?"

Me but he hasn't realized it yet. Shhh! That's my infrastructure and dope money, don't get me cut off!

The Beeples said...

-Ob-la-beebeepbeepbeep, Ob-La-da-da-da-da-da-da-....

-Get Beepbeepbeepbeepbeepbeep

-Eleanor Rigbeepbeepbeepbeepbeep

Lois Lane said...


Gotcha. But you'd think he'd notice a $200 check going to "AT&Cake" every month.

cake said...


Well now he will! Thanks a LOT!


Joe Doherty said...

Your story made my head hurt.

cake said...


David'Z RantZ said...

[copying] "That's my infrastructure and dope money, don't get me cut off!"

Heh, heh, heh...

David'Z RantZ said...

Am not. (Beat you to it, Cake!)

cake said...

Hey, wait! It's cheatin' to comment on old posts! Didn't you read the blogging rules!? Sheesh.

cake said...


I Ain't No Oprah said...

It's against the rules to even LOOK at old comments on old posts.


the beatles said...

-Old Brown Post

cake not signed in said...


You made me look at the old post just to see where I'd been called a loser.


Crumbcake (no, wait, that's not right...)

I Ain't No Oprah said...

Stop looking at old comments on old posts! It's creepy!

I Ain't No Oprah said...

I find it amusing that Davidz comments on the comments on this post on another post.

David'Z RantZ said...

Well, you said I couldn't comment here about these comments any more.

And I'm not a big Julia Roberts fan either.

And I'm looking forward to the day Sparkle lets the squirrels loose.