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    Peter

    “You need some sympathy, well so do I. You’ve got your troubles, I’ve got mine. ” Fortunes)

    Another place, another time. It became possible to escape telephone lamdline rental, with a new phone service delivery. Pay eight dollars a month in advance. But necessary to declare the account number of the payment card in advance for the residual balance.
    The phone became inactive but was still the Communic-8 deal. Went some months without phone and no prepayments made. In time needed the phone back in service.
    Rang the phone company for phoneline repair. Answer: Sorry, but you do not have an active service. Tried to reason with office. Reason absent there. Was getting nowhere.
    Went to local Member of Parliament for representation. He represented me, was told I don’t have a working service to perform repairs on. He told me what they told him. I looked silly.
    Nowhere to go.
    When all else fails go to the Ombudsman. I did. The Ombudsman’s office, same result as with the MP. I looked silly. The Ombudsman’s office wanted to argue the point because I would not accept their finding, that it was unreason to expect repair on a non functional service. I banged my head against the wall trying to tell them the service would be functional if repaired. The officiator failed to comprehend. I stopped banging my head against the wall.

    A bunch of telephone technicians were working on my country road. I stopped the car. I spoke to them. “Look fellas, can you come and have a quick look at my household phone and I’ll shout you a carton of beer for the favour.” Being feet on the ground, salt of the earth, working men, they happily offered to take a look.
    Upon tampering with a few connections at the point of entry socket, a voice came through the phone, “Please give your account number, and enter your PIN” the technician announced in surprise, “This is a working service.” I was over the moon. The technician would not take the $20 to buy himself a carton of beer as reward, but I slipped it into his top shirt pocket anyway. And way they went.
    The moral of the story is the simple people paid the least are worth the most. The Ombudsman, the MP and the phone company staff are all paid more – and useless.
    The phone company, the MP and the Ombudsman, should have had egg on their faces.
    And though they should have been made to look silly, they never got to know it.
    It will remain a secret till this is read.
    As for troubles that occur more and more in America – you probably would have been better to have just paid the tea tax.

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    Peter

    “You need some sympathy, well so do I. You’ve got your troubles, I’ve got mine.” (Fortunes)

    Another place, another time. It became possible to escape telephone landline rental, with a new phone service delivery. Pay eight dollars a month in advance. But necessary to declare the account number of the payment card in advance for the residual balance.
    The phone became inactive but was still the Communic-8 deal. Went some months without phone and no prepayments made. In time needed the phone back in service.
    Rang the phone company for phoneline repair. Answer: Sorry, but you do not have an active service. Tried to reason with office. Reason absent there. Was getting nowhere.
    Went to local Member of Parliament for representation. He represented me. Was told I don’t have a working service to perform repairs on. He told me what they told him. I was made to look silly.
    Nowhere to go.
    When all else fails go to the Ombudsman. I did. The Ombudsman’s office, same result as with the MP. I again looked silly. The Ombudsman’s office wanted to argue the point because I would not accept their finding, that it was unreason to expect repair on a non functioning service. I banged my head against the wall trying to tell them the service would be functional if repaired. The officiator failed to comprehend. I stopped banging my head against the wall, as it was serving no useful purpose.

    A bunch of telephone technicians were working on my country road. I stopped the car. I spoke to them. “Look fellas, can you come and have a quick look at my household phone and I’ll shout you a carton of beer for the favour.” Being feet on the ground, salt of the earth, working men, they happily offered to take a look.
    Upon tampering with a few connections at the point of entry socket, a voice came through the phone, “Please give your account number, and enter your PIN”. The technician announced in surprise, “This is a working service.” I was over the moon. The technician would not take the $20 to buy himself a carton of beer as reward, but I slipped it into his top shirt pocket anyway. And away they went.
    The moral of the story is the simple people, paid the least, are worth the most. The Ombudsman, the MP and the phone company staff are all paid more – and useless.
    The phone company, the MP and the Ombudsman, should have had egg on their faces.
    And though they should have been made to look silly, they never got to know it.
    It will remain a secret till this is read. (Queensland, Australia.)
    As for troubles that occur more and more in America – you probably would have been better to have just paid the tea tax.

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    Peter

    I asked the Ombudsman staffer for his surname, in case I wanted to get back to him personally. “Christian”, he said, “Mr Christian.” Same surname as the pseudonym signed on the Georgia Guidestones. Gotta watch them R. C. Christians.

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      Peter

      . . . . . . . . . . so called.

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