So, I’m “powdering my nose” as my father used to call it yesterday. Every so often, I get some sort of intestinal thing that keeps me close to home, if you know what I mean. IBS, IBD, colitis? Whatever, I’ve gone to urgent care for it in the past because I thought I was dying because of the pain, but I wasn’t. I’ve kinda sorta narrowed it down to food. Last week I had a lot of popcorn. CostCo had this huge tube of chocolate drizzled caramel popcorn and then we went to see Tron on Friday night and had popcorn. I think the fiber kind of upset my internal applecart.
So, I’m powdering my nose and the phone rings. It’s inconvenient at this time, but you never know, it might be important. So, I hurry up and get to the phone. The answering machine has picked it up and I have to wait until I’m done talking to speak to the caller. Now, it was a private number and the guy says “I’m sorry, I dialed the wrong number”.
I was annoyed that the anonymous call rejection didn’t work. We’re paying over fifty bucks a month for service, I shouldn’t have to deal with this. So, I look up the instructions for turning it on. When I try, I get a busy signal. This isn’t right, I’m doing something wrong. I call tech support. “Oh, you need to have that turned on, let me transfer you to that department”. Okay. I’m transferred. I tell her that I can’t seem to get it to work. “Oh, we have to turn that on, it will be $4.99 per month”.
“Um, no thank you, I’ll just find one of my old Telezappers”.
We’ve got two. And somewhere around here, we’ve also got the Caller ID Manager, two actually, one I used for the FAX machine because of the huge amount of junk faxes that would generate from certain area codes, the other was for my mom. I did find one of the telezappers, but it looks like it only works with computer generated calls. I’ll most likely have to find the Caller ID Manager to block calls from people who block their numbers.
I just did an internet search, I wonder why the Caller ID Manager has been discontinued. That’s odd. Hmm.
Anyway, I guess I’ll look for the Caller ID Manager and set that up instead of the telezapper (which I set up last night).
Stupid wrong numbers.