Peaches Prattlings

Seriously! Why isn’t it working?! AAAARRRGH!

When you make the decision that you no longer wish to receive emails from a particular company or vendor, something you actually signed up for and would like to unsubscribe, because we know that half the time we get an email, the vendor is phishing and if we click unsubscribe, we are actually verifying our email addresses, rude! Sorry, par for the course, I digress…here you are, you have an email you don’t want and you take the time to scroll to the bottom of the email and sometimes have to hunt for the unsubscribe hyperlink, that just annoys me! then you click unsubscribe, which I prefer so much more than click here to change your email preferences, OMG! I just want to unsubscribe!

Now…I am being routed to the website so I can make it known I want to unsubscribe from their mailing list. Then…I have choices, what?! I like the ones that just say click here to unsubscribe and it’s over. Well, maybe a note telling me that they are sorry to see me go, but…other ones, do I really have to tell you why I no longer want to receive your emails? Yes, I am sure it’s to help with their reporting stuff, but I just want you to leave me alone! Is that so hard?! apparently!

Now…I have unsubscribed from your mailing list, you were sorry to see me go, you tell me that it may take a minute for the emails to stop. Ok, I get that, maybe a few emails will come later today or tomorrow, until the little tiny workers, maybe they are Oompa Loompas in there, remove my name from their mailing list. That’s understandable, what is not understandable is a few days or even a week!

I recently went through one of my inboxes and decided to unsubscribe to quite a few emails that I no longer need or want. That was over a week ago. Why, oh why….are you still sending me emails?! Please stop! Just stop!

Ok, rant over. What’s next?! Let me check my email! HA HA HA

{January 10, 2021}   Is it a lid or is it a door?

These are the pressing questions that I get asked on a daily basis. Not really, but it was a conversation I was drawn into today.

As you know, my blog is about everything and nothing all at the same time, if I didn’t tell you that up front, you would probably have guessed it by now. And as proof, one of my favorite posts, that I use to prove that point is Bathroom Query. Check it out and if that doesn’t say it all, well…let me know if I need to come up wtih something else!

Back to my original statement. Or question. Is it a lid or is it a door? Let me ‘splain…[that always makes me think of I Love Lucy, when Ricky comes in and says Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!]. I walked into Smoothie King to pick up something for PSM and myself and immediately, the guy behind the counter asks me “What do you call this?” pointing to the refrigerator. I said “refrigerator.” sort of with a question in in my voice, I wasn’t sure if it was a trick question! He said “No, this” and opened the door. “Door” I said! “Yes!” he said. “And what do you call this?” and went over to one of the freezers they keep frozen things in, like their frozen yogurt and other smoothie making things. I said it could be a door or a lid, maybe. “Ah ha! Yes!” It’s a lid! That’s all he wanted and the girl working behind the counter said no! “It’s a lid!”

This debate went on quite a while, what is considered a door vs a lid…I said on a washing machine or dryer, it could be either, but technically, I call it a washing machine lid, same for the dryer, since they’re both top loaders. He was trying to get everyone who came into the store to agree with him, as did she.

It was entertaining for the time I was in there, they were having fun and everyone had a laugh. But…at no point did I wake up in the morning expecting someone to bring me into a conversation…the age old question…is it a door or is it a lid. One now must ponder…

et cetera