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Don’t dump your hang-ups on me, eh?

Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 1:33 pm by flerly.

Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless number (ATL area code) 693-3288, who calls our house and probably usually gets someone other than me on the phone, it doesn’t mean you have to hang up on me when I do answer. So what you remembered that whomever you were looking for wouldn’t be at home… can’t you say, “Sorry I was looking for ___, and just remembered he’s not there.” Ever so much nicer than clearly letting me say hello, pausing for a while, then just hanging up, no?

Eh, nevermind. I’ll just make a mental note not to answer that one anymore.

Well, in other news, yes, I hung out with Ol’ Pink-Eye McKlesen last night, and hopefully managed to avoid actual contact and thus contagion. On multiple occasions we lamented at not taking ‘s warning to heart about the unpleasantness of the whole cabinet painting experience. We managed to remove the hardware from and clean all of the upper cabinet doors, then apply two coats of primer. That stuff, boy, it’s supposed to be super-primer, sticking to anything so you don’t have to sand beforehand. Well, as we discovered at cleanup time, it also likes to stick to skin. I got home last night and spent a while scrubbing my hands raw, and might consider using some of those cheap plastic gloves for round two. We didn’t have the time last night to prime the actual upper cabinets, but the painting supplies we had wouldn’t have held out anyway. If she feels better by the weekend, I’ve offered to try helping out again, but if she does actually get over the pink eye by then, I think she’s already committed to working the Dogwood festival. I definitely think the rest of the painting should be attempted over a Saturday or Sunday, though.

Looks like Mr. Janow now has a cellphone, since he just called to leave the number on our ID. Guess that cellphone bill is his second form of proof for residence in Tennessee. I need proof of residence in Tennessee! I wouldn’t mind not paying Georgia a hunk of taxes next year.

Ugh… I also have to make myself stop browsing the Fry’s Electronics website for flat panel monitors. But the April rebates! Oh, how I envy those folks with tax refunds coming.



  1. aoide has made a Comment

    I phoned the number and whom ever it is, they are spanish speaking.

    April 6, 2005 @ 2:03 pm

  2. flerly has made a Comment

    Aha! So, next time I answer I say “Hola” instead.

    April 6, 2005 @ 2:07 pm

  3. jbradshw has made a Comment

    Not to make you feel bad, but Dell had their 20″ widescreen flatpanel on sale last week, and with a few online coupons you could get that baby down to $440 w/ no rebates. I was very tempted to get it, but still was reluctant to part with $400.

    April 6, 2005 @ 3:00 pm

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