A Slip of the Tongue...

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posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 11:27 PM
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So, I work at a call center for one of the various cable/internet/telephone companies that cares only about money. Sounds like an amazingly ridiculous job right? Don't lie, because yes, it is one of those such jobs.
Now, I've been following alot of topics on here, and even delving deeper into such catergories as the Denver International Airport and Dulce. But what about Scott Airforce Base? My supervisor is pretty interested in things like this aswell, giving me various links and stories about the most oddball and off the wall stuff I've read in a while. I remember him talking about Dulce and the various caverns and caves and highways carving through the underworld. Which is where my personal segment takes place. At work. On the phone. Talking to some *SNIP* about how his service sucks and how he wants to cancel.
The call after the last, was a guy from calling from Scott Airforce Base(SAB), and of course, his internet was not working. The conversation began like most did, saying my lines and listening to his issues and what not. He was a pretty friendly guy, or sounded like it. I had remembered what my supervisor had told me about SAB being one of the many entrances to the underworld caves of Aliens and such and, jokingly, said to this kind gentleman, "Maybe the Aliens are messing with your Internet!" His response threw me off, saying, "Nah, too early."
I stopped for a second and listened through my phone, wondering if I had heard right.
"I'm sorry Sir?" i asked, hoping he would repeat it. The friendly guy I had been speaking with was replaced with an irrate *SNIP* who immediatly screamed, "ARE YOU GONNA FIX MY INNERNET OR NOT?!" Conversation over.
Obviously i fixed his issue no questions asked and he got off of the phone pretty quick. His response though, is what keeps getting to me. "Nah, too early." What does that even mean?

Mod-Note: Language removed.
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posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 11:38 PM
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Welcome to ATS J...

I'm confused on something...was it the same guy for both responses or was it two different guys?

And yes, the response is unusual, but even military personnel have humor, and he may have heard about those stories himself....

As for his original comment, it may be that the aliens don't power up during the daytime or at least during breakfast - they have to get their Wheaties on too!

But, just imagine if the secret was let out over a call for internet service...? The irony...




edit for grammar

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posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 11:50 PM
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Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.


He was probably saying that its too early for jokes and he wanted his damn internet!



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 11:56 PM
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It was the same guy both times. And yeah, it is possible that he was just trying to be funny, but he immediatly got mad, from like 0-10 in an instant, and that continues to throw me off.



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 11:59 PM
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Guard duty can be boring...

He just wanted his porn and ESPN.



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 12:05 AM
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Originally posted by chapter29
reply to post by J Orobus
 


Guard duty can be boring...

He just wanted his porn and ESPN.



Well, i know that's what i want when I do guard duty...



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 12:34 AM
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If you can catch someone off guard, especially with an out-of-context question, sometimes you can get them to say something that they didn't intend. Perhaps that happened here.

Maybe he forgot he was talking to OUTSIDE tech support. That's another possibility. Or, perhaps he was screwing with you. However, people don't just get incredibly angry for no reason.

I think your title had it right. He slipped up (whether what he implied is the truth or not is another matter), and he realized his screw up, and he tried to ENGAGE YOUR EMOTIONS. (sound familiar posters?) After all, you would be less likely to remember it, if you weren't already a "woo-woo".



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 12:56 AM
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Originally posted by sir_chancealot
If you can catch someone off guard, especially with an out-of-context question, sometimes you can get them to say something that they didn't intend. Perhaps that happened here.

Maybe he forgot he was talking to OUTSIDE tech support. That's another possibility. Or, perhaps he was screwing with you. However, people don't just get incredibly angry for no reason.

I think your title had it right. He slipped up (whether what he implied is the truth or not is another matter), and he realized his screw up, and he tried to ENGAGE YOUR EMOTIONS. (sound familiar posters?) After all, you would be less likely to remember it, if you weren't already a "woo-woo".


Well, I'm not looking for an "ALIENS ARE REAL!" kinda thing here. It kinda throws me for a loop because of his reaction to it. Even so though, it might be a step in the right direction, then again though, I might be kidnapped from my house by Lizardmen or Greys for knowing the "truth". That would be, well, for lack of a better term, Spectacular.

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posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 10:25 AM
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Haha nice!
Yeah I totally believe the guy slipped up here, hence the anger.. maybe they screen all calls made by the base, and he knows somone heard his mistake and possibly something might happen to him..

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posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 10:39 AM
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Here´s my problem with this story:

Do government and military installations use normal ISPs?
I always thought the internet was created by the US military, so why on Earth would they use a "normal" ISP?

Surely they have their own direct connection to the backbone without dealing with civilians?



posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by Psychopump
Here´s my problem with this story:

Do government and military installations use normal ISPs?
I always thought the internet was created by the US military, so why on Earth would they use a "normal" ISP?

Surely they have their own direct connection to the backbone without dealing with civilians?



Well, when his call popped up, the address did too, which was in SAB. I even had him verify his address with me. He could've lived on the outskirts of the base, but he did have us as his ISP.



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 06:50 AM
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Originally posted by J Orobus

Originally posted by Psychopump
Here´s my problem with this story:

Do government and military installations use normal ISPs?
I always thought the internet was created by the US military, so why on Earth would they use a "normal" ISP?

Surely they have their own direct connection to the backbone without dealing with civilians?


So we are in fact talking about someone´s personal internet connection at home, and not about the connection of the facility?

Well, when his call popped up, the address did too, which was in SAB. I even had him verify his address with me. He could've lived on the outskirts of the base, but he did have us as his ISP.



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 06:56 AM
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The guy probably lives on base housing, or in the barracks. Personel that live on base use outside ISP. At the work place its all Gov.



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 12:41 PM
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I was in the military and must state this: Not all bases will have a secret underground alien units. Scott AFB is home to Air Mobility Command which makes it a major installation.
I think many people want to think there are Reptilians or Greys running around at Dulce and elsewhere, but there is not one shred of evidence. Just stories from a few people here and there and a few fake YouTube videos.
As for him being short with you, you do work for customer service and should do your job. Like most of us here, he probably had to go through a thousand different menu options before getting a live human. It can be quite frustrating, especially when transferred only to have to go through many more options.






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