Saturday, April 30, 2016
Some things I am whining about.......
Had a run in with the garbage man, as he wouldn't take my green bin as it contained yard waste as well as food waste. I thought if the green bin wasn't full you could top it up with yard waste. Have done this time and time again and had no problem. Things have changed so he said and no yard waste is allowed??? He then said in loud slow words; "DO YOU UNDERSTAND?"
I thought to myself, I speak English and I am not deaf......should have said it out loud, but couldn't be bothered to argue with him anymore, so walked off.
Went through the MacDonald's drive through and ordered a couple of coffee's, a couple of muffins and asked for butter. There is one woman who works there that has a problem with my accent. By the time I had gone through the order numerous times and two other cars had gone through the other lane with their orders, we got it right. By this time I was ready to bang my head against the dashboard.
By the way, the way I pronounce "butter" was the major stumbling block in all of this. Canadians pronounce it "BUDDER."
At the beginning of the month I sent a 11 1/2 " by 15 " envelope to New Zealand. I sent the same envelope with the same stuff in it to Prince Edward Island in Canada on Friday. Not only did it cost more to send to PEI, it will take bloody longer also!!! Not sure what to say other than Canada Post sucks..........
Finally I own a delightful Ford Fiesta. Great little car, other than the bloody transmission. There is a known problem with the transmission and I have had mine replaced. I have also had it reprogrammed twice and I feel there is still a problem. They have told me I have to live with it, but after "juttering" around town yesterday I had, had enough. So I marched into the dealership and told them they HAVE to do something. I take it next Wednesday for them to test drive it with the computer? What that will do who knows, but at least they are doing something.
I think they probably knew by my demeanor I wasn't in the mood to be fobbed off again!
Now a bit of good news after all that moaning. I "think" we have a guy lined up to do the drywall in the basement. Dh has to go over the fine details with him, but it should be a go; I am hoping by the end of May. The guy seemed alright and his price was not the cheapest, but not the dearest. So fingers crossed it all works out.