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I was looking forward to my first normal morning online in a while today, but no such luck. My connection keeps dropping and my DSL router's ready light keeps blinking. I picked up the phone and heard the familiar siren sound that phone techs use to troubleshoot the line. A look out the window confirmed what the siren already told me, that Verizon is again working on my funky phone lines. So for the record, the only day this week that my service wasn't working, they couldn't make it out here, but these two days that followed the problem clearing up on its own, they have knocked me offline to fix things. On the bright side, I spoke with this latest repair guy, and got a sense he is actually looking to permanently solve my problem, rather than slap on another band-aid. We, as the optimistic expression goes, shall see.

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10. How to lose your job in 28 seconds. Aug 30, 2006, 12:46 StaTik
As the son of a retired cop I found that call to be pretty funny but i can see how someone might get offended.
Most cops have a very jaded sense of humor after a few years on the job. They deal with a lot of messed up situations every day so it becomes a situation of “laugh or cry” and most choose to laugh.

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