Friday, April 20, 2007

My thoughts exactly.

I got this link off of the Drudge Report, my favorite online news source, and thought it was a very complete, clear and correct opinion about the nation I live in.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

My first real encounter with being screwed by a big company

I often complain about one of my bosses being analretentive and never trusting anyone to do what they say they're going to do. I still think he needs counseling. That's no way to live and its no way to treat other people. I'd rather trust people and get taken advantage of then live my life always having to search out something to hold over the other person in case you have to negotiate something. I will not live like that, its just wrong.

Which brings me to my current perdicament. On the 20th of March I ordered a new phone from Sprint. I got a flyer in the mail about deals on new phones, I realized the one I was using was about two years old and thought I'd get a new one. So I called the number on the flyer and was put through to what I was lead to believe was a salesman. He took my order and all that stuff. My bank account was charge money and I waited...and waited and waited. Nearly a month as has gone by and nothing. I figured someone had stolen it off my front porch. Well I called sprint, check that, attempted to call sprint. I talked to them four different times in one day. Each time I called customer care I had to repeat the whole story they'd then transfer me to the sales department. Only I'd either get dropped, I was on hold for thirty minutes or I'd make it through and then they'd tell me (after repeating the entire story I'd just told customer service) that they couldn't help me and that I needed to talk to customer service. After doing that a few times yesterday I gave up.

So this morning on the way to work I tried again. After going through the process of getting customer service and explaining everything I was transfered not to the sales department but to the initial login to get to customer service.....I was starting to get upset. So I called back again, FINALLY talked to someone in the sales department that didn't have their head up their ass and she informed me that I had actually not ordered the phone but instead Sprint had just charged me 150 dollars and put it as a credit on my cell phone bill. YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!

As a side note, my roomate ordered a new phone from SprintPCS last week and it actually arrived on Tuesday of this week. WTF!! I've been with Sprint for going on 5 years now. How many people can you say have that kind of loyalty to a cell phone service? So this next time I call back to figure out what the hell they're going to do for me I'll let you know what goes down. I just needed to get that off my chest. That is all.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Boring post.

Yes, two posts in two days. Choke on it. I got in to work early today because I knew there was going to be problems installing our new phone system at our new location. My suspicions were confirmed when I received a somewhat upset call from the instillation company complaining about our property managers request for proof of insurance. You try to avoid this stuff and it never works does it? I've decided to just be calm about it all. I've moved everything back a day. I'm sure I'll get to hear all about how I'm responsible for the building management leaving that detail out. Like I said I'm just going to be calm and chill about it. Its no rush, thankfully.

On a different note I'm trying to buy a nintendo Wii. Which for some reason is like trying to get your hands on some of the books from the library of Alexandria. They just don't exist anymore. Why would nintendo do this to me? I've always been a loyal consumer, never straying. You can get them on ebay for around 450 dollars. If they were available in stores they'd be 250. I might as well buy an xbox360. I guess I'll just have to be patient and wait for the wonderful Itrackr to let me know when a store nearby gets some in. Its a great online service if you're trying to find hard to get items. It will even send a text to your phone alerting you where and when stuff is coming in. How cool is that?

I'm going to Disneyland tomorrow. My brothers family is in town and my friends birthday is this week and she wants to go also so we'll go run around. Thank goodness I have my season pass. So worth it. I'm disappointed I don't have anything humorous to share. So I'll let you go as I get ready to spend the day dodging phone calls and hiding from attorneys.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I'll bet you thought I was dead.

I was reading some aquantances blog's today and thought to myself, self you should post on your blog and see if Robb still has it on his RSS feed. We'll soon find out. I know you're all aglow with anticipation to see if my old married friend Robb has me in RSS. Frankly I think RSS sounds like an acronym for retardation or something. But that's just me being politically incorrect. Like the time I said I thought I might be too good looking to date this one girl. Yeah, that just really came out of my mouth, what's worse is at the time I actually thought it was true. I'm a bad man. So as I sit here and wait for my boss to arrive and shout out orders with all the speed and acumin of a pirateship capitan I'm reminded of why I started to keep this blog in the first place. To kill time and entertain myself and maybe a friend or two. I think its also important for you all to have a view into the OC life that I have here. I know you all think its sunshine and hot women with fake breasts, and really it is mostly that. But being a rabid mormon I miss out on the fake breasts for the most part, and since its always sunniest on Sundays I miss that too.

Though I have taken up running again. And by again I mean two days out of the last three, I don't want to sound like I've been hard at it for months. So remember how I had a personal trainer and was in this insanely good shape? Yeah, that's in the crapper. I've now got a nice belly going on and havnt been to the gym in a month. WTF? I mean I can't believe how sucky I've been about going to the gym. I used to run two or three miles a day AND lift weights for an hour and a half, five days a week AND do plyometrics once a week. For the uninitiated plyometrics is not a drug its a way to train your muscles for really quick strong movements like jumping squats with a medicine ball or push ups where you push up hard enough to have your hands leave the ground along with your body. Sufficeth to say I am NOT in that kind of shape anymore. I desperately want to be there again. Clearly I don't want it bad enough to make the effort. But coming back to the personal trainer thing. I miss it and want it again. It just rocked. Jeez this is a boring post. I'm ending it before it gets any worse. I'll try and post something a little more interesting next time. I just had three donuts for breakfast and then scolded the guy I share an office with for eating a granola bar for breakfast cause its not healthy. I rock.