Before Michigan Bell disconnected it for no damn reason.
Wait, you say, "you never did pay your bills, you punk." Yea, something about not having a car payment, combined with parentally enforced financial restraint due to owing them more money than the GNP of some small nations has made me quite fiscally responsible (Plus, ladymace is always finding ways to save money, having crossed that magical line of saving me more than she costs me a few months ago).
So needless to say, I was (and am) fully current on every bill I owe. Including SBC, for once. :-)
Anyway, to make a long story short, remember back to when they swapped me onto the wrong pair, and found they could get sync on that? Well, they figured out that was dumb on Monday, and swapped me to the right pair, and my DSL worked perfectly since then. Save for one small moronic mistake:
THE MORON WHO SWAPPED ME ONTO THE WEIRD PAIR PUT IN A DISCONNECT ORDER ON THE RIGHT PAIR, WHICH TOOK ABOUT 1 WEEK TO PROCESS.
Yes, the one who caused my fucking problems to begin with, who I thought I'd never ever see, encounter, or think of again, found a way to screw the pooch in new and amazing ways.
So this is magical, you say. Oh yes. Especially since they have to re-establish my circuit as if I were a new customer. Which means another 3-5 business day wait on my install. I'm beside myself in anger. I promised my ISP I wouldn't cause severe bodily harm to the first SBC employee I encounter on my daily travels.
Please SBC, let me keep my promise to my ISP. Thanks!