Table of contents for Not to go on a Tangent, but ...
- tan(003) – Hypocritical Banking Hours during Family Time
- tan(004) – Road closures cause a logical mess with Paypal
- tan(005) – Manually syncing iTunes in a protest to protect the State
- tan(006) – Check your self with the fro in summer, see the curves?
- tan(007) – The ISO Dated Shell Toes
- tan(009) – Broken earphones cost 5 cents in exams
- tan(008) – Medicine Toast with the Green
- tan(010) – Importance to women is a hard route to MapQuest
- tan(011) – My Intuition parks bad on the streets, sickly
- tan(012) – Death Squads look for Happy People Whispering
- tan(013) – We need a Transportation Social Sheriff
tan(011) – Against your Intuition, Street Parking, Sick from Work
NOT to go off on a Tangent, but …
Preamble: Without the venting of frustrations, one is destined to be a very hot pressure cooker, so let the steam go!
This is a rant against myself. Against my fault for having too much faith in other people and their abilities to fulfill an order. The ordeal happened when I was renting some audio equipment for a friend’s going away party, and to make a long story short, I rented speakers and speaker cables from a local audio rental store that will go unnamed; but the customer service rep gave me incorrect speaker cables – rendering the speakers useless. Now when placing the order, I suspected that the customer service guy was a bit new and somewhat inexperienced; and at this store, it is a requirement that you know your stuff, very well. Preamble, I have rented from this store numerous of times in the past though; with no bad experiences, they have always given me the right pieces of equipment and necessary cords (I never had to check before I left the store). However this time, because of the inexperienced and uncertainty vibe that I was picking from the CSR, I wanted to do a physical check of the equipment, but I was reluctant to do so. I think my rationale for NOT checking was that if I persisted to check, that action may have been insulting to the CSR; so I was kind of being sensitive to his feelings. But, after having to drive across town and back to pick up PROPER speaker cable from my house, I will be LESS sensitive in the future
Pretty simple concept: if you are going to park on the street, and clearly there is enough room for two cars to park, park APPROPRIATELY. That means, consider other cars that may want to park; so that means, don’t park in the middle of the space so that only your car can fit – instead move up a bit and park so that another car can park behind you. Simple concept, yet some people have no consideration for others and will park selfishly so that no others can use the parking space. Let’s be aware people, you mofo’s aren’t the only ones out there; let’s have some thought for others. And not to digress, but this is also a gross act of laziness – especially when your girlfriend is to friggin lazy to move the car up a bit so that you can park behind her. Instead, you have to go park across the street in a private lot that is subject to parking tickets and towing … and she has the nerve to call me ‘selfish’, hopefully she isn’t living in a glass house, lol.
Sick for a Day
I hate it when you are sick for a day, and one of your fellow employees goes to your workstation to ‘see what work needs to be done’, and they completely reorganize your stuff. It’s a simple concept dumb mofo’s; leave things the way you found it. Don’t change the position of the phone, don’t move papers around to different locations, put it back the way you found it. You are not doing anyone a favor by moving stuff around dummy. Lame dummy.