Sunday, December 18, 2005

Pissing and moaning

Ok, let me first say that I'm pissed at AOL for switching to XM radio...because some of my favorite stations are missing!! All YES, All  Dave Matthews and the New Age station are ALL GONE! Damn it. First DirecTv goes to XM , now AOL. (I wasn't happy about losing my music stations on DirecTv, either!)

Secondly, I waited for 11 hours on Saturday waiting for a Sears techinician to come out and repair our HD tv. I was originally scheduled from 8am until noon. Fine. No problem. When he hadn't arrived by 1150am, I called Sears to ask if he was running late. That's when I was told that I was rescheduled for 1pm til 5pm!! No call, nothing. She sent a message to the tech and asked him to call me with an E.T.A. Now mind you, I was home by myself most of the day, so I couldn't get in the shower for fear of missing the technician! Well, he never called. I called several more times, only to be told (at 3pm!) that we were call #8 for him..the last service call...and that he had only just arrived at call #4!! I asked them (politely..I don't do the yelling thing) to please reschedule me for 1st thing Monday or Wednesday morning. Of course, I was told that it simply could NOT be done. They have NOTHING available on Monday in my area EVER and the next Wednesday would be Dec 27!! (I must note that out of the 6 customer service agents I spoke to, only 2 were not pleasant or helpful. One of them transferred me to a dept that was closed on the weekend. BITCH!) Finally, at 6pm I told them to forget about it, to schedule me for Friday afternoon (the 23rd) in hopes that the kids were out of school on an early dismissal. (Watch..they'll reschedule me for 8-12 and not call me! LOL!!) I told them that I couldn't wait because Mark & Heather's Annual Christmas Party was that night!! SO, at 820pm, I received a phone call from the tech who was at my house wanting to know if I could let him in!!! Anyway, I have a complaint in and SUPPOSEDLY a district manager will call me by tomorrow. We'll see.

Ok, the Christmas party! Oh what fun!! LOL! Can't say too much because I'll implicate too many people...but let's just say that everyone had a grand ol' time! They killed several bottles of vodka and lots of beer. Me? Well, I had a glass of Sangria, half glass of wine, 1 shot and many glasses of water w/cranberry juice. Which leads me to my next comment...

Did you know that you aresupposed to drink 1/2 your weight in ounces of water? I know I'm not explaining this right but bear with me... If you weigh 160 pounds, you need to drink 80 ounces of water per day, more if you're very athletic or active. I find this amazing! I know that you can count anything that has water in it (i.e. soda, juice, soup, etc.) but caffeinated beverages and alcohol dehydrate your body so you really should either eliminate them or not count them as water. So this is my new kick: DRINK LOTS OF WATER!! I've taken to adding just a bit of cranberry juice or pomegranate juice into the water just to take the edge of the water taste. Just a bit, tho. The only disadvantage to my new found love for water is that I was up peeing the entire night! ROFLMAO!! (Note to self: Cut the water intake at 7pm for optimal sleep.)

Finally, my last bitch and moan, is that my oven no longer works and I'll have to call in a repairman. I know that it's the flame ignitor so I don't wanna mess with it. Playing with natural gas is a "no-no" in my book.

I guess I'll have to start my Christmas shopping tomorrow. Ugh. Really not into Christmas this year.

Oh, one final thought. This whole "Happy Holidays" versus "Merry Christmas" is SO blown out of proportion. I look at it this way: When I say Happy Holidays, I say it to encompass all the holidays at this year so as not to exclude anyone. Not even because I'm trying not to offend anyone...I just want to wish every person of every religion a happy time during their religious holiday AND for the happy new year! If I know that you are a Christian , I WILL wish you a Merry Christmas regardless of who is around. If you are Jewish, I WILL wish you a Happy Hannukah. If I know that you celebrate Kwaanza, Ramadan or any other religious holiday, again..I will wish you a happy whatever it is you celebrate.If I don't know what you celebrate, well.....HAPPY HOLIDAYS! (There are so many types of celebrations at this time of the year that I feel this expression covers 'em all.) 

Ok...PEACE!!!!

3 comments:

tmmiles4 said...

Good thing you have two sets of lips.....

bigj021885 said...

I am totally, 100%, feeling you on the AOL radio thing.  

While I do not mind the XM options, why do away with the other genre specific and decade specific stations!?  I used to listen to the 90's Country, Classic Rock, and Smooth Jazz stations, now I have to depend on the XM stations for those genres.  That pisses me off because you never know what the volume level is going to be from song to song on these damn XM stations.  During one song, it might be low and you have to turn up the volume considerably and then you are blown away by the next because it’s so loud.  You didn't have to worry about that crap with the stations from before.

As far as the "Merry Christmas" over "Happy Holidays" thing goes, I am so sick and tired of the PC bulls*%t.  So what if I say Merry Christmas to someone and they get offended.  It offends me when people want us to change things that have been around for years and years because if offends them.  I say F$*% them.

Anyway, enough of me going on about that.  If I do not hear from you before then, I would like to wish you and your entire family a very Merry Christmas and a safe and glorious New Year.

Jason
http://journals.aol.com/bigj021885/jasonsview

brianduddy said...

Tell us how you really feel Jason.. haha. Sharon, I feel ya on the radio thing. Oh by the way... Merry Christmas!
B