The Pope,The Internet, And BT

Heres an odd one from The Register.

It seems that BT Openreach (the engineering arm of BT) , have released a notice advising they will not be taking “any escalations for faults and orders in the London area next week due to the visit of the Pope”.

Odd considering the amount of businesses in the local area that would obviously depend on broadband. Also odd considering this hasn’t announced by other Internet Service Providers.

Just seems a bit odd…

In other news, you can sign up to get Catholic Broadband in America…

Dear Cardinal Walter Kasper…

Lets face it.

Your boss is taking a trip around here this week, and I have to admit. As a country we’re probably not being the most welcoming hosts. I imagine we’re probably a little like that family who say “come and visit”, and when you do, they spend the entire time you’re there grumbling, and making you feel unwelcomed.  If I was at that families home, I’d personnally go on a charm offensive. Yes it would probably seem cheesy and forced, but there may be a chance I might (in the end) do the the right thing.

Couldn’t you have at least tried to be charming about us?

Now I have to admit, I’ve not read the actual interview itself (not due to lack of trying), and I’m sure the media have twisted your remarks. The thing is, I cant help but wonder what you were thinking when you said;

“when you land at Heathrow you think at times you have landed in a Third World country”

Did you mean spiritually speaking? (As your press man in Scotland feels).  If you did why did you say Heathrow, and not the England / Britain / UK ?

It just feels a tad unsensitive 🙁

One last point. Why dont you want to come and see us? Maybe we could chat, sit down around a pint and talk it out.

I understand you’re not feeling great, but you can make it to some fancy dinner with the Germans tonight… we would look after you, buy you a pint or two, plus we do have the NHS who I’m sure would look after you as well as anyone else.

Thanks for reading.

The Church Sofa Lads

P.S If  you do fancy a pint sometime, please let us know. It doesn’t have to be over the next 4 days, you could come over and visit at some other point.