Friday, August 11, 2006

8/11 - Throw'em the heater


Friday is my day of rest and time to hear about what you hate.

For the second consecutive week the winner is LaRie. Will anyone dethrone him? Iam? Steve? Maiden? EP? the triumphant return of thebill? anyone else i didn't mention? the gauntlet has been laid down.

last week's winning hate:
If you've ever bought a car from a dealership, you might understand what I'm about to say. You fill out a survey when you're at the dealership, right after you buy the car. The salesman slips out of sight, so you can "rate your satisfaction". Alright, that was nice. BUT, it's not over... little do you know that you buying a car has shifted the car survey people into action. They must not give the salesman his money until every last survey is completed. A week after we've had the car, I get a call, AT WORK... requesting a quick survey. I was like, I already gave one at the dealership. Oh, this is different. Oddly, I receive another call from the salesman, hoping that I was COMPLETELY satisfied and told the survey people that. At this point, I'm slightly annoyed, but dropped it.

THEN.. I get a "Official Survey of etc etc" in the mail. I just don't have the energy. If you don't want to fill it out by hand you can call this 800 number. (I guess I'll do this, since they'll keep BOTHERING ME) So, I call.... "We're sorry, this 800 number does not work for your area." WHAT? Aren't 800 numbers national? There's an actual area that is cut off? What?

I just filled the stupid thing out and sent it in.. do you know that I have received a post card "reminding me" to return the survey. HELLO, it's been 2 days. AND THEN... a call... this person got the entire brunt of the hate. I told her that they needed to leave me alone and that I was not longer going to fill out anymore surveys. I thought 3 was enough. She says... "So are you completely satified?" Not anymore... dead air.. click. Haven't heard from them since....

Car surveys I hate you.

16 Comments:

Blogger Maulleigh said...

This was on a Simpsons episode where Marge had to fill out a satisfaction survey about the Springfield Police department before they went looking for Lisa who was missing.

Yes, I think about the Simpsons more than you know.

4:47 AM  
Blogger Fairmaiden327 said...

OK here's my shot at the title:

Went to my favorite Thai place last nite. I happen to be a big fan of all things cultural especially when it's Asian. There's just one thing that makes my skin crawl.

There I am in the middle of an intense conversation and the geisha, I mean hostess comes over mumbles in Aiglish and refills our glasses, I felt, throughout the dinner that there was a camera on our table. Every single solitary time our drinks were even one inch down -- she came over.

I resorted to the glare. Yeah that glare. It's pretty much universal. Along the lines of, 'if you come by here again I will beat the shit out of you.' Needless to say, it worked.

5:31 AM  
Blogger Fairmaiden327 said...

Aw shit. Forgot this...

Non-stop smiling non-English speaking fluffers: I hate you

5:33 AM  
Blogger El Padrino said...

Ok here it is:

If you work in a building with an elevator then you may know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about people that have a conversation in the elevator while a bunch of other poeple just stand there.

I'm not a fan of hearing about your house in Long Island Mr. Pink tie. And no Ms. Shallow Woman I don't care that Henry missed his thrid consecutive day of day care with the runs.

I mean the ride down from the 26th floor is only like a minute and a half. So you really need to talk the whole way down. You can't wait? No one wants to hear your conversations.

Espeacially the whispering fools. Hey asshole. We hear you, we are all in a steel box the size of a closet....whispering won't work you mindless ape.....just shut up.

Elevator talkers: I Hate You.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Daily Hater said...

got to say EP is the early favorite. that made me chuckle out loud.

and maiden, I love you, but that seemed a little xenophobic. and personally, i love when my water is filled.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Daily Hater said...

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8:38 AM  
Blogger anonymous said...

what about people that change their language choice when you step on the elevator?

we have alot of middle eastern folks in our building, and you can hear them talking engrish.. then you step on (or walk into the room) and they change not only into mumblers.. but change their language choice entirely or clam up.

then they give u glances the whole time youre in there.

8:48 AM  
Blogger anonymous said...

and here's the hate (from yesterday, but eat me..)

ok, so really.. when did cars with timed shut-off lights become standard? it had to be around 2000 if not before. ya know when you lock your car with the little keychain clicker.. and then your lights stay on for like 5 seconds or so...

yeah, well it's not exactly the newest technology around. seriously. so dont say "do your lights shut off automatically?" or "hey man, your lights are still on" or something simliar. i know. they're about to shut off. same as most cars made since the freakin Berlin wall dropped.

while i DO appreciate the sentiment, and the fact that you were trying to be helpful.. if im running into a small store late at night, i guess would it really matter if my lights DID stay on for like an extra 2 minutes? would my battery be dead after that? listen, i'm tryin to get my 40 of 'Colt .45' and try to get back to my biznitches. the party is waitin'.

recap = thanks for helping, but aim higher 'cause you failed. miserably.

people that dont understand "new" technology: you dont pay attention enough in life, and therefore i hate you.

9:12 AM  
Blogger The Rev said...

Must dig deep into my hatred reserves.

Must... dig... deeper...

9:23 AM  
Blogger The Rev said...

How about the fact that we institute rules on airplanes like "no liquids allowed" only after someone tries to blow up a plane with a liquid? Don't you think that rule would have been a good idea to have in place already?

And now, we are not even allowed to take hair gel on a plane. Conisdering I don't use hair gel, it's no skin off my back. But it makes me think that this reactionary attitude we have about our air safety might be the reason we have problems in the first place.

The "let's enforce the rules only after we catch someone" attitude... I hate you.

9:28 AM  
Blogger LaRie said...

Well it's about time everyone! Now this is a Friday Hate Blog. Competition.... No hate this week, I've done enough.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Fairmaiden327 said...

Damn you DH and I'm using that as a term of endearment. Not only do I love $10 words, you made me look this up. I am not a xenophobe, considering I'm Cuban and my Mom is a modern-day Geisha. Have a hate-filled weekend! xoxo

11:24 AM  
Blogger anonymous said...

any word that starts with an X is definite $15 quality.

12:13 PM  
Blogger El Padrino said...

Triple Word Score

12:38 PM  
Blogger Bobman said...

X X X amount of times I told you you could have gone to Xavier to study the xylephone.

Hopefully there's some 3rd Bass fans out there that get that reference.
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My hate submission has to do with beer snobs. I understand that everyone has their tastes in beer, and any other comestible for that matter. Some people don't like beer at all. Somehow these people are looked down upon less by beer snobs than those who drink things like Bud Light. Did you ever tell a Beer Snob that you were a fan of Bud Light? Holy shit. You'd think you just told them that you go to the farm at night and lick on fresh cow shit. I mean, personally it depends on my mood, but if I'm at a sporting event, I'm gonna get what's cheaply available on tap. I don't whine like a little bitch "Why can't they have good beeer?" and "how can people drink this stuff?".

I mean, Christ, I'm not the biggest fan of low-grade beef either, but if I'm at Taco Bell do I complain that they don't have prime rib on the menu? No, I take my ground-up squirell meat on a tortilla and smile.

Beer Snobs - I hate you.

1:32 PM  
Blogger The Stevo in H-Town said...

iamunstoppable said...
"...any word that starts with an X is definite $15 quality...."

Gimme 30 bux, dude...I spend my
X-mas's in Xanadu...

9:15 AM  

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