I had one of those entrepreneurial independent telephone guys out to fix a jack that had quit working. He putzed around for a while, then left without testing the phone line. It works, though. But he also left without putting the cover back on the outside junction box. And it is raining. I discovered it when I went out to put the rain hat back on the box. (If the box gets wet, I lose my Internet connection, even though the phone continues to work.) Ah, the spirit of free enterprise. The quality of service in small towns. (/sarcasm) I want the real telephone company back.
(II've been trying to post this through the client for 17 minutes. Juno's home page is not yet fully open. Damned wet wires.)