Monday, December 22, 2008

Customer Service

Here's a good letter. I wish I was this good at complaining. Instead, I resort to just yelling. Loudly. Well, as loud as I can be. Which I don't think is as affective.

Again, Eddie said "I think I've read that. People have probably read that. You probably don't need to blog about that." He's the Grinch who stole Christmas. He is a Debby Downer. Tell me if my "funny internet things" postings are just not funny and you don't want to see them, or if it beats me telling you about my pretty normal life. If you'd rather read about the depressing events in my life, go to my brain injury blog. But tell me if you like it, cuz I know I get excited when I see these things.

Without further ado:

"Dear Mr. Thatcher,

I have been a loyal user of your 'Always' maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my time of the month is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call 'an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.' Isn't the human body amazing?

As Brand Manager in the Feminine-Hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customer's monthly visits from 'Aunt Flo'. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women.

The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants. Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: 'Have a Happy Period.'

Are you f------ kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness, is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak, there will never be anything 'happy' about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like 'Put down the Hammer' or 'Vehicular Manslaughter is Wrong',

Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flexi-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bull___ …….

Best Wishes,

Wendi Aarons
Austin , TX"

I am a lucky woman to be able to say that I really don't relate to this woman. Yeah, I've been know to have "intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior" but those are typical enough that I really can't blame it on my period. Maybe my hormones are just out of whack all the time? But my time of the month can't be used as an excuse for my erratic spending or borderline abusive verbal skills. That just comes naturally. Just remember that next time you don't think Eddie is incredible.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sushi for Santa II

This year was another fun Sushi for Santa event. It seems that everyone decided it would be a good activity to attend, which is great news for the The Road Home, but a little disappointing for those who want food. I definitely had more sushi last year than I did this year cuz of the hoards of people but I think I know what this event was trying to teach me. I'll spare you the effort of figuring it out for yourself. So here it is:

You get in line with lots of other hungry people, who wait and shove (a little of both) to the front. Then you push your tiny little plate to the front and beg for a little sustenance from the food giver outter (in this case, sushi chef). Then you are rewarded with one measly piece of sushi. What do we learn? Being hungry sucks. It is hard work to beg for food. 20 bucks to get in and eat sushi? That is nothing to spare people from this debacle. Oh lesson learned. No one should go through that. I will give.

Thanks, Sushi for Santa, for the life lesson.

Here I am with Eddie, his parents Tony and Susan, along with Santa, and we are displaying the empty sushi tray.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sushi For Santa

I went last year to this event and had way to much fun! So I'm letting everyone else know. Not only do you get to eat sushi (its really good) but you get to help out with The Road Home Shelter. The $20 at the door helps out with the charity and you get free sushi the rest of the night! I totally endorse it. Come. We're going. Its on Thursday, Dec. 18th from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM at the Wells Fargo Building 23rd Floor Event Center. It is great.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Why Have A Kid?

As much joy can come from a sock monkey. Eddie was so happy to find this treasure.