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Brick or Bouquet?

  1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 4 years ago

    Hi all

    Having one of those pensive day, y'know starts off hum drum,coffees good, suns gonna shine ( or not) but generally speaking all is good in my corner of the world.

    Then it all changes- first its a new telephone connection. No biggy right? easy peasy....you would think!

    Then comes the Electric /Power company,same thing, whats hard about a new customer?

    Is it just me or are the front line people getting dumber? and the CEO'S greedier?

    Amazing how greed can be an insatiable monster and I feel for those call centre operators who primarily signed up like you and me really- to provide a service and to get paid for an honest days work-

    Is there anyone out there who deserves a bouquet today ? for good service?

    Who deserves a brick? for making our lives miserable?

    I would love to hear your thoughts, opinions and rants- God knows I have a few!

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      hey EK.....my rant...insurance companies...they just keep gettin' fatter and fatter! and the problem is most of us keep buying it!...they deserve  more than a brick!

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
        Eaglekiwiposted 4 years ago in reply to this


        I hear that!

        On a side not ,my son just a job working with a well known Insurance company and while I so happy he got the job above others ,its quite sickening how carlessly they throw money around to 'preen' and 'pamper' their fledglings!!! ( staff)

  2. Greekgeek profile image97
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    AC Services and all the fraudulent charities it pretends to telemarket for -- veterans, breast cancer, kids with leukemia, no cause is too sacred for them to exploit in pursuit of a quick buck. After all, if they donate 2 cents to the dollar of every donation they collect, they can call themselves a nonprofit and won't have to pay taxes!

    Although none of that is very interesting. I mostly came here to say that it's probably safer to toss a bouquet than a brick at the wedding unless you REALLY don't like your bridesmaids.

  3. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 4 years ago

    I think that all call centres here in the UK have a deal with the phone companies to keep us on the line as long as they can. Over here toll free 0800 numbers are not very common, and many companies use premium phone numbers (like numbers beginning 0845) that actually cost more to call them than a regular number. Luckily there are some handy websites that have listed the regular equivalent for each of these numbers.

    So not only do you have to hang around listening to annoying 'musak', but you are charged a premium rate for doing so

  4. Pearldiver profile image85
    Pearldiverposted 4 years ago

    Little Dogs and all those Owners who have secretly trained their dogs to do all the things that they don't have the courage to do themselves! sad

    You know... like:

    Mounting the leg of a visitors!

    - Why the Owner is Guilty!
    (Check out the owner when it happens - their intentions can often be seen in their own stance and their inability to look the other way!)


    'Marking' a neighbor's cat!

    - Why the Owner is Guilty!
    (Check out the owner's personal attitude against the neighbor - the dog has generally been instructed to nail the cat.. if the neighbor's leg is absent!) smile

    Two Bricks are the suitable reward for such events - one in each hand and used in a clapping action applied vigorously to the source of the problem! sad

    Cheer Up EK.... you have our sun up there.  smile

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lmao@ above...but you are sooooo right!

      P.S I am back downunder my friend ,right here in the Rock n Roll City ,yea that sucks~~

      Just hate the quakes!! but my ever so tactful(not) bro said Hey you lived in Youngstown, Ohio ( murder capital of the world) for 15mths ,missed a flight in LAX and youre scared of a earthquake , suck it up sis lol Yep Im home.

  5. MelissaBarrett profile image62
    MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago

    A brick to the planners of my town's Memorial Day celebrations...  Thank you oh so much for putting the sound stage 25 yards from my apartment.  Thank you for choosing to put on a 3 day local talent competition *West Virginia's Got Talent my ass*...  Thank you for completely blocking my driveway so I can't leave.  Thank you for playing music so loudly that my Autistic daughter has been in demon mode for 24 hours straight.  And thank you so much for having freaking drunk rednecks with no musical talent at all butt-raping Jimmy Buffett at least hourly.  And a brick to my husband for making sure that I had to stay sober through this nightmare.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Awww..sawdust for brains these city planners.

      Celebrate by all means ,but geeze use some common sense. Hire a football field!

      Your post made me laugh all the same, its something that should be in your local rag-bet your sentiments would be held by many others!...like the ones who actually lived there!