Okay, so it's been a few days since I've updated.
a) I decided to see my family this weekend. It was noon on father's day, and I realized "shit, it's Father's day!", so I called my dad, all sneaky like, like 'hey what is going on how is your father's day, oh home alone no plans I see well you know … no I don't know for sure when I'll be around, how about "soon"?" *snicker*. So at noon I pile into my car with B and we dash across the state to visit my family unannounced. We arrive at 4ish, a great time was had by all, cute pictures of my niece were taken per usual, and we get home around wheneverish.
b) I go to work, do the paul thing. Stay there until damn near 8, dash across town to pick up my box springs for my mattress, and truck across metro detroit with a box springs on the roof of my van. Craziness. But wow, is it ever comfy!
c) Work today, I start at a customer location literally to take pictures of a payphone (I love this job! I get paid to do things I do anyway!). The site contact locks herself out of the building and has to walk around front to meet me, adding 10 minutes onto the trip. I then get caught in endless traffic on the way in, I roll in an hour later than usual (though no biggie, because I was supposed to hit this site at 8am and did). That's when I notice my blackberry is gone. I'm searching everywhere, even calling the customer and asking if they have seen it. I get a text message a bit later from B, who found it when she was watching some TV while folding laundry, and it started buzzing under her butt. hahaha. 🙂
d) I do the school thing, and I get to see a baby delivered by two midwives on videocassette, as well as people making stupid mistakes in industrial settings and injuring themselves. There's something sickly funny about the films they show in medical first responder class.
e) I get home and get my Linksys WIP330. It's buggier than the amazon rainforest, but very pretty, and it sounds decent. I can't wait until they fix all the bugs, maybe even adding some more features since the damn thing is running windows mobile (part of the problem – it's not a full windows mobile UI, it's an app running on top of WM or something freaky. It's not a smartphone, just using WM as an embedded OS.)
f) I run off to do some work for ex-$employer_redacted. Hilarity ensues as I found out level 3 expired my badge, and I had to grab my old work cell and start browbeating level 3. "oh it's been disabled, how do I fix that? Oh, so I have the primary badge contact send you an email, huh? I *AM* THE PRIMARY BADGE CONTACT DO I SERIOUSLY HAVE TO SEND YOU AN EMAIL AT 11:30PM AT NIGHT? No? Excellent." 30 minutes later they were enabling my badge for 24 hours pending me sending an email saying that it's okay for me to have a badge. I shit you not. I decide to show B my new office, and it's locked as usual, so we jiggle the doorknob and notice it's unlocked. Thinking someone was working late or something, we go in. The door beeps as usual, but doesn't stop beeping. Oh hell, that isn't an annunciator I'm hearing every day, it's an alarm system just being annoying! So I call my boss, and explain the situation, and he gives me the alarm code since due to an oversight, I was never given it. However, by that time, the alarm company had called the police. I waited patiently for over 45 minutes for them to arrive, and they never did. Makes me feel warm and safe inside. I get the new machine installed and now it's bedtime.
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30 minutes later they were enabling my badge for 24 hours pending me sending an email saying that it's okay for me to have a badge
See, now this is why I'll never get the cool jobs you get. I'd wouldn't be able to resist the temptation to send an email saying something like "WHAT?!?!?!? Are you fucking crazy??? NO he can't have a badge, we took it away for a reason dammit!!!"
yea, I wanted to reach through the phone and make the other guy stab his stupid coworker who made me do this. The problem is when support is really nice, but they're hindered by stupid policies.