Monday, 18 October 2010
So...how long is "soon"?
Some of you may remember that because I had subscribed to this great website, which streams all the UK channels to my laptop, we no longer needed a television. I never watched it...Mr A wasn't bothered about watching it...it was just taking up space...so we got rid of it.
I always thought that I was one of those people who can live without television, but it seems like I can't.
That little sign above is what has been appearing on my screen every time I click on the link for the website to check if normal service has been resumed. What is so irritating about it is that it refers to "scheduled maintenance". If it was scheduled, then why was there no warning to their subscribers that this was about to happen?
I had tried to get the site on Saturday morning, and at first I had the error HTTP404 message, then later "very busy...try later". Then eventually the little red message appeared. Occasionally though I click on the link and get taken to another website...with the same name...which is under construction...don't understand that at all.
I have tried phoning them (thank goodness for my cheap skype subscription) but am just asked to leave a message...which I have. I have emailed them but this morning I received a Postmaster email saying my email has been delayed.
I don't know what else to do, and I'm concerned that I am becoming a little obsessive about it! I should probably get off the laptop and find something more useful to do!
But mostly I'm just wondering what "soon" means? I always understood soon to be something that was imminent...an hour...a couple of hours maybe.
What do you think "soon" means? Could it be that I'm so impatient that I can't accept that it could mean days, weeks or even months?