6.01.2005

(Don't Leave Me) Hanging on the Telephone

That's a Cyndi Lauper song.

Anyway, again the phone is out, this time for real. No dial tones, no internet at home, no outgoing calls, nothing. Was hoping to make some calls in the next few days but no dice as the SLT goons are going to have to come monkey with the actual phone lines. Thus, very sorry and please do call the mobile if you're inclined to say hello, statesiders.

In current events, how about that visit of Clinton's to our fair isle? My interpretation of his advice is "wise up, idiots, you need to build some friggin houses here and it doesn't bloody matter who organizes it." Also, he looks quite slim next to Chandrika. Heart surgery will do that for you. Also, would the JVP stop fronting and bring on the coalition-desertion? For how many weeks can one rattle the same ol' sabres? I think we're just about ready for some election-related violence to take over from the pissant Vesak-related violence in the East.

I am being sarcastic.

7 comments:

Lohan Gunaweera said...

Rebecca,
5% of your posts are about SLT!
That's why this thing is called SLT. (******* **** ****)We had a problem of this kind for more than 8 months. Phonelines of the whole arae were having regular "downtimes" for some reason but the SLT didn't care. We had two patients(my grandpaerents) at home and we needed the telephone so badly. In the end we went to the SLT office and threatened them to stage a protest infront of the teleshop the next day. The teleshop manager "kindly"requested me to hold the protest infront of the telecom office not at the teleshop!!!! We informend the same thing to some guy(the head engineer I suppose) at Colombo office. Next day we didn't have the protest but we were chatting over the phone! You need to take some dramatic action to get things done with the SLT, CEB etc...
A friend of mine in Nuwara Eliya SLT told me that anything works with their SLT if you tell them that you are related to Mahinda Rajapaksha!!!
Cheers

Scourge (Skûrj) said...

Hmm! SLT is far better than they were a few years back. But they are still SLT. So yes, it usually takes a few days to get something done.

I have quite a bit to say about the way the government is behaving. WTF? We honestly have bigger problems than what these jokers are on about... I've made a post on my blog...

Adam said...

One time, I wished for election-related violence in my own country.

Rebecca said...

three betel-chewing SLT guys came today, poked around a bit, and replaced a section of phone line. then one of them came inside and checked the phone. apparently it's a problem with the phone itself.

which is why i'm on the internet right now. (whee!)

lohan, are you in kandy? would love to see you...

Ross said...

it's a blondie song.

Ross said...

it's a blondie song.

Rebecca said...

yes of course ross. by "cyndi lauper" i meant "a blond person" ie blondie. i like them better anyway.