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i called the phone company.....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    they came because i had interference in my phone, you know, "fuzzy sound". so, they followed the line, from the pole, into my house. the "mechanism" that was causing the interference, was inside my cieling, in the basement. the man told me to remove that section of the cieling, then when i'm done, call back and reschedule an appointment to have the thing fixed. i was shocked, i thought for sure he'd get his tools, remove the ceiling, fix the phone thing, then mend the hole in the cieling. boy, talk about lacking customer service skills
    Turf Medic likes this.
  2. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    No thats "Ironic" hehe :drinkup:
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    You're really reaching, this is example is not even close to the leaf example which is what you are trying for. The guy fixes phones, he does not do drywall work tearing a ceiling apart.
  4. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    Bobby, are you telling me you don’t pay the monthly “wiring insurance” charge on your local phone bill? This is one of the many small additional charges that the phone company tries to put into your bill. Look at your bill very carefully. The above is just in case you are really having an inside wiring issue.

  5. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073

    bobby, did the guy at least bunch up the wires before he left :cool2:
  6. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    Hey bobby I would say I'll be back to fix it in a few days I dont have the right tools with me. Then when you leave a voice mail a few days later I would return the call letting you know I've been real busy and just give me a few more days, then I would never show up :blob3: :blob3: just kidding with you
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    It seems it would be easier and cheaper just to cut that one, and reinstall...start from scratch like you are getting a new phone installation. No way I'm doing all that drywall (or plaster) work.
  8. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 811

    I can't believe he didn't just ask you if it was ok to abanden the old parts and reinstall new stuff. He'll just trash the old stuff anyway.

    JPLAWNSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 101

    Bobby, did you really have phone line work done or are you just comparing this to the leaf work that Jodi done?
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i had the phone work done. how could i make that up? i'm still looking at the hole in my basement cieling as we speak

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