Around here, rush hour has become a game of bumper cars. I keep finding new ways of dogging all the drunks, red light runners, and stupid drivers so that I don't die; just so I can come back to do it all again tomorrow. Hell, today I almost got rear ended on the interstate by a driver going at a high rate of speed, but lucky for me, he found his breaks at the last second. Also going to school in the "student ghetto" area, I see so many people almost get run over that it’s not even funny anymore. Some of it is the drivers fault, but also a lot of the blame can be put on the stupid people j-walking in the middle of traffic and crossing against the light.
And last Stupid seems to be Verizon Wireless. Long time readers of my blog are sure to remember all the fun I had with Verizon in the last 2 / 3 years. For those of you who are new readers, you can catch up by looking at my entrys tagged with the word "Verizon". So my newest fun with them is a rather large order that I sent to my rep last Thursday (almost a week ago) still has not shown up, and it really should have been here Monday.
Monday I fired off an email to my rep over at Verizon to ask her what the hell was going on with this and if she could look in to it. Well, a hour or two later I get a reply that she was still trying to get approval for the order, but due to someone in her office out due to a family emergency, she could not get it approved. Now, I have sympathy for the guy dealing with the family emergency, cus shit happens, but hell, Verizon Wireless is a global, multi-Billion dollar company and on one else can freaking approve this order? So I sent that to my rep and it must have gotten a fire lit under someone’s ass, cus not more then a half hour later I got an email from someone at Verizon that they were working on approval for the order and by that night it had been placed.
Funny / Sad thing is that it still has not shown up at our office. They normally ship 2-day air, so it should have really been here today (Wednesday) and if it does not show up by tomorrow (Thursday), I think I might have to start being an ass again, which I do not really enjoy too much. I think Verizon Wireless stopped working for us years ago, and am really starting to think that our business would be better off somewhere else.
In other news I got my score for my second test in my Windows Server class and after we got done arguing for our scores, I got a 98%. It started out as a 88%, but we were able to argue our answers on four other questions, which got us another 10% points. So now for this class, I have had a 100% and a 98% on my tests. Things are looking good!
Tomorrow I find out how I did on my second test in my Intro to Computer networking class and I must say that I felt really good taking that test. Normally there are one or two questions that I really am not sure on and/or had to guess on for one reason or another, but this time I felt really damn good about all the questions. Now I just hope my gut is right. LOL.
And next Monday I will find out how I did on the second test in my Windows Pro (aka Windows XP) class. We took that test today, and I really felt ok about it. Per my normal MO, there were a few questions that I was not 100% sure of, but overall still felt good. Only time will tell I guess.
Anyway, this has gotten way longer then I planned, so with that I am going to shut up!