Thursday, April 05, 2007

Resurrection, please!

A short while ago I was upstairs talking to a friend (on my cellular phone, since my landline is still dead) when I heard the heavy drone of a truck pulling into the driveway. I looked out of the window and lo and behold, it was a TSTT repair van! My heart leapt. I hung up and raced downstairs, ran out to them and said to the driver: "I could hug you! You know how long I have been waiting on TSTT to come?!!" He looked surprised at how happy I seemed, but that was honestly my first reaction. Rather than anger and fed-upcy, I was really overjoyed and relieved to see them. At last I could see the light at the end of the tunnel of frustration and inconvenience.

One of the men got out and checked 'the box' outside the house. I kept checking the phone as he did so and it remained dead. As the technician came back to the van and got in, I asked him where he was going.

"To check the line down the road."

I asked him what was wrong with the line.

"We don't know. We'll check the line down the road."

I asked him if he was coming back.

"No. We will call in."

They stayed by the 'line down the road' about five minutes before driving off. I walked down the road in time to see them heading down the road, out of sight.

My phone is still dead.

Maybe for Easter it will resurrect.



Anonymous Dre said...

did your enthusiasm scare them off...

you should have taken a picture... well next time one of them comes take a picture for posterity...

10:48 PM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

Maybe I did scare them. Now my cellular phone isn't working either.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Dre said...

at this rate you may have to invest in a couple carrier pigeons :)

1:34 PM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

... and sharpen my telepathy.

3:45 PM  

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