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When it Rains, it Pours!

I was all set to have internet installed in my new condo today.  The internet installer came over to install the internet.  He placed the router right where I wanted it to go.  When it came time to test the connection, it did not work.  He went through the most extensive troubleshooting i have ever seen.  (I think he is a supporter, but he wouldn’t say.  He did say he has heard of me.)  He tested the line to the router, the line to the pole, and the router.  It turns out that the router is defective.

Franz went back to his van to try another router, but there were none in the truck.  He called his office, but the company was out-of-stock on routers and will not be getting a shipment in until next Wednesday.  My appointment is now next Thursday.

I had to find a WiFi hot spot to email a client a final project that had to be received by 5:00.   It took me a while to find a spot, but I found one.  I would soon find out that it was on a DSL modem, which takes longer to upload than cable modems.  I also somehow managed to bring my power cord.

There were a few large components to the project.  There was the PowerPoint presentation that my client would show to his client.  There were three 30-second radio ads (one of which was in Spanish), three television ads (one of which was in Spanish) and a 30-minute infomercial in HD.  It was over 200MB of files I had to send.  It took about 45 minutes and I was just about to have it sent when the battery in the laptop died.

Frantic attempts to borrow somebody else’s power cord were unsuccessful.  I had to rush home, get the power cord, head back, and upload everything again.  I arrived just before 4:00 PM and started over.  The uploading was taking a lot longer.  There were teenagers downloading videos and songs.  All I could do was wonder what Don Mills would do in this situation, but my mind drew a blank.  That would mean I am somewhere between the age of a teenager and the age of Mr. Mills.

The project was emailed 15 minutes late.  I lost that client and a client he would have set me up with had all this not occurred.

The night ended on a good note though.  I got to watch my Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets at a bar here in Vernon, NJ with a bunch of Mets fans.  Once in a while, it feels good to be the only person leaving a bar with a smile.

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May 19, 2010 - Posted by | Ahmnodt, humor | , , , , , ,

6 Comments

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  2. Ugh. You sound as if you have my bad luck. My mother says it’s from lack of planning and foresight; I say it’s because the universe hates me some days.

    Comment by yellowcat | May 20, 2010

  3. Its the “Murphy’s Law” thing you can blame it on. Don’t you just hate that law? I know I do.

    Comment by trishothinks | May 23, 2010

  4. When you get elected…..will you please “repeal” that law? Thanks.

    Comment by trishothinks | May 23, 2010

  5. I will try to repeal “Murphy’s Law”, but I think Murphy has a lot of pull in Washington.

    Comment by Ahmnodt Heare | May 23, 2010

  6. Yes, I think you are right. And the weird thing is…..I’ve never seen Mr. Murphy. I have no idea what he looks like.

    Comment by trishothinks | May 23, 2010


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