This past week Tom’s kids and grandkids came to the house for a family reunion. Yesterday they all left for the nearby ice caves. I stayed home and did what I generally do these days, write, and job search for remote work.
While I was in the process of doing that I received a call from the local Social Security office. Did I mention the day was socked in with rain, clouds, and wind? It was and apparently that had something to do with the Social Security agent trying to communicate with me. I heard her just fine, but she had a devil of a time hearing or understanding me. She told me it was like listening to a robot voice. After three attempts, she gave up and told me she would call again today.
I then saw I received a text message from my dentist office reminding me of my dentist appointment scheduled for two weeks from the day. Well I figured the last call was a fluke and went ahead and contacted them.
Same problem: the person on the other end could not hear or understand me. It was a metallic sound that resonated like I was inside an echo chamber. After the second try and much frustration on both our ends we gave up.
I’m hoping with the weather cleared up and sunny today, the problems will correct itself, but I’m not holding my breath either. The problem with the newer technology, we are still at the whims and mercy of mother nature.