Or Eircom – a shower of useless shites...
I had a pop at Vodafone in the last-but-one blog post, as my Internet connection is giving credence to the idea of the "www" initials standing for World Wide Wait. Thing is, I now believe that the fault lies with Eircom, who supply the phone line to the house.
You may recall that an engineer, or technician - whatever they like to call themselves – paid a (second) visit before Christmas?
He first mistook a scanning device for a phone, and was puzzled when he couldn’t hear a ringtone. After that inauspicious start he pressed a button on some meter he had, and informed me that the line was “100% fine”.
What he never even bothered doing was taking a look at my ancient phone point – or whatever the genuine 70s object you see in the pic above is. Take the cover off this old yoke and you are confronted with a veritable Medusa of messy wiring, which doesn't look like the stuff of a "100% fine" phone connection (below).
If the lazy shite had updated this antediluvian box with a modern one when he troubled my threshold, I’ll wager that my Internet connection would be functioning properly now.
Vodafone are trying to organize a third visit from Eircom, which they hope will rectify the problem.
Let’s hope they send someone who can at least recognise a phone when they see one.
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