Friday, December 5, 2008

OK...OK...Nobody PANIC...Warren Is On The Job!!

This has been a HELL week for the Internet!!!! When I got to work on Tuesday, I had every intention of getting on the Internet and join in the fun on the SITS site. They were giving a prize away every hour and I was going to be a part of it. I went on my Explorer and clicked on my blog and a big white screen pop-up; "WARNING!!!!! THIS SITE HAS BEEN BLOCK BY (my corporation)" and then it said it in French (stupid Canadian corporate office!!) So, I can't access anything at work!!! What am I going to do all day?? My job??

On Wednesday, I got home and RAN to the computer (pushing children out of the way) and signed on...NOTHING!!!! We had no Internet connection!!! Matt came home and tried to call, but it was late and he couldn't get through to anyone. No Internet at all on Wednesday night.

On Thursday, Matt called and it turns out that when we set up the automated paying option, they didn't think we were serious and they didn't take their money. He fixed the glitch with the company (the woman apologized quite a bit for the misunderstanding) When he asked when we were going to have service back, she said that she could guarantee it for 10AM Friday morning.

FRIDAY MORNING???!!!!! Did she not understand that I have responsibilities to my readers??? What was I suppose to do on Thursday night??? She wasn't sympathetic to the cause.

On Fridays, I have to get to work at 6AM in order to be able to pick Em up from school at 3:30. Today, while fighting a touch of the stomach flu, I was also meeting Matt's mom at Kohl's for the "Vivi hand-off" and to do a little shopping. But first I came home to pick up my checkbook, I clicked on my Internet icon and waited...and waited...and NOTHING!!!! STILL NO INTERNET!!!!! I cried, I really did!! I text Matt while I am on my way to Kohl's and he tells me that I have to call, but I have to be in front of the computer and I have to do it by 6 in order to have service back tonight. I CAN'T POSSIBLY GET HOME BY 6!!!! WHY DO I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING????!!!!

Without getting into too much detail, there was an "incident" at Kohl's involving me and Matt's aunt. Words were said, merchandise was thrown and as luck would have it, I was home by 5:30!! I called AT & T right away.

Now, I was fresh off an ugly fight with that woman (Matt's evil Aunt) and I was ready to go a couple of more rounds with AT&T. As it turns out, I didn't have to. I got Warren...ahhh Warren!!! He patiently spent 40 minutes with me while he walked me through a bunch of screens, never criticizing, never sighing, he was just full of love and kindness. After it was all over, I HAD INTERNET!!!!!! Here's my text message to Matt telling him the good news:

Me: "Me and Warren fixed the Internet!!!!"

Matt: "Is Warren your new friend at AT&T?"

Me: "Warren is the man who ROCKS my world who just happens to works at AT&T!! He is the father of my future children even though I suspect he lives in India and doesn't feel the same way about me."

Matt: "LMAO!!" "You're a nut!!"

Me: "Don't hate, just be happy for Warren and me."

So, there you have it, my own Christmas miracle!!

All of Warren and my children.


angi_b72 said...

Great post, you had me laughing out loud!!

ChicagoLady said...

OMG, I'm still laughing!!!!!

My company has now blocked me from checking my home email at work. But my co-worker can check hers (different ISP). HOW RUDE is that???

Do you really think an AT&T call center employee in India would be named "Warren"?

LadyStyx said...

*laffz* Glad ya back!

Grand Pooba said...

LMAO just like your hubby!

I'm so glad you got your internet back! I too blog at work and would simply die if it was taken away from me...blogging from home? What's that?

Oh, I guess that's what I'm doing right now. Right now on a Friday night. I'm not obsessed, I promise!

heathersister said...

LMAO. You are a nut. That was great.

So, what is up with the aunt??

We lost power in Sept. for 4 days due to the hurricane (Ike I think it was, I try not to remember those dark days). I could handle no TV, no lights, no frig, cooking on the grill. But I was lost without my internet. I didn't even have my own blog at the time but it was killing me. No school or work for 4 days. We lost part of our roof, but we had some good quality family time. Games by candle light and radio every night. In bed by 10. It was an interesting 4 days.

Congrats to you and Warren.

Tori_z said...

Glad you've got your internet back. :)

I wondered where you were.

Anonymous said...

I bet my sister wishes she knew Warren in India.... she always gets some guy named Mushibar. lmao AND she does NOT want to have his children.

Queenie Jeannie said...

OMG, you are totally a nut!!! Loved this post, and I'm so glad you got your internet back. Yay Warren!!!!!


Heather said...

I am cracking up over here, and let me tell you, I needed a good laugh.

Your Christmas chain email echoes my sentiment right about now, and I don't know why. I am a Christmas lover every year...why this year am I so frickin' overwhelmed?

Some people just don't understand how vital our internet is. Thank God you had Warren. May your years together be blessed and full of cute Indian children!