Posted 21 November 2009 - 05:58 PM
This happened to me a few days ago, there was a thunderstorm around my apartment and I lost the internet signal, after a few hours without service I call my ISP (Internet Service Provider) and explained the situation to the guy on the phone, he made me go throught a lot of step, plugging, unplugging cable, reseting the moden and all that kind of stuff and I knew I had an outside problem but the guy insisted in making me go following his direction step by step after several minutes loosing time in this situation he told me "I see here there is an avery in your area it make take up to 48 hours for us to fix it" so there was nothing wrong with my equipment and I still don't know why he made me loose all that time.
The next morning the internet was working again, it was sunday so I headed to church and I came back I when to check the news at Totalf1.com and when clicked one of the news the internet went out again, I thought it was the same problem so I didn't try to fix it but I waited for the 48 hours to be completed to call back to my ISP, this time was a girl who answered the phone.
She started the same way as the guy before but his time I was going to show these people that I know what I was doing, I interrupted her and told her about the avery in the area, she told me that is was fixed and my internet should be working, she asked me about the modem, I told I know the moden and it is ok, then she asked me about the router and that she was seeing that I have a very strong signal and I told her that they have a problem because my moden just have two light blinking instead of four that normally has, and she ketp saying that everything was ok on her end so there problem was mine, once again I was plugging/umplugging cables, I just wanted my internet to work, she told you can not start the router until the modem is up and running so I unplugged the modem from the power and did the same with the router and I followed her direction just to show her how wrong she was, we spend more than 30 minutes restarting the computer several time and I was getting angry with all this, then she asked me about my modem adn she told me it was a Thompson but my modem is not a Thompson, I knew they had a problem and they were making loose all that time with all those cables I told her my modem is not that one she just said and gave her the brand of my modem and she told me "it is the same" oh yes, at that moment I wanted to find someone to fight, I was running out of patience and she asked my about a light that my modem doesn't have, I was so sure that she didn't know what she was doing that I took my modem in my hands and described to her all light and buttons in my modem, the last one of them was the Internet On/Off button and when I told her about that button she told me in that particular way of speaking that confident women have "and why you don't press that button?" I did so adn my internet was working again, inmediatelly all four lights came to life, I made silent for a long time trying to find what to say while I was just listening to the background noises in the phone, I thought of hanging up the phone but I was defeated and I wanted to get ou the best possible way but there was way of doing that, I just asked if everything would be working normally after I finished connecting all the cables again, I know that was stupid but I couldn't find anything better to say, the only thing I could say was what I wanted to hear from her but at that moment I didn't feel in the mood for that.
It is the same thing that I said before. I have no interest in driving for a bad team next year. If I race here, I always try to finish as high as I can. I don't need anything to motivate me. If I drive, I drive to do my best and that is it.
"I get the feeling that Alonso fans tend to heap over-praise on Alonso and bring down Kimi whenever they can, with mere theories and unjustified statements."
I just always end up disagreeing with you guys because of all the huge exaggerations, myths, theories & unjustified statements
I never go with expectations, I go with a target. That is to be at the front, and the ultimate aim to win, which is the mentality I have always gone racing with.
You've got to be on the limit all the time - and I love that, because that's how I love to race.