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Cable Guy

Amy over at Living Reflections talked about her recent experience with the sales people at BestBuy (motto: “We will hound you until you break”). She tried to sneak in and buy something without making eye contact with a sales person because they are the retail equivelant of someone trying to sell you a vacation time share. The guy ran up to her at the register with ink and cables! Can you imagine?

Look, I sold PCs retain wayyyyyy back when they first came out. This was back in 87. We had to sell cables with every printer because nobody had cables because nobody had a computer back then. Can I tell you how many extra USB, Serial and Printer cables I have lying around my house? And I was the last person to try to oversell someone, which is why I probably only made 14k that first year. But I knew there weren’t people out in the world badmouthing me for selling them something they didn’t need. You don’t need a 24 pin dot matrix when this IBM 9 pin will do.

Anyway, go check out her rant. I told her that if the printer came with cartridges (and not just the sample ones that print 10 pages) but the guy told her that because he wanted to sell her ink, she should contact the AG because that’s illegal. And that, dear people, is why you should steer clear of BestBuy.

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Hoppy Easter!

GOSH, is there anything like a bad holiday pun? I thought not.

Crappy day for kites, which stinks because that’s what I gave each of the kids and it would have been nice to get them up so high that the police arrested us for interfering with local flight patterns. I would have been happy to get mine up more than 15 feet or so, but it was not to be. By the time the wind was picking up a little, it was getting darker and colder. I was so DONE with being outside. 3 hours or so is about my limit when the temp is only 50 or so.

This weekend went by fast. I’d like a do-over. Thanks.

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Easter Eve

Junior loves Easter – he says it’s his favorite holiday. But he loves it for non-religious reasons: he loves hunting for eggs. And it isn’t like he’s a candy fiend, we still have Halloween candy around here somewhere. For years the Easter Bunny could only bring non-candy stuff to our house. No hollow white chocolate rabbits for us, which is just heartbreaking. How can anyone not like a hollow rabbit with the little tiny sugar eyes?

Well, since receiving an M&M dispenser from my step-kids for Christmas, he now loves M&Ms, so for the first time, the Easter Bunny can probably drop off some chocolate.

This is a good thing.

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I Can’t Feel My Feet

I learned something today. I learned that just because the package says “Adult Large” on it, doesn’t mean that my arms and legs will fit in it. I’m talking about the knee and elbow pads I bought so I could go rollerblading with Junior. They do not fit. I don’t think they’ll fit Mr. Dump either, but I’m okay with it if they do fit him. I’m not okay with them not fitting me. I decided to jam them on anyway, and put up with the pain of them completely cutting off my circulation for about 15 minutes before I couldn’t stand it any more. So now I can’t go back blading until I find “Person of Size” Size. Or something. I looked at my legs, and ya, they aren’t thin, but I’ve seen muscular people with big calves too, so what do they have to buy?

Also, the skates stink. I was going to say that maybe it was me, but you know what? I think that maybe there is some connection between the skates only costing $19, and the fact that they don’t really roll so much. I think that’s something I want on a rollerblade. Rolling action.

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