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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. APK

    APK Well-Known Member

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    My boss uses the word "phenomenal" at least 20 times a day. I'm not exaggerating.
     
  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    My boss uses the word "phenomenal" at least 20 times a day. I'm not exaggerating.

    That's pretty phenomenal of him.
     
  3. AR_Six

    AR_Six Well-Known Member

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    3 separate incidents of atrocious customer service, from the petty (subway dude taking forever to do his job, screwing up my breakfast 3 times over and then giving me the wrong amount of change back as I noticed later) to the irritating (building manager giving me the "it'll be done by next week" on work needing to be done to my unit for the 3rd week in a row) to the absolutely ridiculous (there is no possible means of contacting the future shop in NE calgary without actually going out to it. The national customer service couldn't even get through to them and couldn't tell me where my laptop is because the guy at the store didn't give me all the necessary info. It was supposed to have been fixed a week ago).

    Insane. I also just got on the wrong train. It's almost a relief to be pissed off by something that's actually my fault after all that crap.
     
  4. Bill Smith

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    Toronto sent me a 30 buck bill for using the toll roads earlier this summer[​IMG]
    On the bright side since you're from the US, they can't freeze your plate tag or Drivers License renewal. I avoid the 407 like the plague. Toll roads are wet dream for certain members of the Toronto Political and chattering classes (Progressives which in code is big L Liberal for the Americans on this thread) and would screw the city's economy if it ever saw the light of day. Highway 407 which you took is privately run consortium and is highway robbery (pardon the pun) compared to say the New York Thruway from Buffalo to Albany (way cheaper).
     
  5. Bill Smith

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    Apple Customer Support [​IMG]

    They actually have customer support?
     
  6. RSS

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    They actually have customer support?
    From my point of view ... if they are being honest ... they should just answer the phone and say, "Hello, how many I not help you today."
     
  7. Saul Silver

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    From my point of view ... if they are being honest ... they should just answer the phone and say, "Hello, how many I not help you today."
    LOL. Apple's website said that an "experienced customer service representative" would call me within five minutes about my macbook's broken power adapter. Lo and behold, I get a call from Apple one minute later - except it's not an tech support person, it's a fucking automated message telling me to hold. I wait fifteen minutes and finally someone comes on the line. I tell her my situation, how my macbook is still under warranty, and ask her to send her a replacement part. She says she must transfer me to another department. After spending more time on hold, a guy answers the phone and I explain the situation again. He agrees to send a replacement part, but says I must send my broken adapter in to Apple, and if they don't deem it completely broken I'll be charged almost $100 for a replacement charger on a computer that only cost $800 to begin with. Seriously, I've gotten better tech support from freaking Hewlett-Packard.
     
  8. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Well-Known Member

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    ^And yet, RubeBabeIII's 2-year-old MacBook has developed cracks in its case, and Apple is replacing the entire shell for free. At a local service center.
     
  9. Szeph el raton

    Szeph el raton Well-Known Member

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    It's saturday night and I'm already home again half an hour before midnight. There are absolutely no parties with music I like at the clubs in the region, I already was to my favorit bar in the afternoon and I can't have more than one drink anyway cuz I'm driving. I've finished my book yesterday and didn't find anything new I want to read yet.

    I've picked up two Blurays from the movie rental but I'm not in the mood to watch them. Let's hope some SF guys are up for a round of Alien Swarm later.
     
  10. Connemara

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    I fucking hate this fucking town I'm in.
     
  11. Lighthouse

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    Why is everyone carrying purses, going to beauty parlors, and hiking up their pants like capri pants? Is this a New York thing? Well, its pissing me off. Also pissing me off is the boy-man weekend outfit, shorts, golf shirt, and sneakers. The only thing missing is a pair of tube socks and a headband.
     
  12. StephenHero

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    Ugh. My computer was crippled by viruses this afternoon and I spent almost two hours with Windows assistance getting it fixed. They computer sharing feature was fun to watch, but otherwise, [​IMG]
     
  13. acidboy

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    its sunday, and I purposely did not go up the bike trails today to spend more time with the kids and maybe go to church after a long while. and also, since it finally stopped raining we could finally go out somewhere nice.

    then I have to show up at work.
     
  14. Piobaire

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    ^ Great first poast. I think this one shall be entertaining.
     
  15. StephenHero

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    liberals atheists peta canada hippies abortion bill clinton obama welfare recipients michael moore drunks prostitutes france gun control nuts dope smokers jimmy carter 7-elevens hollywood al gore porn Greg
    [​IMG] + fyp
     
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    As I noted in the "happy" thread, MrsG's sisters came to town for the weekend, along with one sister's boyfriend and daughter (daughter isn't his). This was the first time I met the boyfriend, and he is a complete jackass. Given he's dating a family member, I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, but every time I thought he couldn't screw up more he found another way to do something stupid.

    My favorite "this guy is a jackass" story of the weekend:

    My brother and I set a tee time for 9:00 Saturday morning, and as a nice gesture I thought I'd invite Jackass along with us. On Saturday morning, 8:20 rolls around, and there's still no word from Jackass/sister's bedroom. MrsG knocks on their door and tells them he needs to get moving. At about 8:25, he wanders from the bedroom to the bathroom, where he spent the next half hour. At 8:55, as I walk out the door to leave him, he appears from the bathroom ready to go.

    We manage to get to the course ten minutes after our tee time, but they're kind enough to let us play. When the time comes to pay our green fees it turns out that Jackass forgot his wallet. I pay his fees just so we can get on the damn course, and he assures me he'll get me cash after we play.

    We get on the course, where we discover that he didn't bring enough balls. I brought about 10 balls, and I lost three. By the end of the round, he'd lost all of his balls, all of the ones I'd loaned him, and a few from my brother. Because Jackass lost all of mine, I actually had to borrow some from my brother to finish playing, and Jackass had to sit out the last couple of holes.

    Jackass also had the worst course etiquette I've ever seen. He had a penchant for standing nearby and talking just as I started to take swings at crucial junctures/in tough spots. He used a sand trap as a path back from the green to the cart path at least once and completely ignored the 90* rule. He left his tees in the turf after teeing off. He never brought his putter when he was near the green, so every time he pitched/chipped he'd walk from the cart to his ball, hack away, walk back to the cart, get his putter, and walk back to putt. He almost hit me with a ball at least twice, and he nearly hit other players a couple of times (my brother and I had to yell "fore" because Jackass didn't find it necessary to do so).

    Oh, and when we got home he informed me that he wasn't sure if his paycheck had been deposited, but he assured me he'd write me a check for the green fees if it hadn't. About an hour later he told me he hadn't been paid, and he'd cut me a check for the fees. Later that evening he informed me that he didn't have a checkbook, so he'll be mailing me a check. Riiiiiiight.

    Suffice it to say, I'm not rooting for this guy to be around for long.
     
  18. IUtoSLU

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    ^^It is hard for me to believe that these kinds of people actually exist. I never had to interact with one for longer than an hour or so.
     
  19. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear this, G.
     
  20. acidboy

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    As I noted in the "happy" thread, MrsG's sisters came to town for the weekend, along with one sister's boyfriend and daughter (daughter isn't his). This was the first time I met the boyfriend, and he is a complete jackass. Given he's dating a family member, I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, but every time I thought he couldn't screw up more he found another way to do something stupid. My favorite "this guy is a jackass" story of the weekend: My brother and I set a tee time for 9:00 Saturday morning, and as a nice gesture I thought I'd invite Jackass along with us. On Saturday morning, 8:20 rolls around, and there's still no word from Jackass/sister's bedroom. MrsG knocks on their door and tells them he needs to get moving. At about 8:25, he wanders from the bedroom to the bathroom, where he spent the next half hour. At 8:55, as I walk out the door to leave him, he appears from the bathroom ready to go. We manage to get to the course ten minutes after our tee time, but they're kind enough to let us play. When the time comes to pay our green fees it turns out that Jackass forgot his wallet. I pay his fees just so we can get on the damn course, and he assures me he'll get me cash after we play. We get on the course, where we discover that he didn't bring enough balls. I brought about 10 balls, and I lost three. By the end of the round, he'd lost all of his balls, all of the ones I'd loaned him, and a few from my brother. Because Jackass lost all of mine, I actually had to borrow some from my brother to finish playing, and Jackass had to sit out the last couple of holes. Jackass also had the worst course etiquette I've ever seen. He had a penchant for standing nearby and talking just as I started to take swings at crucial junctures/in tough spots. He used a sand trap as a path back from the green to the cart path at least once and completely ignored the 90* rule. He left his tees in the turf after teeing off. He never brought his putter when he was near the green, so every time he pitched/chipped he'd walk from the cart to his ball, hack away, walk back to the cart, get his putter, and walk back to putt. He almost hit me with a ball at least twice, and he nearly hit other players a couple of times (my brother and I had to yell "fore" because Jackass didn't find it necessary to do so). Oh, and when we got home he informed me that he wasn't sure if his paycheck had been deposited, but he assured me he'd write me a check for the green fees if it hadn't. About an hour later he told me he hadn't been paid, and he'd cut me a check for the fees. Later that evening he informed me that he didn't have a checkbook, so he'll be mailing me a check. Riiiiiiight. Suffice it to say, I'm not rooting for this guy to be around for long.
    wow he's gonna be the cousin eddie to your clark griswold when he ends up with your sister-in-law.
     

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