Friday, December 22, 2006


Weight Watchers

Ok, I have a gripe about people as a whole. One of the campaigns that I answer phones for at the call center I work part time is Weight Watchers. Now, I think that it is a great program and has helped a lot of people. In fact, my gripe isn't with weight watchers, but with the mentality that often manifests itself regarding this and other self-help programs. So often people want weight watchers to be a fix-all that they can come and learn the secret that will allow them to eat lots of cake and lose hundreds of pounds. In fact, I often get very angry people on the phone if the food's not working for them or if they are told what they can't eat as if we are being unreasonable saying, "Might not be a good idea to eat ten cakes." It's as if them being overweight everybody's fault but their own. When did everything become someone else's fault?

Just a thought.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


I'm back

Well, I will (again) make a concentrated effort to do this more often, as I'm sure there are thousands out there who have been almost catatonic with despair, having not had any new thoughts from me in...oh...about six months. After the threat of eradication from others' blogs (you know who you are), here is my update.

Builders suck! Just wanted to lay that out there. As most of you probably don't know, the flat upstairs from ours had a leaky radiator that caused a 4 foot by 4 foot segment of our roof to collapse. This was about 4 weeks ago. Finally, last week the builders were supposed to come on tuesday and fix the ceiling...AT 7:30 IN THE MORNING!!!!! However, it would be nice to have a lounge again, so I got up and was waiting at 7:30...8:00...8:30...9:30...11:30...finally at 12:30 we finally got in touch with the guy to find out he couldn't come and would reschedule. SO, this morning I am up at 8:00 again waiting for the fella and he finally arrives at 9:30. Now the flat next to ours had the same thing happen to them so the company was going to fix both roofs. However, they decided to have us both up and waiting for them and when they got here, I was told that they weren't going to touch my roof till TOMORROW AT 11:00. So, now I have the blow torch, chain saw, and thumb screws out and feel justified.

I find it funny that being on time is so important in every other area of life, but when it comes to builders, repairmen, etc they do what they want, when they want, and we all accept it.

MONEY MAKING IDEA: Start your own building company, be on time, do the job for what you said you'd do it for, and finish on time. You'll never stop working...EVER!

Ok, that's my diatribe for today. Hope you enjoyed it.

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