Tuesday, July 20, 2004

What ever happened to customer service?

I scheduled a plumber to come by, had a whole mess of work for them to do, like installing a new kitchen sink/faucet/disposal/water purifier, back patio faucet blah blah blah

So I leave work early, wait for 2 hours yesterday afternoon. Get a call about 4:30, almost 5 maybe.  The dispatcher doesn't know where her guys are, can they come on Tuesday, between 9 and noon?  I say "I'm self-employed, and charge per-hour, between 9 and noon is too broad, I've already lost money, plus I have a meeting at 10." She says "how about between 8 and 10". What a doofus! The plumber needs time to actually do the job doesn't he?!  grr I explain, and we arrive at a 7-9 am window.  Well surprise surprise, no show.  I get a call at 9:30, they're wondering what time would be good for me. "You were supposed to be here this morning" "yeah, we had truck problems" "You've got more problems than that, and you're not getting my business"

Thursday, July 08, 2004

1 First Date

Had fun on a date last night. Just went out for frozen yogurt with Jennifer. (Hi Jennifer!) What a cutie! I love it when you never have a lack of things to talk about and before you know it the time has flown by. Well, I guess I never lack topics of conversation, since I tend to dominate them. Must watch that, tut tut.
Anyway, the traditional 1 hour first meeting ended up being more like 2 hours. That's a good thing, right?
Tonight I'm going for beer-thirty with my buddy Thad, then my church group's Thurs. nite swim & bible-study. I think Mikey let slip yesterday that they may have a little surprise bday thing planned for me. That's cool. If not, that's cool too. After 30, I didn't care so much about bdays anymore. I mean look, I don't even care enough to spell it out! But maybe I should care. I should care that I'm one year closer to my moldy grave. Well, cremation for me actually, I'm already a card-carrying member of Neptune Society. (psst, that means I'm being cremated and it's all paid for and everything)

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

The party's over

And it's back to work after a 3-day weekend. Spent Saturday and Sunday at Folsom Lake jet skiing. I'm a bit sore and sunburned. Aww, isn't life rough. Please sir, can I have another?
Tonight a friend is treating me to dinner at Il Fornaio, my favorite, for my b-day. Man, I'm milkin' this b-day thing aren't I?!

Friday, July 02, 2004

And in other news

Saw Spiderman 2 last night. My mom treated me and my son for my birthday. But, oddly, she didn't have any cash to treat the family (my 2 bro's were there also) to goodies and, surprise, my brothers didn't have any cash on them, so I forked over $40.
As for the movie, I thought it was as good as the first one. Except that Pete took off his mask too much. As we were walking out, my 6-year-old boy (who just had his b-day too) says to me "Can we come back again tomorrow?" Guess he liked it!

In case you didn't notice, I'm making a bunch of posts in one day to give the illusion that I update my blog frequently. Is it working?

How embarrassing

A couple of people have actually looked at my weblog recently, and I hadn't updated it in almost a year. Or more?! Oh, the shame.