Monday, May 12, 2014
I've received various replies to my actions from Saturday night, where the only tip I left my waiter was the money he stole from me.
One person posited that all I did was perpetuate the myth that white women (that's what I am) are bad tippers (that's what I am not). To that I say that the myth is a self-fulfilling situation. Somewhere along the way the waiters and waitresses (servers) decided that white women tip poorly, so they give lack-luster service in expectation of receiving a bad tip, and the poor service received results in a bad tip. If the servers would simply give everyone good service, without trying to pre-judge their tip, and the level of service they plan to provide, based on the size, shape, sex, skin color, nationality, or clothing of their customers, I think they would find a marked increase in their tips.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Today, I got a call from my apartment complex office, demanding information on my renter's insurance.
What business is it of theirs whether or not I have insurance on my belongings?
Turns out that back in December 2012 they implemented a new policy requiring all residents to have renters insurance. Of course, they never bothered to get around to notifying all of the current residents that there was a new policy which affects us. The office crew are reviewing all the accounts this month, and calling people who have "failed to supply the proper paperwork". How can I supply information I had no knowledge was required?
I'm no fool; I've had renters insurance since the day I moved in. Now I have to find my policy to see what coverage amounts I have, and because this "new" policy of theirs requires minimum coverage amounts, if I don't meet the minimums I will have to buy more insurance. Oh, joy.
I'd like to say that I'm sick of all the things the apartment complex springs on the residents in a retroactive fashion, but sick isn't quite a strong enough word.
I REALLY need to get my house-buying ball rolling faster!
And win the lottery so I don't need a mortgage. ;-)
Monday, December 9, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
|Jonesy on Monday evening at the overnight Vet's office.|
Monday, August 12, 2013
This is how he looked at the regular vet this morning, after I had picked him up from the Emergency Vet where he spent the night. The Emergency Vet gave him the awesomely cute bandana. He didn't seem to mind having that on his neck. What bothered him was the IV line thing wrapped around his leg.
He's at the regular vet all day for more tests, including ultrasounds of his kidney and heart. Then he has to spend the night in the ER again so they can keep giving him fluids and monitoring him.
Tomorrow we should know more about what's causing his issues, and if its fixable.