Thursday, October 30, 2008

One Lunatic Rant & A Game of Tag!

I recently had to go shopping for a new cell phone.  I find this event taxing beyond all reason, but our provider was bought out, rendering my desire to just stay put impossible.  I did not want a fancy new phone, I just wanted to get in and out of there, BUT the little sales girl HAD to give me her pitch.  When she was done, I told her politely what she could do with the "features" and just give me a danged phone that makes calls!  I added that the entire set up is an obvious scam.  Considering how much I utterly loath waste, I find having to replace a perfectly usable phone simply because it is not"compatible" with my new carrier something akin to consumer fraud that should be on all accounts reported to the BBB.  Anyway Hunky Hubby put up with my diatribe, and we left the store with a new phone that lacks (of course!) the only features that my old phone had that I liked.  Ugh!  HH thought I was the most unreasonable cell phone shopper on the planet until...I got this email from Brother.
"I need to get off my bum and go get a new cell phone, but it seems like a pain.  I look in the windows of cellular stores and see all these sales clerks that cannot be thirteen years old.  Seriously, I'm going to conduct business with a junior high cheerleader? Ugh.  I can't face it.  She is gonna tell me junk about the latest brandX super-phone-with-buttons-and features-up-the-wazoo, and then I'm gonna have to feign interest just long enough to say, really all I need is a phone.  Maybe a camera phone would be nice.  THEN she is gonna giggle like the brainless twit that she is, and rattle off some scripted, overly rehearsed, and totally unconvincing sales speech about said brand's super-camera-phone-with-buttons-and-features-up-the-wazoo!  Once again to be polite, I will suffer through it just long enough to squeeze in a comment like, really just a simple phone...nothing fancy.  She'll look at me like a I am some sort of old luddite codger and direct me to the display of 14 phones that come in 68 colors, all fully customizable to the slightest weird quirk the user might have.  Aaaaagh.  The horror of it all.  I just want a @#*!* PHONE!  Then I will strangle her little chicken neck until fluids burst from her eyes and then spend the rest of my days in a padded cell.  Which actually seems like a nice alternative to shopping for a cell phone."
 Thanks Bro, for making me look like a totally lucid and reasonable person.
In lieu of today's quote we are playing tag!  I was tagged by another blogger (Live the Life), so here goes...
7 random things about me
1.  People who stay in the right hand lane when they are going straight, preventing me from turning right on a red light, makes me crazy.
2.  I love to pour milk over my ice cream cuz it makes little crunchy pockets of frozen milk.
3.  When I was a kid I put aluminum foil on my teeth to pretend I had braces.
4.  Unloading the dishwasher is the worst chore ever!
5.  I know all the words to old sit-com theme songs like, Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island, Love Boat and The Addams I actually think it might come in handy someday!
6.  I am always embarrassed by pumping gas, because I am afraid I won't do it right (I have never been bowling for the same reason).
7.  I am a recovering cheapskate (I said recovering not CURED!).
I am tagging shan, pam, kneedled, cyrie 


  1. Don't you know it's Halloween and my brain is fried from figuring out costumes and too much candy? Now I acutally have to think!

    Have any suggestions on what I should say?

  2. BTW...thanks for all those ASL sites...I copied them to my blog

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  4. Thanks for the tag! I had to sit down and try to remember what I knew about me. Things are a bit crazy this time of year. It was a fun diversion, though.

    BTW- Did you know they tore down the Cannon Center in August. They're building a new one and it's HUGE. Does this mean we're old and/or outdated?