Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Recent Events that Irritate

Event #1
I called a glass company, needing a repair of the gaping hole we have acquired in one of our lovely, picture windows. Little boys and rocks, don't you LOVE it? The company informed me that they only repair windows they have installed. I rather curtly informed them that I have no idea who installed our windows and hung up. A few days later I came home to find a piece of paper stuck in our door. It was an add for the previously mentioned glass company.

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Event #2
I scheduled another company to come and replace a window well cover that Isaac fell through. I called to find out if we were on the am or pm schedule, wanting to know when I should expect the service person. The voice over the phone informed me that so and so has the appointment book at his desk and I am at my desk, can you leave a voice mail and they will call you back?

What I wanted to say but did not, "Do you think it might be possible for you to haul your self away from your desk, walk over to his desk and look at the damn thing yourself? How big IS your office, anyway?"

What I actually said, "I work from home and I am on the phone constantly. No one will be able to call me back anytime soon and I need to know if I can let my poor dog out. He has been inside all morning. I scheduled service a week ago, can you give me a guess as to when I might expect a service person."

What she said, "They check their mail every few minutes and they will call you back within 10 minutes."

What I wanted to say, "Did you hear one word I just said? Are you hearing impaired as well as incredibly lazy or is it just my imagination? Do you actually WANT people to pay for your service or are you on a personal mission to put your company out of business?"

What I actually said, "You are not helping me at all, I am letting my dog out for a few minutes. If your service guy does not want to come in the yard I can easily call someone else tomorrow."

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Event #3
It would seem that the S Family has somehow managed to loose the 5th, yes 5th, vegetable peeler that we have purchased in the last 6 months. I do not understand this utensil and where it can possibly disappear to, but every time we get one in this house, it lasts for about 8 days and then disappears. The boys swear up and down they are not taking them. They tried to blame Anna tonight but that is not likely. Jesse does not know where they are going, I cannot find them and it is driving me CRAZY! We have seriously purchased FIVE in the last 6 months. WHERE ARE THEY??? Esther, are you taking them just to mess with my head?

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Event #4
My knee seems to be injured and injured rather severely. The origin of this injury is a complete and total mystery as I have managed to run a grand total of 2 times since school started, the most recent run took place a week ago today. I have been running every day for years without incident and now I have a knee injury that cannot possibly be related to running and for which I have no recollection of anything else that might have caused it. ARG! It hurts, it is really swollen and I was all set to get back to regular work outs now that the school year is in full swing.

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Event #5
Many of you know that Jesse and I settled with the insurance company of an at fault driver a while ago. Our insurance company at the time informed us that they would be claiming a piece of that settlement because they paid some of our expenses. Fine. Whatever. Stinks, but what are you going to do? After the settlement was paid, our lawyer tried repeatedly to contact our former insurance company in order to give them their money. They gave him the run around, he never received a bill, a statement or was even able to get anyone on the phone that could find our name in a computer.

Finally he gave up and sent the money to us.

Last week we received a call telling us that our former insurance company has filed a claim against us for that money.

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Event #6
You might remember reading, towards the end of
this post, that some rogue felines soiled our lovely, brand new living room couches and the warranty we paid for had not yet been honored. They guaranteed the issue would be resolved by the end of August. What day is it today? Anyone? Does anyone know what day it is? It seems to me that we are now into Sept and ya know? I don't have new cushion covers for my couch.

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2 comments:

buzz2of11 said...

My, oh My, it was a day for grumbling and with just cause. Did everything finally settle down & get found and/or fixed? I am sorry you had so much trouble! About the knee my sister-in-law (who walks) had her knee come out from under- neath her & she just had athroscopic surgery to repair the damage. Sometime it just happens!
You will get through it! Best thing to forestall it is try & pray Ephesians 6 (the Armor of God) BEFORE you start your day! It helps immensely.

Reza said...

You write very well.