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Lyverbird
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:07 pm    Post subject: Towlebooth, read this Reply with quote

I don't usually post jokes to boards, but every once in a while I find a rule breaker. This one is for Towlebooth.

I do recommend removing liquids from computer area, before continuing.

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> What follows is a superb example of British humour in A LETTER THAT WAS
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> TRULY WRITTEN AND SENT. The piece suggests two things:
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>
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> 1) South Africans are not the only ones who get poor service from their
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> companies. (NTL is a cable operator in Britain).
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>
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> 2) The Brits probably write the world's best letters of complaint.
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> Dear Cretins:
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>
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> I have been an NTL customer since 9th July 2001, when I signed up for your
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> four-in-one deal for cable TV, cable modem, telephone, and alarm
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> monitoring. During this three-month period I have encountered inadequacy
of
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> service which I had not previously considered possible, as well as
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> ignorance and stupidity of monolithic proportions. Please allow me to
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> provide specific details, so that you can either pursue your professional
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> prerogative and seek to rectify these difficulties or more likely (I
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> suspect) so that you can have some entertaining reading material as you
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> while away the working day smoking B&H and drinking vendor-coffee on the
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> bog in your office.
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> My initial installation was cancelled without warning, resulting in my
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> spending an entire Saturday sitting on my fat arse waiting for your
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> technician to arrive. When he did not arrive, I spent a further 57 minutes
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> listening to your infuriating hold music, and the even more annoying
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> Scottish robot woman telling me to look at your helpful website. HOW?
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>
>
> I alleviated the boredom by playing with my testicles for a few minutes:
an
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> activity at which you are no doubt both familiar and highly adept. The
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> rescheduled installation then took place some two weeks later, although
the
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> technician did forget to bring a number of vital tools -- such as a
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> drill-bit, and his cerebrum.
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>
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> Two weeks later, my cable modem had still not arrived. After 15 telephone
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> calls over four weeks my modem arrived, six weeks after I had requested it
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> and begun to pay for it. I estimate your internet server's downtime is
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> roughly 35% -- the hours between about 6 pm and midnight, Monday through
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> Friday, and most of the weekend. I am still waiting for my telephone
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> onnection.
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> I have made nine calls on my mobile to your no-help line, and have been
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> unhelpfully transferred to a variety of disinterested individuals who are,
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> it seems, also highly skilled bollock jugglers. I have been informed that
a
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> telephone line is available (and someone will call me back); that I will
be
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> transferred to someone who knows whether or not a telephone line is
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> available (and then been cut off); that I will be transferred to someone
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> (and then been redirected to an answering machine informing me that your
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> office is closed); that I will be transferred to someone and then been
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> redirected to the irritating Scottish robot woman.
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>
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> And several other variations on this theme.
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> Doubtless you are no longer reading this letter, as you have at least a
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> thousand other dissatisfied customers to ignore, and also another one of
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> those crucially important testicle moments to attend to. Frankly I don't
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> care. It's far more satisfying as a customer to voice my frustrations in
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> print than to shout them at your unending hold music. Forgive me,
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> therefore, if I continue. I thought British Telecom was shit; that they
had
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> attained the holy piss-pot of god-awful customer relations; and that no
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> one, anywhere, ever, could be more disinterested, less helpful or more
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> obstructive to delivering service to their customers. That's why I chose
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> NTL, and because, well, there isn't anyone else is there? How surprised I
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> therefore was, when I discovered to my considerable dissatisfaction and
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> disappointment what a useless shower of bastards you truly are. You are
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> sputum-filled pieces of distended rectum incompetents of the highest
order.
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> BT -- wankers though they are -- shine like brilliant beacons of success
in
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> the filthy mire of your seemingly limitless inadequacy.
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>
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> Suffice to say that I have now given up on my futile and foolhardy quest
to
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> receive any kind of service from you. I suggest that you cease any
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> potential future attempts to extort payment from me for the services which
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> you have so pointedly and catastrophically failed to deliver. Any such
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> activity will be greeted initially with hilarity and disbelief and will
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> quickly be replaced by derision, and even perhaps bemused rage.
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>
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> I enclose two small deposits, selected with great care from my cat's
litter
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> tray, as an expression of my utter and complete contempt for both you and
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> your pointless company. I sincerely hope that they have not become
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> desiccated during transit -- they were satisfyingly moist at the time of
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> posting, and I would feel considerable disappointment if you did not
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> experience both their rich aroma and delicate texture. Consider them the
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> very embodiment of my feelings towards NTL, and its worthless employees.
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>
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> Have a nice day. May it be the last in your miserable short lives, you
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> irritatingly incompetent and infuriatingly unhelpful bunch of twits.
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> May you rot in Hell,
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> Robert Stokes
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>
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing

It's not like I expected a Spanish Inquisition!
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Lyverbird
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No expects the Spanish Inquisition.



And now for something completely different!....... Laughing Laughing Laughing
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Folks in my group of friends recently found out that a new girlfriend of one of the guys had never even heard of Python. Shocked

An intervention quickly ensued! We all gathered and watched Holy Grail (followed by some Wallace & Gromit but I digress). It was excruciating watching something I love and know so well and having to keep my mouth shut and not pre-empt the punchlines.

If it were my new girl I'd have an easier choice - find a new new girl! If you haven't seen Python or Star Wars you are WAY too different from me!
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Centris
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

towlebooth wrote:
If you haven't seen Python or Star Wars you are WAY too different from me!

I would have to add Fawlty Towers to this list..... and maybe the Avengers and the Prisoner.....and definitely Jeeves and Wooster.

I was 16 when the very first Star Wars came out and it was the coolest thing we had ever seen. I can't tell you how many times we went to see it (but then of course admission was only $2.50 way back then)

I didn't discover Python until I was a freshman in college.
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was by far the SHORT list. Don't get me started. . .
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LanceVE
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:35 am    Post subject: Sorry, I can't help it, it's a disease.... Reply with quote

"But I don't Like Spam!"

"The penguin on top of your television will now explode"

And now for something completely differnt....
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s4xton
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Centris wrote:
I didn't discover Python until I was a freshman in college.


I think Monty Python and the Holy Grail was the first film I ever saw with the word "[INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT EDITED AUTOMATICALLY BY SOFTWARE]" spoken in it. I was 6 years old when I was introduced to that film, and I didn't get most of it.

I own the DVD now, and my ringtone on my phone is a sample from King Arthur's theme... a very good one at that. =)

-Aaron
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Lyverbird
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the soft ware, Monty Python's complete waste of time, and Desktop Pythonizer.

Toowlebooth should understand Spike Milligan!
PBS best BBC program, Last of the Summer Wine.

Advertisment: Albertrose for sale, get your albertrose here.....
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Centris wrote:
.....and definitely Jeeves and Wooster.


Love Jeeves and Wooster - own some. Own ALL Black Adder and Mr. Bean!

WicketsWanderingPonyPatro wrote:
I have the soft ware, Monty Python's complete waste of time, and Desktop Pythonizer.


Got them both, but I must admit that I haven't installed the Pythonizer on my new machine.

Saw Eric Idle in concert last month - he was awesome.
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Lyverbird
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snap, neither had I. We have far to much in common. Twisted Evil

But now youngest daughter, (12 in 3 weeks) has just run, found the disk, and is going to force me, to get off the net so she can install it. (She is home from school for allergy testing.) I think I'm losing. Bye.

p.s. mom's p.c. will now explode in 5...4...3...2...1.....
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