|Jet Pak Modem|
Over 100 minutes, 8 telephone calls and a whack of frustrating telephone discussions with the Verizon help centre led to poor customer service and no support. After receiving a promise of performance from a supervisor; including a return phone call with a return of our service, it did not materialize as promised.
So......sadly, we had to cancel a planned rendez-vous with Mike and Janna - Tin TeePee/Log Cabin - for lunch today (Monday), to focus on getting our internet connection up and working. We were not thrilled about that. Janna was very understanding though and we're now planning a later date for our get together.
Up and early on the telephone with Verizon this morning, I was fortunate to connect with a soft hearted and most accommodating service centre woman. She was quickly in tune with my frustration and promised to solve our internet connection and to also call me back. When I told her that promised return calls had not been met by other service centre agents, she assured me she would call me. And she did! By mid-day we had our service restored. Phew! Were we ever happy about that.
Question: Why is it that some service providers follow through with their promises and others seem to not care?
The best explanation we could get from Verizon was that there had been a serious 'system failure' on Sunday and, sadly, our service had been affected. OK! I get that. What I don't get is the lack of disclosure and a reasonable expectation.
However, we are now able to communicate once again.
|Gerry and Pauline's Park Model|
|In their lovely winter home.....away from home.|
As a senior executive in the CBC-TV (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) when I was a relative newbie TV Producer/Director and later Network Executive Producer, Gerry was a wonderful mentor and a believer in helping me launch my network TV series, "The Best Years". Although based in Ottawa, Ontario - eastern Canada - and I from the west coast (Vancouver, BC), we often had the opportunity to regularly meet and negotiate resources (human and technical).
We have remained friends all of this time although our careers took different paths, some 20 + years back. Gerry became the President of a major Canadian TV sports network and I left the CBC-TV management ranks to create and operate my own video/multimedia production company. We always stayed in touch. It is a friendship I have valued and that Jeanette also values.
We enjoy meeting up with them whenever possible.
|Sunday morning breakfast at our Canyon Vista RV site.|
|2:00 pm - walk around Canyon Vista|
This time though, Kevin and Tracy insisted on providing the wine and cheese (and other finger foods) when they came by at 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon. They insisted! We relented.
And it was worthy visit. The wine was very good....and the foods?....well, nothing much was left on the food trays by the time they left back for home.
|We walked Canyon Vista RV Resort to give Kevin and Tracy an idea of how nice this place truly is.|
|And what a pleasant couple they are....|
As sometime RVers, Kevin and Tracy look forward to the day they can truly have the freedom to travel. They will be a welcomed addition to the RV life. They have a Class 'C' RV that they use during holidays and weekends. They are bitten by the lifestyle.
|I did manage to capture this nice photo of Kevin and Tracy|
Once we have settled on a new day to visit with Janna and Mike at North Ranch Escapees Park, near Congress, AZ, we will visit with our Alberta friends who hang out at Dog Pound South ranch in the Maricopa area. JB and Brenda have always been generous with their time. We look forward to seeing them in the days ahead. John & Brenda's Incredible Journey
And that's it from here for now. Thanks for dropping by.