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  •  Is that confederate jasmine? (4+ / 0-)
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    Mine is blooming now as well and the scent is intoxicating. Mine isn't nearly as jungle-like though! Are you sure there's a house back there?

    Four days without service seems excessive; why was your service out for so long? Time Warner gets an earful from me whenever something doesn't work the way it should. Gawd knows we pay out the nose for all this technology so the least they could do is keep it updated and make it reliable neither of which they seem capable of or interested in doing. It's beyond pathetic what we're expected to put up with regarding cable/internet/phone services. I'm glad you gave 'em hell.

    Here's hoping your medical appts go well and the docs are able to cure and patch-up and fix whatever ails you!

    Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

    by jayden on Thu May 02, 2013 at 12:12:07 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, it's conf. jasmine. (4+ / 0-)
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      I don't like to use the conf. word and it came from China anyway. That common name is firmly established, but it needs an update.

      First, AT&T claimed it was just me, then it was an area outage that would be fixed by the end of the day, then they needed two more days, never any explanation of what happened. When it finally came back on and I asked for a bill adjustment (that must have been my eighth call to them) they claimed there was absolutely no record of an outage. grrrr

      The docs always say 'This isn't uncommon for someone your age.' sigh

      What about the climate cliff?

      by wayoutinthestix on Thu May 02, 2013 at 12:59:03 PM PDT

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      •  lol... (4+ / 0-)
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        by using "conf." I thought on first read (before remembering j's previous post and question" that meant Confused Jasmine.


        And thought - well, that's a kinda cool name.  heh

        All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

        by kishik on Thu May 02, 2013 at 01:19:42 PM PDT

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      •  I had a similar experience with (4+ / 0-)
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        AT&T, but with regard to phone service.  In all, I had no phone service for about 2 weeks.  Aside from the run-around, they would make appointments and just not show up for them.  

        When they finally fixed my phone service, they knocked out my neighbors' service in the process (phone, internet and TV).  The lady of the house (a 60-something, petite woman who probably only weighed 100 lbs when she was 9 mos pregnant) went out to the guys in the truck to tell them what they did, and they told her she had to call the service line and set an appointment for repair.  

        Well, this lady is NOT afraid to stand up for herself (and has a black belt in karate to back it up!!), and she gave them a royal earful.  By the time she was done, they had her services back on and were groveling at her feet ...  and they were even profusely apologetic to me, too!  LOL.

        Thankfully, I don't have to deal with AT&T anymore.  Pulled the plug on that service earlier this year when I got a smart phone and went mobile-only.

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