Interstellar Adventures

August 15, 2006

Tuesday Stew

Filed under: Rants & Opinions — by InterstellarLass @ 7:12 am

I almost forgot! Quick…what to rant about…

Do you take installment plans? My front passenger seat broke on Friday night. Just as I was leaving for the party too. I dropped my car off yesterday at 5:30. Service at my VW dealership is open till midnight. So I waited. And waited. And waited. And waited some more for them to call me to give me the estimate. To put the spring back on the seat adjustor. I thought for sure they’d have it looked at quickly and at least let me know. No.Such.Luck. I finally called them around 9:30 pm. It would be ready at 10:30 pm (if you could tell me this so quickly when I called, how come you hadn’t called me already???) and would cost $150. They had to remove the seat to fix it and that was the labor charge. Then, at 10:20 pm, they called to tell me it was ready. And it would be FREE! Some guy there knew how to fix it without taking out the seat. Evidently they see a lot of this issue there. And while I was at the shop, waiting for them to pull it around from the free wash, I heard another service manager calling someone to tell them it was going to be $730 to repair their alternator. Oh, but they took 10% off. How nice. Holy Crap! This is the same place that was going to charge me $110 for four spark plugs and an air filter. Gulp! I sure hope Nick can replace my alternator if it ever goes out.

You want to buy some candy? Nick and I were eating dinner at a restaurant last Wednesday. We’re sitting in the bar area, munching on some calamari. Then I see this kid walk in the side patio door with a box of M&M’s. He walks right up to us and asks us if we want to buy some candy. First, HELL NO. I hate these people that use little kids to solicit candy. Akin to child prosititution in a way. I’ve read stories about these rackets that people set up where they work these kids all day long, don’t have them in school, and don’t care for the kids. Second, I’m not in a parking lot! I’m in a restaurant! I couldn’t find a manager fast enough before the kid left.

If you feel marriage is under attack, press 1. I checked my voice mail last night, and I had this horrendously long message on my phone. It was an automated message supposedly from the National Campaign to Stop Same-Sex Marriage. At first, I was really pissed off. Someone calling me, posing as a ‘concerned mother of three’, spouting lies ‘if the marry in Massachusets they can move to any other state and still be married’, and spreading bigotry and hatefulness. Then, I found this. It turns out that these yahoos are a telemarketing company that are going to stop gay marriage if you switch your long-distance and internet. Talk about bait and switch! Supposedly they are anti-porn industry too. What a racket!

I’m too old for this! For some reason, last week my skin got all wonky, and I think I had at least 5 zits workin’ on my face. I washed, masqued  (Hi! I’m Smurfette!), clarified and babied my face. And then yesterday, just as I thought it was clearing up, I get one of those painful under-the-skin pimples! It hurt to put makeup on this morning. I’m too old for this crap!

Come on…what got your goat this week?


  1. WTF?! Phone company? Gay marriage? What? I’m just… those bastards.

    Oh, I’ve got one! Kinda. If I have to watch a nother hunting show I’m going to have to strangle my boyfriend. If I have to hear, “Baby, come look at this deer” one more time… Who am I kidding? I’m going to hear it from now until the day I die. I plan on paying him back with lots and lots of dance movies.

    Comment by Gypsy — August 15, 2006 @ 8:02 am |Reply

  2. Yeah, we got that same voice mail message, but it was a while ago. Kind of pissed me off, so I just deleted it.
    Problem solved!!

    Comment by UziCue — August 15, 2006 @ 10:31 am |Reply

  3. ugh, cars..i HATE cars…
    course i hate bus’s more…sigh…

    No rant, i’ve ranted all week. I’m tired.

    Comment by KaraMia — August 15, 2006 @ 10:49 am |Reply

  4. That is awful how people use kids like that. Sad enough, it happens all the time.

    Comment by Marti — August 15, 2006 @ 12:07 pm |Reply

  5. Soliciting candy sales while you were at a restaurant? Wha…? And I thought those girlscouts that wait in ambush outside wal-marts were bad.

    A guy parked his bike and locked it to the bike rack sideways, thereby taking up the whole rack yesterday! RACK HOG! There, that’s mine. Not a bad week so far.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — August 15, 2006 @ 12:34 pm |Reply

  6. Looks like those telemarketers have finally found a way around the Do Not Call laws.

    I hate taking my truck to the dealer for anything. The labor is outrageous. Getting an anxiety attack just thinking about it.

    AbbyNormal, flip the quick releases on his tires and disconnect them. Then take his seat and hide it if he didn’t take it with him!! Next time he will think twice about hogging the rack!

    Comment by SnotSucker — August 15, 2006 @ 2:46 pm |Reply

  7. I don’t have any rants, but I’m all riled up about the phone call (message) you received. Why do people care so much. I’m unsure as to how that topic effects them? How does it? Mind your own damn business! That’s all. Thank you.

    Comment by Jolynn — August 15, 2006 @ 3:14 pm |Reply

  8. OMG! I would be so out of my mind if I got a message like that. i don’t care who marries who. I think we need more love in the world PERIOD!

    My rant: I am not mailing, faxing, copying your invoices anymore! You must train your people to give you the invoices to pay. If you keep calling for invoices, because I keep shutting you off for non-payment, I will stop giving you a discount and make you a cash on the spot account. I send statements every month, READ THEM!

    I’ve stopped watching the news, so my head won’t explode! So no rants about that…

    Comment by Nancy — August 15, 2006 @ 8:27 pm |Reply

  9. Wow, I can’t believe that telemarketing story. There are crazy people out there.

    My rant for this week? I discovered that after two weeks of full time work, my paycheck was under $500. Does that seem right to you? It certainly doesn’t to me.

    I think it’s time to quit.

    Comment by jess — August 16, 2006 @ 8:34 am |Reply

  10. My first goat is that I forgot to do the damn tuesday rant!! #@#@#
    Second is that i’m having breakouts too. I actually heard that olive oil is actually good for eating up the bacteria in the skin. Never tried it though.
    THird is that our teenager is.. well that’s too long of a story for this comment box.

    Surprised to see you solicited for the candy while you were IN the restaurant. that takes some nerve.
    I’m afraid of typing a response to your alternator repair and jinxing myself in the process.

    I better not forget the rant next week or i’ll implode.

    Comment by Laura — August 16, 2006 @ 1:18 pm |Reply

  11. i hate those candy people, they are everywhere you go. why can’t i just walk into a store without being hounded by someone. i only carry a debit card, i never have cash and they are a big part of my decision to do so.

    Comment by better safe than sorry — August 16, 2006 @ 1:39 pm |Reply

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