Thank goodness for YouTube – I bought a technical gadget. It came with a small (2” x 3”) piece of paper that said “download app xxxx” in 87 different languages. That’s all. No other instructions. I downloaded the app and followed the non-intuitive instructions. I fidgeted for a couple of hours. Shazzam! I remembered YouTube! I went there and watched a 15 minute video on how to set up my gadget. Easy peasy. It also explained what it will and won’t do. Funny how the advertisements always tell you something but leave out the critical fact that you have to be within 15 foot of your cell or something similar. ‘splain to me Lucy why the company doesn’t post its own videos? They also kept sending me emails pleading not to return it but to contact their customer service if I had issues. Ha! When you go there and type in a question you get a list of FAQs to choose from. Nothing I want to know was ever asked before! I should be a consultant to techie companies on customer service for the non-intuitive masses.
On a roll here – The other thing that gets me torqued up is “free shipping on $50 (or whatever amount).” I wanted to buy an item that was marked $49.99. Since it was under $50 they wanted $7 for shipping. I would have gladly given them the extra penny to qualify for free shipping. No, I didn’t buy it. It’s not so much that I’m cheap but it was the concept of pricing something a penny under that annoyed me.
Moving to the bright side – Every year sometime in late fall to early winter a flock of robins comes to eat all our holly berries. We have trees all over the yard but three are in front of the office windows. I often get to see this while I’m on my computer. It’s a large flock of 30 to 50 birds and the berries are gone within five minutes. It’s pretty awesome. My cats think so too.
Pinterest – I don’t use Pinterest except to collect haircuts that I like. I have about 15 saved and they all look similar. They are layered bobs on the shorter side. Some are a little longer and some are wavy but all are the same basic cut. There was a new picture with the same cut but the woman was old looking. That’s when I realized I didn’t need a new haircut, I need a new face!
Do charging cables go bad? – One of my charging cables (the one at the most convenient location for my Kindle) has gotten so slow that it doesn’t charge to 100% overnight. I had no idea that they were like eggs or milk with an expiration. So noted!
So how was your week?