Verizon's New Repair Method: Plastic Garbage Bags

glen wiley glen.wiley at
Mon Aug 20 19:15:51 UTC 2012

Our neighborhood lost phone service when the pedestal at the end of the
road was annihilated by a flail mower....a WEEK AGO.  The repair - orange
plastic bag over the entrails of the pedestal.

Yay Verizon - I finally understand why I send them so much money - stylish
orange bags!

On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 3:09 PM, Eric Wieling <EWieling at> wrote:

> For a while we have had a customer with some lines which go down every
> time it rains.   We put in the trouble ticket, a couple of days later
> Verizon says the issue is resolved...until the next time it rains.
> The customer sent us some pictures today of the pole outside their office.
>   The repair appears to be wrapping some plastic bags around something up
> on the pole.  Here is link to the pictures the customer sent us, in case
> anyone in the mood for a good scare.

Glen Wiley

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to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." - Antoine de

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