Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Do We Have to Have a Conversation??!!

We are using a cable service for our TV and internet. I've been using it for almost 2 years and never had any complaints. Jules loves it because on certain TV channels, he could pause it and do his business... like making tea for instance.

Last night we decided to watch Cracker on one of the free video channels. In the middle of it, Jules paused it... when he pressed play later, the TV got stuck!!!

Now, this never really pose any problems. All we had to do was switch off the set top box and switch it on again and everything would be fine again... only this time it didn't work!

I told him to heat his dinner up while I try to sort it out. Sometimes you do have to leave it for a while before switching it on. Minutes later... still a blank TV and the set top box will not stop blinking... meaning it was trying to find the service... and since it's blinking and trying to find the service... this meanst that the internet wasn't working either!!


And Jules needs the internet as he'll be working from home today. If the internet is not working... that means he has to go to work!

So he started to sulk.

I told him it would be OK. Just leave it for the night and we'll try again this morning... in the meantime we'll just have to find something else to do to entertain ourselves.

The last time this happened to us... which was at Jules' old place... we were horrified because it meant that we had to talk to each other!! Being in the internet generation, we don't talk!!! We have yahoo or MSN to chat to each other. If we need to have a conversation, as in talk to each other, we could catch each other on Skype.

Having a vocal face to face conversation is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo last century.

Luckily in our flat, Jules has the basement. He went down to tinker with his new hard drive and I could read in peace!!

He came up later still saying that it's weird being downstairs without the internet... and tried the set top box again! This time we got the logo!! YEAY!! But it just stuck to that and nothing else. Oh well... just have to see how it goes in the morning.

And, this morning, since I'm typing this... it means the internet is working, the TV service is on again, Jules could work from home and we won't be touching the set up box for the day as we don't want it to go kaput in the middle of the day!

Phew... conversation and quality time is so overrated. Thank goodness the internet is back!


Anonymous sd said...

thats the prob with having packages like that, once the lines down, you lose it all

but screw sattelite, if it rains...bye telly :(

we're just bums, we all got freeview :P

10/11/2006 11:35:00 am  
Blogger yati said...

so what do you do? talk to each other all the time? :-p

10/14/2006 09:49:00 am  

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