Thank You Internet Service Provider!

January 11, 2012

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My Internet connection recently stopped working at home. It was in the afternoon when it happened; so I left the house hoping it was a routine problem from the ISP and it will be fixed by the time I returned.

I returned late that night and it was still down, so I had no choice but to call the 24/7 customer service hotline they are so proud of. Here is what happened.

(KB = Me; ISP = Customer Service Hotline Staff Member) The conversation took place in Arabic.

*ring ring*

*phone is picked up* (I hear a squeaking chair sound, as if someone has jumped from his/her seat)

ISP: Hello (his voice clearly indicates he has just woken up)

KB: Hello, my internet is down and it has been down since this afternoon.

ISP: Aha, aha ok..please hold for one second.

KB: Sure.

(I hear sound of phone being put on the table)




(I hear complete silence)

I stayed on the line for 6 minutes

KB: Hello? Hello? Anyone there?

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I hang up.

I call again and the line is busy; I tried calling for 20 minutes and the line was busy. The only logical explanation to me is that the guy fell asleep again and left the line open!

I have never had proper assistance from my ISP’s customer service hotline, it was either they don’t pick up or they can’t do anything about the problem or in this case they pick up and fall asleep while I hold.

Thank you ISP, please consider hiring 2 staff members during the night shift.

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Infinity Hours Remaining

October 6, 2010

This May Take a Few INFINITY Hours!


As I was uploading a 33 MB video on facebook I started to laugh when I saw 20 hours remaining and kept laughing as the number got bigger and bigger from 20 to 100 to 300 to 700 hours remaining until it reached “Infinity Hours Remaining” where I really did not know how to react, do I keep laughing? do I cry? do I just post it on my blog?

Well I’ll post it on my blog as a start hopefully it changes something..

Shankaboot Footage Leaked! #fail!

September 23, 2010

Shankaboot’s third season is still a work in progres and Shankaboot fans are waiting for its release; but someone decided to give us a sneak peak of that season and it WASN’T the Shankaboot team! A few seconds of the season were leaked from inside the office!

I think Shankaboot management should stay a tiny bit closer to their editing stations wouldn’t you say? Now the whole clip is like 10 seconds long and I don’t know how much of the new season it spoils but allowing such a thing to happen is just silly!

Anyways we miss the episodes, probably we’ll get them leaked beforehand? haha this is the REAL “Inside Shankaboot”!