At last – This weekend has shaped up to be a perfect weekend weather-wise. Our local forecaster said it would be the best of the summer. Picture me in a flowy dress running through the fields embracing nature. What you would actually see is me sitting in a chair drinking a Starbucks or a margarita depending on the time. There is pressure not to waste such a glorious weather that happens so infrequently but I will resist and enjoy my time in my own lazy way.
Fraud! – Our phone service has a new feature. When a robocall comes through, the ID says “Fraud likely.” I’d prefer if they didn’t come through at all. We don’t answer unless we know the person. We get about three calls every day that start out “This is your last chance…” By my inaccurate count we’ve had at least 10,000 last chances.
Listen up folks! – There is a new sign at the gym. We have several signs and a TV flashing with reminders. Most are the usual. Use Fabreeze cause your stuff stinks. No taking pictures of ugly sweaty people. Don’t hog the equipment. They word them more kindly than I do. The new one says “no grunting or clanging.” There is a lot of clanging as the lifters drop their weights but I’ve not heard too much grunting. I go at a geriatric time. They should have one that says always fart downwind. Or perhaps no bending if you have gas.
What happened to tan? — I needed new sneakers. Not the fashion ones but the kind I can wear for running. No, I don’t run but those are the toughest. I have several pair of black or blue sneakers. I looked for a neutral tan pair but the few out there did not fit or were “fashion” sneakers sure to give me blisters. I ended up with a pair of Nike gray sneakers. My third pair of gray but at least these will go walking and to the gym without a limp.
Spam update – A few weeks back I started to unsubscribe from retailers that I don’t frequent. My daily email count was outrageous. (I blogged about it!) They say it takes a week or two to make the change. That time frame has long ended. There is a high-end retailer that I’ve never done business with. I didn’t sign up for their emails. At the end of the unsubscribing process I got a screen that said “We’re happy you decided to stay with us!” No I didn’t. There was no way to unsubscribe. I blocked them on my email service. That didn’t seem to work either. It’s been two weeks and I’m still bombarded daily with their emails. What’s up with that? It doesn’t make me like them better and did I mention it’s a high-end retailer? No class.
So how was your week?