24 May, 2006

Don't you hate it when...

I really am not a control freak... at least I keep telling myself that. But it sure does gripe me when things are not going right and there is nothing I can do about it. Like this sickness thing. Man, I am so tired of this! I see so much that needs to be done, have the desire to do it, but my body just won't let me. I am so tired and run down right now that I am sleeping most of the day away. I have little spurts of just enough energy to do a little something and then it is head for the couch or the office at church for a nap. It gets so frustrating.

Another thing that is just aggrevating me to death right now is my Internet; or more precisely, my email. My provider, Insight Cable announced that they were going to be "upgrading the system" to give us better service. They said that during this upgrade we may experience small outages of service during the middle of the night, but that it should not affect most of us. All this was supposed to take place in a period of one week. Here we are a month later and my service is still so messed up that 90% of the time I cannot access my email. Every now and then it will connect, and I will get a truckload of messages all at once. As if this is not bad enough, many messages are not coming through at all, and some are taking 3 days to a week to get to me. I have called and they keep saying, "If you will be patient, this will improve your service when it is complete." Bull! Give me the service the way it was! I pay over $40 a month for this and for a month now, my service has been terrible! It was fine before, and I want the old service. Too bad... I must take the "upgrade". Good grief! If this is their idea of an upgrade, I hate to see what it is like when there is trouble!
The reality is, there is not a thing I can do about it.
I have to take it... or leave it. That is the only choices I have.
I hate to admit it, but I struggle with patience. I really do.
I want it my way, I want it right, and I want it now!
This is the way I am wired.
The sad truth is, I lived the first 30 something years of my life with no email at all, and it is not going to kill me to do without it for a few days... or another month. I just don't like it when my usual pattern for life gets interupted.


ruthrap said...

I'll second that notion, Pastor, I couldn't get in the e-mail tonite and was without any kind of service for about 3 weeks. Insight is supposed to credit my account about 30.00, so you may want to let them know how unhappy you are with there "upgrade" and they could give you a credit on your bill. Oh, by the way they are sending our cards that says."We're sorry we let you down." Did you get one yet?

Deborha's Palm Tree said...

Pastor? Did you get my E mail?

Darrell said...

If you are talking about the one in response to mine last week, yes, I got it.

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