Posted On: 2006-03-09
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Hey everybody, and welcome back to your Debt Podcast. My name is Jay Fleischman, and today is Thursday, March 9, 2006. That's right. It is Thursday. Now I don't know whether you're going to be getting this on time for Thursday, or you may be getting it on Friday or Saturday or even Monday. And the reason for that is not because I've been lazy, and it's not because I've forgotten about the second part of Max Gardner's interview, and it's not because I'm starting to pod fade. The reason is that after I did the upload on Monday of the last Debt Podcast show, my Verizon DSL suddenly went down. Now, when I called Verizon and told them about it, they were very, very, very apologetic and sympathetic, but apologies and sympathy don't really get the DSL running again, now does it? So they told me that they'd send somebody out, and they didn't. Then they told me they'd send somebody else out, and they didn't. And then they called me and told me that they were going to my office that I moved out of three and a half years ago, and I don't know if they did or they didn't. But they didn't come back here. So, round and round we went, and it turns out that the reason that my DSL has been going up and down, is that there's a 35 foot gaping hole, somewhere on Broadway, in lower Manhattan, which is where my office is. And that gaping hole is filling up with water. And that water is impairing the ability of the phone lines to actually do the things that the phone lines do, one of which is DSL service. The other of course, being voice service, and a couple of my voice lines went down as well for the last couple of days. But even as we speak, and today is Thursday, at about 3:30 in the afternoon that I'm speaking with you, eastern time, my DSL has been going up and down and up and down and up and down and kind of getting on my nerves. But I am glad to be back with you at least for the purposes of recording. I didn't want to record until after I had the...