Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Morning

On a crystal blue Colorado Saturday morning.  Oh, it was glorious.  

And now it is Monday.  And I find that glorious as well.  I wouldn't really say I exactly love my job, but I am grateful for it, and I am grateful to be gainfully employed outside of my home.  Outside of four walls of my mind.  I found this weekend to be a rough one.  The whole 9/11 thing was a bit over-the-top for me.  I have a son in Afghanistan and found out yesterday my daughter-in-law may be deployed early next year.  I am sick of the way we have allowed our lives to be changed by that day.  And that we have traded our freedom for "safety."  OK, enough out of me.  Like I said - I need to get back to work.

My relationship with the guy has hit the first (and maybe last) bump in the road.  We will have dinner tonight and probably find out.

When is the iPhone 5 coming out?  Have I lambasted AT&T here?  I had Verizon since it was Airtouch (the mid 90s), but in my lust for an iPhone, I switched to AT&T in May 2010.  A month or so later, Verizon offered the iPhone, but I was stuck with a 2 year contract with AT&T.  My phone frequently doesn't ring when someone calls, the voice mail goes into deep space - to appear 12 hours or a day later.  I have spent hours with their customer service - in person and on the phone.  Each person is sure they have it figured out, but they don't.  The last person I spoke with at AT&T was a very kind gentleman and I explained that not only do I have a son in Afghanistan (whose last call I missed because the phone did not ring), but I also have a new relationship which is not being helped by me waiting for him to call when he said he would - when he has already called and I don't know it - he laughed and said that would make a good commercial - I said it would make a good commercial for the other company!  I have decided I am willing to pay to cancel my contract with AT&T and go back to Verizon, but I don't want to get an iPhone 4 just before the latest and greatest is released (I did that with the iPhone 3).  So, I am waiting, and waiting, and waiting.... tick tock, tick tock, tick tock....

The highlight of my day yesterday, the moment I shall treasure in my memory:  two frazzled women, me and one of my sponsees, sitting in the back of the meeting - with my granddaughter and a baggie of cheerios.  I called her later and thanked her for helping me with the baby.  It was a very special moment.

We do really form relationships that are unique and priceless.

God bless you all today as you go about your Monday business - sober.


dAAve said...

Go get 'em, girl!!

Syd said...

I am less than pleased with ATT also. But it is all that I have had. Are any of the companies good? We seem to be giving away jobs right and left to people overseas while our products and services suffer. Well, enough of that.
Have a great day and enjoy the weather. I am sure it must be lovely there.

Mary Christine said...

It is lovely here Syd.

I loved Verizon. Never had a problem with them. I only switched so I could get an iPhone. I had no idea a phone company could be so bad as AT&T. My daughter had AT&T for years and never complained. Now she has verizon and understands what good phone service is.

Steve E said...

I've been a Verizon customer for 10 years, using an old DROID, also waiting for the iPhone 5. God continues to teach patience and tolerance to people like me.

Carverlane said...

Gosh, I have never had any trouble with AT&T with my iPhones 3 and 4! Did they give you a new phone? Or is it just the service where you live?

But more importantly...what about your baby granddaughter if her Mommy is deployed???

Lou said...

I despise ATT. NPR actually did a segment on a customer that spent months of her life on hold trying to resolve a huge bill she got by mistake. Even when NPR put all their resources on it, they still could not get anyone at ATT to take responsibility or fix the problem.
Verizon is the best, T-mobile right behind them.

Have a good..uhh...dinner.

Anonymous said...

After being with AT&T for over 10 years, I am thrilled with Verizon. My phone works in my house for the first time ever! Wish I could tell you about the iPhone 5. I love my droid. Hope you work things out at dinner.

Pammie said...

Oh girl, remember when the phone was only at home and attached to the wall? When the men in our life call....we damn sure better get that call !!!