Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Catskill Mountains

Up until now I thought living in the great outdoors was just for redneck hicks. I always thought these people were strange and had no grip on reality. The sad truth is that because of this misconception I have missed out on GRRRREAT times that could have been had.....Anyone that would put up with this city and its smog and ugly inhabitants is plain and simply a shmuck. Of-coarse the money and job issue always comes up when considering moving elsewhere but that is not an issue for me. I am moving to the Catskills Mountains. A recent ski trip has transformed me from a cut-throat city business man to a melancholy country boy. The views the air the lakes and the skiing is just too much for me to resist. Anyway a strange feeling of belonging envelopes me when I am out in the country. The only reason I am currently in NY is because my parenst decided to raise me here. Well im out.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Bigger Gunz

How comical it is, Damn nazis were so typical thinking "we will build the biggest gun and show them all". Taking history up to that point into account might suggest building such a large gun was strategic but how i would have looooooved to see their faces when they heard what came out of the Enola Gay and nearly obliterated an ENTIRE COUNTRY. Bigger bang for your buck.

As fuel prices rise Hay becomes future alternative.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Phone Rage

Being in the mail order business can be very frustrating but also just as amusing. Its amazing how quickly a flamingly hotheaded, cursing customer can turn into Mary Poppins when offered a free Surge protector. Sometimes customers think they can get away with speaking in any manner they please since they beleive they have the upper hand and can cancel their orders at anytime. Our profit margin is not enough to take this crap from them and so they act funny when it actually registers and they comprehend we DONT CARE if they cancel their orders. This time of year it gets so hectic we are often in the office until 10:00 P.M. I recall once speaking to a customer that purchased an item we were then editing on the site. It was a thirty five hundred dollar plasma. During the editing process certain fields are sometimes left blank for an hour or so and it was the price field on this one. The guy was not willing to absorb this fact and demanded he get his plasma for free. After apologizing for the confusion and offering to read aloud our agreement page (which states that we are not responsible for typographical errors) he began to raise his voice and get nasty. "I WILL REPORT YOU TO THE BBB" "I WILL CALL THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE"... This guy was intent on his getting his free plasma. He seemed to be one of those people that are good at squeezing out a few free months of cellular service after getting a dropped call and ripping up the customer service rep. He was obviously not expecting it when I interupted his rant by saying: Call Me Back After You Pull Your Head Out Of Your Ass!!! He eventually became a good customer.