Move Over Comcast And AT&T: Drucker-Net Is Here

State-of-the-art technology for rural America

You people in the big cities have no idea – NO IDEA – what those in the sticks have to go through to stay connected and keep up some semblance of sophistication.

I was talking to my sister Terry the other day.  She said she hadn’t checked my blog because her internet connection was down again.  

That COULD be true.  I know she has had lots of trouble with her service in the past.  She lives way out in the country.  But I knew they changed providers just a few months ago.  I suspected this was a flimsy excuse to avoid being grilled about my latest post.  

“Don’t you have DSL now?” I asked.

“No, we’ve got Wi-fi.” Terry replied.   

I am not making up this next part – it’s practically a direct quote. 

“They put a satellite dish up on  – you know our friend Henry Gilman? – the dish is up on top of his uncle’s corn silo.”  Terry said.

Yup.  They got that new-fangled internet down at Sam Drucker’s General Store.   Once you upgrade to Drucker-Net, your worries are over.

The Drucker-Net sales manager, Mr. Haney, gave them a really good plan.   They offer the Dee-Luxe Package for $29.99, but Terry thought that was a bit high, even with the Grabwell wringer-washer included.  She chose the Party-line Plan for only $14.99.  She just has to ring up Clara at the switchboard and she gets patched in to whatever site she wants.  That is, if nobody else in the RFD is using the internet.  Otherwise she has to check out whatever sites they check out.  It’s called tandem surfing – sounds exotic!

According to Terry, the only problem has been getting online late at night.  Mr. Ziffel ties up the line for hours.  He says he’s doing research on pork-belly futures.  It’s some site called “Porking Porkers”.

Outages are bound to happen, what with snow, wind or stray chickens.   If things get cattywampus, Terry just calls the Drucker-Net service department.   They are top-notch.   Eb will be over in a jiff to shimmy up the silo and knock the dish back into place.

With Drucker-Net, even the country mice will be as up-to-date on the latest technology as their city cousins.  Just because you’re not urban, doesn’t mean you can’t be urbane.

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15 Responses to Move Over Comcast And AT&T: Drucker-Net Is Here

  1. bigsheepcommunications says:

    Now, I don’t know Terry, but I do have a sister and I’m suspicious. I mean, I live in the real life Mayberry (no kidding, Mount Airy, NC, where Andy Griffith grew up and Main Street is stuck in the 1950’s), but even we have wi-fi downtown and reasonably reliable internet service. Maybe Ed needs to move that dish from the corn silo to the water tower or maybe your sister is holding a grudge for something you did to her when you were 12…


    • pegoleg says:

      Of course Mayberry has all the modern conveniences. It is way bigger than Hooterville. It would be like their Mount Pilot! Eb would love to move the dish to the water tower, mainly because the Petticoat Junction girls are always skinny dipping in there.


  2. Jane says:

    Great post! On some level I miss our no-tech childhoods:)


  3. Libby says:

    Hilarious as usual, sis (I’m one of Peg’s other, urban AND urbane sisters).


  4. Terry says:

    Wow! I’m famous. Lucky for you my wi-fi IS working today. Nah, nah. And, no, she didn’t do anything to me at 12 years old … at least I don’t recall. Unless it was hogging the covers some cold winter nights. Made me laugh out loud, Peg.
    Thanks for the Monday chortle 🙂


    • pegoleg says:

      Hi Tar! Glad to hear you’ve got service now. If the hubby has to go out on the roof and hold an egg beater at 3 o’clock and an auger at 12 o’clock to get reception, it may be time to rethink the ISP. And it was ALWAYS you who hogged the covers. I was the sniveling brat who went and told on you to mom & dad.


  5. Lisa Richart says:

    HOW MANY TIMES do I have to tell you girls to move down here in the South, to the BIG city of CHARLESTON so you can enjoy HIGH speed internet…and SUNSHINE!!! See ya soon! I guess I will need to bring my air card to get internet service up there for Ma’s 80th!


  6. Judy says:

    Hilarious Peg! Thanks for the stroll down memory lane.
    I agree with Jane…I miss my no tech childhood also.


  7. John Hunsinger says:

    Great post peg. When we would tell people that we don’t have cable, i could tell the next thing they wanted to say was “But you DO have indoor plumbing?”


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