Tuesday, 18 December 2007

I cant live, if living is without you


this is what happens when the broadband isn't working
sad eh....
(original picture removed)


Things to do when your broadband is down....
  1. Check your connection every 2 to 3 minutes even though you have already established that the problem isn't at your end.
  2. Develop Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
  3. Phone the amusingly named Virgin "Help desk" and mutter things like, "Help Desk? Don't make me laugh..."
  4. Phone the amusingly named Virgin "Help desk" and swear at the recorded message saying things like, "I'll inconvenience you....."
  5. Phone your girlfriend, wake her up, ask her if her broadband is working, start a fight because you are pissed off and now so is she.....but for very different reasons.
  6. Take modem apart, instantly regret it, panic, and put it back together vowing never to do that again.
  7. Put the radio on to see if there has been a terrorist attack on the internet, realise that it's pretty unlikely but carry on listening to a discussion on charity giving. Did you know people in the UK give more money to animal charities each year that give to the disabled etc....
  8. Calm down a bit when your girlfriend phone's back to tell you that the broadband in her house isn't working either.
  9. Exasperated, frustrated, and annoyed you should sit back and try and remember what it was like pre-internet.
  10. Wonder to yourself what everybody else is doing......and are they missing you.......
  11. Discover the photo booth feature of your new iMac and spend the next 3 hours making videos of yourself with an elongated face etc.
I had a much more interesting post planned for today but the good folks at Virgin Media had other ideas, the bastards. And now I'm off to work......again......arrrrgggghhhh

And Upset Waitress was very badly wronged by me yesterday when I forgot to include her in the Blog Carnival Posts of the Week. I'm very sorry Waitress, very very sorry....

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Upset Waitress Post of the Week.

21 People trying to get Manuel's attention:

Anonymous said...

Careful there Manuel. If you want to maintain your anonymity, you'd better do something with that photo, as it's VERY easy to see the real you.

Just a wee tip like.

AM in Brussels said...

Careful there Manuel. If you want to maintain your anonymity, you'd better do something with that photo, as it's VERY easy to see the real you.

Just a wee tip like.

Angela-la-la said...

Blimey, seems like Virgin went down all over.

Which is seasonally appropriate, I guess.

ellie said...

I had the same trouble last night, at least it made me sit down and write my Christmas cards, not a moment before time, as yesterday was the last day for second class post. So thanks to the people at Virgin

Rosie said...

that photo's going to give me nightmares.

Alan said...

Manuel: Have you seen this?
http://newsforums.bbc.co.uk/nol/thread.jspa?forumID=3944&edition=2&ttl=20071218130745

Crispy said...

You may be pissed off with the poor internet connection with Virgin, but have you heard the lousy good for nothing no marks at Radio 1 are omitting the words slut and faggot from the timeless legendary song that is "The Fairytale of New York", so as not to offend anyone. I cannot believe that any one would do this, they'd do well not to bother playing a whole lotta the tunes they do, simply cos they're shite!!! Am cross Manuel, very cross. I finish work today til 7 January 08!!! Fan-fucking-tastic eh?

Caro said...

You look like you're about to tuck into some human liver and fava beans with a nice Chianti...

Medbh said...

Those bastards at Virgin.
There's a terible panic that sets in when you can't log on.
That picture is sweet, Manuel.

Anonymous Boxer said...

I look just like that picture in the morning.

And night.

I get a little scared when technology starts to fail and I realize I'm truly hardwired.

Good luck and don' work too hard.

MJ said...

You look like Divine!

Upset Waitress said...

See. A little bit of bitchin goes a long way. Awwww :) Why thanks Manuel, you couldn't have picked a better post either!

That pic of you makes me hot.

fatmammycat said...

Poor old sausage, who among us has NOT done the internet down boogie at one stage or another. There now. You're back and glowing.

Gypsy said...

My broadband reverted back to dial up for a couple of days because I exceeded my download usage and that had me climbing the walls.

Upset Waitress said...

Well, I guess the new pic will do. That looks like Rip Torn's head 30 years ago. It might make me wet after I pop open 47 beers.

ellie said...

I much preferred the first picture!

bendersbetterbrother said...

Look what they've done @ Blogger! They've only gone and fixed the problem that appeared a couple of weeks ago that stopped a non Blogger from hyperlinking. In fact I can sign in here from Wordpress.

In other news...manuel carelessly posted a pic of himself which any monkey with Photoshop could invert. Now, who here knows a monkey?

Manuel said...

Anonymous: Thanks........how's Brussels?

Angela: Useless I swear....often....

Ellie: I have a still unopened box sitting here......

Rosie: sexy nightmares....?

Alan: No I hadn't

Crispy: And they have reversed their silly decision....and no it's not fantastic at all.....grrrr

Caro: Yes, yes I was....

Medbh: Just don't be inverting it.....

Boxer: Work too hard? Never....

MJ: OW.....

Upset: As it should....sorry again....

FMC: And happy again.....

Gypsy: What a nightmare

Upseto: There's a thought....

Ellie: Stop it.....

BBB: Stop putting ideas in peoples head's......

Gypsy said...

Is that Richard Branson in the new pic or are my eyes deceiving me?

Manuel said...

Oh it's him alright.....

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