Saturday, August 16, 2003

What? My cell phone doesn't work?
New York City, The greatest place to live. Heh

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Fair and Balanced
As per Atrios et al, Myself is now Fair and Balanced as well. Tom Tomorrow coins the term Foxholes, I liked that one so much I used it. Myself is guessing that Bill O'Rielly threw a hissy fit so big that Fox had no other choice but to file an obvious loser of a lawsuit against Al Franken for his new book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right for using the term "fair and balanced", in order to keep him happy (or at least less grumpy). I guess I'd be pissed too, if I were publicly humiliated (audio here) by Franken.

Monday, August 11, 2003

So I called the Macy's Credit card customer service line to let them know that Myself did not recieve his card yet in the mail. Myself did recieve the PIN number, though to a card I hove not gotten. So after wading through the initial voice response, Myself has to listen to three minutes of a commercial expounding the all the features and benefits of owning a Macy's credit card, when Myself is finally allowed the option of speaking to a live person, since none of the automated options are to do what I want. So now I hold, since "All our representatives are busy, and my call will be taken in the order in which it was made" , listening to the annoying muzak playing on hold. another four minutes apss and I get a live person, hooray, I tell them I got my PIN notice but have not yet gotten my card in the mail. So she asks me, and I swear this is true, "What is your account number?" I was able to contain myself, I repeated, that I haven't gotten my card, and in the end she was able to help me out but geez this is one of the most piss-poor customer service lines that I have ever encountered. The fact that I had to sit and listen to minutes long commercials before even given other options. My actual business took about two minutes, but I spent about ten minutes either listening to a commercial or on hold listening to bad muzak.