Wednesday, June 03, 2009

it was a dark and stormy day...

blame it on the moon

Rxbambi tagged me earlier this week to do a list of six things that get me pissed. initially i was going to make a list of my favorite kinds of gin, but then i realized it wasn't that kind of pissed.  on that particular day, i was feeling that the world was quite rosy and couldn't actually think of six things, but let me tell you, now i can...

  1. big sisters using sabin's mobile - sabin's big sisters have their own mobile phones, but they always go nuts texting all of their friends on hers when they're here, because theirs are the pre-paid card kind and they don't want to use up their own SMSes. i'm normally fine with this because we've got an unlimited SMS plan on sabin's phone, she doesn't use any herself and so it seems ok that it gets used. UNTIL....i learned today that they had subscribed to some stupid spam-like SMS thing that repeatedly sends you texts about a hummingbird and it costs 15DKK every time. that's $3. which translates to $36 a month. which pisses me off like you wouldn't believe. especially because i hadn't looked closely at that bill and it's now the 3rd month the charge appears there (so much for my attentiveness to bills, eh?). i hadn't looked at it because sometimes sabin calls my norwegian number when i'm in norway and i thought it was just that. it wasn't. grr.
  2. whipping wind - it's been blowing steadily for two days and i'm really. really. really. tired. of. it.
  3. people who send an invitation to a party (that's not a wedding but just an ordinary dinner party) three months in advance - i have no friggin' clue whether i want to have dinner with you three months from now. call me the day before. fokken danes.
  4. sexist misogynist dinosaurs in shipping - i don't actually encounter them very often, but when i do, it pisses me off like nothing else. do. not. underestimate. me. just. because. i'm. a. girl. or i shall plant this jessica simpson stiletto squarely in your eyeball.
  5. Thuesen Jensen - they're the danish importer of Kitchen Aid products. they have no web presence--their "website" goes to an eLearning log-in thing. they are impossible to contact, no phone number, no email and they are absolute rubbish at service (which one supposes is why they are impossible to contact). they are giving Kitchen Aid a bad name. i have on two occasions now had a problem with the Kitchen Aid food processor i bought last summer. and twice, instead of just giving me a new one and then dealing with it on their end, they made the shop send it in, taking nearly a month to fix it both times. so, i've been without my food processor (which i use regularly) for two of the eight months i've owned it. i just got it back again, with a new bowl on it. why didn't they give me that the first time they took it, since it was the same problem both times. i really think Kitchen Aid should know how bad they are and what a bad name they're giving to Kitchen Aid. i only know their name because i dragged it out of my local shop. and now, i hope that this reference to their name comes up the next time someone googles Thuesen Jensen, because they are complete and utter crap and should have their rights to import Kitchen Aid taken away. when someone pays 3500DKK ($700USD) for their fokken food processor, they expect it to work and if it doesn't, they expect to have a new one that does work inside of about 3 minutes. end. of. story. it better stay fixed this time, or you all will be reading about this on a daily basis. (sorry to threaten you when i'm really threatening them.)
  6. people with the wrong priorities - certain family members recently failed to be there on two big occasions--mathilde's confirmation and the party celebrating aunty M's dictionary. i think that's really friggin' selfish and egotistical. you can put off going to your precious summer house where you go every weekend all summer long for things that happen only once in a lifetime. how often does a young person get confirmed (if they're not baptist or whatever)? and how often do you celebrate the culmination of ten years' work? get your fokken priorities straight. there are certain things you are simply obligated to do. these two things were prime examples of them. 
hmmm...it seems like it might be that time that rolls around every month when husband gets really annoying. why do you suppose he does that? speaking of him, where is he and why isn't he making me some dinner?

perhaps i need that gin list after all:
  1. hendrick's
  2. beefeater crown jewel (in the purple bottle)
  3. g'vine
  4. bombay sapphire
  5. beefeater 24
  6. the local indian gin i had one time in chennai (believe me, it was the only good thing about chennai)
on that note, i think i'll go check out how we're fixed for tonic. i know i just bought limes...

25 comments:

Barb said...

I just love the picture. I did a painting a few years ago very similar to this.

Oh and I hope you feel better with all that off your chest. LOL

Barb xox

spudballoo said...

Phew, feel better for getting all that off your chest? All those things would bug me too. Especially the no show family members. Rude.

spudballoo said...

I changed my name btw to match with my flickr and twitter names. I was judithg!

McGillicutty said...

Dang!!! you need to get you some gin girl!! I love the way your rants are verging on English English and I love that you drink Gin. I could use one myself today it's one of those days!! don't talk about family... we have the same prob with the occational drop out!!! Who the hell do they think they are????

McGillicutty said...

быть счастливым

Elizabeth said...

Don't you know by now that Danes and service (or being empathic) don't work really well together. Just don't expect anything maybe than you will be surprised one day.

But I'm grateful for the lovely country that it is. LOL

The Fragrant Muse said...

Well don't I feel dumb. Shoulda read all this before our convo.

1.Taking advantage of sweet little Sabin. That even pisses me off.
2. You've got whipping wind, in PA we've got non-stop rain. Trade ya.
3. Why does the advance notice thing get up your nose?
4. I'd like to see that!
5. ThuesaJensawachamacallit...no idea.
6. Egotistical bastards.

Bee said...

Wow! You're very eloquent when you are pissed! I could almost hear how fast you were typing this! (and btw, do you have to go back and proofread, because I often write bizarre things and leave out words altogether when I'm typing quickly)

I think these are very piss-worthy things (especially the phone thing and the rude relative thing), and I like the way you segue back to gin . . . which might be a help this evening.

Lorac said...

Thanks once again! I laughing MAO. Very good text for someone with PMS.

Optimistic Pessimist said...

I went through your list nodding my head agreeing with each complaint. Then I came to your gin list and now all I can think about is kicking back on my porch and enjoying a refreshing gin and tonic. It's my #1 summer drink.

eastsidemommy said...

I love the picture too! And I like both of your lists. :)

Molly said...

I love the cultural imperialism that is our bad lanuguage :)
In another great (if a little archaic) Soufefrikanism : fokken-A!

rxBambi said...

WOW. I had no idea! I'm kinda giggling. And glad I'm waaaaaay over here in st louis! But 1. I totally agree on the phone thing. That would piss.me.off. Make them pay for it!
2. we just got used to summer weather and now it's cold and rainy again
3. don't think I've ever experienced it
4. Lara Croft is my hero. Next time channel your inner Lara Croft and take them out.
5. Sounds exactly like my paypal issue!!
6.I agree. THat person could be dead soon and you'd miss the important things in life.

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

All I can say is yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

WV: bearlith: A bear who studies literature and has a lisp.

julochka said...

molly--i stole the spelling from ext, but it makes it even better that it's a Soufefrikanism. i was just really looking for variety from the friggin' :-)

Char said...

mmmmmmmmmm, did someone mention tonic and limes? *sigh*

Suzanne said...

Amen Sistah!

B said...

Is it bad that your pissy posts always make me laugh?
Ah! People with wrong priorities, that could be the title of another blog that we start together to tell stories about this (if we didn't have too many already!)

marinik said...

let it our darlin, let it all out...
hope that felt good :)

Pattern and Perspective said...
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Pattern and Perspective said...

Ugh, texting. I hate it. My bf's daughter is 13 and isn't allowed to have it, because his friend's daughter (about 16) ran up a couple bills of over $300 US in a couple months. Actually, the bf would probably let her, but her step father won't b/c he pays the bill. I am glad though, the bf has no ballzookas. (seriously, daddy's aren't too good at telling their kids no sometimes -- my dad wasn't). Anyway, I think storms always bring out the pissed off stuff - it's okay, when else can you let it out?!? Who wants to blow up on a bright & sunny day?

Lynne said...

shoe! Now I feel like I've caught a glimpse of another of the Julochca dimensions... and she's great! And far less intimidating than the one that takes a zillion photos, prints out blogs, cooks, walks up and down impregnable cliffs and jets off to exotic places in perfect syyle (with false eyelashes)
sigh.

Hmmmm ... my verification word is fartarwo... sounds like a perfect candidate for balderdash!

Magpie said...

Gins and tonic! Bestill my heart. Too bad I just got to the office.

Magpie said...

Oh, and on the subject of bad consumer products companies, maybe this will help:

http://getsatisfaction.com/

Just Jules said...

I found this all very satisfying! not that I am enjoying your anguish, just misery loving company!