Once an Agency, ALWAYS an agency

So for the past two days I have been trying to get in touch with my adopted state government.I am to the point where I can automatically answer all the blurbs they break in with while you are waiting.The one that is my favorite? “Save time, do it on-line.” Uh, sure, but on-line said I wasn’t able to complete my form and I need to speak to an agent.

DOESN’T ANYONE PICK UP A PHONE HERE?

I shake my head at the amount of times people alleged the we in Philly were slow, but we did pretty well, with the amount of staff we had.I can’t believe the state of this size, with all of its governmental phones in existence, have me again on hold.Told, I am on hold, so far for one hour, twenty-eight minutes plus.Yesterday I was on the phone waiting for over three, YES, THREE hours, and then the phone rang like someone human was actually going to pick it up.

Of course not…it disconnected me.

**SIGH**

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My little corner of the world

  
This is my daily corner of the world.

Computer with windows operating system.scrap paper to take notes while on the phone,and Kindle to read my books to maintain my sanity, and let’s not forget coffee!

The windows are the plus, allowing me a sliver of view of the Cape May canal and bay. I get to see folks getting on and off the ferry. You know it’s awesome to see the weather up front,especially when storms are rolling in.

It’s a nice spot.

  

My Angst Machine

  This phone haunts me.
In my prior job, I used a phone like this. It made me feel like a time life operator. For a while,I felt like it was on my head all day.

The calls never stop. I liked the view out the window looking out at the boats and water,and there’s something about the horn toot that reminds you of the Love Boat.

  • If only the phones would ease off…haha.

Not currently an Apple of my Eye.

I am on the phone with Apple.

Yeah…Apple.

Upgraded my phone and went to the iPhone 6. Got it out of the box and guess what? The only way I can hear any calls is via speaker.I figured I’d call Apple directly since it was a brand, spanking new iPhone.After promising my first through last-born fur children of mine, they fed-ex’d out a new iPhone 6 for me.

What they didn’t tell me?

Verizon requires a NEW sim card in order to activate the replacement phone. It goes without saying that Verizon is now sending me, allegedly in two business days, a new Sim card. So I was hoping that today, my Friday, I could spend setting up the new phone.

Hahahahaha….

So here I sit, on hold with Apple, ready to slit my throat.

I think I might have gotten to the point where my love affair with apple products is seriously in jeopardy.

Stay tuned.For now, the hand is still empty, and am thinking of stringing two Tropicana orange juice cans together.

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Changing of the Guard

Just putting it out there that I am out of my last job.

I gave notice on Friday and thanked them for “giving me a home” this past spring when I was looking for a job.

Tomorrow I start a new position, well,.. kind of.

My new employer will be the Cape May-Lewes ferry and I will be working customer service.When I was with the city, I worked the “citizens’ service unit”, so I will probably be back on the phones, but hopefully answering correctly.After all, working for thirty years in one spot, some habits are hard to break.

My ship has come in, as I have posted on Facebook, and if I have to work, I am glad it is with the ferry. I figured I’d give you a heads’ up, as if you call for reservations or information, you might be speaking with me!

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Press one for connection

The other phone came today.

It was here when I came home from work.

My cord to connect the phone? One is at Undisclosed, and the other in the office.**good place for them, eh?**That was the first stumbling block.The second stumbling block is I have an Otter box on my phone, in order to save it from things going bump in the night.Jim struggled big time to get it on the phone for me.We’re going to bypass that aggravation by going to a Verizon dealer in town and having them set up the phone, including getting the otter box off so the sim card can go into the second phone.I’ll probably put another$25.00 out to put protective, tempered glass on the screen: again, to protect it from things going bump in the night.

Two tin cans and a long piece of string, anyone?

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Sorry, Wrong Number, Day III

**Sigh**

I got up this morning around 5:30am, because I just wasn’t feeling too well.

I got up out of bed, checked my cell phone on the side of the bed, and saw that it needed to be juiced up.I went to do precisely that.

Or so I thought.

Two brand new Apple USB cords meant nothing. My trust right arm, my Apple would no charge up for me.

Crap!

5:45 am found me on with Verizon repair yet again, and I think that I knew more than some of the folks that I dealt with. By 7:30am, they had escalated me to level two once again, and then they decided to give my phone to needle and send it to phone heaven.Allegedly they are expressing me a phone on Monday and I should see it Tuesday.

**sigh**

Film at 11…lol