Tuesday, July 10, 2007

When technology lets you down...

In sunny Cyprus celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary, so not much time for blogging. In any case the hotel can't get their act together to get an internet connection (well, actually they can, but connecting it to a coin box is more difficult apprently...in fact it all works fine, except when you put money in!!!)...

On Friday they called the engineer who was too busy. He doesn't work weekends and Monday was his day off, so he pitched up this afternoon and reported to the hotel that there is a problem with the connection to the money-box.

The hotel don't seem to mind. There's no shortage of punters dropping money in, getting no service and walking away, so profits no doubt unaffected.

But now instead of taking the money, instantly rebooting and asking to be fed again, there's a fancy notice on the computer saying there's a problem.

So I've found an internet in a bar in downtown Paphos - much cheaper than the rip off hotel prices and more reliable.

Normal service resumes tomorrow, or maybe Thursday...

2 comments:

Brynley said...

You have to press Button B when the money has dropped.

Talk to the long distance operator, who now speaks some English.

Enjoy your holiday, and don't be sick on the boat back to Southampton.

fairdealphil said...

thanks brynley...you're assuming that I've managed to get past button A.