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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by James.k.Polk on Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:38 pm

    rkwsuperstar wrote:Polk, legs and feet still swollen.

    I'm officially worried. Maybe just give your doctor's office a call to see if they have any suggestions?

    Today our company CEO showed up at the meeting and spoke to the group. I'm sure my blood pressure spiked. Blood pressure issues concern me. Be careful out there.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by rkwsuperstar on Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:33 pm

    Polk, legs and feet still swollen.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by James.k.Polk on Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:08 pm

    Patch wrote:
    rkwsuperstar wrote:I have a non-nerdy rant for a moment.  So, our official fiscal year 2016 holiday schedule was released this morning.  My location shares a resident director with Amarillo, and we have one official HR representative for the both of us (budget cuts, you know, despite former Governor Perry's statements that we were never in financial trouble) and she forwarded the schedule to all of us.  Now a bunch of idiots (and I mean Ph.D.s) are REPLYING ALL with a bunch of ridiculous comments about how campus bowed to pressure to change it from 'Christmas Break' to 'Winter Break.'  That it's pathetic how easily they caved to pressure.  In emails to every single person employed at both Centers.  Now, campus has always referred to it as Winter Break.  Our Center calls it Christmas Break.  These are some of the same people who got pissed off when they found out they couldn't carry their guns into the office because 2nd Amendment!  Yet they don't seem all that familiar with the FIRST amendment.  
    This isn't a rant so much about terminology, but about how it annoys me that people want to pick and choose the parts of the Constitution (and anything else, really) that suit them and any parts that they don't agree with don't really count.  And also that if that is your opinion, keep it to yourself and don't use reply all.  


    People are sheep being herded by politicians and the media, who must sit around laughing at how easy it is to divide the country.

    Riot and burn a building- Brave hero
    Shoot a criminal defending yourself- evil oppressor

    I don't expect political correctness to get anything but worse. We have allowed everyone's opinion to matter, without any common sense to rationalize those opinions.
    I work with a lot of people from different cultures. Some I wish Merry Christmas, other Happy Holiday. To me it's being polite, not abandoning my beliefs.

    It's getting crazier everyday.




    Allow me to rant a bit on this subject.

    We have a man who drove his vehicle through the gate that locks the car lot at 1:00 AM. He spent considerable time jumping on the hoods of the cars there. Pulled windshield wipers off on car, busted the glass of the windshield of another and tried to peel it back so he could get into the car. Then he took his car and drove it through the plate glass window of the showroom.

    Police arrive-- there is a confrontation (no cameras inside the dealership so that's not entirely clear) and the man is shot dead.

    And I am hearing about how this man had a promising future, how he was a college football player with a future and how these *racist* cops just *murdered* him. Now I can imagine there are police officers who are too quick to use force. I also imagine that it's the hardest thing in the world trying to be absolutely sure deadly force is required in a situation like that.

    Too many people looking to cash in political chips over this mess.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by Patch on Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:25 pm

    Ha. My tower is above the clouds it only rains when I let it.

    Really part of my weekend will probably suck. I have a 12 hour drive on Sunday to Alabama. Then work on Monday an 8 hour haul to Shreveport more work then I'm hitting the casino and making some money. I just sold a gun a few minutes ago. My plan is to take that cash, triple it, and buy another once I roll back into Texas. I have my eye on a new toy
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by theIllustriousDrGonzo on Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:53 pm

    Good afternoon gang. Glad to see the thread is full of woe and misery, just the way I like it. Oh Polk, I personally would definitely try to get you to do something you didn't want to do. Best believe dat. Anyway, one more day till the weekend. I hope everyone is hanging in there. Except for Patch, up there on his ivory tower living the sweet life. I hope it rains all weekend on that guy.

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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by Patch on Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:31 pm

    rkwsuperstar wrote:

    Thanks for allowing me to vent.  Now back to our regularly scheduled program of dicks and boobs.


    'MERICA


    PS I like my guns, but gun nuts like the ones you mentioned drive me crazy. No one is infringing on your right to carry by saying you can't carry in their workplace or home. It's theirs, not yours, jackass
    If it bothers them so much, they should make a real stand and quit.

    Now back to the smut
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by rkwsuperstar on Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:36 am

    Exactly.  1/3 of just Supesville's employees are not Christian.  Does it diminish your own faith to call it a winter break versus a christmas break, so we are inclusive of all our employees, and also so we are following our Constitution?  

    It just annoyed me this morning, probably because it was a reply all with ridiculous statements in it, from at least one person who emailed about his freedom to carry a gun (and I'm not making any statements either way about the gun laws) being infringed upon by laws prevented concealed weapons on state premises.  

    Sometimes the dumb stuff I heard just rolls off, and other days it really annoys me.

    Thanks for allowing me to vent. Now back to our regularly scheduled program of dicks and boobs.

    Patch wrote:
    rkwsuperstar wrote:I have a non-nerdy rant for a moment.  So, our official fiscal year 2016 holiday schedule was released this morning.  My location shares a resident director with Amarillo, and we have one official HR representative for the both of us (budget cuts, you know, despite former Governor Perry's statements that we were never in financial trouble) and she forwarded the schedule to all of us.  Now a bunch of idiots (and I mean Ph.D.s) are REPLYING ALL with a bunch of ridiculous comments about how campus bowed to pressure to change it from 'Christmas Break' to 'Winter Break.'  That it's pathetic how easily they caved to pressure.  In emails to every single person employed at both Centers.  Now, campus has always referred to it as Winter Break.  Our Center calls it Christmas Break.  These are some of the same people who got pissed off when they found out they couldn't carry their guns into the office because 2nd Amendment!  Yet they don't seem all that familiar with the FIRST amendment.  
    This isn't a rant so much about terminology, but about how it annoys me that people want to pick and choose the parts of the Constitution (and anything else, really) that suit them and any parts that they don't agree with don't really count.  And also that if that is your opinion, keep it to yourself and don't use reply all.  


    People are sheep being herded by politicians and the media, who must sit around laughing at how easy it is to divide the country.

    Riot and burn a building- Brave hero
    Shoot a criminal defending yourself- evil oppressor

    I don't expect political correctness to get anything but worse. We have allowed everyone's opinion to matter, without any common sense to rationalize those opinions.
    I work with a lot of people from different cultures. Some I wish Merry Christmas, other Happy Holiday. To me it's being polite, not abandoning my beliefs.

    It's getting crazier everyday.



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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by Patch on Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:57 am

    rkwsuperstar wrote:I have a non-nerdy rant for a moment.  So, our official fiscal year 2016 holiday schedule was released this morning.  My location shares a resident director with Amarillo, and we have one official HR representative for the both of us (budget cuts, you know, despite former Governor Perry's statements that we were never in financial trouble) and she forwarded the schedule to all of us.  Now a bunch of idiots (and I mean Ph.D.s) are REPLYING ALL with a bunch of ridiculous comments about how campus bowed to pressure to change it from 'Christmas Break' to 'Winter Break.'  That it's pathetic how easily they caved to pressure.  In emails to every single person employed at both Centers.  Now, campus has always referred to it as Winter Break.  Our Center calls it Christmas Break.  These are some of the same people who got pissed off when they found out they couldn't carry their guns into the office because 2nd Amendment!  Yet they don't seem all that familiar with the FIRST amendment.  
    This isn't a rant so much about terminology, but about how it annoys me that people want to pick and choose the parts of the Constitution (and anything else, really) that suit them and any parts that they don't agree with don't really count.  And also that if that is your opinion, keep it to yourself and don't use reply all.  


    People are sheep being herded by politicians and the media, who must sit around laughing at how easy it is to divide the country.

    Riot and burn a building- Brave hero
    Shoot a criminal defending yourself- evil oppressor

    I don't expect political correctness to get anything but worse. We have allowed everyone's opinion to matter, without any common sense to rationalize those opinions.
    I work with a lot of people from different cultures. Some I wish Merry Christmas, other Happy Holiday. To me it's being polite, not abandoning my beliefs.

    It's getting crazier everyday.



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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by rkwsuperstar on Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:18 am

    I have a non-nerdy rant for a moment. So, our official fiscal year 2016 holiday schedule was released this morning. My location shares a resident director with Amarillo, and we have one official HR representative for the both of us (budget cuts, you know, despite former Governor Perry's statements that we were never in financial trouble) and she forwarded the schedule to all of us. Now a bunch of idiots (and I mean Ph.D.s) are REPLYING ALL with a bunch of ridiculous comments about how campus bowed to pressure to change it from 'Christmas Break' to 'Winter Break.' That it's pathetic how easily they caved to pressure. In emails to every single person employed at both Centers. Now, campus has always referred to it as Winter Break. Our Center calls it Christmas Break. These are some of the same people who got pissed off when they found out they couldn't carry their guns into the office because 2nd Amendment! Yet they don't seem all that familiar with the FIRST amendment.
    This isn't a rant so much about terminology, but about how it annoys me that people want to pick and choose the parts of the Constitution (and anything else, really) that suit them and any parts that they don't agree with don't really count. And also that if that is your opinion, keep it to yourself and don't use reply all.

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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by Patch on Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:30 am

    James.k.Polk wrote:Today's training at Cell Phone Mining Corp, Inc finished up at four o'clock.

    That left me time to visit with my district manager and still make it home in time to cook something for dinner.

    I scrapped the idea of cooking a steak.  Beef is gawdawful expensive and I would wreck it in my kitchen.  So I bought a couple of thick cut pork chops (less than half the price of the steak)

    I browned them in a skillet then added a couple of cut-up mushrooms and an onion.  Let it cook down for a minute then added a can of cream of mushroom soup ( the garlicky kind )

    It reminds me of a dish my momma used to make because we were poor and had to make our meat stretch to feed four.

    I ate both pork chops.  

    They were good.

    I made nearly the same thing last night, only I baked it. Pork chops in a pan, covered with cream of mushroom, and cream of chicken. topped with some onions and bell peppers, tossed it in the over at 350 for an hour and served it over white rice with a salad.
    One of my kids favorites and easy to whip up.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by rkwsuperstar on Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:16 am

    I would never influence you to do something you didn't want to do.

    Re: counter space, I don't have much either. But I don't keep it out, when it's not in use I keep it put away in a cabinet.

    I have a meat thermometer and my chicken always heats up to the correct temp.

    James.k.Polk wrote:
    rkwsuperstar wrote:Have you considered buying a George Foreman grill or knockoff?  I have a little one, got it at Ross for $20, and I use it to cook chicken (because I don't eat steak).  My mom has a big one and she uses hers a lot: chicken, pork chops, steak, burgers.  Have you ever used one?  Easiest cleanup ever.


    I have used them. I never really thought they got hot enough.  Plus counter space in my apartment is ridiculously scarce. Now that you've suggested it though,  I'll probably buy one.  I am weirdly commandable.  Which is why I hope you don't push the whole tattoo thing.

    James.k.Polk wrote:Today's training at Cell Phone Mining Corp, Inc finished up at four o'clock.

    That left me time to visit with my district manager and still make it home in time to cook something for dinner.

    I scrapped the idea of cooking a steak.  Beef is gawdawful expensive and I would wreck it in my kitchen.  So I bought a couple of thick cut pork chops (less than half the price of the steak)

    I browned them in a skillet then added a couple of cut-up mushrooms and an onion.  Let it cook down for a minute then added a can of cream of mushroom soup ( the garlicky kind )

    It reminds me of a dish my momma used to make because we were poor and had to make our meat stretch to feed four.

    I ate both pork chops.  

    They were good.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by James.k.Polk on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:51 am

    rkwsuperstar wrote:No, I'm asking.  They are mad that they don't think you called the correct number, but never in the past 5 months did they remember they filed a claim and call to look for it?  They just show up after 5 months without calling and expect their phone is there?

    No idea. Occasionally a person just never comes to pick up a replacement. Sometimes it's because they bought a phone elsewhere or cancelled the service entirely. I've never had a person wait five months and then come in just expecting to go "remember me?" and expect everything is just waiting for them.

    I was traumatized because the woman was absolutely abusive and we had no fault in the issue.



    James.k.Polk wrote:
    rkwsuperstar wrote:So, they order a warranty replacement.  And forget all the hell about it.  Then after 5 months, something clicks and they remember they had a warranty replacement.

    James.k.Polk wrote:A customer walked in to my store today.

    "I'm here to pick up my replacement phone."

    I'm instantly filled with dread.  I have no phone replacement for the person/account this guy is talking about.  I do research.  We did, in fact, order a warranty swap replacement phone for the device... In March.

    We typically call the customer when the phone arrives.  We leave a message if the customer does not answer.  If no one shows up to get the phone within 10 days, we send the phone back.  Those are the rules.

    It has been close to five months and NOW they're here to swap the phone...

    IN the meantime this kids iPhone 5C has a shattered screen and it looks like he tried to take the damaged glass off by peeling the metal frame that attached to the glass up and away.  A damaged phone is not replaceable under warranty.

    I explain to the guy that A) we can't hold a replacement phone that long and B) we would not be swapping it today if we had it in the store.

    The guy leaves. Angry, but he goes.


    Ten minutes later his wife calls. Demands to know why we didn't call er five months ago.  Claims that we called the kid, who is apparently too stupid to tell his mom he got a voicemail from the store.  Expects me to make good on the exchange arranged FIVE FUCKING MONTHS AGO because she says it's our fault she didn't get the message and come in FIVE FUCKING MONTHS AGO to swap the device.

    I listen to her call me a liar.  I listen to her proclaim that she is "going to talk shit" about cell phone mining corp, inc to everyone she knows. I listen to her demand that I make good on the exchange of the phone.  I give her my district manager's number. And now I will drink whiskey.

    Funny part is, she expects I am going to call her back to resolve the matter.

    I am not.

    Yeah I get it but that's not how it works. If I don't send an unclaimed phone back in a timely manner I get to pay for it out of what my store earns.

    And it doesn't excuse a twenty minute tirade of verbal abuse.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by James.k.Polk on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:45 am

    rkwsuperstar wrote:Have you considered buying a George Foreman grill or knockoff?  I have a little one, got it at Ross for $20, and I use it to cook chicken (because I don't eat steak).  My mom has a big one and she uses hers a lot: chicken, pork chops, steak, burgers.  Have you ever used one?  Easiest cleanup ever.


    I have used them. I never really thought they got hot enough.  Plus counter space in my apartment is ridiculously scarce. Now that you've suggested it though,  I'll probably buy one.  I am weirdly commandable.  Which is why I hope you don't push the whole tattoo thing.

    James.k.Polk wrote:Today's training at Cell Phone Mining Corp, Inc finished up at four o'clock.

    That left me time to visit with my district manager and still make it home in time to cook something for dinner.

    I scrapped the idea of cooking a steak.  Beef is gawdawful expensive and I would wreck it in my kitchen.  So I bought a couple of thick cut pork chops (less than half the price of the steak)

    I browned them in a skillet then added a couple of cut-up mushrooms and an onion.  Let it cook down for a minute then added a can of cream of mushroom soup ( the garlicky kind )

    It reminds me of a dish my momma used to make because we were poor and had to make our meat stretch to feed four.

    I ate both pork chops.  

    They were good.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by rkwsuperstar on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:19 am

    No, I'm asking. They are mad that they don't think you called the correct number, but never in the past 5 months did they remember they filed a claim and call to look for it? They just show up after 5 months without calling and expect their phone is there?

    James.k.Polk wrote:
    rkwsuperstar wrote:So, they order a warranty replacement.  And forget all the hell about it.  Then after 5 months, something clicks and they remember they had a warranty replacement.

    James.k.Polk wrote:A customer walked in to my store today.

    "I'm here to pick up my replacement phone."

    I'm instantly filled with dread.  I have no phone replacement for the person/account this guy is talking about.  I do research.  We did, in fact, order a warranty swap replacement phone for the device... In March.

    We typically call the customer when the phone arrives.  We leave a message if the customer does not answer.  If no one shows up to get the phone within 10 days, we send the phone back.  Those are the rules.

    It has been close to five months and NOW they're here to swap the phone...

    IN the meantime this kids iPhone 5C has a shattered screen and it looks like he tried to take the damaged glass off by peeling the metal frame that attached to the glass up and away.  A damaged phone is not replaceable under warranty.

    I explain to the guy that A) we can't hold a replacement phone that long and B) we would not be swapping it today if we had it in the store.

    The guy leaves. Angry, but he goes.


    Ten minutes later his wife calls. Demands to know why we didn't call er five months ago.  Claims that we called the kid, who is apparently too stupid to tell his mom he got a voicemail from the store.  Expects me to make good on the exchange arranged FIVE FUCKING MONTHS AGO because she says it's our fault she didn't get the message and come in FIVE FUCKING MONTHS AGO to swap the device.

    I listen to her call me a liar.  I listen to her proclaim that she is "going to talk shit" about cell phone mining corp, inc to everyone she knows. I listen to her demand that I make good on the exchange of the phone.  I give her my district manager's number. And now I will drink whiskey.

    Funny part is, she expects I am going to call her back to resolve the matter.

    I am not.

    Yeah I get it but that's not how it works. If I don't send an unclaimed phone back in a timely manner I get to pay for it out of what my store earns.

    And it doesn't excuse a twenty minute tirade of verbal abuse.
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    Post by rkwsuperstar on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:18 am

    Have you considered buying a George Foreman grill or knockoff? I have a little one, got it at Ross for $20, and I use it to cook chicken (because I don't eat steak). My mom has a big one and she uses hers a lot: chicken, pork chops, steak, burgers. Have you ever used one? Easiest cleanup ever.

    James.k.Polk wrote:Today's training at Cell Phone Mining Corp, Inc finished up at four o'clock.

    That left me time to visit with my district manager and still make it home in time to cook something for dinner.

    I scrapped the idea of cooking a steak.  Beef is gawdawful expensive and I would wreck it in my kitchen.  So I bought a couple of thick cut pork chops (less than half the price of the steak)

    I browned them in a skillet then added a couple of cut-up mushrooms and an onion.  Let it cook down for a minute then added a can of cream of mushroom soup ( the garlicky kind )

    It reminds me of a dish my momma used to make because we were poor and had to make our meat stretch to feed four.

    I ate both pork chops.  

    They were good.
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    Post by rkwsuperstar on Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:15 am

    James.k.Polk wrote:
    rkwsuperstar wrote:I did some yardwork on Sunday.  I was outside for about 2 hours.  I chose to wear shorts because it was over 100.  I wore SPF 60 sunblock.  The front of both legs are burned (and a slight redness on my upper left arm).  They sting when I walk.  That's okay, better than 4 years ago when I got 2nd degree burns complete with blisters.  Yesterday, I was fine, just sore and stinging.  Today, I've been fine for part of the day.  Now my knees, ankles, and feet are swelling, I assume from not having my legs elevated at work all day.  I'm not any more sore, but now my joints are getting stiff.  Good times.    

    Swelling can indicate elevated blood pressure.  That might also be a side effect of the sunburn.  Please be careful.  I will worry.

    In other news, I am about to describe what I slapped together for dinner tonight.

    Not to worry, after an evening of vinegar soaking and sleeping with legs elevated...well, okay, I'm still swollen. I'm on the road to recovery, though. Probably.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by NebulaJack on Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:10 pm

    James.k.Polk wrote:Today's training at Cell Phone Mining Corp, Inc finished up at four o'clock.

    That left me time to visit with my district manager and still make it home in time to cook something for dinner.

    I scrapped the idea of cooking a steak.  Beef is gawdawful expensive and I would wreck it in my kitchen.  So I bought a couple of thick cut pork chops (less than half the price of the steak)

    I browned them in a skillet then added a couple of cut-up mushrooms and an onion.  Let it cook down for a minute then added a can of cream of mushroom soup ( the garlicky kind )

    It reminds me of a dish my momma used to make because we were poor and had to make our meat stretch to feed four.

    I ate both pork chops.  

    They were good.

    Aside from the onion (never liked the flavor of onions), that sounds good.
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    Post by NebulaJack on Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:09 pm

    rkwsuperstar wrote:I did some yardwork on Sunday.  I was outside for about 2 hours.  I chose to wear shorts because it was over 100.  I wore SPF 60 sunblock.  The front of both legs are burned (and a slight redness on my upper left arm).  They sting when I walk.  That's okay, better than 4 years ago when I got 2nd degree burns complete with blisters.  Yesterday, I was fine, just sore and stinging.  Today, I've been fine for part of the day.  Now my knees, ankles, and feet are swelling, I assume from not having my legs elevated at work all day.  I'm not any more sore, but now my joints are getting stiff.  Good times.    

    This is why I wear a long sleeve shirt over my t-shirt when I do my sign waiving job for the pizza factory. I only have to put sunscreen on my face and neck, makes it much easier.
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    Post by NebulaJack on Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:07 pm

    Got a case of "tired and lazy" today. I didn't have work, or any big plans. Just a counseling session, and maybe seeing the new Fantastic Four out of morbid curiosity, but I didn't even have the energy for that. So I called my counselor and rescheduled, then went back to sleep and blew off the rest of the day. Aside from a small bit of guilt for not getting anything done, I feel oddly content.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by James.k.Polk on Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:26 pm

    James.k.Polk wrote:Today's training at Cell Phone Mining Corp, Inc finished up at four o'clock.

    That left me time to visit with my district manager and still make it home in time to cook something for dinner.

    I scrapped the idea of cooking a steak.  Beef is gawdawful expensive and I would wreck it in my kitchen.  So I bought a couple of thick cut pork chops (less than half the price of the steak)

    I browned them in a skillet then added a couple of cut-up mushrooms and an onion.  Let it cook down for a minute then added a can of cream of mushroom soup ( the garlicky kind )

    It reminds me of a dish my momma used to make because we were poor and had to make our meat stretch to feed four.

    I ate both pork chops.  

    They were good.

    It was, indeed, slapped together, but I enjoyed it. Change of pace.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by James.k.Polk on Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:25 pm

    Today's training at Cell Phone Mining Corp, Inc finished up at four o'clock.

    That left me time to visit with my district manager and still make it home in time to cook something for dinner.

    I scrapped the idea of cooking a steak. Beef is gawdawful expensive and I would wreck it in my kitchen. So I bought a couple of thick cut pork chops (less than half the price of the steak)

    I browned them in a skillet then added a couple of cut-up mushrooms and an onion. Let it cook down for a minute then added a can of cream of mushroom soup ( the garlicky kind )

    It reminds me of a dish my momma used to make because we were poor and had to make our meat stretch to feed four.

    I ate both pork chops.

    They were good.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by James.k.Polk on Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:18 pm

    rkwsuperstar wrote:I did some yardwork on Sunday.  I was outside for about 2 hours.  I chose to wear shorts because it was over 100.  I wore SPF 60 sunblock.  The front of both legs are burned (and a slight redness on my upper left arm).  They sting when I walk.  That's okay, better than 4 years ago when I got 2nd degree burns complete with blisters.  Yesterday, I was fine, just sore and stinging.  Today, I've been fine for part of the day.  Now my knees, ankles, and feet are swelling, I assume from not having my legs elevated at work all day.  I'm not any more sore, but now my joints are getting stiff.  Good times.    

    Swelling can indicate elevated blood pressure. That might also be a side effect of the sunburn. Please be careful. I will worry.

    In other news, I am about to describe what I slapped together for dinner tonight.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by James.k.Polk on Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:16 pm

    rkwsuperstar wrote:So, they order a warranty replacement.  And forget all the hell about it.  Then after 5 months, something clicks and they remember they had a warranty replacement.

    James.k.Polk wrote:A customer walked in to my store today.

    "I'm here to pick up my replacement phone."

    I'm instantly filled with dread.  I have no phone replacement for the person/account this guy is talking about.  I do research.  We did, in fact, order a warranty swap replacement phone for the device... In March.

    We typically call the customer when the phone arrives.  We leave a message if the customer does not answer.  If no one shows up to get the phone within 10 days, we send the phone back.  Those are the rules.

    It has been close to five months and NOW they're here to swap the phone...

    IN the meantime this kids iPhone 5C has a shattered screen and it looks like he tried to take the damaged glass off by peeling the metal frame that attached to the glass up and away.  A damaged phone is not replaceable under warranty.

    I explain to the guy that A) we can't hold a replacement phone that long and B) we would not be swapping it today if we had it in the store.

    The guy leaves. Angry, but he goes.


    Ten minutes later his wife calls. Demands to know why we didn't call er five months ago.  Claims that we called the kid, who is apparently too stupid to tell his mom he got a voicemail from the store.  Expects me to make good on the exchange arranged FIVE FUCKING MONTHS AGO because she says it's our fault she didn't get the message and come in FIVE FUCKING MONTHS AGO to swap the device.

    I listen to her call me a liar.  I listen to her proclaim that she is "going to talk shit" about cell phone mining corp, inc to everyone she knows. I listen to her demand that I make good on the exchange of the phone.  I give her my district manager's number. And now I will drink whiskey.

    Funny part is, she expects I am going to call her back to resolve the matter.

    I am not.

    Yeah I get it but that's not how it works. If I don't send an unclaimed phone back in a timely manner I get to pay for it out of what my store earns.

    And it doesn't excuse a twenty minute tirade of verbal abuse.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by rkwsuperstar on Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:50 pm

    I did some yardwork on Sunday. I was outside for about 2 hours. I chose to wear shorts because it was over 100. I wore SPF 60 sunblock. The front of both legs are burned (and a slight redness on my upper left arm). They sting when I walk. That's okay, better than 4 years ago when I got 2nd degree burns complete with blisters. Yesterday, I was fine, just sore and stinging. Today, I've been fine for part of the day. Now my knees, ankles, and feet are swelling, I assume from not having my legs elevated at work all day. I'm not any more sore, but now my joints are getting stiff. Good times.
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    Re: Summer Huzzahs!

    Post by rkwsuperstar on Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:59 pm

    So, they order a warranty replacement. And forget all the hell about it. Then after 5 months, something clicks and they remember they had a warranty replacement.

    James.k.Polk wrote:A customer walked in to my store today.

    "I'm here to pick up my replacement phone."

    I'm instantly filled with dread.  I have no phone replacement for the person/account this guy is talking about.  I do research.  We did, in fact, order a warranty swap replacement phone for the device... In March.

    We typically call the customer when the phone arrives.  We leave a message if the customer does not answer.  If no one shows up to get the phone within 10 days, we send the phone back.  Those are the rules.

    It has been close to five months and NOW they're here to swap the phone...

    IN the meantime this kids iPhone 5C has a shattered screen and it looks like he tried to take the damaged glass off by peeling the metal frame that attached to the glass up and away.  A damaged phone is not replaceable under warranty.

    I explain to the guy that A) we can't hold a replacement phone that long and B) we would not be swapping it today if we had it in the store.

    The guy leaves. Angry, but he goes.


    Ten minutes later his wife calls. Demands to know why we didn't call er five months ago.  Claims that we called the kid, who is apparently too stupid to tell his mom he got a voicemail from the store.  Expects me to make good on the exchange arranged FIVE FUCKING MONTHS AGO because she says it's our fault she didn't get the message and come in FIVE FUCKING MONTHS AGO to swap the device.

    I listen to her call me a liar.  I listen to her proclaim that she is "going to talk shit" about cell phone mining corp, inc to everyone she knows. I listen to her demand that I make good on the exchange of the phone.  I give her my district manager's number. And now I will drink whiskey.

    Funny part is, she expects I am going to call her back to resolve the matter.

    I am not.

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