October 20, 2017

People Problems

Filed under: issues — sara @ 3:52 pm

What ever happened to good customer service?  Does it exist anymore?  In today’s culture, is it a matter of improper training, work ethic or does it just come down to lack of respect?

I went to my local grocery store this evening and saw the same young girl at the “customer service” counter I’ve seen on my last few visits.  Lately she has just acted like she didn’t want to be there.  She hasn’t actually acted short tempered but her manner has been hurried, if you know what I mean.  I have gotten to the point that I did  not ask her to complete transactions I went there for.  I’d rather do my business when someone is working that is more cordial.

Tonight, she said, while she was waiting on me, “I need a cigarette break.”  Having spent several years in the customer service business, working and training staff to go above and beyond to provide excellent customer service, I would never say that in front of a customer.  That is just not respectful, and it’s certainly not good customer service.

Whenever I receive good customer service, I am always very careful to thank the person and tell them that they provided excellent customer service.

December 27, 2012

This Shit Has Just Got To Stop

Filed under: Finance,issues,tech,Vehicle — sara @ 5:00 am

The car on my insurance policy has been broken down since June and I haven’t been driving it although I am continuing to pay the monthly insurance premiums. I’ve been really having a problem getting the part needed to fix the exhaust so the car will pass the state emissions test so that I can then get the new goddamned tags. My mechanic has ordered the part from several different places, but it never seems to ship and arrive at his fucking shop. I’m getting frustrated as hell at not having my car to drive and even more frustrated at paying a monthly insurance premium for a car that is not being driven, even to the end of the driveway to fetch the mail when the weather is too extreme to walk.

Tomorrow I will have to change things up and start driving a different car and make the changes to my insurance. Getting insurance for a replacement car should be pretty fucking easy. And it might even be cheaper. I’ll definitely be gathering car insurance quotes first thing in the morning and make the needed changes before the next weekend. There is nothing worse that throwing money right out the fucking window each and every first of the month, this shit has just got to stop.

December 12, 2012

Your Copier Can Make Or Break Your Ass

Filed under: Finance,issues,tech — sara @ 1:59 am

The company that I currently work for has outgrown our space in Cool Springs, but they aren’t sure what to do about growing and taking on more liabilities in this uncertain economic climate. They’ve been kicking around a few ideas, like office sharing, working from remote locations, or just biting the fucking bullet and getting a second or branch office. The least likely option would be to look for a larger office in Cool Springs. That is the most expensive real estate in Middle Tennessee, if not the whole state. Even more expensive than downtown. I was thinking that a small second office someplace where the rent is a lot cheaper would make sense for our back office operations.

For example, we could move the entire accounting department to Murfreesboro or Spring Hill. Everyone here would take their computers and their other personal office shit with them. We could buy some nice but inexpensive used office furniture and conference room equipment. The only thing we would need beyond that would be a copier. We really like the Ricoh Copiers that we are using at the Cool Springs office. It is a work horse – almost never jams and does not use much toner. We might even be able to buy a refurbished copier and save money on that, too. Having a good reliable copier can make or break your ass.

November 11, 2012

Good Ass News By Phone

Filed under: Finance,issues,Medical,News,TV — sara @ 3:35 am

Last week’s front page has a story about the guy in Santa Cruz, CA who just won $39 fucking million in the lottery. It’s a great rags to riches story – he was working three jobs just trying to keep his head above water and now he is one of the richest people in America. The Santa Cruz Market is the store that will get $140,000 for selling the winning ticket. That’s nice for spreading the wealth around!

Today’s headline is that a former lottery winner was just killed and that this isn’t the first time that someone that has come into money through the fucking lottery and has died shortly after receiving the money. I didn’t realize that until I was looking a bit closer at the story and some of the links that I ended up clicking on. Pretty fucking disturbing.

I’ve heard that many states have lotteries now that people living close enough to the state line can play 3 or 4 different state lotteries at the same time. That’s a lot of fucking numbers to keep up with. There is even a cool as shit way to find out the winning numbers by having the lottery numbers sent right to your cell phone. You just pay a small monthly subscription and you get text messages sent to your phone. That’s the kind of good ass news that I would like to get by phone!

October 12, 2012

Still Waiting

Filed under: issues,Just me,Medical — sara @ 6:27 pm

I knew that it would take a while to get all the test results in, especially since the CAT Scan was done on a Friday and that tends to make things take longer than usually, but good grief, it has been almost a week and I still haven’t heard word from my doctor’s office. Tomorrow is Friday and if I don’t hear anything tomorrow we have another weekend ahead of not knowing what the fuck is going on. The pain in my left isn’t getting any better and I’m really getting concerned.

I think that I’ll call the doctor’s office tomorrow morning to see if they have gotten the results back. I hate calling there, the receptionist is such a bitch. She is a pretty little thing, blonde, green eyed with a nice set of tits, but a total bitch to me for some reason. One day she is going to push the wrong button on a bad day and I swear I’ll just have to let her have it. I just don’t want to make any waves when it comes to my body and my health and messing with the help could possibly mess with my health and I just don’t want to go there.

October 2, 2012

Moldy Strawberries

Filed under: Good Eats,issues — sara @ 6:54 pm

Harris Teeter had a great sale on strawberries the other day, two for seven dollars, which isn’t the best deal ever, but better than full price. What pissed me off is that I couldn’t find a single container of strawberries that didn’t have at least one or two totally fucked up strawberries in the, much less two. I did find a container that had three strawberries that had turned to mold so I then started searching for someone in the Produce Section that I could bring these tainted berries to their attention.

After walking up and down the aisles for over 5 minutes I finally found an employee that was pretty embarrassed to see the condition of the containers that I had discovered. She went in the back and brought out a couple of racks of strawberries, that she claimed had just came off of the truck for me to pick two from to take home and was full of apologizes.

The very next day I reached into my refrigerator to get out the two containers of these wonderful strawberries to cut up and use some for dinner. The rest I planned on washing, cutting and freezing for future use, when I noticed that both containers had several berries that had been totally covered with this nasty assed mold. Boy wasn’t I pissed off to find this shit and immediately found my receipt, got the phone number of the store off of it and gave them a call. I was nice about it, I found out a long time ago that being a bitch right off the bat rarely works to my advantage. All of I have to do is take the receipt into the store and ask for Michael and he will gladly make sure that I get my money back. I think I’m done with strawberries for a good long while now.

September 23, 2012

I Am So Not An Early Person

Filed under: Family,issues,tech — sara @ 6:36 pm

What a fucked up day this turned out to be. After having to get up at 3:00a.m. in the fucking morning to get my cousin Nancy to the airport for her 6:25a.m. flight back to San Diego, I got back home to find that Nancy had called the house to tell me that her flight had been cancelled and that the next available flight won’t be until 7:45pm tonight. If only she had called my cell phone I could have turned around and gotten her, could have done some sight seeing or something, instead of her hanging around the airport all fucking day. But by the time I got home I was totally beat all to hell from getting up so early, rushing all the way to the airport and my stomach was all upset from all the coffee that I had drank trying to get up some early morning energy. God how I hate early mornings!

At least she has her laptop with her, money for food and drink and a good book that she picked up while she was here for her short stay here. I just needed to give her my cell phone number to use in case of an emergency and I have to go dashing out to the airport for some type of emergency. I don’t know why she only had my home phone number, most people don’t even know I have a land line.

 

 

September 7, 2012

CAT Scan

Filed under: issues,Medical,tech — sara @ 5:53 pm

It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be to drink 2 full bottles of that nasty ass chalk tasting crap that I had to get down before this mornings CAT Scan. One bottle was supposed to taste like banana and the other was supposed to taste like wild berries, what a fucking joke that turned out to be, chalk is chalk, no way to disguise that nasty taste, but I got them down all right, with little effort involved, but it wasn’t fun, I can tell you that!

The technician that did the CAT Scan was pretty nice. He knew that it was cold as shit in that room and he got the job done pretty quickly so that I could get dressed again, warm up and be on my way. On the way home my stomach started acting up and I couldn’t wait to get home so that I could use the bathroom and continue on with my day. Unfortunately using the bathroom didn’t help my stomach much. I started getting a pain in my chest and it felt like my right ovary was going to explode, so instead of continuing on with my day I ended up laying down for a couple of hours. Felt much better after a nice long nap, but my stomach is still not happy.

August 25, 2012

Asshole Doctors

Filed under: issues,Medical,tech — sara @ 5:36 pm

After dealing with a sharp pain in my left side for a couple of days I decided to go ahead and call my doctor’s office to see if I could come in for a check up. Apparently my dumb ass doctor was on vacation, once again, it must be nice to be able to take off 3 or 4 times a year to go frolicking all across the country. So I had to wait a week and a half to get an appointment, in the mean time the pain was getting worse and worse, but not enough to prompt me to go to the E.R. I hate going to the fucking E.R. here, it always takes at least 6 hours out of my life to go there. Six hours of misery, no thank you.

Finally got to see the doc and he gave me orders to get a bunch of blood work done, along with orders to get a CAT Scan done of my stomach. So I went to get the blood work done today and got the CAT Scan scheduled while I was there. It looks like I have to drink two of those bottles of that nasty chalky stuff two hours before the CAT Scan is done. Oh this is going to be fun!

March 25, 2012

GOP ticket

Filed under: issues,Just me,News — sara @ 2:30 pm

Now I have to say that normally I hate politics, but it is a presidential election year and only the ignorant would ignore this action. Throughout the last few months I have watched a lot of the shit talking back and forth between the candidates and have seen a prevailing trend. Mitt Romney and Ron Paul may just make a team to be unbeatable. Santorum is a complete idiot with out dated ideas and no hope what so ever of making President. I hate democrates and barely tolerate Republicans, but if Santorum is the only GOP choice I would rather vote for the moron in the White House and I hate him just as much.

A Romney/Paul ticket would actually work. Ron Paul has the ideas that Romney lacks and can keep Mitt following a good path to fixing the Untied States problems. I am really not surprised that the possibility of these two teaming up is coming to light. The next few months will be very interesting to watch the news as more and more people vote to decide who should have the GOP ticket. I sincerely hope it is not Santorum as he is an idealistic idiot without a clue. Go Ron Paul !