Thursday, February 19, 2009

Does this make me a jerk?

I am a nice person most of the time - really I am. Unless I get cut off in traffic or someone tries to harm me or my family I will be calm and pleasant. This story takes place 02/19/09 at the milk & sugar-adding-area of my local coffee place and because I use fake names on my blog the codename will be 'Moonbucks'.

I was waiting patiently for the person before me to finish adding her milk so that I could go next. I was listening to death metal in my right ear so when she asked me something and gestured towards the dairy offerings I couldn't hear exactly what she said. I mumbled an inquisitive "hmm"? this caused her to gesture angrily at the dairy options. I displayed a confused look which made her throw up her hands and walk away muttering something about "kids these days". I am 33 years old, granted a very immature 33 but calling me a kid gave me the justification to then say "I can get my own milk" - I don't know if she heard me or not.

I don't know why she couldn't just be like everyone else and leave when she was finished adding milk to her coffee. There are so many jerks in the world that it throws me off when someone is genuinely trying to be helpful. The song I was listening to is "Scavenger of human sorrow" by the band 'DEATH'.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

another old person story 2

This is the jist of the call

Me: How can I help you?
OP: Yeah I got this letter, I don't understand it.
Me: What does the letter say?
OP: I took out forty dollars, I only took out twenty and I got overdrafted.
Me: Ok, I see here that you took out forty dollars which overdrew your account
OP: Well I don't get it, I'll be calling you people every day
Me: Please do, call us every day so you know what your balance is.
OP: Yeah well you people screwed up my account
Me: Can you point to something we did wrong?
OP: My account is overdrafted
Me: And can you point to one thing that we did wrong?
OP: I wrote out some checks and now I'm overdrawn!
Me: Yes, we honored the checks you wrote, can you tell me what we did wrong?
OP: I'll be calling you people every day
ME: I look forward to talking to you again
OP: *annoyed grunt - click*