Thursday, July 3, 2008

Screwed

Internet users subscribed to streamyx in my area have been having trouble surfing the net for more than a couple of days now. I thought it would be fully recovered by today but no, loading a page earlier this evening took longer than my usual dumping session.

But seriously, nothing can top the misery I had to endure last night. Talking about a bad hair day, or night or whatever hell, it was by far the crappiest in recent months.

The bad internet connection was dreadful enough but that’s fine by me. I can live without surfing the net for a day or two. Besides, what can get worse right?

Wrong. Soon enough I discovered my Astro’s remote control had gone caput. I was so sure it wasn’t the batteries as It was only a few weeks back that I had it replaced. This may not be a big deal to you lot as the channel can still be switched manually but not me la joe, I was already in bed by then.

The worst is still to come- the Astro was last tuned to Playhouse Disney channel! Darn kids…another round of Barney and I’ll go barmy.

Right. So no smut to drool on nor any good programs to watch. And programs on terrestrial tv at best are as good as Bloomberg tv on Astro, only works good for those suffering from insomnia. In the end I decided to call it a day.

With the current political hullabaloo I don’t think I have missed much anyway. Some news (literally) blows, (back) entries on one 23yo dude are posted on many blogs and all of a sudden the fuel issue died down. At the end of the day the rakyat are still being screwed, just like that dude’s ass.

In the mean time I could do with a couple more of good, deep slumber. Try this (at home and office) and you’ll feel like weekend comes sooner than it usually does.

14 comments:

monsterball said...

Looks like those giant companies..with monopolizing business controlled by the government. ..can do as they like...while smart enough..to squeeze all subscribers...for punctual payments.
They are never wrong...nor give us warnings....for disrupted services..due to their faults.
They have no manners ...nor ever admit their own mistakes.
Yes ...kerp...the unprofessional attitudes of giant companies...manage by the government...have nothing to be proud about.
So much have been written and complaint by oppositions politicians. They simply ignore.

Anonymous said...

Check out this old man at http://consumersrighteousness.blogspot.com/. I personally admire his courage and determination to withhold his rights and stand up against one big giant. Won’t it be cool if some bloggers write/comment about his problem?

anfield devotee said...

hey kerp, ever tried reading a book . . . ? hee hee, am sure you still have yer pre-Internet copies of Playboy/Hustler or better yet, Liverpool press novels (remember them?) fer yer pre-snooze dosage of smut!

fergie said...

I totally agree with monsterball! It's the monopoly by government-controlled businesses that's screwing us rakyat and we can do nothing about it but keep feeling angry and frustrated. When will this end?

Anba said...

Alo Alo..bro i feel for you bro...shit happens but i guess too frequently fer us...
A loved your line bro.., the rakyat being screwed like the guy's arse hehehe...
Fer me bro...i'll usually wind down with music or a movie...if nuthin to do...hope everythin will be fine...
Cheers Mate..

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Mr goh,

Yea, agreed. No advance notice were given and subscribers were only to be made known of the bad connection after calling them up. Can be frustrating at times. But their personnel handling the complaints are polite-bunch. So not that bad.


Anon,

Thanks there…will check it out in a bit.


Bala,

Books? …..oh, you mean books…hehehehe…for a minute my radar did not pick the signal up..haha…books are boring la boss. I had no intention to hit the sack that early. Reading will only make me yawning away.


Fergie!

I am so with you. we are being victimised. We are supposed to get good service for the amount we pay. Worse still for people like me who relies on the internet to make some living. The best they can come out with is a crappy apology. Well, thanks for nothing as normally I cant undo the damage.

Thanks for dropping over.


Anba,

I wanted to turn some CDs on but it was already way into the night la chief. Mom will wake up from her deep slumber with penyapu in her hand and order me to turn it off.

But thanks anyway bro. things are getting back in place. The connection is getting better and I’ve got a new remote bought for 9bucks @pasar malam.

Tinesh said...

Man it was like you were cut of from d world..TV got smut meh?

cakapaje said...

Salam kerpie,

Your last para: try slumbering more and you may equal Rip Van Winkle's reord, or even surpass it! lol!

ilangingatan said...

yo bro,

lorr.. takkan le tidur kot??

upskirt movies yg hg cilok tu

dah habis tonton ke??

huahaha..

(~_o)

luv.. kak minah

minah said...

bro

kak minah selalu gak gi USJ

jom lepak ;)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

T,

Dude, read properly la dei. Streamyx connection was terrible so cant view redtube.


Shah,

You sure or not you were referring to van winkle and not the other fella closer to us? Hihih…


Kak minah,

Dah abis tgk. Tuan dia mintak balik la akak…apsal, akak nak tgk gak ke…hehehe…

*saya sendiri jarang lepak usj…kak minah duduk mana agaknya ye…

Salt & Turmeric said...

Kerp, u dont like barney meh? im sure w ur anak buah at home, ud remember their songs by heart. ;)

we (in the US) will be w/o house phone or internet or cable until at least next friday coz thts the earliest, time warner cable can come and connect the line. beats me why they have to come to connect the house phone! to make matter worse, as of right now, we'r using at&t for phone and internet but our new area is under different companies so we have no choice but to change our service provider. it sucks!

p.s. i still keep my yahoo email for this kinda reason.

Zawi said...

kerp,
You are such an angry man lately, stay cool bro.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Farina!

That’s what happens when you move into a new home. When I moved to this current house, I had to wait for more than a month till I got my precious internet connection. It was a misery I had to resort to books to while away my time…it was one of the saddest days of my life…kihkihhh…

*you mean that song where the chorus goes something like- ‘I love you, you love me, we are happy family, with a great big hug, and a kiss from me to you, wont you say you love me too’…oh hey, there you go. I actually sang the whole song!!...hehehe…


pak Z,

eh tak marah pak zawi…hehehe…just letting out steam je…