Press 1 for English

Recently I talked to a Sprint rep about my phones. After the call he asked if I would mind taking a customer satisfaction survey. Since he had worked hard to take care of me I said sure.

Twice now I have been called by Sprints automated survey. It always disconnects me because the first thing it does is to tell me to press 1 to continue in English. When I make no response it hangs up.

Hey Sprint! (and any other company) ………………

I DON’T PRESS 1 FOR ENGLISH.

To bad, cause the guy was nice and deserves a pat on the back.

Spam Comments, SEO “helpers”, et al

So I keep getting these “comments” from people who say they can help me  grow my blog and how they  found me on page whatever, or people who post a link to their blog, when it has NOTHING to do with mine.

My response, besides deleting them is this; You found me somehow. If you read the About page, you will see I make no mention of wanting to get rich off of this. I don’t CARE where my page ranks, and I don’t care about linking to pages about shoes, dairy products, or sex aids.

If you have a comment about something I have said, please feel free to make it. If you don’t like what I say please feel free to move on. This page is cheaper than going to therapy and talking to some one  who likely has just as many problems as I do.

As an aside to those who don’t know how WordPress works. The first time you make a comment on someone’s blog it is held  for the blogger to review and approve or disapprove. Once you have made a relevant comment and I have approved it you are allowed to make comments without my approval, though I still can dump your ass if you abuse the policy.

Wrong to Be Patriotic?

As I have said earlier one of my pet peeves is people who forward “panic” emails that purport some doom & gloom or crisis, that  are in fact, ruse’s, incorrect, or just flat-out lies.

One of my “friends” who is often guilty of this just sent me this one:

 

Goodbye to ABC TV

 

 ABC News Joins Obama- Bans American Flag Lapel Pins !!

ABC NEWS BANS FLAG LAPEL PINS

This is what we get from the present stuff going on in Washington.  What next? 

Barbara Walters said that this was going to hurt ABC bad. As you know she works for ABC .

ABC NEWS BANS FLAG LAPEL PINS!
Yesterday the brass at ABC news issued orders forbidding
reporters to wear lapel pin American flags or other patriotic insignia.
Their reasoning was that ABC should remain neutral about ’causes’.

Since when is patriotism to be discouraged?
I urge you to boycott ABC and its sponsors and affiliates.
We are slowly losing everything our country stands for and everything our men

and women fought and died to preserve!

Please forward this to as many as you can.

THIS HAS BEEN VERIFIED THROUGH:
http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/a/abcflag.htm

Now one problem is that this occurred YEARS ago. Old news. Another problem is the link provided doesn’t give the whole story. I have added 3 more links below.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/government/a/abc_flag_pins.htm

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/noflags.asp

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081116170120AAkwhmG

BUT THAT IS NOT THE REAL PROBLEM.

The real problem is that the idea of being impartial to your country should be voiced in any shape or form! We have taken a very wrong turn somewhere and most of us seem to have been born completely spineless. If my employer had ever told me I could not wear a pin or badge that signified my pride in my country I would have showed up the next day covered in every token of the USA I could beg, borrow or buy and barely able to walk under the load, and hopefully get fired in front of the media crew I asked to tag along!

How can we go from the “Generation that Saved the World” , vets of WW2 to the spineless, whimpering simpletons that want to cow, bow and scrape to anyone, so that we can be despised and ridiculed by all. GROW SOME BALLS PEOPLE!

 

Forwarded “panic” emails

Why is it  I get all these emails form pople with the latest outrage against society, with a link to snopes or some other agency supposedly verifiying the staements, only to find that when I click on the link and read the story it is 180 degrees from what the author intended?

Do people not bother to read past line 1 in any story any more? How much angst could be avoided if people simply opened their eyes and read the whole article? How about going a couple of extra keyboard strokes and Googling it?  90% of the “panic” emails I receive have several articles where they are shown to be false.

Of course without all this angst i wouldn’t have anything to write about now would I?