Wednesday, August 02, 2006

What's New?

Not a damn thing. Let's see, a quick review of the last few days since you're all dying to know. We saw You Me and Dupree in the theater and it wasn't bad. Pretty funny in some parts, but you could stand to wait until video to see it and not miss much. In other great news, V for Vendetta came out on DVD yesterday and I was first in line at 10:00 am to buy it when they opened the doors. I know what you're thinking..."Shouldn't you be at work at 10 am? Oh wait, you're the boss I guess you can do what you want." Not so much. I should have been at work at 10 am. I've been pretty damn lazy this week, partly because of the heat, partly because I'm just overweight. I slept in yesterday. Drove to the store only to find that someone else locked the store and I didn't have my key. Where was it? At home, on the table by the couch. So, once at work and realizing this I was then faced with driving 40 miles back home and another 40 miles back to work. At any rate, I happened to be driving by the mall right around 10:00 so I figured what the hell, I'm getting my movie. I haven't watched it yet, but I can assure you it's damn good.

In other news, I just can't be nice to sales calls. They are my arch nemesis. I recently mentioned that they're taking to leaving me messages to say "I've been trying to catch up with you guys. You've won this great prize pack for you and all your friends. If you'll call me back at (insert toll free number here) you can claim your prize." So I decided this was really annoying and I think I mentioned last week they should be punched in the face. Since I can't do that, I did something even better. I called back to claim my prize pack. While I had them on the phone, I told them that was great, we were excited, but I had a great offer for them. No shit, I tried to sign them up for AmWay. I think it's called Quixtar now, but you get the idea. You have no idea how funny it is to hear sales people squirm, call their supervisor, and try to find a way to get you to complete your transaction (that only costs you $100 a month for the next 12 years or something gay like that) and get you off the phone. The poor girl finally just kept reading the last few lines of her script that were something like "Sir, If I can just get your major credit card number and verify your address you'll win this fabulous prize pack." So I quickly found something in the Quixtar website that was something along the lines of "If you can sign up yourself and 10 of your co-workers today, you'll get a free vacation? Don't you like free vacations? Don't you have 10 friends or co-workers?" I think her boss came and cut the call off because she was lost. Apparently if you ask a sale caller something outside of their script, they don't much care for that. Anyway, without meaning to, I came up with an all new way to make sales people cry and hang up.

Finally. Today is mine and my hot wifes three year anniversary. Three years ago today we were leaving the church, finally married in a huge cloud of tire smoke (picture to come on that later) with my wife screaming for dear life. My family thought it was cool, her family...not so much. Anyway, Happy Anniversary to my hot wife.

That's it from me today. I hope everyone else is making it through the week okay.


Happy Anniversary, you guys!
posted by Blogger Hater Dictator at 12:20 PM  
Thanks Mia!
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 3:20 PM  
heh, a huge cloud of tire smoke and your dad looking over at my mom and I, and saying, "well guess I better go get him, it's starting to rain and that car ain't got no windshield wipers."
posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 9:16 PM  
When we left for our honeymoon someone in Jennifers family actually said "Well I hope you're not gonna drive like you did when you left the church!" If it had been anything but a Saturn...oh the tire smoke that would have poured down the street.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 8:30 AM  
Our 5th anniversary is coming up in a couple of weeks...time flies.

You crack me up with your sales calls...only you would actually think of something like that and really do it.
posted by Blogger Chas at 11:30 AM  
So that was what...1 tank of gas running back and forth to work?

Congrats on the anniversary. And the wife and I got both Chas and you guys beat...6 years September 9th...yes I remember the date!
posted by Blogger Chris D. at 2:58 PM  
Wow, six years huh? Congrats man. I get about 19mpg in my Jeep so it was only a little less than half a take for the extra 80 miles I put on it that day.

Chas - happy anniversary to you as well. You should try my tactics on sales calls, they're field tested and proven.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 9:11 AM  
Happy Anniversary!

I now deal with sales calls by answering the phone in Spanish and continually mumbling Spanish sounding phrases in the phone in response to everything they say. They all hang up within 30 seconds.

Scandinavian sounding nonsense works wonders too.
posted by Anonymous rob at 10:41 PM  
Might be a good time to break out the Swedish Chef voice...hadn't considered "Voornaskidaddyyoubetcha!" as a greeting yet, but I'll probably get that opportunity tonight. The drawback to spanish being that they might actually speak spanish and make their pitch in spanish. Now I'd be really impressed if you could make an Amway recruitment speach in Spanish to them.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 9:37 AM  
I thought V for Vendetta was very good. Have you watched it yet?
posted by Anonymous Interblogger at 3:46 PM  
Who needs an update? YOU DO YOU DO!

I know I know Im one to talk. Im just up late and way bored. So start typing!
posted by Blogger Jenn at 1:13 AM  

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