Monday, July 29, 2013

What the ... clash of reasoning?!?!??

It is kind of funny when you think of it.

I like crappy weather and cold weather because it means I can take Grizzly to the park and not usually run into people with their dogs off leash. If you want to avoid people it seems like the perfect time to go.

Some people who like letting their dogs run loose, where they shouldn't, like to take them on crappy days because the chance of running into other people is slim.

Same reasoning for different reasons.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

What the ... clarification?!?!?

(Another post written months ago and posted late.)

The Provincial Government changed a speeding law last year. As soon as I heard about it I knew there would be problems with it. It wasn't clear enough. Yes, I know, what a surprise, the Government wasn't clear in making a law. ;)

They changed the speed limit in school zones. It is now 30 KPH when children are present. How is that not clear? It made me wonder does it only apply when kids are PHYSICALLY present in the school yard or does it mean when school is in?

For me it didn't cause a problem, I would just do 30 KPH whenever I was in a school zone to be safe. However, I could see some people being confused about it and having a fit when they got ticketed.

Now it turns out the Police are confused by it and have had to ask the Government to clarify what it means.

Gotta love how Government can fuck up something that should have been so simple.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sirius XM The Tardery Moves on

So ... when I bought my new car Sirius XM came with it. They suck. You have to pay for them AND they come with commercials. Commercials that have nothing to do with the content you are listening to. For example, if you are listening to NHL Radio you WILL get commercials for other channels.  Wait ... what the kimchi ... you get commercials! If I am paying for a channel why the fuck am I getting commercials?!?!?!?

Hell, you get lengthy sports updates for other sports. I have the hockey channel on waiting for updates andf instead I had to listen to 5+ minutes about Golf. If I had wanted  to hear about golf I would have tuned into the golf channel.

On top of that, you have the fact that IF a company had anything to do with you in any way in the last 6 months their call centres can bother you. Which means being on a the No Call list doesn't protect you.

I share a land line phone where I live, in a basement apartment. Sirius Xm's call center, with someone with a distinctly Indian (India Indian) accent  rambled on to the Upper Dwellers about when to contact me. (This after I told them not to bother calling me again repeatedly.) They feigned ignorance.  Upstairs was more polite than I would have been. I would have told him to fuck off. And teh next time they called while I was home I did.

It has been a months since Sirius tried contacting me. (I had actually written this the night of their last call when I told them off. Just getting around to posting it. ;)) Odds are I will get a call from them soon.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Shit People Say ... when lying about calling.

"I called you several times and got no answer!"

Why the fuck someone would believe they could get away with this lie is beyond me. Sure in the days before caller ID you could. But now just about everyone has caller ID. Hell most people have cell phones and are always near them.

Two of my sisters LOVE using this whopper. Even though they KNOW all their siblings have caller ID.

"I tried calling you 5 times last week."

"Really? According to caller ID you never called last week."

Silence ... "oh" ... move on to next lie.