Friday, October 05, 2007

Time and Again





I'm not feeling too productive today. I find them times of intense activity and productivity are generally followed by times of intense inactivity and lack of productivity. This is one of those days. The necessities of the week have been met, and I'm done. There's plenty more for me to do, but mentally I'm on vacation.


I feel like I've been talking about the value of time a lot lately and certainly contemplating mortality brings that out in people, but hopefully it hasn't been too redundant. I thought I would spend a post listing some of the things that I think are an inordinate waste of my valuable life.


People stopped in the right lane at a traffic signal who are not going to turn right. These people should by and large be dragged from their massive SUV's and shot. You are wasting my life by sitting in front of me and holding me up.


Word Verification on comment pages. I don't know how many precious hours I've lost to this thing. I get them wrong all the time. I have yet to see any difference on my blog by not having it. Please get rid of them.


Customer Call Centers with automation instead of a live person that can quickly answer my questions.


Lines. Any of line that I have to stand in, is not a well organized event. I should never have to come to a complete stop. Ever.


The credit card pitch at the department store. I don't want it. Please don't beat me down at the register about it or ask me why I don't want to apply. It's none of your f'ing business. You need to be more concerned with how pissed I am that I had to stand in line for an extra five minutes to get to the register because you beat down every person in front of me with the same pitch.

15 comments:

Chillax said...

Add checking in on blogs that don't update for weeks at a time. Zing!

Cyber D said...

ouch...

Dagromm said...

Chillax - I would've quit.

cyber D - Piss off.

Dagromm said...

Chillax - I would've quit.

cyber D - Piss off.

Dagromm said...

Chillax - I would've quit.

cyber D - Piss off.

Dagromm said...

Weird.

Gyuss Baaltar said...

You know what I hate waiting for? An HR person to answer my friggin important question because they've checked out for the week already.

Dagromm said...

Gyuss - You know what we say in HR? I'll tell you when I'm back on the clock.

heather said...

call tomtom, i'll talk to you. :-)


might not be able to fix your navigation device but you'll be laughing and happy when you hang up.

seems to be my strong point. getting the pissed off irate customers to the point where they're laughing and in a much better mood.

Dagromm said...

Heather - You've just about convinced me to buy one now.

fringes said...

Somebody's cranky.

Churlita said...

I'm not for certain sure, but I think you wanted Chillax to REALLY know that you would've quit, and Cyber D to REALLY piss off. Am I reading that right?

LIT said...

Are we having a bad day?

Get your pillow and blankie and cocoon yourself for a while; it will get better.

Churlita---I think you passed the reading comprehension test!

Susan said...

Firmly agree with the credit card thing. I actually decided not to buy something at a store the other day because the girl just kept repeating "are you sure? you'll save an additional 15% today!". I was sure the first time I said no. I don't change my mind because of this odd terror tactic.

Dagromm said...

Fringes - I wasn't cranky. That's me in a good mood.

Churlita - Yeah, I didn't mean to do that. I think accidentally hit submit multiple times. I didn't have the willpower to delete the extras though.

Lit - I had a good day actually, for a change.

Susan - Good for you. That shit gets old.