October 4th, 2006

SPML4 owl

more pizza bad service

Another post reminded me of this incident from a few years ago.

I work at a bookstore.

At the time this happened, we had a rather quirky manager, and that night his quirks called for him to order pizza for everyone. Yay, impromptu pizza party! We were all looking forward to it. For a long time.

About an hour and a half after the boss ordered, he got a call from the delivery man, who had to admit that he had gotten lost on the way to the store.

That was an interesting development.

You see, the place he ordered from is on the road behind the store, about a block away. If he had thrown the box hard enough, he may have gotten it on our roof.
Lily Haloween

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I have a question.

On the 1st, I wrote a check for 850 for my rent. My account balance is 873. The check "tried to clear" yesterday, but was returned by my bank because apparently, my funds were not available. It shows that they were. The bank was not helpful at all and kept repeating that my funds were not available. They said there was nothing I could do. I kept telling them that I had had 873 in my account for days and that nothing was waiting to clear. Well, they charged me overdraft without taking out the check. I don't know what to do about this.
charlie brown

Odd call from the Fraternal Order of Police

This evening I received a call from a telemarketer on behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police, which according to the telemarketer was a nonprofit organization. The call occurs as follows:

Telemarketer: Hello, is WolfP10 available?
me: Speaking
Telemarketer: Hey, I am Drey calling on behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police, a nonprofit organization which benefits your local police force. Tonight I am going to hook you up with our membership package, which includes some cool items for you and your family. Now, for a minimum donation of $25...
Me: No thank you, I am not interested.
Telemarketer: Aww, c'mon man, you going to treat the family of slain cops like that? After all their sacrifices for your freedom?
Me: My family already actively supports several community organizations, so we are not interested.
Telemarketer: Dude, that is cool and all, but these are families that no longer have loved ones because they served you...
Me: I am NOT interested, thank you very much. I then hang up the phone.

Now my family is quite active in our community. My mother, father, and I are all leaders in a local Scout Troop where I earned my Eagle Scout some years back, and my father is on the Board of Trustees for a local youth camp. So I was personally offended when he implied I am not supporting my community. Of course he doesn't know my background, however I feel it is quite inappropriate to lay a guilt trip on a solicitation, in particular using the memory of fallen police officers to fundraise. Instead of telling me all the great things the FOP does, he acts as if I owe something to an organization.

Not incredibly bad service, but quite annoying and bothersome, which I why I do not plan on donating to the FOP anytime soon.