both those words applied to me saturday morning. feeling like crap because i had the beginnings of cold, i decided that i would get a stuck blu ray dvd-r/w out of our computer.
the stubborn part: i tried pulling, i tried pushing from the back, no go. it would not be moved. so i took out the dvd-r/w above it.
the stupid part: i stuck my hand in the hole from the top dvd drive and pushed as hard as i could. the blu ray drive came out after it got passed the front part (which was messed up) and all that force had to go somewhere. that somewhere was my hand getting stuck on a dull, round-ended prong. i freaked out and (stubborn part again) tried pulling my hand out again, which only shoved the prong into my hand deeper.
now i have a flap of skin cover the wound, a bruised hand and thumb, and i can barely type or use a mouse, both of which i have to use constantly for my job.
two days of rest, boredom, and most immobilization have helped, but on my day of usage, i really just want to go back to having the flipping wooden spatula attached to my hand and no requirement to use it.
the entire weekend was a bore because all i could do was watch tv (which normally is not that big of a deal) except that i couldn’t knit or crochet. i did finish reading a book, which was nice, and i started a new book. but it was dull…
There’s always this moment when living somewhere that hits you like a ton of bricks, and then you know it’s time to move on. That moment came for me around April this year, but moving and finding a new job is not so easy. With limited funds and being on the west coast, our options are limited. So now it’s a struggle to find a job that pays well enough for DH to focus on his writing and start paying student loans. We can’t even sell the stuff we don’t want because Eugene is too flipping small to have a thriving Craigslist. So we are half packing, half job hunting, full-on hoping someone will want to hire me. I don’t know if having two Bachelor degrees is going to help or hinder this process…
Some days I just feel like Marvin the robot…You gotta ask yourself, what’s the point?
I have to send this out into the ether because thinking about it makes me so angry.
I am so tired of being in the complaints department. I chose this job because I liked helping people, but now I’m starting to think that people aren’t worth the help. I have this one customer…worked with her for over a year. I have done everything I could to help this woman because she insists on using one OS despite knowing that there are parity issues. INSISTS. And then she’s surprised and annoyed when she encounters these parity problems. You offer a solution, but asking something of her is not allowed. She was supposed to stop using our products last year, but has stuck around to complain at little more. Lady, do me a solid and fuck off. If she were the only one, it might not be quite so bad. But she’s not alone, every person I talk to seems to take all their frustrations out on me, my company, the world…
Sometimes I just want to scream: DO YOU THINK YELLING AT ME IS GOING TO HELP YOUR PROBLEM? I ANSWER THE PHONES AND GET THE “PRIVILEGE” OF TALKING TO ASSHOLES LIKE YOU AND HEAR ALL YOUR PIDDLY COMPLAINTS. I’m not paid a million bucks, so why should I care if you think we should differentiate by model number instead of serial number? Respectively you are entitled to your opinion, but it’s just that, YOUR OPINION.
Have people forgotten that when they call customer support, they are talking to a real person? You treat us with disdain and disrespect, and I hope you remember that a. karma is a bitch, b. we know more about the product than you and can fuck up your shit like nobody’s business. Keeping those things in mind, be nice to the person on the phone trying to help you, especially since you wouldn’t treat people that way IN PERSON.
So I’ve been a little slack in the updates recently, but the good news is that I just finished my finals and can now dedicate more time to myself hobbies! Comeback soon for a full length update. I will leave you with the following photo:
Only 23,715 stitches left.
I went to Portland today and purchased some lovely yarn from Twisted PDX.
I think the Blue Moon Woobu into a shawl or string theory cowl. I love color, but I’ll be honest, the name of the yarn color sold me, Neptune. I’m a sucker for all things astronomy related, hence my love of space movies and tv shows.
The Malabrigo Chunky will be a hat, which is ambitious, because I can never find a pattern in hats that I like. It’s always a chore to find one I like. I’m a gal that likes simple hats, but knitters seem to want to show off when it comes to hats…I’ll find something, I just know I will (see what I’m doing there? Positivity!). The yarn color for this skein is verdes, and it is such a beautiful combo of greens.
All this yarn buying reminded me that I had a yet-unused skein of Madelinetosh Merino DK in Cousteau. What to make? I’m glad you asked, I’m making a Downton Cowl. Yes, that Downton. I’m really excited about this one, so excited that it will be my Week 3 WIP-Project.
Without further ado, I must knit, so happy knitting everyone!