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February 9th, 2007

Hi, I don't think Ive ever posted here before, or else it has been quite some time.
Well I had to buy some light brown pants for work, and at the time (I have since quit so now I have a worthless pair of pants I will never wear) I made 8.75/hr so I refused to pay very much for pants. I went to Target. Apparently the Maternity section is RIGHT NEXT to the miss/junior/women's section. So I am a size 8/9. I tried on a size 9. It was huge. Then I tried on a size 7. It was still huge. I commented on the size being wrong, and she said "That's maternity." I slapped my hand over my mouth in embarassement and started laughing until she said "Yeah sorry I couldn't tell if you were pregnant." I'm 5'5'' 140, I know I'm not really skinny but I don't have a buldging stomach.

Also, the DVD/CD-rom drive in my less than 6 month old laptop is no longer working. It claims its no longer installed. First I tried to call HP. I have no problem with foreigners, no problem supplying them jobs, so long as I can understand what the hell they are saying. This man had such a thick (Indian?) accent that I had to ask him to repeat himself sometimes four times. After 8 minutes he was still trying to confirm the spelling of my last name. I hung up and turned off my phone.
Next I tried email. They gave me a very complicated 10 step way of trying to fix this problem. I did it. It didn't work. Next they said okay, click this link and it will fix itself. Why not just give me the god damn link in the first place? However, that didn't work either. They gave me four other things to try, they all failed. This is over the course of about three hours. Finally I tell them to forget it, I'll bring it somewhere and pay someone since they can't do it for me. Then they offer to have my laptop shipped in to get it fixed, and oh, It'll get it back in 5-7 business days.
One problem assholes, all my course notes are on my laptop and I have two major assignments due in the next 1-3 weeks. Back up my hard drive with a disk? I CANT. The disk is the entire problem.
So now I am without a job, because I couldn't keep up with my course work while maintaining it, have 700 dollars to my name until I.. Somehow get money, and now I have to pay 100+ dollars to compUSA, or something like that, because HP doesn't even know their own computer systems.

I hate people.

GRRRR


Comments from the computer tech that came out to replace my laptop monitor

When he first got here:

Me: Hey! Thanks for coming.
Him: That's my job.
Me: Well, thanks anyways. How are you doing today?
Him: Good...you?
Me: Pretty good - wish I could've enjoyed my day off instead of cleaning. Oh well!
Him: Yeah...you should really clean this place up.

...Wha? I had laundry to put away upstairs and that's pretty much all that I have left to do. My place isn't stepford wife clean, but its vacuumed, picked up, dusted, etc.

I had Mythbusters on kind of in the background - in the room he was working in

Tech: Oh catching up with what your boyfriend watches?
Me: He likes it too...But I missed this episode, so I'm catching up.
Tech; That show is too smart for girls.
Me: ......

I let him know that I wasn't sure if the tech on the phone understood the other problem I was having...so I explained it again

His response.... : Was it a guy tech?
Me: Yes
His: Then he knows what he's talking about.




He also used the bathroom (which meant wandering away to the other side of the house) without saying anything. (I was getting something out of the oven)
He picked up a bottle of water from the case on the floor on his way out.



What the FUCK you asshole!

I was two seconds away from mauling him - if my computer hadn't been in pieces I would've kicked him the fuck out.


Edit: Called supervisor - he was out at lunch...so e-mailed him and left him a voicemail. Grawr.


I'm fuming....So what if I helped manage 40 linux servers? I have tits and I have no idea how to use a computer. Oh my god...WHERES THE POWER BUTTON?

I'm being stupid, I know. . Sorry. I'm just.....grr.


Edit 2: Heard nothing back yet and now the office seems to be closed. I'm going to be nice and wait until Monday while I end up writing a nice long (hopefully temper free) e-mail to anyone I can find. I'll hold onto it until I talk to the boss though

it's a medical suck theme day! woohoo!

I had to go to a new doctor today. Didn't know them, needed to see a doc right away for an awful ear infection, and my hard-to-spell-specialist wanted me to see an internist, specifically, not just any old NP or whomever at a clinic.

So I make an appointment with an internist. I go, wait two hours, only to be seen by...a nurse practitioner. Great! She'll examine me, then I'll see the internist. How thorough! So then she goes to look in my ear and she can't find any plastic sanitary covers...so she just STICKS THE METAL EARSCOPE THING IN MY EAR and puts it back on the wall without sanitizing it. Considering I was there for an ear infection, what the fuck?

So then she tells me I have swimmer's ear (I am so sick of hearing that, it is wrong, I know the difference) but prescribes me oral antibiotics anyway. Okay, awesome, but...where's the internist? She says he's busy and he can't see me.

Well, thanks. So as I'm walking out, who do I see but the doctor himself! Doing nothing! Clearly not busy! Well, maybe he was. Who cares. Now I have to go see another internist and waste another afternoon. Awesome.

Dentist suck

So I had a dentist appointment today, or at least I was supposed to. This was actually my second attempt to go there, because the first time their x-ray machine broke and they had to reschedule me. Which isn't their fault, things happen.

I have never been to this place before, and it's the only dentist in my plan that is both accepting new patients and not an obnoxiously long drive from where I live. I had to ask to leave my job 3 hours early so that I could go to my appointment, because after they rescheduled me the first time, the only slot they had open that wasn't a few months in advance was during my workday.

I didnt receive any cards in the mail about my appointment and nobody called to confirm earlier this week, so I took it upon myself to call them this morning and reconfirm that my appointment today was for 3:30. The man I spoke to, Chris, told me yes, everything was fine and they'll see me this afternoon.

So I show up at 3:34 after getting a little lost and apologize for my tardiness and explain that I got a little lost and I hope it's not a problem.

The receptionist gives me a snotty look and tells me that I'm 20 minutes late and now I have to make a new appointment. I look at my watch. 3:34. Four minutes late. I point this out. He tells me I made a mistake and now I have to make a new appointment, and the earliest they can get me in is a month from now.

So I get sort-of mad and tell the guy that I spoke to someone in their office this morning to confirm my appointment for 3:30 and they said that was the correct time. The receptionist basically just responds by saying "You didn't talk to me".

So I take it, and before I leave I basically rant to the guy and tell him how it sort-of pisses me off that I'm told the wrong time by their employee and now I have to wait another month to come in. I ask if they have a person in the office who answers phones named Chris, and they confirm that they do. So I leave saying that if Chris was in at 8 this morning, he told me the wrong time and that's horrible service.

So I leave angry and go to the grocery store, fully planning to call other dentists in my plan as soon as I got home. If I could find someone else, I was going to cancel the new appointment I made with these fools.

And then I get a call while I'm in the store. It's the receptionist. They have an appointment for me Tuesday because they determined that Chris would have been the one answering the phones at that time in the morning and it's his fault I missed my appointment. Apologize apologize apologize. I also apologize for being rude to the receptionist, but explain that I was frustrated because I had called to confirm the appointment and everything and then got turned away.

I don't know if I should still go there after what happened today, but the receptionist kissed my ass enough on the phone to appease me and I really, really want to have clean teeth.

I doubt I'll go there ever again after this, though.


Edit to add that when I spoke the the person this morning who told me the wrong time, he sounded like he was hardly listening, more like "Oh yeah, that's right. See you later!". I figured he was just busy and didn't think anything of it, but since he confirmed the wrong time, I have to assume he was just trying to get me off the phone and didn't even bother to look at the schedule. Which was the reason why it annoyed me so much that I missed the appointment. Making a mistake is one thing, but not listening to what a client is asking you and just saying yes is horrible service.

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