Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Drive Me to Drinkin'

Patience is a virtue of mine or so I have been told.  Dealing with all the phone calls related to stopping services for our move has been so time comsuming. I am sure you all know the drill, you put in all your numbers and push the right buttons.  By the time you reach a human, they should already have all the information in front of them and then you are asked to provide it all over again. I am still kind to the human beings on the other end of the line, I know they are just trying to make a living.

My most trying times have been with Dish Network. For the company to remove the dish, their equipment, it costs $95. And then there is this receiver business, we had to buy a new one a few years ago to replace their faulty one and mail back their faulty one.  They are mailing me a box to mail back their current one to the company, I have to take the receiver to TN and mail it from there because we won't be at this address to receive the box, once again to return their equipment! Whew! 

Sorry, dear friends ... now to a much happier topic. 

As I mentioned in yesterday's blog post, I met my artist friend Ginny for lunch.  She brought along some of her latest Zentangle drawings to share.


What fantastic and elaborate designs!  I can see all kind of things in these!

Ginny drew these in the car last week on their thousand mile journey!

Ginny, thank you for sharing your art with me yesterday. I had a great time and I look forward to seeing you and Dan this Saturday evening. ♥


Here I am changing the subject again, I will soon be saying good bye to my little mural I painted in one of our bathrooms over the tub.

The shower curtains are green, they have a strange color in this photo.


My inspiration piece for the mural.  I would love to find another bottle
of this Asquith & Somerset Tuscan Olive Room Fragrance.
It smells so good and fresh.

Maybe a glass of wine would do me good tonight ...


clint said...

Alcohol....it does a body good.

Within reason, of course. If there were ever a day when you need to relax and chill out, this was it. Jesus says love your neighbor. But what would Jesus say to some of these bimbos working in "customer service?"

You are the customer---where the H is the service? Ha.

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

Haha oh Cindy- I hate customer service these days! We had a power failure and I tried calling to let the Electric Company call. I got into an electronic recorded loop. I got so frustrated, I yelled, "You moron!" into the phone. The recording came back, "I'm sorry I can't help you. I'll transfer you to Customer Support." I said, "Finally!" I think maybe they recorded what I said because the guy was laughing when he called me back... I love the artwork- it's so fun. And the photo below is beautiful :)

Shady Del Knight said...

I don't know which is worse, dealing with the maze of automated prompts and prerecorded voices or dealing with a real live customer service rep. Both send my blood pressure through the roof in no time. Once again I am astounded by Ginny's artwork. It's true. The longer you gaze at it the more things pop. My dominant left brain is not wired for creating art like that. All I can do is sit back and appreciate it. I'm sorry you must leave that beautiful mural behind, Cindy. At least you have a good photo of it. I hope your challenges are few in the days and weeks ahead, dear friend!

Aishah said...

I wonder which training school did they go to because it is exactly the same here. The worst to me, the part that will drive me up the wall;), is they would ask for our information, right to our mother's maiden name but they would not give their direct contact for follow ups. So when we have to call them again to follow up, we would have to repeat the process, the story, when the boiling point has been preset to low.

I can imagine a relaxing time in the tub to distress, while enjoying the beautiful mural, Cindy.

Anonymous said...

cindy, what a nice blog!! You do such a great job in your photos & writing. I love keeping up with you every day. THanks for the kind words. Looking forward to seeing you sat. night. Ginny

Cindy Ellison said...

It's good to see you all - Karen, Shady, Aishah and Ginny! It seems we're all in the same boat with the way things are in today's world. To top things off, I had to make a call to McAfee because I am concerned about my computer, that was earlier this evening and I did not have my ID # ready ... the guy hung up.

Clint did have me laughing so hard tonight, just acting silly. Hopefully tomorrow will be better! No more whining from me tomorrow, I will try my best! ;~)

Clint said...

OK---so here it is tomorrow and you are alkready complainin' and bawlin' about tech support at McAffee. snicker.