By The Big Guy
Things cluttering up my desk, let alone my brain:
Walgreens spent forty-nine cents in postage and who knows how much in man hours to send me a refund check for thirty-eight cents. I would like to add that this was an unsolicited refund check for thirty-eight cents. Apparently a computer glitch led to an overcharge of this amount on a prescription refill. Why not just credit my Walgreens account with thirty-eight cents and the next time I get a prescription refill or flash my Walgreens loyalty card someone just hands me thirty-eight cents, like finding money on the sidewalk, because mailing me a thirty-eight cent check is just stupid.
When was the last time anyone referred to police as “the fuzz”?
Google, owner of Blogger, the service that brings you this blog absolutely free of charge, decided a few weeks ago that they would remove via blocking any blog that contained explicit sex pictures or videos. Less than a week later they rescinded the decision. (Insert blowback joke here.) So if you ever start to fear that Google is going to take over the world and proclaim themselves King of the Earth, please remember it is pornography that already holds that title.
I live in fear that I am approaching that time in my life when I will actually not be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.
Apple is having a coming out party next Monday for their Apple Watch. If someone would like to buy me one I would happily accept it. But there is no way I spend any of my own money on the first generation of this device. I have spent years now walking around with an iPhone in my pocket. It is the closest thing to having a computer that you can hide behind an index card. It does pretty much everything I need during the day, including telling me what time it is. Conversely the Apple Watch will need you to have an iPhone in your pocket for it to be fully functional. What’s with that? When the thing can stand on its own then maybe I’ll consider picking one up.
For reasons unknown, but probably due to an expectation that it will increase sales, the music industry has decided that come this summer, date to be determined, all new music, downloads, CDs, etc., will be released on Fridays. New music has been released on Tuesdays for about the last thirty years. So if you’re waiting for the latest from Meghan Trainor or Daft Punk or The Band Perry (not to be confused with The Platypus Perry), you’re going to have to wait for a Friday from now on. It feels like that throws everything off, doesn’t it?
You’d think five stars on your shoulders would be enough to get the chicks, but David Petraeus hands over secret documents to his mistress/biographer (nice job description) to get her juices flowing. If it were Eddie Snowden we’d be talking treason and public hanging. The former commanding general in the Middle East and head of the CIA somehow manages to plea his way down to a misdemeanor, which means zero days in the slammer. What better reason to join the military.
That’s it. I’m off to the gym to practice walking and chewing.