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My frustrating life December 13, 2006 8:35 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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My wife decided to ship some Christmas presents by UPS ground to some total strangers. So this morning I am on hold waiting to see if I can correct the address and finally I get an operator, explain the situation, he says he can help, my phone beeps and goes silent. The dying phone bit is getting old. It now happens about 3 times a day.

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1. Cathy - December 13, 2006

It was an accident and I feel completely foolish.

2. Domestic Psychology - December 13, 2006

[…] Today I am mailing our Christmas cards. If I get addresses wrong, they’ll be returned to me instead of mis-delivered like yesterday’s packages. Anyway, there are a few things that need to be explained about the picture before anyone sees it. The first thing is Sarah’s expression. Last year I took hours and over a hundred pictures to get the one I finally chose. Like snowflakes, no two pictures were alike. However, Sarah had a beautiful smile on her face in every single picture. Not this year. This year she was too cool to smile. She was also extremely annoyed at the entire picture taking process. “This is so stupid. Why do we have to take a group picture every year?” Sarah was put out that she had Tommy and Noah on either side of her instead of Amy and Evan as she requested. I guess she doesn’t think that your coolness factor goes down every time you say “stop touching me”. My request that everyone wear a red shirt was apparently a challenge to find a way to bend the rules, since she zipped a red jacket up over her t-shirt and paint-covered jeans instead of putting on a nice shirt or sweater. To make sure I knew that she was doing it her way, she unzipped and re-zipped after every click of the camera. Finally, there is the hair. Last year she carefully braided her hair so that her smiling face shined brightly. This year she took her hands and pulled a chunk of hair so that it covered one side of her face, ala ‘The Incredibles’ Violet. No, it is not a great picture of Sarah, but it is a great representation of her attitude. No Comments so far Leave a comment Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong> […]

3. Dean - December 13, 2006

I can always call the apartment complex and have them watch for it because it will come to the office and not the apartment…

4. djuggler - December 13, 2006

They cannot change information while the package is in motion but if I call before 9am tomorrow morning it will be re-routed to the correct address. No biggie.

5. djuggler - December 13, 2006

I’m sure if I forget the people living in your old place will very much enjoy the plasma screen television we got you.


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