Maybe you’re not me.
Maybe you don’t have websites that you actually want to be live and readable on the Interwebs, including two sites (ClaireDiazOrtiz.com and Twitter4Good.com) that happen to be relevant to a certain book launch rather important to your psyche.
Maybe you’re also not traveling through rural SouthEast Asia on a delayed honeymoon with limited internet access in the weeks leading up to said book launch.
Maybe (and only if the above is true, of course), you are not, for example, writing this blog post from the edge of a cliff near the border of Vietnam and China.
Maybe, just maybe, you have not yelled into the bright, clear, mountain air more than ten times in the last 36 hours after each and every new useless conversation with Hostgator personnel regarding why they can’t provide service to your websites in accordance with the precious cash money you provide them with on a monthly basis.
Maybe, just maybe, you’re not desperately emailing your tech who has just recently given birth and is likely not even looking at her iphone as she nurses the beautiful, precious newborn BUT you still email anyway, again and again, because you have no other idea of how to find someone trustworthy who can deal with all your site switching madness to extricate you from the nightmare that is being in bed with Hostgator while you are, as I said, in the middle of nowhere.
Maybe, just maybe, you had heard from dozens of bloggers you respect that Hostgator always sucks when times get tough and you just hadn’t listened because you had never really had a problem before. So maybe, just maybe, you are kicking yourself a little too hard right now.
Maybe, just maybe, you are (contrary to me) actually able to contain your rage with the useless customer service personnel who seem to make it their job to hate their terrible service even more. Maybe, when they tell you lie after lie and contradict everything the past seven service reps you’ve talked to in the past 36 hours said and then tell you everything is working fine while you have your friend in London checking at the exact moment and she says it’s not working for her either, maybe you don’t get into such pathetic arguments with the raging idiots:
Maybe, just maybe, you’re not going out of your mind enraged like a toddler having a tantrum in a local Walmart.
Maybe, just maybe, you’re not me.
Because if you were me, you might know what kind of deranged logic is involved to decide that your big coup de grace is to slam (!) out of the chat conversation with the latest Hostgator manager by sending him the blog post you wrote (this very one!) telling him how much you hate Hostgator.
Revenge is sweet, alas!
(07:08:17 AM) Isaac Ac: Their network is experiencing connectivity issues.
(07:12:35 AM) Isaac Ac: Are you with me Claire?
(07:15:58 AM) Isaac Ac: I am afraid we may have again lost our connection?
(07:17:34 AM) Claire Williams: i am here isaac
(07:17:41 AM) Claire Williams: we have not lost our connxn
(07:17:48 AM) Claire Williams: but you are not saying anything helpful
(07:17:57 AM) Claire Williams: you are now telling me their network is also having problems
(07:18:07 AM) Claire Williams: their network, my network, my readers networks
(07:18:15 AM) Claire Williams: everyone seems to be having problems but hostgator.
(07:18:38 AM) Claire Williams: perhaps this explains why i will be canceling my service.
(07:18:59 AM) Claire Williams: ciao! http://clairediazortiz.com/honeymoon-hell-with-hostgator-sucks/