The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: July, 2002

So that’s how much per pen?

Following up on the follow-up to my Onyx pen ordeal, I visited one of the suggested sites from the Sanford lady’s email. I found a great deal on the micro flavor of the pens, thirty-seven cents each! So I picked out 9 of them. The total for the pens was $3.33. Sweeeet.

Unfortunately, the cheapest shipping for my 9 pens was $14! Or I could get them next day air for $48. Wow, that is SOME bargain!

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The Price of Being Lazy

Junior eats at least one banana a day. I am constantly buying bananas, because, well, it’s not like you can stock up on them.

We were out this morning. He HATES going to the grocery store these days, and I just sometimes would rather not have to fight with him about it. So I decided to buy two bananas in the cafeteria to bring home, solving my immediate problem.

A dollar fifty for two bananas. I could have bought three or four POUNDS of bananas for that price. I don’t think I’ll be doing that again.

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Okay, Goofy but Funny

Check out the new look for the Big DumpTruck

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My Evening

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DSL!!!!

I have to go find some large files to download. Woo hoo!

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Oh, I shouldn’t have left you hanging

I eventually got off hold. They guy said he had no idea why they left that message for me, it wasn’t anywhere in anyone’s records. They are supposed to do whatever magic they do at the home office today, but that wouldn’t involve ME. So last night I unpacked all my stuff, put all the line filters around the house, and sat and looked at my modem. I sat and looked at it because the magic hadn’t been done yet, silly.

I can’t wait to see if it’s done tonight. The customer service guy said there was a note that it might be a day or two delayed. So I’ll just watch the pretty lights on the modem flutter in the meantime.

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"Holding" has a whole new meaning

I’m on hold with Verizon right now, and I have to pee. I have to peeeeeeee. I thought typing it might make me feel better but it doesn’t.

I’m on hold because they said someone needs to go to the house to “switch” my line to DSL. Huh? What? What exactly will they be “switching,” considering I was told they wouldn’t need to come to the house?

Also, you can bet this hold music isn’t being piped into the customer service cubicle farm or they’d have to pay everyone time and a half.

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“Holding” has a whole new meaning

I’m on hold with Verizon right now, and I have to pee. I have to peeeeeeee. I thought typing it might make me feel better but it doesn’t.

I’m on hold because they said someone needs to go to the house to “switch” my line to DSL. Huh? What? What exactly will they be “switching,” considering I was told they wouldn’t need to come to the house?

Also, you can bet this hold music isn’t being piped into the customer service cubicle farm or they’d have to pay everyone time and a half.

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401K, we hardly knew ye

I poked my nose into the tracking site for one of my 401Ks, and saw that since the last statement (period ending June 30th) it has lost 14% of its value. AGAIN. I’m soooo sad. It’s not like there was enough in there to actually retire on, but hell, that’s painful. And now I’m afraid to move my money around (into less-volatile funds) because I just have so damned many shares of the ones I’m in, that it seems a shame to move them. After all, as of this second, the Dow is 320 points higher than it was when I woke up, so maybe tomorrow my 14% will be back.

One can only hope.

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More on the Great Pen Search

Here’s what the Sanford (Uni-ball) people had to say, in case anyone else out there is looking for those pens (and I know you are…I see the search words you use to get to my site. Dang, those fireworks pens got me a LOT of traffic.)



You may want to try your local Sav-on Drug Store for the # 60038 3-pk of

uni-ball Onyx Rollerball Pen.

The uni-ball Vision Exact Pens have not [my emphasis -J] been discontinued by the

manufacturer. We do show this item(s) available from Du-All (877) 583-9158 as well as

Office Depot BSDat 1-800-685-8800.

You can also try www.shoplet.com for ordering most Sanford and Paper Mate

items on-line. If you can order by the dozen call Standard Office (800)742-8247, Gray

Enterprises (800)970-7367 or www.kingpen.com.

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High Point of My Saturday

That would be when my sister ended up with cat poop completely covering the bottom of her shoe. It allowed to follow her around the grocery store (after she’d cleaned up) saying “Do you smell something?” very loudly.

Heh.

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