Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Haiku: Third Time a Charm

on October 4, 2017

New modem required
So said cable company
It came in the mail

Also cable box.
Cable guy to the rescue
My problems were small

Three long hours passed
He pronounced all in good shape –
Until the next day

When it became clear
Impossible to record
Why have a TV?

Different guy sent
Seems original box wrong
Installed another

Now I could record.
Problems solved I watched TV
Then after four days

No picture on screen.
Third guy came with his tool box
Things were looking up.

He wasted no time
Found ancient cable splitter
Replaced it. Voila!

With my apologies to the traditional Haiku form

21 responses to “Haiku: Third Time a Charm

  1. Charming! I laughed. Not at you but at your much more elegant than I rant.

  2. Or rather, much more elegant rant than mine…. or, at least, much more elegant than my rant. Well. That’s what happens when you hit post.

  3. Eric Alagan says:

    Rolling and laughing
    Oh, I miss carrier pigeons
    Both message and meal πŸ™‚

  4. Christy B says:

    All fixed in the end… Third time lucky πŸ™‚

  5. I am often victimized by technology and incompetent service

  6. Denzil - Life Sentences says:

    Brilliant! But unfortunate for you at the same time. Still, it shows that creativity can come out of frustration!

  7. So glad it got fixed! Nice form lol

  8. vivachange77 says:

    It certainly was a relief. Thanks, Lynn. πŸ™‚

  9. Oh dear the frustrations of technology, glad it’s all sorted and you could get your frustrations out poetically πŸ™‚

  10. janowrite says:

    Story Of My Life dept! We have actually had fewer issues using a hot spot than we had with very expensive cable. Un Real. Hope it all stays fixed for you this time! πŸ™‚

  11. shilyot says:

    Is there ever an answer? Self-perpetuating obscurity

  12. hbsuefred says:

    Changes in the technology happen so fast that it’s hard for even the so-called “experts” to keep up! This is part of the thesis of Thomas Friedman’s book “Thank You For Being Slow.” Bless him, he tries to make a case for this “drawback” of being an old codger!

  13. vivachange77 says:

    I like Friedman’s take on technology. Except sometimes I like when the tech people refine things and come up with something simpler.

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