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i'm a rocker. i rock out.

mom bought me a bookcase to put stuff in. i like it – it’s nice and smallish. perfect for my purposes ^_^

i’ve got my music video available for download over the weekend for those who want it. ^_^ from looking at the logs it appears that quite a few people still need to patch their webservers ‘cos of webserver worms 😛 bastard sysadmins.

stu is home for the weekend. i got him the “band of brothers” book and a gift certificate for tower so he can get the soundtrack and listen to it while he reads the book (since the videos aren’t out until next year), hehe. too bad he already has the book – oh well. we can exchange it at barnes ‘n noble. ^_^ we spent tonight mst3king some crappy show on the disney channel my sisters were watching and then we watched jay leno and red green and took turns playing “return to castle wolfenstein” ^_^

at work we had some complainers. grar. i gotta work in the morning again too…

rick at work (my manager) talked with me about working. he says it would probably be best if i were to start working permanently in customer service and work my way up through the company that way. he thinks that we won’t have any spaces available there until after the 1st of next year. fine by me. i don’t want to be in there and be bombarded with people during the holiday season.

ugh. our current promotion (3000 night / weekend minutes included in plans $35+) ends on the 12th and we’re starting a new one on the 13th. we bring out our best plans/promotions for the holiday season. we are going to be mobbed starting the 13th – it’s going to make our current busy periods look like a walk in the park. and we’re not going to get any chairs in the store for customers before then. i think i’ll buy me some riot gear to wear to work starting next week. ^^;; riot gear and earmuffs to help me block out people complaining about us having no chairs.

did i mention how i completely lose respect for people who come in and either ask why we don’t have chairs or demand to know exactly how many minutes it will be before they see a salesperson? why bother telling me about how you don’t like these? i can’t do anything about the first bit, and i can’t give exact times for the second. that’s why i just say “there’s only one (or two or three or thirty) people ahead of you at the moment.” people almost always get pissed when they’re assisted one minute later than i told them. 😛 i’m no fortune teller. 😛

i’m no mindreader either. -_- people come in…

i say “can we help you?”

braindead customer: “sure!!”

me: “…”

braindead customer: *stands there and stares at me holding my sign-in sheet*

me: “… uh… do you need to see a salesperson?? is your phone dead?? are you paying a bill??”

braindead customer: “oh, i’m here to ___________”

me: “oh, ok… i can take your name down here and someone can help you out in just a minute…”

braindead customer: “alright.”

me: *stands there with pen to paper ready to write down customer’s name*

braindead customer: *starts to wander off*

me: *chases after customer* “excuse me, can i just get your name?”

braindead customer: “what do you need my name for??”

me: *gestures around the room at everyone standing around* “uh, there’s a queue to see a salesperson…”

braindead customer: “what, you don’t just walk up and stand in line???”

me: “nope, i call out your name when someone’s free to help you out…”

braindead customer: “oh! well, my name is ____________”

me: “ok, we’ll just call your name…” *sighs and moves on to next customer coming in the door*

see what i get to do 45-60 times every day? whoopee.

and we just got in suggestion sheets today. i think i’ll carry a handful around the store with me so i’ll be prepared…

braindead customer: “don’t you believe in having chairs to sit in while you wait?!?!”

me: “YOU WANT SOME CHAIRS TO SIT IN?! HERE’S SOME *$%#ING SUGGESTION SHEETS!! IF YOU WANT SOME *$%#ING CHAIRS SO MUCH TAKE A *$%#ING SUGGESTION SHEET AND MAIL IT IN SO YOU CAN HAVE A *$%#ING CHAIR THAT YOU CAN SIT YOUR *$%#ING FAT ASS IN!! HOW DO YOU LIKE HAVING SOME RANDOM *$%#ING PERSON TREAT YOU LIKE YOU’RE THE *$%#ING SCUM OFF OF THE DEVIL’S ASS FOR A CHANGE?!?!?! SEE WHAT I HAVE TO *$%#ING PUT UP WITH EVERY *$%#ING DAY WITH JUST ABOUT EVERY *$%#ING CUSTOMER WHO ENTERS THAT DOORWAY?!?!?! IF YOU WANT A CHAIR, BRING YOUR OWN *$%#ING CHAIR FOR A CHANGE!!!!!!!” *throws suggestion forms about, punches customer in face a few times and tosses the sign-in-sheet at anyone who gives me a second look… in short, i create a giant scene*

braindead (literally) customer: “urk…”

next braindead customer: “um, please don’t hurt me?”

me: “GYAHHHHHH!!!” *jumps through giant glass window at front of store* @__@

^_^;; so, i guess if you’ve got nothing better to do tomorrow (saturday) between 11 am – 8 pm eastern, cheer me up and send me text messages ^_^ tell me who you are, though, because for some odd reason it’s not telling me even though it used to in the past. so make my workday better, dammit! ^_^;;