One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

Customer Service Outage


[ This found its way into my email inbox recently and how could I resist sharing?]

Dear World:

The United States of America, your quality supplier of ideals of liberty and democracy, would like to apologize for its 2001-2008 service outage.

The technical fault that led to this eight-year service interruption has been located, and the parts responsible for it were replaced Tuesday night, November 4. Early tests of the newly-installed equipment indicate that it is functioning correctly, and we expect it to be fully functional by mid-January.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the outage, and we look forward to resuming full service — and hopefully even to improving it in years to come.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,



Comments on: "Customer Service Outage" (8)

  1. That is totally hilarious! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  2. This is great! Simple, yet delivers the message well. :o)

  3. That is perfect. Glad you shared.

  4. Ok I try to laugh, to be honest, I have, but I must see to you and a lot of your American “fellow citizens” it must be like a nightmare is gone.

  5. Funny, but then when you think of the lives he and his buddies have affected, it gives a person chills.

    Yah, it really HASN’T been a very funny eight years, that’s for sure.

  6. This was an extremely evil and dark time… customers and employees have to pitch in to save their nation…

  7. I’m looking forward to the installation of the new equipment, even as far away as the UK we’ve been experiencing problems!

  8. That is just plain AWESOME!!!

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