Thursday, January 18, 2007

Sometimes I'm Just Angry

Here are a few things that annoyed me yesterday:

1. Get serious here God. I mean high of 70 on Monday and a high of 38 on Wednesday. That’s 32 degrees in two days. I know you’re pissed because republicans hate the environment and all but this is ridiculous. Why are you taking it out on me? It’s not like I mind the cold, I would just like a little consistency is all.

2. As a result of the crazy temperature change I was forced to wear gloves yesterday. Did you know that you cannot raise the volume on an iPod while wearing gloves? Me either. So now I have to go gloveless when its like 24 degrees outside just so I can listen to Kenny Loggins at the appropriate (see: loud) level.

3. I saw a guy wearing shorts yesterday. I’m not sure why this was annoying it just was. I mean, it’s your life an all guy but what are you trying to prove. I don’t think you’re a badass because you’re wearing shorts in sub freezing temperatures, I think you’re an idiot.

4. My dryer sucks. I had to run it 4 times before my clothes wear dry, which is a tremendous pain in my ass. Granted it was slightly overloaded, but that’s only because the first load wasn’t dry when the second was finished in the washer so I threw them in together. Drying your laundry should not be a multi day process.

5. My Tivo is not working and I didn’t know how to fix it. So my first step was to go to Tivo.com to try and find a solution to my problem. All you get there are articles on FAQs that have nothing to do with my problem, and there is no way I’m emailing them a question because I don’t think there is any chance of that working, so that leaves me no choice but to call customer service, which if you know me you know that is against everything I believe in. First of all the number is nearly impossible to find, I got the sense that Tivo really just doesn’t like to be bothered, it took me like 15 minutes of navigating the website to find what I was looking for. So I finally call and of course I get stuck with one of those automated guys who wants to ask me question to try and figure out the problem that way, but my problem is not one of the options. But it keeps asking me questions. It got to the point where I was literally screaming into the phone.

“Are you having trouble connecting to your Tivo service?”

“NOOOOOOOOO. I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO A REPRESENTATIVE!!!!!!!”

“Is your Tiv….”

“NOOOOOOOOO. REPRESENTATIVE.”

I think it sensed my tone because it hung up on me. When I called back I finally managed to get through to someone. I felt bad because she was very nice but I was kind of a dick because I was all fired up after berating at a robot for 10 minutes. It took her about 2 minutes to tell me how to solve my problem. Was that so damn hard Tivo? Assholes.

6. All day at work it felt like I was getting poked in my left eye. It was super painful and I kept tearing up so I couldn’t do any work. But I couldn’t do anything about it because if I take my contacts out I’m completely useless, I can’t even read a computer screen without them. Come to find out the problem was my left contact lense was basically ripped in half all day and I wore it anyway. I’ll be blind within ten years.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

I WISH that we had 70 degree weather on Monday. Instead we had freezing rain and it took me over 20 minutes to scrape off my car.
Calling customer service sucks no matter how good the company is.
I hate the voice recognition systems. Try saying operator instead of representative next time.

Ashburnite said...

people wearing shorts in the cold= mildly annoying. Those freaking automated help lines that tell you to say "representative," but don't seem to recognize the word when you say it= excrutiating.

Do you know what really annoys me? Those idiots that feel the need, when you're standing outside in 20-degree weather, to point out that it's cold...or say things like "Is it cold enough for you?"
And yeah, I feel your pain on the contacts...I've done that myself.

JW said...

glad to know it's not just me. i'm effin miserable this week, i'm tempted to answer everyone w/ an "ahhhhhh" when i'm asked a question.

Mike said...

Almost all automated phone systems go to an operator/representative if you hit 0. I found that out after I complained about a similar experience to the operator of a credit card company.

No only do we have a guy that wears shorts, but we have a guy that wears shorts, a t-shirt and NO SHOES no matter what the weather is.

JW said...

I've seen that guy. He creeps me out, especially when he walks into the chemistry building barefoot, sure doesn't seem smart to me.

Los said...

Wait, is it legal to listen to Kenny Loggins loud? I missed that meeting.

David said...

Of course, you must listen to 'Danger Zone' loud. It's a rule

Amy said...

Whenever I have a technical problem of some sort, I rarely can find the answer on the company's website. However, I almost always can find what I'm looking for with a quick Google search.

My brother, who works for a very large international company, told me that he can always find info about one of their products by a Google search faster than he can find it by navigating their own website.

Give Google a try next time you have a problem.

Hey Pretty said...

Did you clean out the lint trap? That normally helps. For the drier that is, not the Tivo.

Aaron said...

I think you should problem hang dry the 100 sweater vests that probably made up the majority of your laundry

Considering its usually fat guys wearing shorts maybe you and I should wear two pair of pants to balance the universe