Monday, January 30, 2012

LeT mE giVe yoU sOme feeDBaCk

Amex is being awesome. they are asking me for feedback. feedback ! for my experience booking travel with them.

oh wonderful ! i can give them feedback. sure i have ten minutes in a day to do this.

rate your experience with us - horrible
please explain the reason for your rating - somewhere in between horrible and reaching a painful end being gored to death by a raging bull. moreover this survey also produces sharp needle like pains in my right eye.
would you like to recommend someone for an awesome experience - no
why not - refer above
were you satisfied with your ease of booking - no terribly poor
please explain the reason - the search tool is horrible. it cannot find fares listed on actual airline websites , infact it couldn't find a mole on a monkey's butt. the travel counsellor is marginally better for multi -city reservations but the sharp pain in my eye comes back every time i have to call them. it takes so long to tell my credit card number multiple times, i could grow wings and fly to my destination.
please tell us how we can improve your experience -  replace amex with, change the company to sell shoes, replace the people with monkeys randomly babbling, any number of things would be an improvement.
would you recommend us to your friend - not unless i hated them and wanted them to experience the sweet sweet agony of sharp pains in the right eye.
whats the likelihood of you coming back - very because my company is too stupid to hire someone else. or no one else enjoys gouging ppl in the eye as much as you, so your the only one there to torture me.
can we give them ur name so they can directly contact you about your experience - sure what the heck. maybe they have ice for my eye. one can hope can't they ?
thanks for your feedbcak - no thank YOU! you survey monkey bot. you make me feel like i'm loved...

Friday, January 20, 2012

sTaRT sHoVELliNg

how kind of my office. they are lending us shovels to shovel our a$$ no i mean our cars out of the parking lot when it snows. aaaaw they care about us.
well now.. you know if you really loved me , you'd build a parking structure.... but that would contribute to global warming.. aaaah now i'm conflicted. do i want to spend all winter shovelling or walk into a nice warmed up car care.

now why the heck is the lady next to me talking about clergy and sexual orientation ? for the last half hour !!
OMG lady some of us are trying to blog.. errr work. but noooo go right ahead. talk about the employment policies of the clergy and their potential discrimination against ppl with variety of sexual orientation.
hey i don't know.. just telling you what i heard, man. its a strange strange world out there.

oh wait now she's talking about boy scout america. and the church. and orientation ?? wait i have to hear more about this.. this might actually be news worthy.. brb

so we just had our bonus announced. it's pretty good. yes i can take a vacation if i want to. yes i can go to bora bora for a week. but another lady who sits next to me.. let's call her lady P [ man ever since i moved, i have just too many ppl ] sitting next to me ] , she couldnt stop complaining about the bonus. apparently she has 6 patents accepted and 13-14 patents pending. well wooho. so she did a lot of good work in the first five years of her career. but come to last year, and really lady, half the time you were on a break taking ur kids to school. why you complaining about the bonus.
that reminds me of lady R, and lady A all complainers about the how much they work and how little they get out of it. wait how come they're all ladies. why are there no pigs A-Z ? oops i mean lord A-Zs ? i don't hear any of the guys complaining so much. yes i know a couple of guys.. one complains that he doesnt have enough work and the other complains that his manager is a kadoos. but its not the whining kind of complaint. generally they contend themselves with calling someone an idiot and then turning their attention to the next football game.
i must observe this phenomenon some more.

i can now go 6 miles. yes i huff and puff quite a lot. but its a considerable feat, considering.. you know.. what i was before. i shall call it pre-2010 and post-2010. i need some fancy names for the eras. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

nOt aS tiREd aS i ThoUGht i'D BE

well... FINALLY. we can breathe a sigh of relief. while Anand has been very generous in his praise, albeit he does sound as biased as an I employee.. still , like they said, we just want to get a seat at the table.

if you don't know what i'm blabbering about. never mind. follow the CES. follow the I. follow the little rectangle box in my boss's pockets. well enough of that.

so we finally reached a kind of milestone today. but what from here? what do you do, when your pinged by someone introducing himself as your replacement :D go find another job !

yesterday , i did 5 miles. for the first time since a long long time. about a month after i restarted running. it was Awesome ! with a capital A !
so yes i hadn't had a good lunch and i started feeling a little dizzy a the 2 mile mark. but hey, my a$$ doesn't tell me what to do. and so i gritted my teeth and continued. d@#$ it to hell and back i was supposed to do 4 miles and do it i will. around 3.0 mile mark, my knee starts giving a bit of twinge. not really severe pain, but a twinge nonetheless. so i slow down and broodingly consider the options. d@#$ it , no options. so i pause for a few seconds and stretch and startup. around the 4.0 mile mark i feel great. one more mile to go. now my legs are more fluid. i got some more energy from somewhere and my movements are smoother. knee no longer hurts.
yaay 5 mile. walk/jog/run whatevery you want to call it.

soon i'll be doing the 10k without having to grimace so much.

and mebe.. just mebe one day i'll run the marathon !

not bad huh, for a dumpy couch potato. i have to say muscle memory is a marvelous evolutionary trick we developed. where would we be without it ??

do you follow the debates? ur lucky if you don't. then you won't routinely feel like gouging your eyes out. what the heck is wrong with those fools ? and the folks who vote for them ? i'm kind of OK with RP. but the rest? are complete idiotic mormons, no i mean morons.
especially the cowboy losers who go on and on about obamacare and some stupid A values. yeah sure , if being stupid, stubborn and always looking for a fight is an A value, then sure.. you guys all totally exemplify it.
but like K said, remember this is the country that voted for Bush .. twice.