Monday, September 28, 2009

What is up with this?????

Every now and then, I pick up the local paper just to see what kind of weirdness has been going on in my neck of the woods. I usually get one out of the newspaper machine outside of the local post office. Here is the thing, on more than one occasion, someone has come up behind me and asked if they could grab one too. WTH? They are only 50 cents!!!! What I would like to say is...."Hell no you thieving cheapskate!!!!! What you are doing is stealing!!!!" But I usually just stare at them in shock and amazement as they shove me out of the way, grab one or more papers and take off. This really pisses me off!!!! I will admit it...I am too chicken to say anything. You never know when somebody might go all postal and beat the tar out of me. Is stealing newspapers considered normal social behavior? Am I the one who is square and uncool?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Eye want this!!!!

How did I miss this??? What A brilliant idea!!!!

Sephora has taken some of their biggest selling products and is offering them as deluxe samples in a set so you can try a bunch of different brands at one time. I love the mascara kit!!! Look at all the different brands you can try for about the cost of two regular sized tubes. It is so hard to find a good mascara. Surely out of the bunch you can find one that you like. They also have skin care, lip, and makeup sets! I can't wait to try one of these!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

13th person

They say that when a person experiences bad customer service, they tell an average of 12 people about what happened. I have already told at least 12 people so I am now on to 13 plus. I hate Sam's Club! I really, really do!!!!!!!! The parking sucks, it never has the same stuff twice (they get you hooked on something and then stop carrying it), it is usually full of running, obnoxious kids wanting "samples", and there is always a line at checkout. Always! Now, I do realize that there are some good things about Sam's such as big ass boxes of Bagel Bites, the 24 pack of bakery cupcakes (the best ever!), and 96 cent cherry Icees, but even that can't make a trip to Sam's a good thing for me. About the only things I buy there on a regular basis are paper plates, paper towels, spaghetti sauce, spices, and cat litter. All bought in bulk and for a slightly better price than I could get them for elsewhere. But this is not really the reason I hate Sam's Club. This is.....

On Monday I stopped in for a brief trip to get some paper products (three kinds), a bottle of dried onion flakes, a box of cat litter, and a three pack of spaghetti sauce. Six items total. Should have been in and out... zip, zip. I grab my stuff, put it on the conveyor belt, the cashier rings it up and "she" places every thing in a new basket. I pay for my stuff, grab an Icee from the concession stand, and then head for the door. I hand my receipt to the guy at the exit door and he looks at it and then asks me where my other receipt is. I am all like "What other receipt? I only have one." He then goes through this big production of telling me that I have additional items in my basket that I have not paid for and he wants to know why they are there. "Do I know that I have unpaid items in my basket?" he asked. He points to the receipt that says items sold and sure enough it says only 5.... I had 6 in my basket. Now let me tell you that not only was he insinuating that I had attempted to leave the store without paying for an item, he had attitude to boot. His rudeness was pissing me off so I may or may not have said something about how it was not my job to make sure their employees were doing things correctly. How the cashier managed to get all of my items off the conveyor belt and into a totally new basket without ringing up everything correctly was beyond me..... but apparently it was all my fault somehow. Rude door checker man then started pushing my basket towards customer service and told me to "take care of the problem." After "taking care of the problem" at customer service, I headed back toward the exit door when the door checker guy came running over, grabbed the receipt out of my hand, and copied something down in a log off of the receipt. In his haste to make sure I was not trying to pull something over on him, he totally cut off the 4 customers in line that were waiting for him. They all gave me a dirty look so I apologized.... (WHAT THE HELL WAS I APOLOGIZING FOR....????) He handed it back and walked away. ARGGHHHH! Again, I may or may not have said a few rude things back to him when he snatched the receipt out of my hand. I was so angry that I just don't remember what I might have said.

Not once did any of the employees apologize for any of the inconvenience. I was pissed. Really, really pissed. Why did I just voluntarily subject myself to such rude treatment when I did nothing wrong? If the man had just said something like.... "I am sorry, but the cashier forgot to ring up one of your items" I would have grumbled a little, gone to customer service, and have been on my way. But no, he had to be an ass. Sometimes just being polite goes a long way. Did I mention how much I hated Sam's Club??????

Friday, September 11, 2009

Gullible people wanted

I found this in my junk mail... seems like I get more of this garbage every day. Just for the hell of it, I decided to see what it said. Funny... sad... or disgusting, you decide.

Hello Good Day!

I am Mrs. Lorita Candy (they use the word candy to lure you in like a predator) from Botswana. I am married to Mr. John Candy who worked with (the) Botswana embassy in Leshoto for nine years before he died (if he is dead, then you are a widower, not married). We were married for eighteen years with a child (What? You were married to a child?) . My Husband died after a brief illness that lasted for only four day (days not day).

Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get another child outside my matrimonial home (WTF?). When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $8, 865 000. 00 Million Dollars (Eight million Eight hundred and sixty five thousand U.S. Dollars) (They have to spell it out for you in case you are stupid) in a bank in Abidjan the Economical capital of Ivory Coast. The money was deposited for foreign partner no name was mentioned. (Incredible!!!)

Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to cancer Problem (They capitalize problem?). Though what disturbs me most is the stoke ( OK, cancer and stroke are not funny in any way... but this part cracks me up a little), Having known my condition I decided to donate part of this fund to (a) motherless babies (poor motherless babies) home or better still a God (Lets not go dragging God into this, you will really rot in hell now!!) fearing individual that will utilize this money to the glory of God (again! 2 strikes!!) and to take care of my only child for(a) better future.

I took this decision because my only child is still young (legally an adult) and can not manage this fund very well and my husband relatives are not happy with my husband's wealth when he was alive and through my prayers and the directions of God (3 strikes!! God is now telling this person to do this), I have found out that their hands is in my husband's death and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by evil men (longest and most confusing sentence ever!! This is like a soap opera!!). I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner, hence the reason for taking this bold (yes, you are very brave to try to get poor unsuspecting people involved in this!!) decision.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the BANK here in IVORY COAST where my husband deposited the money.

Please understand that any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for another person for this same purpose.
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein and you will take care of my only child (you want someone to take care of your adult child as well? Hell no!!!).

Hoping to hear from you soon (fat chance!)

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Lorita Candy

Can you smell it????

Fall!!!!!!!! The scent is slightly in the air but oh baby it is there!!! Goodbye humidity and bugs! Hello cute clothes and lots of fun holidays! Yea!!!! Speaking of holidays, lots of super cute Halloween stuff in the stores already!!! Bethany Lowe.... I want it all! Still working on the Halloween tree... I just have not found the right one, but I am still looking!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Anybody have a couple million I could borrow?????

It is for sale at government auction but it is the taxes that will kill you!!!! $108,000.00+ for 2008. Shit!!! Talk about living for a house. It is very beautiful though. I love the floors and the detailed painting. I know exactly where it is too. My sister used to have a friend that lived in a house a couple of doors down from this one. Beautiful area!!! I miss the beautiful live oaks in San Antonio. We don't have those around here. More views.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Rachel Zoe Project

Something about this show is just not sitting right with me this season and I can't quite put my finger on it. I watched the first two episodes and I am just like ughhh... what is this crap??? Where did the funny go? I loved the show last year. I laughed, I was inspired, and I enjoyed every minute of it. This season...meh.... I felt kind of "dirty" watching it. I don't know why... maybe it is the economy? Is it right to place such shallow and trivial aspects of life on such a pedestal? They seem so fake and jaded now...... Sigh.. oh well.... I am taking it off my to list on Tivo. At least I still have Project Runway and America's Next Top Model starts tonight so all is not lost!!!!