Tuesday, October 7, 2008

All Fired Up . . .

Here’s my SPIN to the CYCLE – this is fun one as I’m NEVER at a loss for things that make me crazy mad! This was actually fun - and I think I could go on and on and on –but I stopped myself before I got all fired up. Here goes:

Things that get me FIRED UP: (and not in a good way)

1. Waiting in lines – ANY line – grocery store, bank, fast food – you name it, I’ve picked the shortest, yet SLOWEST MOVING line there is.

2. Not getting a “hello” or “thank you” after waiting in said line and purchasing something.

3. “Customer service” reps that cannot speak ENGLISH. Please, if I can’t understand you, then how can you be of ANY service to me??

4. People who drive in the passing lane at or below the posted limit. It is the PASSING lane you morons!

5. People who get offended after you’ve passed them on the highway. Seriously, this is NOT a pissing contest – I’m probably running late and you’re in my way – if you want to drive in front of me – you better be cruising at 70 mph or MORE - or I’m GOING to pass you. (while putting my make up on)

6. Idiots who are mean to animals. There is a special place in HELL for these jerks I’m sure of it.

7. Ungrateful people.

8. Ignorance – it is NOT bliss.

9. The $700 Billion Bail out plan. I also don’t want a political blog on my hands – but seriously, we’re bailing out BILLIONAIRES and the common folk like me – who owe maybe $10,000 in credit card/student loan debt – can’t get an effing break.

10. $29 - now $39 OVER THE LIMIT fees. WTF?? If there’s a LIMIT – how come the credit card company allows you to go over it??

11. ATM fees to get MY money...

12. This is new – one of my FAVORITE store credit cards just changed their rules about paying their bill. If I want to pay the bill ON THE DAY IT’S DUE – it will cost me an ADDITIONAL $10. Again, WTF??

13. My iPod. Ok – Apple? You’ve got bad fruit. I paid $250 for my 30 gig iPod and I’ve had to replace it 3 times. Good thing I bought the $60 warranty.

12 comments:

  1. Holy smokes on the iPod! They can be a little buggy. I know 2 people with Apple laptops and they have had to have those replaced within 6 months of ownership as well. Wazzup, Apple??

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  2. Wow, my screen is heated up! Great spin! Since I used to work in credit card customer service, I used to see how the companies would just let people go way over the limit or just to the limit and then tack on the finance charges which gave them a late fee. Jerks. Bailout plan? I agree. Did you hear about the CEO of Lehman Brothers getting punched in the face by one of his employees after they filed bankruptcy and he got his billions? Chalk one up for the peon!
    You're linked!

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  3. Yes - my iPod is a little buggy - I have a feeling this one won't last either. I think they take the slogan "an apple a day" a little to literal!!

    Spriteskeeper - no! I didn't hear about the Lehman Brothers CEO getting punched - but if he got billions and the company filed bankruptcy - then he deserved it!!

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  4. The over the limit fees get me every time. I don't go over anymore but back in college when they handed anybody a credit card, I got into debt. It was nearly impossible to get back out since the late fees snowballed. I ended up working for almost a year out of college (living with my rents at the time) to pay back the debt. Grrr!

    Great spin!

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  5. I love it! I am so on you about number 6. Cruelty to animals should be punishable by death. Did you hear about the AIG company? Going on a retreat after they got their money and the guy just got a slap on the wrist. Asshole! You know they will never put a cap on your limit b/c they want you to go over...another asshole! We fixed them, we no longer have credit cards. Amen! Don't even get me started on ATM fees! Great spin. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This was a great post!! I am totally with you on everything you siad. Especially the freeway driving!!

    I'd leave a longer comment cuz I really enjoyed the post, but I'm on break, tick tock, tick tock, shortest damn ten minutes ever...

    PS thanks for the comment on my post really appreciate it...look forward to reading more from you!!

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  7. Great Spin!! I think in our profession we expect to see Outstanding Customer Service, you know so we can swipe them from their current profession. Unfortunately, those people are fewer and farther between.

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  8. 9. The $700 Billion Bail out plan. I also don’t want a political blog on my hands – but seriously, we’re bailing out BILLIONAIRES and the common folk like me – who owe maybe $10,000 in credit card/student loan debt – can’t get an effing break.

    ** And how about the recent news on AIG .... Days after it got a federal bailout, American International Group Inc. spent $440,000 on a posh California retreat for its executives, complete with spa treatments, banquets and golf outings, according to lawmakers investigating the company's meltdown.
    Robert Willumstad, former CEO of AIG, testifies before the U.S. House in Washington on Tuesday.

    Robert Willumstad, former CEO of AIG, testifies before the U.S. House in Washington on Tuesday.

    AIG sent its executives to the coastal St. Regis resort south of Los Angeles, California, even as the company tapped into an $85 billion loan from the government it needed to stave off bankruptcy.

    The resort tab included $23,380 worth of spa treatments for AIG employees, according to invoices the resort turned over to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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  9. Thanks everyone for stopping by - and the whole AIG thing? I'm glad to see that Washington put some "rules and regulations" on how to APPROPRIATELY use this "rescue" money. UGGGHHH - again - I don't mean to get all political here - but that kind of news just gets me - well, ALL FIRED UP!!

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  10. YES!!!!!! YESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!

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  11. Hey! I've seen you comment over at Heather's and I've always wanted to come check you out. I'm so glad I did. This was a great spin. I second your emotion here! It is a HUGE pet peeve of mine not getting the polite "hello" or smile from people I pass in public. Hello! I'm only 2 feet away from you and I'm a human being. Great spin, sister!! I'm so glad I stopped by. Did I say that already?

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  12. Jenboglass - er Stinkybee - which do you prefer?? Thanks for stopping by! Yes - bad customer service is a HUGE pet peeve of mine!!

    BTW - LOVE your blog too - although I'm not sure I"ve commented - sorry bout that. LOVING THE SHIRTS!! What an awesome/fun idea!!

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