Valentine’s Day 2012

by David Wednesday, February 15, 2012 10:52 AM

I was just reading an article on The Huffington Post about how 1-800-FLOWERS had a major screw up yesterday on Valentines day and failed to deliver hundred’s of orders for flowers.

Now I’m not a big Valentines day guy, but I do try to get my wife and Mom something at least, even if it’s just a card.  This is especially was a hard Valentine’s for my mother since we lost my Father in June of last year, so I wanted to have some flowers delivered to her to try and brighten her day.

Anyway, I ended up at ProFlowers.com, and can’t say anything but nice awesome things about them.  Being a typical man, I didn’t order the flowers until Monday morning 2/13, so of course I expected them to be delivered Tuesday 2/14.  ProFlowers not only delivered, but the poor FedEx guy even managed to find my Mother’s house, even though I entered the wrong address.  I got the street right, but the house number wrong.  Tuesday afternoon he showed up at my Mom’s and told her he had driven up and down the street 3 times and finally saw the name on the mailbox.

Now to me, that’s service!  My hats off to ProFlowers for making it happen, on what has got to be the busiest flower day of the year, and my hats off to the FedEx guy.

Happy Valentines to you and yours!

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OfficeMax and the MaxAssurance Lie

by David Friday, December 3, 2010 5:26 PM

It’s a rip-off, plain and simple rip-off.  Here’s the story. 

Back in September of 2009 I bought two Sheemax executive office chairs, model number 0001149100996.  Now I’ve owned many office chairs before, and I know that typically what happens is that after a period of time the pneumatic cylinder in them wears out and then, every time you sit in the chair, it just slowly sinks down.  REAL annoying.

In fact, that is why I was buying two new chairs, to replace two that had the same problem that were about three years old. So anyway, I buy these two chairs, they were on sale, for $129 each.  Of course when I go to check out, the nice lady at the register asks if I want the extended warranty, the “MaxAssurance”  service plan, which will cover the chair for an additional three years.  Like an idiot, I bought it, it was only $50, why not.

So, two years go by, and one of the chairs starts having the problem again, you sit in it, and it just slowly starts sinking.  Ok, cylinder shot, great.  I forget that I had bought the MaxAssurance plan, so my wife and I go to OfficeMax that evening and I buy another chair, but this time I get a $249 chair, and once again I get the MaxAssurance on it for $50.

Did I forget to mention it’s December of 2010, and Christmas is right around the corner?

After we get home and I get the thing together, it dawns on me that I had probably also bought the MaxAssurance on the other chairs as well.  So I get on the Internet, go to the OfficeMax site to check and sure enough, the chairs are covered till 2011.  WOOT, I can get it fixed and not throw it out, then give it to my son.

So I’m online, where you fill out a “Service Request” explaining the problem and asking to get it fixed.  They even have a troubleshooting article that describes the problem and it tells you to fill out a service request.  Awesome.

Nope, hang on, Service Request Denied.  Huh?  What?  Ah yes, deep in the fine print, you know the fine print you have to read with a magnifying glass or microscope, where it lists what they do cover, the pneumatic cylinder isn’t covered.  MaxAssurance CRAP.

So I’m pissed, I go back to the store I bought it from, tell them I want my money back for the MaxAssurance I bought on the new chair because it doesn’t cover anything but very basic stuff, and that I was mislead by the salesman.  Which I was, because in his little speech to sell it to me, he even said the cylinder was covered.

Well they won’t refund the money, so sorry, can’t do that.  The guy lied to me.  So sorry, you misunderstood, we can no help you.

Ok, fine, I got suckered, I bought it, so the hell with it.  Well OfficeMax, you can kiss my ass, because I won’t be coming back to your store, and I sure as hell won’t be letting some punk ass kid talk me into one of these things again.

Learn through the school of hard knocks, that’s me.  Well folks, let this be a lesson to you, don’t fall for it.  The extended warranties that these places offer is nothing more then a way to take more of your money and put in their pocket.  Maybe somewhere, someplace, they have an honest warranty, but OfficeMax doesn’t.  Damn shame too, I’ve spent several thousand dollars at that store, for furniture, supplies, etc.  Well, no more.  Hell Wal-Mart or Best Buy are better. 

So OfficeMax you suckered me, congratulations, I fell for it.  I hope you enjoy my money, because you won’t be seeing anymore of it.

Oh and the new chair?  Well, why I was online I tried to go ahead and add it to the list of registered products, just in case.  No go, seems this chair is a special holiday promo, so sorry, we got you again!  Merry Christmas!

Gee my butt is starting to hurt.

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We are NOT going to die in 2012!

by David Sunday, November 15, 2009 3:46 AM

The movie 2012, suck’s actually.  Action wise it is pretty cool, lot’s of special effects and “I almost died” scene’s, but considering the story, it’s sucked.  I’m not a movie critic though, and this isn’t a critique of the movie.

This is about all the doomsday’s seer's and other nut jobs talking about how the Mayan’s foretold the end of the world in 2012.  The Mayans were an smart people, more advanced then other’s of the time, but they were not aliens and they didn’t know everything.  All this crap I hear about how they knew so much about astronomy, and science and all this about galactic alignment and what not.  POO POO on you!

If the Mayan’s were so damn advanced that they could predict the end of the world 2000 years later, then how come they all died out?  Huh, explain that!

I was watching the Sci-Fi, sorry SyFy, channel last night and they had this “documentary” on about 2012 and the end of the world, and all these “scientists” on talking about how the Mayan’s predicted the end of the world, and what’s going to happen, and galactic alignment, and solar flares, and all this horse manure nonsense stuff.

Does anybody remember several years ago when the doomsayers all came out and said all the planets in the solar system were going to align, and how the earth would be ripped apart.  Yea, that happened, right.

Same thing here folks.  As for solar cycles and solar flares, the sun goes through cycles all the time, solar flares of huge magnitudes erupt all the time, and we don’t die.  Sure it causes some problems with satellites, and makes for one hell-of-a display up north around Alaska and such, but that’s it.

All these so called scientists were saying on this show how the Mayan calendar talks about this 2012 year, sure, a galactic alignment, the Earth, Sun and center of our galaxy will be in a relatively straight line.  Heck, happens once every 25,000 years I think, so that would be something I would mark on calendar.

As for marking the end of the world, how do they know, heck we don’t even know.  And your going to believe a “prediction” from a people that not only disappeared, but also used to cut the hearts out of virgins to appease the God’s.  Nope, don’t think so.

Now if I’m wrong and we all die in 2012, well my sincerest apologies.  I’ll see you in the afterlife.  Hopefully.

Till later, be well and may the farce, I mean force, be with you.

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Do you shop at Wal-Mart?

by David Friday, October 2, 2009 6:20 AM

If you shop at Wal-Mart, you might want to check and see if your picture is on this site.  If it’s not, hurrah! for you.

Check it out.  People of Wal-Mart

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