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I Hate Paris

… And I’m not talking about the city. Since I’ve been on vacation, I haven’t been checking the news as often. I would have thought this could assist with avoiding some of the celebrity news. So, even though I’m not aware of what’s going on in my own city, I still have managed to stay in touch with what’s going on, in Paris Hilton’s life. Why is this? Because it’s everywhere! Adam Carolla in the morning! The Daily Show! Channels that I surf past on my way to something else! News briefs! People! Magazines! And the list goes on. Damn it people, Michael Moor was bumped from Larry King in exchange for Paris Hilton. Yes Michael is totally irritating, but in a totally different way, in a way I can actually stand.
What has this woman done? She was born rich, born stupid, stared in a shitty reality show, and an even shittier nudie video. Yet for some reason, the public can’t get enough of her. And yes I’m say “you” the public! I’m not blaming the news or the paparazzi, it’s the people who go o…

Police Academy Dropouts #19

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I haven’t posted on the running joke, our police force in a while. Here is an article I found on MSN about one of the cream of the crop. Kenneth Freeman a former reserve sheriff’s deputy from my home state of Washington, apparently raped his own daughter. Then, not only did he enforce his own personal law on her, he videotaped it so other fuckwads like him could download it.




Looks just like any other cop on the road, doesn’t he?

Well Worth The Cost of Admission

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For those of you who appreciate my men’s room postings, here’s a nice picture for you. This was taken at the Museum of Natural History in New York. Lucky me - I had my camera in hand to capture this modern art exhibit on display. Luckily I only had to pee; there was another guy in the restroom that apparently had to go number 2. He walked down the row of open stalls looking for one that he could use. So, I can only imagine the others were just as bad or worse. If you’ll notice around the rim, it looks like the culprit was nice enough to try to wipe some of it up.

Remembering The Men’s Room

I was going through my e-mail this morning and I found this old posting I intended to do but never did. When I was at Microsoft, sometimes instead of posting while at work, I would e-mail it to myself to post later that evening. I must have forgotten about this one.


Today (11/29/06) I walked in the men’s room, and there are two guys using urinals, one of them is talking on his cell phone with one hand, and taking care of business with the other. I go to do my thing as the other guy flushes, washes his hands and leaves. As I’m finishing up, the cell phone guy gets done and leaves, with no hand washing. Which makes sense I guess, he probably didn’t want to get his phone wet. In this time though, another guy comes in wearing a suite and carrying a Coke can. He goes to the bathroom and flushes by the time I’m done washing. I was so distracted that it took me a little extra time. He then follows me right out the door, also not washing his hands and drinking his coke.


I always use the towel…

Parental Guide

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FedFrustration

Let me tell you a little story about FedEx customer service and a delivery I received a few months back.
Tuesday, the first delivery day, the driver attempted to deliver it at 11:30am. Like most Americans I have (had) a job. I called Tuesday afternoon to see what alternatives they could offer. The person I spoke with said she could put in a “request” to have it delivered in the afternoon the next day. I figured I could leave a little early to catch the delivery.
The next day, at work before leaving, I checked the FedEx website. Of course the driver attempted to deliver it at 11:30 again. So I called, and spoke with another person. I explained my situation and he said I could go pick it up.
“Great”, I said, “Where’s that at?” He told me it was in Bellingham WA . For those of you who don’t know, I live in South Everett and work in Redmond . Which means, driving from home would be an hour, and driving from work, would be two hours. That’s right; this guy wanted me to drive ov…

Tax Those Geeks

One of the advantages to shopping over the internet, in many cases is not paying taxes from out of state companies. Well now it looks like besides shipping and handling, we will have to start paying tax on internet sales. We have to love our government’s ability to weasel as much as they can out of us, because as we all know, they will spend the money on useful and well deserved projects.


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Who’s Watching the House?!?!

Here is a little story for you. Imagine you were going on vacation and instead of taking your child with you, you decided to leave the kid at home. You ask someone you know and trust will take care of the child to watch him/her. Before leaving you make a statement that you will be calling to check up on them, and besides, you are a parent of course you are going to check in. you fly out and spend a day enjoying your trip. That evening you call but no answer, so you leave a quick message just saying you are calling to check in. No big deal, you will call the next day and no answer. As time goes on you are starting to get a little worried because, you know the person watching your kid does tend to go out and party, and tends to drive when she shouldn’t be driving. So of course you start to worry that your child is sitting in your house all alone. You call again and this time leave another message, basically saying, “if I don’t hear from you I’m assuming something is happened and will st…

CEO’s Out of the Loop

I read this article on redtape.msnbc about how ceo’s think their companies provide good service, something those of us living in the real world know not to be true.


Of course the CEO’s think they have good customer service. They have their admin take care of everything for them. Most I’ve met can barely use e-mail, as compared to understanding a phone system IVR.


Oh, and being on the receiving end of those calls, when the admin calls. It usually consists of, “So and so, the CEO of whatever company needs this fixed right away.” Then everyone jumps to make it happen, as compared to when Joe Consumer calls.
Here is the full article - CEOS THINK CUSTOMER SERVICE IS GREAT