today can kiss my…

i may be angry, but not enough to actually put those words out there. did you too feel today was sucky, stupid and just plain BAD? i did. but i do not want a do-over or a sweet angel to flap her magical wings and make it all better — i want it stricken from the record and erased from the memory of all those who fell victim to its rotten smell. it was so awful it does NOT deserve what im about to give it (an entire blog post) but i made a vow on the blessed drunken new years eve to share more with my friends (and fans) and why not start here.

it all started with an argument.

(no this is not my actual kitchen)

an argument over which of us is more moronic and soaks the dishes longer than the other. no, it does not make sense for grown adults, but yes, it did happen.

followed  by a boring drive to work, and a late bus. then onto some awesome calls by some equally awesome callers. perhaps they too were experiencing the same kind of day… but come on. the cherry on the cake was spending 15 minutes trying to get a caller to resend some basic information.

"if you say its here... then.. maybe its here..."

caller: i mailed the information. why have you not done anything with it
me: when did you send it?
caller: November
me: yes that was a long time ago. i’m sorry but i don’t see that we received it at all. can you fax it to me
caller: i already did.
me: (would have been helpful to know this) when?
caller: a few weeks ago.
me: (after checking what was faxed) i see there is still information missing. we need the receipts. do you have those?
caller: no other company does
me: i need to have them to complete your original request. can you get copies and fax them to me?
caller: i already mailed them
me: like i said we never received them. i need you to send them again
caller: i already did.
me: (holy mother of Moses!!) please can you send them to me by fax so i can send a request personally to have this taken care of
caller: but i don’t have them — you do.
me: send them
caller: you have them
me: send them
caller: you have them
me: what i’m trying to say is that we don’t. they never arrived in the mail and they were not included in the fax
caller: yes they were.
me: (ran over to callers house and choked him while repeating the above instructions… oh. not really)

i have no idea what i said or how i got through to this person but finally they said “okay so i will fax them?”  it baffles me the number of people who would rather argue and trust us to complete the task properly a second time when we missed a certain item the first time. wouldn’t you want to be sure you did all you could to make sure the morons (the company you calling to yell at) didnt make the same mistake, and miss the same items the next time they tackle the request??

the rest of the day was filled with similar absurdities, and general frustration. the shifts were changed at work, meaning i had NO breaks with anyone. the helpful angel who sits near me, getting me through my day, was away today. and now the family sits in silence, lips pursed, as we stare at the tv without actually hearing whats being said. thankfully i am not the only one feeling the crappiness of the day. but for gods sakes WHY?!  the curse of new years? will that be the new way we refer to the fourth day of the new year??

and don’t you dare say karma. i believe in it… but how could we all have pissed the lady off?

note to the fairy of tomorrow — it better be incredible  $!@#$%


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