...meanwhile, I'm on the other end of the line, frothing at the mouth and wanting to leap through the phone and rip her throat out... waitaminit - the froth is just from my cappuccino... never mind.
Thank UNEX for the mute button. That's all I have to say about that.
I wanna go paintballing sometime soon, if I can scrape together some cash... anyone interested? C'mon, come out and let me vent on you a little bit... you know you wanna! I'd like to try a place other than Cochrane... how 'bout the one in Bragg Creek? Anyone know if it's any good? Or have any other suggestions?
I took the time today to go through friends-of-friends again. It never ceases to amaze me how small the online community really is... first, there's the people I know IRL who have journals, yet we barely speak in person. For some reason, there's an increased interest in finding out what's going on in their lives, simply because I know who they are. Why should it matter - we don't talk anyway. Naturally, this leads me to wonder how many of them do the same thing; read my journal and think to themselves - "Jebus, he's blathering... again."
Next, there's the small circles of a friend-of-a-friend also being on a different friend's list, yet the two initial friends don't know each other... know what I mean? And even stranger still is that the friend-of-a-friend lives in a far-off land. Small community indeed.
My mind is just wandering now... I'm having to ask clients to repeat themselves, as I'm simply not hearing what they're going on about. I need another vacation. I have a trip to Florida planned for sometime in September, but money may be an issue. In the meantime, I guess I'll have to cut out certain expenses in anticipation. Damn... my liver is going to go into shock; after that, it's just going to be bored, poor thing. That, and the trip won't be an actual vacation - I'd be going for a few days of training. Yes, I'd get out and do a few tourist-y things, and it would be nice to get away from here again, but that doesn't make it relaxing. Perhaps the distraction and a change of scenary will be enough.
I think the cappuccino's kickin' in... just as I'm getting irritable. My mood's been declining slowly all day... excellent - twitchy and cranky; a wonderful combination for doing tech support over the phone. Perhaps this would be a good time to turn on the webcam - might make for an interesting show.
[condensed for your reading pleasure]
the *RING*..... the *RING*
Me: "Support Centre, Jaime speaking..."
C: "Hi, when I click the button, nothing happens."
Me: "Which button would that be?"
C: "This one right here on my screen."
C: " Hello...?"
Me: "......yes... hello. I'm going to send you a movie. It's not going to be on a VHS cassette though, because we've got better technology than that. It will be in MPEG format, but I don't expect that you have any idea what that means. You may find the movie to be a little strange and disturbing, but don't worry about that. A few seconds after it finishes, you'll receive a phone call advising you that you have 7 minutes; due to our technology, things happen a fair bit faster than they used to. This should give you enough time to call your family and wish them the best, and then to put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye. If I'm not at your office by then, call the HelpDesk again, and remind me where you're sitting. When your loved ones do find you, there will be keyboard keys strewn about your feet that will spell out the number to the Support Centre... if all goes well, this process will repeat a few more times, and your genes will finally be removed from the pool. Thank you for calling, and have a great day!"
I feel that this is going to be a long week... I'm working Folk Fest again this year, and because of my work schedule, the only days I can put in my mandatory 16 hours is Saturday and Sunday. Soooo, that means (at least) 8 hours each day. Hopefully, I'll be in good company... I know some of the people who will be there, but I just don't know how often they'll be around while I'm there.
Well, I think I'm gonna go kick a puntable now.... *punt* 'yipe!'