progress for many minutes, resetting my modem, is working, and finally the guy tells me he's in North Carolina and cannot assist a customer in California. Tell me why AT&T, a phone company, can't get its phone lines straight.
I hang up and keep fooling with the website myself and now I'm back on-line. And maybe there's a silver lining. I usually get several calls a day from a scam operator calling itself US Pharmacy about my order. Well, there is no order. There was never an order. I'm not going to give them my credit card. The callers always have a South Asian accent. I've told them not to call back. I've told them I understand they are just trying to make a living. (I have been looking for employment for two years now but I do draw the line at
telemarketing. Which is too often falsely advertised. I've been a field interviewer for social service programs like HIV prevention. But these days, "field interviewer" too often means phoning people at night for bullshit consumer surveys. No!) I've told these callers that what they are doing is illegal. That gets them angry. I've told them I've reported them to the FCC and the FBI. (Yeah, right. My complaints get a boilerplate response that is entirely unresponsive.) But I haven't yet heard from them today. Usually there'd be at least two calls by now. Maybe they got the erroneous disconnect notice and I'm finally off the list!
update: February 6th. US Online Pharmacy woke me up this morning. I guess I spoke (wrote) too soon.