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

Knock on Wood

I don’t want to get excited or anything but hey I am going on week two of being pain free.
I mean there are twinges but nothing at like the 24/7 pain that I lived with from Mid-Dec right on up to two weeks ago.
And it really really has affected my life.
So knock on wood that this no pain is a sign that going forward things are going to head back into the normal range.
Does anyone else knock on their head when they say knock on wood but there is no near wood?
Or is it just a weird thing my family does?
I find it hard to believe but stranger things have happened.
I am moving at my normal warp speed again.
I do not move slowly.
I am incapable of it.
When I have to slow down to walk with a customer I would be better off either holding onto their cart so I maintain their slow slow turtle pace or get down on my knees.
That will slow me down somewhat I am thinking.
Yesterday I made another realization.
The tingling in my right arm when I would bend from the waist to pick something up or putting stock out has disappeared.
I had bent over to pull the fire stick (do not get me started) plug out so the remote would work and when I stood back up I realized no tingling sensation.
Wohoo for that one.
Also yesterday I felt like I was on a yo-yo.
Beginning today we begin to wear black tee shirts.
We are a proud sponsor of the Canadian Olympic Team.
How super cool is that?
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So we have displays that need to be put up around the store.
And I had been asked to help in between orders.
I pulled my first two orders and went to help.
Built a few of the displays and said never again.
I don’t care how nice they ask me I do not do decorating.
You know what I do do though?  (he he he he )
I have an eye and can place things.
So in between being paged to the front and running to check orders and helping out in the till I would pop back see what they had done direct a few changes and run off again because I was being paged.
I wonder today I am going to try to keep track of how many times I am paged.
I am thinking that being Jay takes a special amount of patience.
I get paged to customer service.
Talk to the customer and I am going off to check on the product.
As I am walking back I get paged to customer service again.
So I pulled out my phone called the person who had paged me for the second time in under three minutes for the same person and told them I was helping the customer.
Later I went up to check for orders told them I would be back as soon as I printed my order.
This is not click and print.
This is open Explorer.
Click on Favorites and scroll down to my link.
Click.
Wait.
Sign In.
Wait.
Orders.
Open up and damn someone else copied and pasted…..
Shrink window.
Open file on desk I need.
Open 2nd file.
Open third file.
Copy.
Close.
Close.
Reopen window.
Open order.
Paste info in for cc.
Everything is now there and I can print.
Print.
Close out.
Grab order from the printer in Manager’s office.
Back down I go.
I am literally rounding the corner when I am paged by the same individual that I had told I was going to go and print the order off.
Did I mention I have to walk to the back of the store and up a flight and a half stairs.
As I went around the corner of her divider I hissed that it was no easy feat to print order off.
At one point I had just gotten upstairs when I was paged.
Rather irritably I snapped I am not coming down.
No way jose.
The two people in the office laughed as I stood up and headed back downstairs.
Some days it feels like all I hear is my name overhead.
And contrary to popular belief having people scream your name over and over is not as wonderful as they make it look in the movies.
And no one is giving me any adulation when I appear to assist.
No camera lights flashing.
Ah well I suppose that just means I am only a star in my own mind.
Have a great day people!
Smile and laugh so much easier than anger and fretting.
But who am I to give advice?
Just be You!
More advice but the best ever in my opinion.
©May 6/21
Pictures are my own