Feb 18, 2009
Great day today. Walked to school in the snow to catch an un-necessary meeting at 7:30 AM: The streets were frozen. After hanging out with the Art Department for a year or two it seemed, a few of us realized that we were "Meeting" just to proclaim that we were "meeting", so we ajourned. I bore easily with meetings without urgency or substance/meaning. But all school districts do this and I give kudos to my district because they allow us to meet during the school day, rather than after school. I do like my fellow department teachers, so it's more like a fun early morning social occasion. I love Wednesdays, since the classes are 15 minutes shorter to accomodate these important "Meetings" each week.
WAL-MART, calls me at work and promised to straighten things out. They asked for my bank card number (which I grudgingly gave them)and by the late afternoon, I had my one hundred and fourty nine dollars and eleven cents back! (of course last week they did this, then took it all away so we'll wait and see).
When I got home I got a message from them telling me that I need to go back to Wal@Mart to get my "WE CRAPPED ON YOU FOR A WEEK, WHILE TREATING YOU LIKE AN ASSHOLE, WHILST EVERY FUCKTARD YOU SPOKE TO HAD no IDEA HOW TO HELP YOU, AND SENT YOU TO ANOTHER NUMBER; WHILST, LEAVING YOU WITH FOURTY DOLLARS TO LAST FOR 9 DAYS!, THEN FIXING--AND UNFIXING THE PROBLEM 2 DAYS LATER; COMBINED WITH THE GENERAL LACK OF INTELLIGENCE, WHICH LEFT YOU EXASPORATED, WHILE FALSELY ACTING LIKE "WE CARE", BEFORE STEALING FROM YOU SOME MORE, AND BREAKING ALL PROMISES, AS IF THEY NEVER MEANT TO KEEP THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE. FINALLY, SOMEONE W/O HIS HEAD COMPLETELY UP HIS ASS, WHO PUT A TOP PRIORITY TO GIVE A SHIT FOR ONE OF THEIR LONG TIME CUSTOMERS".....prize........... in the form of a twenty dollar gift card!
That last manager, should be the CEO of Wal-Mart. He really did give a damn about customers. He was sincere. And was behind my $20 gift certificate that he gave me with an apology. Apology accepted! They did the right thing.
So I bought exactly $20 worth of stuff, used up the card and left.
Freddy's behavior gets better each day. He follows directions quicker and better than any dog I've ever had. I can teach him a totally new thing in 5 minutes. Those Australian Shepherds need to work at Wal&Mart and then the place would move like a one-legged man on buttkicking night!
I wrestle with Freddy often, and place him on his back each time, in order to show him that I am the leader. Now that he accepts this: he follows each command like a valued soldier. He doesn't rebel when I am away so bad, and never trashes the inside of the Hell Bitch (truck camper), when I am not there. I think Freddy and me will be friends for a long long time.
We spent a couple hours in the camper and fell asleep. Athough I keep a window open when I run the heater, I woke up an hour later with a true "low oxygen" headache. Note to self: Never turn the heater up high with a window only open 4 inches. This is a catalytic stove which produces little to no carbon monoxide, but it is a user of oxygen nonetheless. In a tiny space like a small truck camper; this principal can be quite deadly. I better watch it, this was scary.