Another Rant

Wow, I’ve never ranted before and now I have 2 in the last 2 days. Makes you wonder what is going on in the world doesn’t it?

So, I’m sitting here at the computer this morning and the phone rings and I happen to look down at the caller id and it shows my number. Yup. My home phone number is actually calling me. What are the chances of that happening? I was perplexed so I did what anyone else would do and answered the phone. This is what I hear when I pick up the receiver; “Hi, this is Michelle from Microsoft.” so before she could even finish her sentence, I hung up, lol. Mainly because I hate what Microsoft has done with my windows software (I was a die hard windows xp fan and now I’m stuck with windows 10, ughh) and also because I knew it was someone spoofing my home phone number.

So, I thought I would just ignore the calls. However, they are calling every few minutes now and always the same number and my name pops up on the caller id. It’s me calling myself. So I did what any normal person would do under the situation. I called my phone company and asked if they could do something about it. Wow, what a waste of time that was, lol.

The first time I called them, they hung up on me. I figured it was a mistake so I called back and then (after going through the rhetoric of trying to talk to an actual person) I got some lady from India who I could not understand hardly anything she said. But that’s okay I said to myself. Hopefully she can still help. So I told her my problem and she said she didn’t know what they could do. Fine, whatever. But then she goes on about trying to sell me a direct tv bundle package with my home phone and internet. I told her nope, not interested but she kept persisting that I should take the great deal she was selling. I refused again and then I decided to tell her that we had left direct tv because they kept raising our bill each month and hubby said that if our bill hit over the hundred mark we were going to find something else to replace it. Well we did, we got roku and it was the best thing we ever did.

So she goes on to tell me that it was really affordable and that it would only cost 78 dollars a month for 2 rooms of tv. So I told her I already had 2 rooms of tv and it didn’t cost me anything a month so why would I start paying for it . Well, finally she got the message that I wasn’t going to get direct tv so the phone ended with her unhappy and me unhappy because I honestly don’t think these people even care enough to fix the problem or at least take some measures about blocking the caller from my home phone either. That’s okay. We can always find another phone service somewhere else. It makes you wonder though. Are they a phone company or a direct tv company? Hmmm, don’t know.

 

My Rant For The Day

I don’t usually rant about anything ever,  but today is definitely an exception. First let me explain a few things. I live in the country about 25 miles away from my nearest Walmart. But I’ll get to Walmart in a minute, lol. In between the ride to the store there is a cross road that has been mainly setup with stop signs on the opposite side of the street because it is less busy than the main road that runs between our 2 towns. Well, some idiot decided that they would put a 4 way with stop signs on this 4 way intersection. In reality this would be a GOOD idea if people knew how to drive but unfortunately,  they don’t. I had  to sit there for over 5 minutes waiting on other people to go because they decided they would only pause for a second and then plow through to the other side all the while with other people trying to go at the same time. Amazing is all I can say about that.

Now lets get to Walmart. Wow. The store I’ve been going to for years has been such a nice place to visit until a few weeks ago when they decided to start moving everything around. And when I say everything , that pretty much sums it up. Nothing is where it used to be. And the isles are now thinner instead of wide like they used to be so it’s hard to get a cart down an isle if someone else has a cart of the same size as you do.

I have spent most of the past few weeks re-learning where everything has been moved to. Also every time I went there I could checkout without any problem and didn’t have to wait for very long. But they have something new added where some cash registers used to be. Some of those scan it yourself machines where you scan your own groceries and then bag them yourself . Wow, how much fun is that? I was there earlier and was tired because I didn’t get much sleep last night. Was waiting at the only single register that was open which also had a line with people waiting to check out.

What amazes me the most about that is that when all of us where waiting in line we would look around and we would see employees walking around or just standing there talking to other employees and they would look over, smile and then continue talking as if they could care less that we were in line waiting.

Well a few of us were getting pretty irritated I can tell you. One lady said she would never come to that store again and after thinking about it, I don’t think I will either (to buy my groceries) anymore. We have other grocery stores too so from now on I will do my grocery shopping some place else. I am very ticked off by Walmart today and if it wasn’t for the fact that we pay our bills at Walmart, I would never set foot in that place again.