7am - This morning I read on the Cricket website that an unlimited data plan was available to me for $70/month.
This is an amazing amount of data! 9999gb/month!! Wow, I went for that plan hook, line and sinker!
7:30am - Unlimited Cricket plan
The unlimited plan is now up and running. But something is definitely wrong? Where is my Mobile HotSpot? It's not there anymore!
So, I phoned Cricket Support. Phoning this support is an interesting experience. Because Cricket has farmed out their support to another company. And that other company is located in another country. I do not know the name of that country.
The Cricket Support Experience
The Cricket support people do NOT have English as their primary language. That's why it is an interesting experience. Some support persons have an accent that for me, is not easy to understand.
Another thing that makes this an interesting experience, is that these support people use a script. A script that they MUST follow. Word-for-word! Some script sections go on for more than 15 seconds.
Sometimes, my support call gets dropped. And then I have to call support again. And go thru all those scripts again. What fun.
9am - Restoring my Mobile HotSpot
I have just finished getting my Mobile Hotspot restored. I was on the phone with Cricket Support from 7:40am to 8:55am.
During that time period, my call was dropped twice. That means that I spoke with 3 different Cricket support people, none of whom had English as a primary language.
What fun! As a comparison, yesterday I had occasion to phone Forest River support. Forest River is the manufacturer of Twayler my trailer.
My call was answered by a human being. This human being used English as a primary language. He was extremely polite. No script. After he learned what I was calling about, he took me to that support person. A phone transfer was required. But this person transferred himself, making sure that the transfer person was on the line. Then, he told me that person's name.
Excellent companies and all-the-rest
I would love to pick only excellent companies to do my business. Unfortunately, that is impossible. Because there are not enough excellent companies existing.
So, I must put up with stuff like the Cricket crap.
11am - Food buying and prep
I've Blogged to you about what happened to me after I ceased taking all prescription medication. That was in August, 2016.
As early as January/February 2016, eating too much food began to make me feel nauseous. My Kaiser primary care doctor was puzzled about this development, as was I.
So, now I was eating perhaps only 25% of what I formerly ate. Not much change in my weight after this food reduction. Maybe 10-lbs to August. Then, after stopping all medication in August, I found that I was extremely sensitive to my hunger.
Hunger sensitivity was the catalyst that changed my entire life!
The were other things as well:
- Increased stamina. More energy than ever before.
- Easily able to stop eating after hunger gone.
- Mentally/emotionally high.
- Slowly over several months, increased going to 24 Hour Fitness to workout to every other day.
- Exercise increased strength. Even grip strength! I used to have trouble opening jar lids. Not anymore!
- Sex desire returned! Love that!!
With this huge reduction in food, I needed to buy less food at the grocery. But how does a person buy only what is consumed? Such as Snap Peas, mushrooms, and zucchini squash.
Example: I now eat 4-mushrooms in about two days. After two days, mushrooms begin to go bad. Going to check-out with only 4-mushrooms loaded into a plastic bag is ridiculous!
I continued to buy perishable foods in qualities as before. I prepare [cook] foods in the same quantities as before also. A plate of one of my meals looks the same as before also.
The difference is, that when I am not hungry, that food get dumped. No more leftovers. Everything fresh.
Breakfast this morning with cup of hot chocolate and
glass of Arnold Palmer Arizona Ice Tea
[Ate less than 1/2]