June 6th, 2007

  • _ochre

Money thrown :(

I had to run an errand for my boss one time. It was at noon and me being in the Tropics, it's freaking warm. It would have been a 10-15 minute walk from where I was back to my office but I just didn't want to perspire all over and then go back to work. Besides, my boss gave me allowance to take a taxi back.

So I grab a taxi from the taxi stand, and tell him my destination. Note, if he didn't want to take me because it was so near, he could have rejected me and I would have been more than happy to take the cab behind.

Anyway, he drove me back to my work place. Sucks for him, but the light was green all the way and the meter didn't even jump when I arrived at my destination. It was $2.50. Usually, I give the taxi drivers $4 and tell him to them the change because I feel rather bad if the meter moves very little. (Tipping is not mandatory in my country.) But when I handed that idiot $4 and before I could tell him to keep the change, he flicked a $2 note in my face and shouted "give me fifty cents instead".

I don't have fifty cents, asshole. I told him to either gave me back $1.50 in change or just take the damn $2. I cannot magically make fifty cents appear in my palm. He finally took out his huge box of change (?!?!?) and handed me $1.50 in small change. Like in ten, twenty cent coins. WTF IMMATURE MUCH?!

Also, he called me a bitch and a local swear word just before I left the taxi. *throws hands in air* Just a pity I didn't take down the license plate number of that damn taxi.

UPS Suckage

I ordered an item off Amazon Sunday, payed an extra 20 for it to be shipped to my house by today via UPS.

Today comes, UPS truck zooms by at 5 pm, no package. I track it, the site says it was attempted delivery at 3:19 and no one was home. Thing was, I was home all day long, and I was for sure home at 3:19 and even in my kitchen with all the doors open and no UPS man. Hmmmmm. After some choice words with UPS customer service lady-who INSISTS (quite rudely) that since Mr. UPS guy says he attempted to deliver it, that that is what they go by and she will tell our local depo the situation but they will probably just deliver it tomorrow. 

So, 20 minutes later I get a call from the local Depo. Turns out dude LIED-hey no surprise there-because they found the package on a different truck and instead of him saying he didnt have the package, he lied and said he had tried to deliver it. WHY? He will be *reprimanded* according to the lady who called me, but they cant deliver my package until tomorrow. 

So I call the CS number back, and explain that a)UPS made a mistake by placing my package on the wrong truck, b) UPS's delivery driver LIED about trying to deliver the package and c)that while I dont expect a full refund, I do expect a partial refund because I did pay 20 extra dollars to have it delivered today and since they screwed up, I shouldnt be responsible for the full price. The guy says he understands but I have to take it up with Amazon, since they charged them, and Amazon will have to try and get reimbursed. 

I have a feeling I am not going to see a dime of that 20 dollars back. If I had thought I wouldnt have my package today, I would have just gone for free shipping. And I would love to give the driver who LIED the whatfor. I am really really hoping its his last infraction and his ass gets fired. If its who I think it is, the same guy who speeds through our child riddled neighbourhood and who smokes enough to make all packages wreak of smoke along with some other interesting things, then he deserves it.

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I went to a baseball game tonight, and my mom needed to use the ladies' room and I escorted her because she is disabled and walks with a cane, and she had to go up a bunch of stairs to get to the restrooms. Three ballpark employees (the mascot and two of the ditzy girls in short skirts who hang around with the announcer guy and the cameras) PUSHED her to get past her because she walks slow. I very nearly punched them.