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Monday, July 26, 2004

Ok, I've been pretty quiet lately.... 

I've been trying to steer clear of alot of news lately as it tends to make me irrate.  The closest thing to the news I've been watching is local TV news and a couple of blogs.  This worries me because its been quite easy to hide under the rock, yet still watch the news.  It disturbs me because if I, an anti-bush person can hide from the news while still watching the news-how are the bush-lovers supposed to be informed on just how evil Bush is?

I can't understand how people can still be in favor of Bush-it doesn't make any sense-It confuses me.  I have this horrible feeling that Indiana is going to go red again this election year.  I also have the feeling the govenorship is going red this year, even though Indiana has had a tendancy to go democrat on govenors for at least the past 16 years.   Why do I think that?  Mainly because of the republican Danials' campaign ads...they are almost pure genious...they don't say much, but come across as heartfelt and uplifting...alot of the ads are misleading, but no one wants to be the first to throw mud...(I must admit I'm shocked that no one has yet)  But his ads are perfect for gathering the sheep-like masses...the sheep-like complacency of the vast majority frightens me.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Whoo Hoo! 

One of my favorite authors is coming out with a new book in the spring...it's called "Assassination Vacation" by Sarah Vowell.  If you have not read any of her stuff,  you should.  She also wrote, "The Partly Cloudy Patriot" which has recently come out in paperback.  I can't wait to read her new book.

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Saturday, July 17, 2004

Where do these people come from? 

So I have a new job now...selling appliances...and yesterday I had one of those pain in the ass customers.    Since our customers want delivery 95% of the time, we don't keep alot of stock in-store...delivery is done out of the warehouse, which is 1000 times bigger then our stock room area.  We had a customer that wanted a washer that minute....on a washer we don't keep in stock.  (we could of had it delivered to her home in less then 24 hours, but that wasn't good enough)  She asked, "Well, what DO you have?"  I told her what we had...a model that was $200 more then the model she wanted...so she wanted that model for the same price...I don't think so...$50 we can do, but $200?! That would've been 50% off...and the markup on those is only about 20%.   Another couple walks up interested in a washer and the bitchy lady tells them, 'they don't have anything in stock...you should go somewhere else.'  The couple looks at the bitchy lady like she is insane and keep their distance...but still stay in the department.  She demands a manager.  I get the manager.  "THIS is the manager?!"  She screams.  (ok, the manager looks a little young, but she didn't need to scream)  She continues her tirade about wanting the $400 washer for $200.  Her 2 kids that were with her looked like they wanted to fall through the floor.  The oldest one, a girl about 10 or 11, calmly says to her, "Mom, you are being completely inmature, calm down.  We'll just go somewhere else."  The 'mother' snaps back, "I am NOT being inmature.  These people need to sell me a washer!"  Finally, finally, finally...the bitchy lady storms out of the store.  The couple that had been watching from a distance walk up and say, "Wow.  How do you stand dealing with people like that?"  They bought a washer and went merrily on their way.   I just wonder how often that 10 or 11 year old girl has to be the level-headed one in the family...hopefully her mother won't rub off on her.

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Thursday, July 08, 2004

WHY are they doing THIS... 

One of my favorite radio stations (the 80's station) is changing formats. They are changing to Christian contemporary. WHY?! Is that really going to bring in more advertising dollars? I can't imagine how. Do they think they will retain their current listening audience?
And WHY are they taking over the 80's station?! They are the only 80's station in the listening area while there are at least 2 other Christian stations in the area. How come they didn't take over one of the 50 kajillion country stations in the area? At least if they did THAT there would probably be a higher retention rate of the current listeners. Now I have to reprogram my radio...guess I'll give the oldies station a button instead of 'alternative station + scan'
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Tuesday, July 06, 2004

OY Vey..... 

So I managed to avoid going to Wal-Mart all holiday weekend despite the fact that I needed food.... However, I discovered that the breeders come out in droves on Tuesdays. I think I was the only customer in the building without children. Somehow, I managed to get out of the store without performing a self-hysterectomy in the middle of the cereal aisle.
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