Thursday, November 15, 2007

Woe is ADSL

We still don’t have ADSL, but for once, we can’t blame OTE. It seems our ISP (not OTE) hadn’t even processed our paperwork to request that our line be switched to ADSL because they wanted a phone bill first. Well, we haven’t even had our phone for a month yet, who knows when we will get a frakkin’ bill. When we called them on Monday they indicated they would go ahead and process our request but to please send them a copy of our phone bill as soon as we get it. I’m not holding my breath, because lord knows even after we send them the phone bill, we’ll have to do something else, like sacrifice twelve virgins while chanting the lyrics to Abbey Road backwards and hopping on one leg. Obviously, one of the requirements of getting ADSL in Greece is participation in the Eleusinian Mysteries, but since it was a mystery no one knows what to do. Actually, I’ll bet that was the secret of the Eleusinian ritual – it was actually a mass of people trying to accomplish something relatively simple but they all got stuck to a massive roll of red tape and were sworn to secrecy by the powers that be.

I guess the phrase of the day is wait and see. I seem to recall that patience is a virtue.

5 comments:

deviousdiva said...

This is all so familiar...

Good Luck!

Rositta said...

Patience is a necessity when you live in Greece or even when you visit. Good luck getting your DSL...ciao

Paul said...

I'm guessing that any official piece of paper from OTE that shows your new address and telephone number will satisfy your ISP. Alternatively, if you go down to your local OTE and request a bill they will probably just send you one so you don't have to wait...

Διαγόρας said...

> if you go down to your local OTE
> and request a bill they will
> probably just send you one so you
> don't have to wait

The local OTE shop will HAND you a copy of your current bill or a paper proving whatever it is that you are supposed to have to prove with a bill.

By the way, Diagoras of Melos (Diagoras the Atheist) did divulge the proceedings of the Eleusinian Mysteries to the public, (in blatant defiance to their sacredness, as would be expected by any good atheist,) and that is the reason why a price was put on his head by the Athenians. Unfortunately, whatever his divulgence was, it did not survive to date, so we still do not know much about the Eleusinian Mysteries. But I like your speculation a lot!

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