This is my first post on what will probably be a frequent blog regarding why so many people suck and why I usually hate everyone in the world (yes, sorry, that probably does include you). My first post covers events of Friday, November 16, 2007.
I was returning a cell phone I had recently purchased because I had decided I really didn't like it after trying it for a few weeks. I went to the AT&T store at the local mall and when I went in, a clerk asked if he could help me.
I said "I need to return this phone - but first, can you help me put my sim card back in it so I can transfer the pictures I took with it from the phone so I can keep them?" He said "oh, you can't do that." I was returning the phone because it didn't have some features that my current phone has, so I thought this was just one more thing it couldn't do. "Oh," he said so smugly and condescendingly, "no phone can do that!"
I can't stand it when people speak to others in a way that ridicules what they say. So, I put the sim card back in my old phone, said "oh, wait a second", turned on the phone, pulled up a picture and said "look at this - I pick a picture, hit this button, and see here it says 'move' and when I choose that, look, I can transfer it from the sim card to the phone or vice versa" You know, I tried not to be condescending myself, but I'm not sure how successful I was. He was immediately defeated and his only response was "well, that phone came out before I started working here" - well, mr. smug shop clerk, that may be true - but DON'T make blanket proclamations about the features of every phone in existence if you can't back it up!
Next I went to Kohl's and encountered two more reasons for this blog - things just kept building yesterday until I thought - I have to make a blog or this crap with make me implode. The reasons there - 1) people who leave their clothes in the fitting room instead of taking them out and putting them on the rack just outside the room. When they leave clothes in there, it makes it hard for me to get all my clothes on the very few hooks they provide. 2) check-out line clerks who lick their fingers to get a plastic bag or to open it (or even to separate bills when counting out money. Not only is this gross, but now that's it's cold and flu season, it's also potentially disease spreading behavior. Yuck!
So, I'll be keeping a tally, I guess, of what causes suckage and raging hate. So far, with the first post that would be:
Condescending shop clerks - 1
People being selfish and lazy - 1
People sharing saliva that I don't want - 1
See you soon I'm sure!