If you had were building a telephone exchange, particularly one of the biggest telephone exchanges in the UK, one that contained literally acres and acres of electronic and electrical equipment, would you put a lot of this gear below ground level?
Yup. That's what caused an abso-fucking-lutely huge telephone and network outage yesterday, which lasted right up until this afternoon. There was over 18 inches of water where there shouldn't be any.
Many businesses, including the one for which CF is currently working, have been without 'phone lines for 24 hours or more.
In a conference call to one beleaguered Telecoms company earlier today, one angry customer raised the subject of compensation.
Rather than being told to sod off, act of god, nothing can be done, he was told that all customers will be addressed individually on the subject.