"How Internet Marketing Made Me 'Drop-Dead' Gorgeous!"Written by Jo McNamara
"Those who know their minds do not necessarily know their hearts." La Rochefoucauld
Internet marketing fascinates me. It fascinates me so much that I am at computer 12 hours a day. However, after a few months I noticed that my posterior was beginning to spread out and fit contours of my desk chair a bit too comfortably. I was getting very pale and for first time became aware that gray was now my natural hair color.
Action was needed and this is what I did:
• Because I was getting up at 4 a.m. to be able to spend 12 hours a day on computer, I found that I was getting hungrier during day. But instead of eating Fritos, I started having boiled eggs and apples as snacks. I quit putting chips on my grocery list. My husband complained about not having munchies in house. I told him if he wanted them that much, he could buy them himself.
• Because I was getting up earlier in morning to spend 12 hours a day at computer, I started eating my dinner earlier in evening. That meant my husband and I no longer had dinner together. He started bellyaching that there wasn't anything prepared for him when he got home from work. I told him it was about time he learned how to cook.
• Because I was spending 12 hours a day sitting in front of computer, I decided I needed to spend at least half an hour on exercise bike. So I got it out of garage and set it up in living room so that I could listen to stereo while I exercised. My husband objected about having to look at it while he watched TV. I told him that was too bad and HE could use some exercise himself.
Customer DisserviceWritten by Bob Osgoodby
I recently had a problem, and called my ISP (who shall remain unnamed) for help. I could not dialup to ISP and get connected. I let this ride for a day, in event they were having a problem, but next day when I still couldn't get connected, I gave them a call.
After listening to their computerized message, which told me everything except how to brush my teeth, I finally selected appropriate option. I was given approximate hold time, (which I appreciated) put them on speaker phone and went about other things I was doing.
After 5 minutes or so, I was connected to a customer service rep, explained problem and was put through a series of things to try, which I did. None of them worked. I was told software had become corrupted, and I would have to reinstall software from my Windows CD. I explained that I could dialup to other services and problem was only with their service. No matter I was told, I would have to reinstall software. I couldn't immediately put my hands on Windows 98 installation CD, so he told me to call back when I did.
Unable to find it, I called my daughter and she had a copy. I picked it up next day and called back. I asked for customer service rep I had talked to, and was told he wasn't in office I was connected to. Seems he was housed in Tennessee and now I was talking with someone in California. I told this rep I was instructed to call back for instructions on how to reinstall software. This one told me to turn off my computer and then restart it. When it still didn't work, he told me he couldn't do anything. Now this guy barely spoke English. Not satisfied with his answer, I asked to speak to a supervisor who told me problem would be referred to their research department and someone would call me back within 48 hours.