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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
O.K so at lunch today I totally pulled a Cranky Monkey. I was at The California Pizza Kitchen a nice restaurant but nothing fancy. I was sitting at the bar by myself just watching everything that goes on in the kitchen area and the bar. The bar faces the work station for the kitchen so you can see everything that goes on while they prepare your food. So I am talking to one of the girls that works there (very cute) anyway notice quite a few times that she blows her nose. She obviously uses a Kleenex but does not wash her hands when she's done. This kind of bothers me but oh well. Then I notice while she is making my salad she wipes her nose with her hand. She not only does this once but twice while making my salad. She brings it over to me and sets it down in front of me. I look at her and ask her if I could have another one. She looks at me like I'm stupid. She said, "is that not what you wanted" I say, "yes however, I watched you make it and for health reasons I would love to have a new one." The manager hears me and comes over. I explain to him the issue. I try to do this in a private matter but the girl (who is not cute anymore) keeps butting in. He apologizes and makes me a new one himself. I should have got it to go because the entire time I ate she stared at me.
So disgusting. I don't want her snot in my food. What happened to washing your hands after touching your face.
Monday, November 24, 2008
9 - Having to spend time in a closed space with another person: In some cases with a person who might smell bad or be creepy.
8 - Spending time in a closed space with a totally hot chick: Because when she gets out, I become "that creepy guy in the elevator" she tells her co-workers about.
7 - Encountering a co-worker that I know but don't really want to talk to: We then have to make idle small talk while we stare at the floors waiting for the door to open.
6 - Riding an elevator with multiple people who know each other: If they are riding in the same elevator at the office, they are going to talk about work, and I have to hear it. Or even worse, they start talking about the cute thing their kid did last night!
5 - The chatty Cathy: This is that person who can't handle being in a closed space in silence so they create idle chatter. "that traffic was nice this morning." or, "Sure hope the weather is going to be nice this weekend." How about "shut the fuck up bitch, I don't know you, and don't want to talk to your ass."
4 - The rider who only needs to go one floor: We are in a three floor building, and you can't walk your lazy ass up or down one flight of stairs. So now I have to wait for the elevator to stop on your floor before it gets to mine.
3 - The person who talk on their cell phone the whole time: The conversation usually consists of, "Can you hear me? I just got on the elevator so the phone is cutting out. Hold on. Can you hear me now. Hello. How about now? Hold on just a second, I'm almost to my floor."
2 - The person who checks e-mail from their Blackberry: What, you are so important that you can't wait 10 minutes, to get up to your desk and check form your computer?!?! Well guess what jackass, you aren't!
1 - The laptop person: Even worse than the cell phone person is, the person who opens their laptop and starts checking e-mail. How about I smack the thing out of your hands and kick you in the balls instead.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
CM - you don't flush after you are done?
Guy - (acting surprised) Oh, I didn't flush?
He walks over and hits the handle. And goes to leave.
Guy - What are you, the bathroom police.
CM - No, I just don't like to piss in someone else's pee. I'm… oh what's it called…. Considerate!
He walks away, not turning around.
I hope I have a meeting with this guy someday. That way when everyone else is around I can introduce myself and say, "Oh yeah, we've met, you are the guy who doesn't flush the toilet after he is done."
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Really, you feel you need to get in everyone's way, and can't wait to check your e-mail because you are just that important! You need to get in MY way, just because you can't wait till your coffee brews and go to your office to check e-mail.
Laptop in the break room guy, you are the douche of the week..
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Now that the elections are over I can get back to complaining about truly important stuff.
As I was lying in bed this morning, listening to the dump truck outside my house, I thought to myself that I've never lived anywhere that the dump truck didn't visit so early. I've lived in quite a few places and it seems odd that everywhere the trash is hauled away super early in the morning. Why is this? It's not like the trash is time sensitive, and if it doesn't get hauled away before noon it explodes all over the yard. These guys already have a bad enough job as it is, why is it they have to wake up super early in the morning as well? Let the poor guys sleep a bit, let the customers sleep a bit, and pick up the trash later in the day. I really don't think its going to hurt anything. And I sure as hell won't find it as irritating.
Since we are on the subject, why can't the mail get delivered a little earlier? The mail usually doesn't show up at my place till after 4:00. Just like I've never had the trash hauled away later than 7:30, I've never had the mail show up before 3:00.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
I just don’t get it? If someone was to say to me that I could not get married because I wanted to marry a man, it would be unfathomable? I don’t understand why people fight so hard to take away basic legal rights from a committed couple? They are not doing anything to religious people, they are not trying to infringe on their legal rights for tax purposes, power of attorney laws and families. I heard they spent record numbers on this proposition for what; because religious people are scared that their beliefs are being dumped on? If two people want to get married why not just let them…who’s it hurting? I have heard arguments it’s hurting the foundation of marriage for families. What about the children in which are from same sex parents? What about them. I can only hope with Barack Obama, freedom for every American citizen can be granted within our lifetimes.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
America is a country of opposites, always leaning towards one side or the other. During the 60's and 70's it was about free love, women's liberation, and of course racial equality. Beginning in the 80's the conservative movement picked up speed, and Americans became scared of the rest of the world. Last night the country has moved again. Having traveled outside of the U.S., I've experienced the shame that goes along with acknowledging the country of my origin, and listened to people speak about the war mongering and hate they perceive in us. With last nights election, hopefully soon that perception will change.
Barack is a politician after all, so change won't be as sweeping as some expect or anticipate. All the president can do is set the standard, he leads and allows those in his administration to manage this country is a positive or negative light. We've seen with the Bush administration what the negative light looks like. With the Obama administration, I have faith in a brighter outlook. With this elections, I'd like to expect less of the fear mongering our elected officials have used over the past, and maybe a little more hope. After all, hope was the spirit of his campaign.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008