Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thankfully, the week is almost over

This has been a week when everything in the Universe has decided to mess with me.
It started with my crappy Quiznos turkey sub, and Quiznos attempt to marginalize me.

Just like my first college girlfriend, they won't return my calls. But I will be stepping up my campaign early next week. Photobucket I demand satisfaction, dammit.

Then, I ordered a piece of medical equipment from an Ebay powerseller. It was wrong, either boxed incorrectly, or the seller sent the wrong piece. Either way, I am still without it. Naturally, I sent a few emails, and he now is ignoring them. Fortunately, I paid with Paypal, so I just will have to file a complant and I'll get my money back. Still, the annoyance factor will be high as I have to return the rather large item, and as of today, I don't have his address either. I swear it's a friggin conspiracy.

Then, about a week ago, the Spawn mailed out the chocolate to everyone. It went Priority, because I didn't want it to take too long.

I thought Priority meant something to be done first. The fact that it said two days, also led me to believe it would take, oh, I don't know, 2 days.
It turns out that to the fine folks at the United States Postal Office "Priority" really means "Eventually" and 2 days also means "Eventually." Live and learn.

By now, everyone except my winner from Canada and the winner who contacted me late should have their chocolate. If not, please let me know as soon as possible. My email address is on the sidebar.

Quasi-Important Notice:

And it's back. Just when you thought elections were over for a few years, Humorbloggers is having a redo on the Humorblogger of the Year contest. This is like the primary, and each blogger is listed in a catagory. Then all the winning catagory bloggers will be thrown into the Burning Circle of Death Final Vote and will be crowned Humorblogger of the Year. Or not. The huge icon on the left will direct you to the site where you can vote for me under "Personal Life Humorblogger." Your vote won't get me my sub, medical equipment, or your chocolate, but it will make me feel better, and that's pretty darned important.

BTW, I've already voted for you for Humorblog Reader of the Year.



Gianetta said...

Are you mailing anything liquid, fragile, perishable, or potentially hazardous? Would you like to send this Express Mail? It's guaranteed next day or second day to most locations. Well, you could send it Priority Mail which is 2-3 days and get Delivery Confirmation for an additional 50 cents. Do you need any stamps today? It's been a year since I gave up my day job...I don't miss it a bit.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's those first college girlfriends that get ya. Never return calls because once they've already ''gotten the milk for free'', they lose interest. It's a cruel world out there.

A New Yorker said...

The chocolate is YUMMMEEEEEEEEE!

Unknown said...

It's been a goofy kind of week all around, Crotchety. Clients are edgy, I am trying to get a different package from the USPS to be left for me, but they ignore the signed pink slips they keep leaving me.... Weirdness all around.

Hang in there.

shyne said...

Aw, what a week for you!
But, as Jenn said, hang in there!
Next week will be better and, if it isn't, let me know. Not that I can "fix" it, but I can rant along with you. Two rants are better than one....right? chocolate for me.

Jormengrund said...

The planets must be in an alignment of some sort, or something of that nature, because it's been like that out here on the West coast as well!

I don't know about you, but when things like this happen, I just tend to wonder when the really big boot is going to drop, you know?

Oh, and I voted.

Just.. Not quite for you, but you came in a close second!

Anonymous said...


Remember, don't abuse your power if you win. Oh, I know the winner of the Humor Blogger of the Year Award (the HBOTYA) has the world at his feet, but don't let that go to your head.

Da Old Man said...

@ MA: I don't blame you. I live in a complex with a bunch of seniors, and they mob the letter carrier when she shows up at the main mail box.

@ Lucy: I felt so used. :(

@ Lauren: Glad you liked it.

@ Jenn: I get deliveries here to the wrong door. There is no way a rational human being could make that mistake. Yet, for some reason, about half the delivery drivers go to the wrong door.

@ Shyne: Two rants are better than one, though I'm sure next week will be better.

@ Jormen: That's ok. I only voted for myself because I didn't want to show any favoritism with the other, much funnier bloggers.

@ The Hawg: If I win, I'll continue to be the humble self-depracating knucklehead I am today.

Anonymous said...

:( Sorry you are getting such a bad time from Quiznos, Ebay seller, and the postal service. Sheesh, don't they know you have friends in low places ready to kick their collective arses?!! I would you know -- for you. :D

eve cleveland said...

Old Man..
Your troubles will soon be over, Hon! I just got back last night and I'm on my way to your house. So, scoot over. You are so dang cute when you're grumpy..

Da Old Man said...

@ Angie: Thanks. The Ebay guy sent me a note 2 days ago to not email, just call. As you have already guessed, the phone isn't taking messages.

@ Eve: It's about time. I've been checking the news, and apparently Vegas is still standing. Welcome back.

Chat Blanc said...

holy cows! my Crotchety inspired shit list is now expanding to include the USPS! I say we just call it a week and prevent any other crapola from putting a damper on things. :)

The Hussy Housewife said...

Dam..I thought I was flypaper to freaks..but I guess you have taken the reign.

Nothing is "Priority" when it comes to government workers..hello? Did you get the memo? My Chocolate took about 4-5 days to get here...and 2 days for me to eat it ALL!! How is that for priority?

Da Old Man said...

@ Chat: I'm with you on that. Enough.

@ Hussy: Spawn sent it to a winner in her own state, and it took that long.

CastoCreations said...

Um...yeah. Priority just means "we'll put it on top of the First class mail and get around to it just as quickly". I've had issues. But I still like it because they give me free boxes. =)

But the real question to this new visitor to your blog .... WHAT CHOCOLATE???

Da Old Man said...

@ Casto: I had a chocolate giveaway. Over 4 days I gave away bags of Dove Chocolate to readers who earned them by either blogging about the contest, not insulting me, or making me laugh.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

I'll vote for you, just cuz I feel bad for you.

Oh, and by the way, don't go to my blog tomorrow because there will be something you don't want to see...

Da Old Man said...

@ Petra: Thank you for the warning. I'll stop by to drop a card, but will keep my eyes closed.

Unknown said...

:-( Sorry to hear about your eBay experience... eBay has a habit of sucking like that (I've been ripped off a few times, but not really on anything so important). US postal service sounds like Canadian postal service!