Thursday, June 09, 2016
When your broadband blips out, you expect it to come back. Mine didn't. It completely vanished two weeks ago, suddenly and without warning. So I called an engineer.
• Engineer number 1 came promptly, and poked around, before deducing he couldn't go any further until a communal cupboard was unlocked. Pah.It wasn't quite as bad as being sent back to 1996 - we have smartphones these days, and I managed to latch onto some unsecured wifi leaking out from an anonymous neighbour. But I don't recommend the experience, and I'm hugely relieved to be back in normality again.
• Engineer number 2 came the following day, but nobody communal had managed to locate the relevant key, so he had an entirely wasted visit. Meh.
• Engineer number 3 never rang the bell, he did all his work in the street, so assumed he'd fixed everything when in fact he hadn't. Grrrr.
• Engineer number 4 turned up yesterday and spent an hour doing something in the unlocked cupboard, which eventually solved the problem. Hurrah!
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