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Anti-social psyco-apathy

Posted 2011.03.04 9.57 in Pointless Blather

Ever have one of those days where people just really tick you off? Ever had a whole week full of those days? How about a month?

Like you pay your taxes, the gov’t cashes the cheque, then sends you a notice saying that they never got your payment so they’re charging you interest, and a fine, and you have 2 weeks to respond. So you call them up to try and sort it out, only to be told that your name isn’t on the ‘authorized contact list’ (it’s bizness taxes) and it’ll take a month to push the paperwork through before you’re allowed to talk to them. So you’re name & signature are good enough for sending them money, but when you need some help sorting out a problem, you’re SOL.

Then you have almost the same exact scenario with some company, only instead of not being allowed to talk to them, they have so many separate depts to handle each little thing and they don’t talk to each other. And their planet doesn’t have a concept for ‘we made a mistake’ so if anything did go wrong, it has to be your fault.

Or you order something on the internet and being impatient you select & pay for rush shipping. Only to find out after the fact that a) they didn’t price it right and rush would have cost them too much, so b) they shipped by pack-mule (ground), and c) they did it without telling you before-hand, and d) they didn’t tell you afterwards either, until you queried what was taking so long, and e) only after you called them out on this did they offer a refund for the express shipping, which f) they didn’t actually follow through on, and g) not only does the pack-mule take forever to cross 3000 miles but h) they put the wrong address on the waybill, so i) it takes even longer because after the pack-mule gets lost a few times they finally call and get the correct address, then j) they have to get the pack-mule from where the wrong address was to where the correct address is, which is a long way because k) their mistake on the address wasn’t a small one, it was entirely the wrong city, and l) there’s not a damn thing you can do but hope the thing shows up, eventually, someday.

Nameless faceless people you’ll never see or meet, who screw up on the job, but they never see any ramifications or punishment for their errors. You suffer for their errors, while they are oblivious.

I’m still depressed but I’m not feeling suicidal. I don’t know what the word is for how I’m feeling now. Best way to put it is, the end of the world can’t come soon enough for me. 2012, bring it on. I’ll have a drink in hand, put my feet up, and watch the show.

I dunno, maybe I just need a vacation from reality.

Doomsday Countdown Widget

Posted 2010.06.02 10.39 in Computers/Internet/Technology, Pointless Blather

Now you can keep track of how many days are left till the end of the world, with this amazing and remarkable countdown widget!

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That’s right, just drop this in the plugins folder of your wordpress-powered blog, activate the plugin, and drop the widget into your sidebar and hey presto! You and your visitors can keep track of how many days left till the end of the world!

No more guesswork, rough estimations, or tiring calculator usage is required to figure out how long between now, and December 21, 2012. Just a quick glance at your sidebar and you know how much time there is left.

This super-fun-happy widget is available now at the low low cost of free! It’s fully guaranteed to work (though this is not a guarantee) and if you are unsatisifed for any reason, you can just go ahead and deactivate the plugin and delete.

Click here to download now!

No support, no guarantees, no promises, no acceptance of liabilities, no warrantee and no responsibility. If the world fails to end on schedule, should it end ahead of schedule, or should it not end at all, no refunds will be given. This plugin is offered free of charge, for entertainment and amusement only. Should it cause your blog to crash, your server to melt, your house to burn down, and/or your planet to be destroyed, please bear in mind that you have been warned. By reading this fine-print and/or downloading this plugin, you waive all rights and accept all responsibilities, and also agree that the programmer may visit you at your home and demand beer and/or wine at any time, which you agree to provide, along with appropriate snacks.

What if 2012 Came Early?

Posted 2010.06.01 10.34 in Pointless Blather

This morning on my drive to work, I suddenly wondered, what if the end of the world came early?

Like, all the doomsday talk seems to be about December 21st, 2012. Mayan calendars and Nostradamus and whatever. So everyone thinks there’s another 2 1/2 years to get ready or prepare or live it up or what-not.

It’d be all like WTF if the world ended ahead of schedule, and all the prophesy folks would be right and wrong at the same time and everyone would be annoyed because armageddon came early.