And I Call Myself a Reader?

I am fairly confident by now that most of my regular readers know that I am a little sarcastic.
Seriously.
Only a little.
But oh the sarcasm that I have finally learned how to type is the best.
 
The ex is a McDonald’s coffee fanatic.
Having withdrawals as our one and only in the entire city of just over 20,000 or so has closed the drive thru for the next month due to renovations.
He posted a picture of him holding a Tim’s coffee and whining.
He has also threatened to moved back to his parents for the next month as they live in the city city and have access to multiple McDonald’s.
He has a good sense of humor especially when my comment is this:
 
Hey you know that fancy thing on your counter? That one with the fancy buttons? Has a well where you fill water and a special basket for a filter? That is a coffee maker and low and behold did you know that in the grocery store they actually sell McDonald’s coffee?
 
I am dying laughing.
It is so nice of him to provide me with a source of constant amusement.
Apparently it is not the same.
And really should I the coffee snob be mocking him?
Maybe not but that is ok what else are ex-husbands for?
 
Also because I am about to share a story of my own idiocy.
Where did I go wrong that myself and electronics just do not get along?
Laptop blows up two years in a row.
And my Fire Stick from Amazon…..
 
I purchased the fire stick as a treat to myself for my birthday.
When I received it I paired the remote to my t.v. as per the instructions and went merrily on my way.
Or thought I did.
I had issues keeping the remote paired.
Or it would turn on the t.v. but not do anything else.
Unplug/Replug in and voila it works for everything.
Turning t.v. on.
Volumn control.
(My program is underlining volumn as misspelled.
Reality is I am old and that is how I learned to spell it as a kid.
When I checked the dictionary re spelling it called my way archaic)
Navigating the home page.
 
I finally got tired of dealing with it and called.
I wrote about that a while back my conversation with them.
I received a new remote.
Still had the same problem.
 
Finally yesterday when I called it was determined that I would receive a new Fire Stick and send the old one back.
No problem right?
Well no they cannot create a return label at the time and I should rebuy it and they will then refund me the price when they received the old one back.
Nope.
Not doing it.
Went back and forth a bit and I held firm.
A manager approved crediting the amount to a gift card and I would reorder.
Absolutely.
 
Get home from work and check the account.
Money is on ”gift card’ in account.
I get busy tidying and cleaning given someone ‘forgot’ to do his chores.
He did redeem himself in that he helped me to clean and even began dinner for me.
Actually he cooked the whole steak and made the salad.
Potatoes which were to go in microwave for 5 minutes ended up going in oven for 20 when he did not read packaging.
 
Sat down to supper and decided that I would order the new fire stick.
Open up Amazon and search and of course there are an array.
I look at the one I had purchased previously and then looked at the one a price point higher.
Went back and forth.
Scrolled down on the original one that I ordered and:
 
This remote does not turn your t.v. on or off.
This remote does not control the volumn on your t.v.
 
Huh?
What?
Mine turns my t.v. on and off.
Mine controls the volumn.
It just so happens that for it to also navigate the home screen I needed to unplug and replug back in. (See above)
Obviously I want a one stop shop remote.
Only why does mine work once the power source is interrupted and reset?
Stumped I was but I ordered the next one up.
 
This morning as I sit here it suddenly dawns on me what I read last night.
For shits and giggles I grab the t.v. remote and turn the t.v. on.
I grab the Fire Stick remote and aim it at the t.v. not in the least expecting that it was going to work.
When it does.
 
While I wonder why when I explained over and over that I had to unplug to get the remote to work turning t.v. on and off/control volumn/navigate home page someone did not twig on and ask if I had tried it this way?
I do not blame the customer service rep at all.
Maybe I should have read a little bit better?
A little closer?
 
My new Fire Stick is on its way.
Due to arrive by Sunday May 16.
I will let you know what happens once I have installed it.
Have a great Tuesday everyone.
 
PS: 7 days and 3 hours until holidays.
 
©May 11/21
Picture is my own

Entitlement

Entitlement:  the belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.
Given that I am not a citizen of the US I have really worked hard to not put my two cents worth in.
However since the home grown terrorist attack on the Capital Building…..a building that stands for all the the US touts itself as believing in…..
Democracy.
Right to Freedom of Speech.
The Place of the People…..
It is harder to keep my lips sealed.
Let me paint a picture of gleeful white men dancing through a centuries old building sure that this is their right.
This was their house to do with as they saw fit.
Terror was theirs to reign down.
A sense of power that they could bring down the wishes of millions to satisfy one despotic insane man.
Were we going to see a hostage situation with zip ties?
Were we going to see executions if their wishes were not met?
These men laughed and smiled.
Videos were taken.
Videos were posted to social media.
They attacked.
They maimed.
They killed.
And now reality catches up.
You cannot perpetrate an attack of terrorism and whine and cry when you are charged.
You cannot think that the world will sit by while you destroy democracy.
You cannot think that your neighbors/places of employment/family are not going to have something to say.
You may find that they are in fact turning you in.
Now they sit bitter because hey bullshit actions have real consequences something my 12 year old son could have told them.
To the man who was refusing to eat because the food was not organic.
Dude grow the fuck up.
You put yourself out there as the face of this bullshit.
You were front and center.
In my opinion the judge should have said eat what everyone else eats.
Entitlement right there and it is right in front of us.
You don’t want to eat.
Don’t.
You are not going to die.
People do it all the time.
You do not deserve special treatment.
To the man who said he did not steal the envelope he left a quarter for it.
You stole it sir.
You did not have a right to it.
You did not have a right to sit at that desk and put your feet up on it.
You Sir did not have a right to be in that office/in that building at all.
To the ex-Navy Seal who is crying for clemency.
That he is not a terrorist.
Dude there was video on your social media of you talking about entering the building and in fact entering it yourself.
How windows and doors had to be kicked in.
How ‘we were in’.
Now those videos have been deleted.
He was paid a visit by the FBI.
Now swears he was not there to take part but to watch.
Too little too late.
I could go on and on and on.
Every single one of these people believe that they were entitled to behaving like jackasses on the world stage because they were right.
That they alone had the power to decide what it was that was needed to run the country.
That they could actually get away with acting badly like spoiled little children throwing temper tantrums replete with throwing oneself on the floor and kicking feet slamming arms and screaming to get their way.
You know how one deals with a screaming misbehaving toddler…..put them into their room for a timeout.
You know how one deals with screaming terrorists out for blood…..put them into a jail cell for a timeout.
Only this time out is years not hours.
For four years DT has incited sedition and torn the US apart.
From race relations that he has managed to set back decades.
From turning on allies and alining himself with other despotic rulers.
Crass.
Crude.
Bully.
Bully.
Bully.
Bully.
I never in a million years thought that I would sit and watch grown men act as children.
I never in a million years thought that I would sit and watch as a building is swarmed/windows broken/doors kicked in by people who could be my neighbors.
I never in a million years thought that I would sit and watch worrying about the lives of my friends who live in the states for their political ideals.
Never in a million years.
Entitled: No one is deserving of anything based on their color or status.
They must work for it as do the rest of the world.
Just because you cry and whine and pretend that a fact is not a fact only makes you look an ass and beyond stupid.
I am surprised that they still allow you sharp objects.
Like small children needing to be taken to hand that is what these men need to have done.
And hell if their moms don’t want to tell them what a disgrace bumbling stupid asinine jackass they have been I will do it for the cost of a plane ticket and a box of masks.
©Jan. 14/21
Picture via Pinterest