You all know what it's like to call the customer support number and get some guy in India "hello my name is um Bruce, I am in some place in the middle of asome place called america near you please tell me how I may assist you I am sorry repeat that your scrotum itches is that correct you rub lotion on it is that correct fuck you in the ear is tat correct you hope I die of cancer of the penis is that correct Thank you for calling please fill out the customer survey hello hello."
Well I am at the other end. They call me!
Me: Thank you for calli....
"hellow my name is sahid mumblemumblereallyfast I have a problem with my laptop that has been going on for 1 minute and I cannot do my my work with out it working I need it working right now it was working fine a minute ago and it won't load the porn site I am not supposed to be looking at anyway this is my company computer and I cannot do my work with out an internet connection are you there why havent you fixed the problem please did you say something what did you say I am sorryI cannot understand your accent are you there have you fixed the problem why do I have to wait 4 more minutes for the problem to be fixed I need it fixed now hello hello have we lost the connection I have waited 47 months on hold to speak to the help desk so you must help me now..."
Me: Yes sir, im sorry [asshole. If you would shut the fuck up I could answer a question now and then] for the delay. How may I [bend over for] help you?
We may send you a satisfaction survey your feedback would please our management [but I'd rather you sove it up you're ass].
Nuts! No more to the door service at work. The bus will be dropping me off and picking me up 10 minutes walk from work starting Saturday. An umbrella will be standard kit from now on and DEET! damned skeeters!
There is an enjoyable bit to the walk; the hawk likes to circle close behind me scolding me for walking through its hunting grounds and scaring away the ground hogs.
On the days the hawk isn't paying attention the ground hogs sit up on their haunches and watch me walk by. I guess good eye site isn't the same as "smrts."
It has been rainy in the afternoons. In many places if it wasn't for the prairie dog holes the place would be a swamp. Even then, the mosquitoes were out in force at the highway bus stop. The wind did kick up a bit and discouraged most of them. It has been years since skeeters found me tasty. This sucks almost as much as the bugs. Deet! I need you!
I am really liking the treatment I am getting at the Denver VA. Today I had appointments at 1 and 3. I finished the 1 o'clock early and the person I was dealing with escorted me to the 3 o'clock at 1:30 and asked if I could be seen early. I was. I was out by two. I was afraid to go because it is obvious I am transgendered but I have never heard anything less than polite professionalism from the staff. The other patients are another matter but they have no affect on my life so who gives a rat's hinny.
The cities along the front range are actually on the plains. So Denver and Boulder are not in the mountains as may people imagine. But the mountains do start litterally across the street in many casses.
When I take my lunch on the east side of the buildings here on the IBM campus I get a fantastic view of the mountains. Starting with the foothills I can see 4 or 5 peaks back toward the horizon. Every day, depending on the weather and the time, the hills look noticably different but always amazing. Couple that with the fuzzy bunnies living on campus, the dove calls and the hawks circling 20 feet over my head complaining loudly about me scaring off scaring off the ground hogs; it is a beautiful place to work.
Almost worth the commute.
June 2017 is my 60th birthday. Where did the time go?
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