Tag: <span>USING</span>

(thanks for that word Lyle)

A quick bit of background: We are with Telewest who also supply my our broadband connection and cable TV package. We’ve been with them since we moved in here, about 2 and a half years ago. I’ve paid every bill by direct debit.

So, Friday afternoon I realise our phone line is dead. I phone customer support and they arrange an engineer for Monday (today) between 11a.m. and 2p.m.
Doorbell goes at 1.02p.m. I’m not surprised by this having had Telewest engineers out 3 times since moving here and they’ve always appeared on time.

Come on in, I say. The engineer says that there isn’t any need as he’s been trying to fix my problem for the last two hours but hasn’t been able to get anywhere.

Confused I ask him what he’s talking about. He explains.

Basically, seemingly (ridiculously) Telewest have ‘lost’ the fact that I have a phone account with them. So they disabled the service. This is despite the fact that on Thursday last week, the monthly bill came through, and I checked it to see how many international calls we’ve made (to Spain to Louise’s Mum and Dad) to see if the International calling package I’d had added to our account the previous month was saving us money (which it is).

GRRRRRR – surely there is some step in their procedure that states: if the person has been paying for a phone line, and has made calls USING the phone line then they are entitled to have the phone line. I mean it’s not like I was trying to cheat them but using a phone service I hadn’t paid for…

So they are going to phone me (!) to clarify the issue. I’m not sure if they will contact me on my mobile (which should be fun as the reception in the house is lousy) or if they will re-enable the phone line to do so, either way the matter of three days of lost service will be discussed!

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So I’ve been quiet over the past couple of days. I wish I had some real life things to report, but I don’t. I get up, go to work, go home, eat, go to bed. Essentially that’s been my life for the last few months, hence the long weekend I’m about to take. I won’t be near a computer, well USING a computer from Thursday night to probably late Monday night. I will be ‘away’. But I WILL be back.

Ohh and you have to put up with another day of rambling from me before then… sorry.

One thing I’ve been thinking about, prompted in no small way by Pinky’s promptings, is sexuality. What defines it, what I think it is, what it means to me, and where the boundaries (my boundaries obviously) lie between sexual – erotic – perverse (and even if they are in that order).

Obviously this has prompted discussions with my beloved wife, and despite the fact that we’ve been having sex (on and off) with each other for 12-13 years we still manage to keep things quite fresh. However those thoughts are for somewhere else. But you know me, I’ll be writing something about them soon…).

One other thought that has just popped into my head was our first time together which was the ‘first time’ for both us. Funny how I can’t get past the location, and as far as I know the only person I can chat to about it is Billy Connolly. (Please don’t ask, the obscure reference is all you are getting!)

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