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For the Record: Things That Have Upset Me This Week - A little less than a happy high
komos
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For the Record: Things That Have Upset Me This Week
The inexplicable injury of my pinky finger.

Not being sure when I can take time to have that injury looked at to determine if it is broken.

Having my car towed.

The bottom-feeder at the tow yard who neglected to tell me that the only acceptable form of payment was cash.

Losing my debit card after having acquired said cash.

Dealing with five levels of automated responses before getting to the phone drone who informed me that he couldn’t help unless I knew my account number.

Learning that I am now without a debit card for the next "five to seven business days."

Having someone pick a fight over an absurdist statement I made here that he deliberately misconstrued.

Feeling like I’m too unfocused to keep up with my work.

Feeling like I’m too freakin’ dumb to keep up with some of you.

My weight.

My finances.

My lack of sleep.
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bootsvalentine From: bootsvalentine Date: October 28th, 2004 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry you've had such a rough week. I can sympathize on many levels. (So can Omar, he got his car towed for an expired registration last month, he had totally forgotten. We had no idea where the car was and went to the police station to either get the ticket or file a stolen vehicle report. Ugh.)
I've had all sorts of banking problems lately, too. I think my bank outsources late night support to China. I opened a new account and it took weeks to get my debit card and PIN, and online banking PIN, etc. They told me I locked myself out of my telephone banking account by giving the wrong password AFTER the system told me to pick one because it was my first time calling. And then they told me they couldn't reset it because I couldn't tell what branch I opened my account at, because I opened it ONLINE! Then they finally told me that their system was down for maintenance. ARGH.
I hope you feel better soon. There are the times when I wish I had taken a picture of the dead squirrel I saw floating face down in a puddle so I could have posterized it with the caption "hang in there." ;)
komos From: komos Date: October 28th, 2004 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ugh, what an ordeal.

Was the squirrel roadkill, or was he one of the poor unfortunates that happened to bridge two live wires?

And thanks. The commiseration is appreciated.
bootsvalentine From: bootsvalentine Date: October 28th, 2004 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
This was four years ago on a side street in Bloomington. (So appropriate for my senioritis) I never figured out what happened to that squirrel. I guess he probably was roadkill, but I like to think he got rejected by five Ivy League Ph.D programs, too. ;)
grashupfer From: grashupfer Date: October 28th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Curious. What was the absurdist statement?
komos From: komos Date: October 28th, 2004 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Something to the effect of nothing that happened prior to 1992 having any relevance. It's clearly not reflective of my sentiments, but it was taken that way.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: October 28th, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
*great-big-bear-hug*

Sorry you've been having such a week! Can you get to your bank in the day to get some cash (i.e., write yourself a check and cash it)?
komos From: komos Date: October 28th, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can manage. It's just the idea of the thing. I'm going to miss the flexibility.
prosicated From: prosicated Date: October 28th, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's that time of year for me... everything goes to shit all at once. Sounds like you got whammed with it, too.
I'll repeat to you the best advice I ever got from my father:
"Remember to eat. Remember to sleep. Remember to breathe. Call us if you need anything."
(he also added remember to go to class, and remember to have fun, but those are more contextual.)
komos From: komos Date: October 28th, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wish I wasn't so easily shaken by things, but I think there's still a lot of damage I haven't healed. Little by little.

All of these things are good advice. Thanks. ^_^
mudguts From: mudguts Date: October 29th, 2004 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)

OI

i brought that little toy in to work with me for a tune up.
a little lock-tight on that screw in the pivot pin and some lube... its sweet.
i tried to tighten the spring but it was being obstinate.

simple pleasures are what makes life bearable.
thank you.
komos From: komos Date: November 2nd, 2004 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: OI

I figured that you would properly appreciate it.

I'm glad you like it. ^_^
shesmelting From: shesmelting Date: October 29th, 2004 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Take heart! The ordinary misery of life is abundant but the treasure of joy is sparingly distributed to those who work through it.
komos From: komos Date: November 2nd, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it possible to waste a life, though?

In truth, I'm doing much better. I try to take your words to heart, but it's very easy to become discouraged.
From: corvus_coronis Date: October 30th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had one of my dogs (the new one) seriously have a go at me last night, didnt break the skin but have some marks on it. I was trying to pick an embedded grass seed out of his foot. I suspect his former owners probably spoilt him/didnt train him - bought him a muzzle today & took out the leather gardening gloves & will try again tonight. Something disconcerting about the sight of a "cutesey/fluffsey" maltese attempting to savage you O_o
komos From: komos Date: November 2nd, 2004 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know, I am sorry that you were gnawed at. Still, the image of the enraged maltese made me giggle a little. (Just a little, though.)
From: corvus_coronis Date: November 2nd, 2004 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dont you worry, I saw the funny side of that too - kind of like a Fizzgig turned Cujo. Next time I handled him for anything I made sure I had some strong gloves on tho.
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