Readers, before proceeding to read what follows ensure a stiff drink is readily available. If coffee is the preferred beverage, ensure its super duper strength.
At the table of knowledge at the local watering hole this afternoon Jacko, one of the regulars, delivered the report that follows.
During the report some of Jacko's mates had to be given assistance to get up off the tiles at the watering hole. A visiting medico who was on site said they were in a state of shock and recommended a couple of the lads should, as a matter of urgency, obtain counselling to assist them in their recovery.
"As a long term Telstra/Bigpond customer (30 years+) in the Clarence valley I had no/nil/zilch ADSL service from the provider this week and, on occasions, no telephone access. When T/BP finally restored the services I contacted the telco's billing department with the view to having my bill adjusted to reflect my week's "experience".