Tuesday, July 7, 2009

So I Keep Waiting (Waiting), Waiting For The Day To Change

Have you ever had one of those days where you want to punch a wall, kick a shin, and/or possibly throw a very heavy object at an innocent bystander?

No? Just me?

Today (and part of yesterday) has been a bit rough. I guess that's to be expected after my last post of unicorns and rainbows (sorry about that--I reread it and even I rolled my eyes).

Let's get into it, shall we? We signed up with Verizon for our television and internet service. They came out last week and installed a bunch of junk (that's as technical as I get) and then came back later to set it all up inside. That was when they told us our television wasn't "compatible" with their system (I'm sorry, I didn't realize Verizon offered a matchmaking service). Then! Last night we were testing our sprinkler system and noticed Verizon cut through our water line whilst installing the bunch of junk.


I called them this morning and was told their computers were freezing up and they were dropping calls like crazy. An internet/phone provider with frozen computers and dropped calls--how ironic. The customer service rep promised she was always on top of things and this was not her fault. After her 4th explanation of how great she was and how, "My computer should show a tiny arrow and instead it's an hour glass. WHY IS IT AN HOUR GLASS?!! This is NOT my fault, I am VERY efficient!" I stopped talking. Ma'am, I don't care if you won Verizon Employee of the Decade, I just want my sprinkler to work. Funny enough, the call was dropped.

"Can you hear me now?" Um... no.

THEN! I drove back to the tax office to get my new driver's license and license plate. I was turned away yesterday for not having enough info for the plate so I came back fully prepared. She processed everything and then handed me the most ridiculous license plate I've ever seen.

Background info: I love simple, clean license plates.

Michael and I recently discussed how Texas had turned its back on classy license plates and was now a wee bit tacky. They now have a brand new plate that is absurd. Think Lisa Frank and her trapper keepers--this thing is bright and OBNOXIOUS. And lucky me, I received two.

Hid the plates in my purse and walked next door to the DMV, only to discover I did not have enough information to get a license.

(This is when I decided I wanted to throw a heavy object at an innocent bystander.)

Not only do you need your current driver's license, insurance, and social security card, you also need a passport or birth certificate. I pulled out my shiny marriage license and even that was not enough. And to make matters worse, I'm almost positive the lady had a smirk on her face as she turned me away.

I left the DMV feeling betrayed by my new state. Little does it know, I will be back with my birth certificate and my passport and I'm thinking of bringing my 2nd grade report card just in case. (And I will say every other word with massive amounts of emphasis so they know I mean business.)

The only thing that could make the day salvageable was a taco from Jack In The Box. So I did what had to be done. And ordered four.

And that is what we call taking one (er... four) for the team.


Ashley and Lee said...

I am laughing out loud at this post! I love it! From the Verizon lady to the trapper keeper comment I was almost in tears! (Although please don't mistake my laughter for insensitivity to your problems) I am convinced that the DMV purposely selects the most negative and rude people for their employees. I have yet to meet one who doesn't appear to hate their life. I hope you tell them like it is tomorrow, with lots of words emphasized!

Haley Nicodemus said...

By far one of your funniest posts! Isn't it weird how someone's bad day is funny to someone else?

And describing your last post as unicorns and rainbows - hysterical!

And and even bigger AND - I still can't believe you admit you eat at the Jack in the Box, much less eat it.

Leslie said...

Jack in the Crack.

So sorry you had such a yucko day. On behalf of all Texans past and present, I apologize.

Natalie Carter said...

Complete sympathy for the DMV stuff. We had issues with both our tags AND licenses. I remember it required multiple trips. Did you also know a MILITARY ID is not sufficient in the state of Texas? I think I had to get a copy of my birth certificate from my parents because my passport was AWOL. Ridiculous. But I guess in a state that's smack up against the border, I can kind of see their point. Kind of.

Rachel Stafford said...

OMG, I feel your pain. I did all of this a year ago and your post just brought back horrible, horrible memories. Have you switched over your auto insurance yet? Just a warning, it won't be pretty...

(Love the new house, btw!)

Jennifer said...

What a crappy day.

I've read that you enjoy numbers so I though you might enjoy this.

A great historical event happened yesterday at 12:34:56.

12:34:56 07-08-09 get it?


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