Friday, January 21, 2011


So in case you can't guess by the title I'm more then a little upset with these days.  Where to begin....hmmm

Lets see how about the $360 worth of textbooks they supposedly lost. 

For those of you who aren't aware you can create your own store on Amazon and do business through them as a 3rd party.  So as Christmas was approaching and I had an entire shelf of unneeded textbooks I looked into their textbook buy back program.  Everything sounded wonderful, you submit an invoice of the books your going to send, print a prepaid postage slip and ship your books to the 3rd party company and then you get an gift card.  Score...they pay much better then the community college book buy back so why not. 

Well after weeks go buy I find out that they gave me a gift card for 3 of my 20 shipped books and that they are returning books to me with a note regarding the reason they couldn't accept them.  I get a box in the mail that's rather small (there's no way it can contain my other 17 books).  I open it and its not even my books.  They sent me someone else's books.  To make a long story short Amazon says they can give me a promotional offer of $320 but I can only purchase stuff directly from Amazon.  That's like the book store saying sure we'd love to buy your books, here's $320 in cash, but you can only spend it in our store.

After 2 1/2 months of arguing and over 10 hours on the phone with customer service people in Kansas (AKA India) I have no choice but to accept the stupid promotional offer.  So I'm swearing off Amazon once this voucher is spent.  They can kiss my ass!

But alas the story is not over.  In late 2009 we purchased some Rosetta Stone software listed as new in the sealed box for $300.  Well we never got around to using is because we had lives and learning Spanish really wasn't a priority.  January 2011 rolls around and we've decided its time to use this software and learn to speak this stupid language before English becomes obsolete.  Guess what, the software won't work.  It lets us do a lesson and then asks for an activation code.  There wasn't one in the box.  So I try to contact the company that sold it to me through Amazon, but they don't exist.  Next step contact Amazon directly.  Guess where this has gotten me.  No where. 

So the moral of the story is, if you want to be screwed sideways and upside down its cheaper to pick up a prostitute, because Amazon is going to charge you not only money but a lot of your valuable time.

On a side note, if anyone has any suggestions on how I can get revenge on the douche bags please let me know.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Well in case you haven't noticed I've been on vacation from my blog for about a year now.  I promise that the new ranting and raving is about to begin. 

Hmmmm where to start....

Well I could begin by putting some cross hairs on a map on my blog and see what the Democrats can blame on me. (I have the utmost sympathy and prayers for the victims of the senseless shooting in Arizona, but hardly think this is the platform for democrats to use to silence the republicans and tea party patriots of our country)

I could go on and on about the new ammunition laws that go into effect on February 1st in the state of California.  Yep this ones great.  If you want to buy ammunition prepare to have your fingerprint taken, your drivers license handy and voluntarily strip searched.  (Ok they aren't strip searching anyone)  But seriously your going to have to jump through hoops to legally purchase ammunition.  Do you really think this is how the criminals are getting their bullets.  Ummmm, NO.  They get their rounds from the guy around the corner selling them out of the trunk of his car, not the local sporting good store.  One thing is for certain, while our government continues to make it harder for honest and law abiding citizens to protect themselves the criminals will find it easier to arm themselves with illegal gun and ammunition purchases.  They're all ready breaking the law, do you really think they're going to go to the store to get their weapons?

However, my favorite new topic this week is stupid parents.

I took my son to his basketball practice and while its painful for me to watch 6 year olds badly run back and forth across the court, I love him and he wants to play so I go.  However I object to the fact that while I am sitting in a nasty public gym with all these boring people the parents of one particular child on my sons team are getting high.  They leave their two other younger children to fend for themselves in the community center while their 7 year old is practicing and go out to their beat up shit box of a car and light one up.  Are you kidding?  You can't wait an hour to get stoned.  They spend 15 minutes outside smoking and then when they come in I have to smell this foul marijuana stench on them. 

How do we solve this problem?

I have a great solution.  (Ok not necessarily great, but it just might work)  My husband and I actively remind our kids all the time that drugs are for poor stupid people.  We watch movies and television and when someone on the program does something really dumb or goes to jail we tell the kids its because they did drugs.  My children love to point out stupid people on drugs in television programs.  Well this evening I told my son that he shouldn't play to much with a particular kid on his team because his parents do drugs.  Now what 6 year old do you know who's going to keep this to himself?  I guarantee that before the next practice my son tells everyone that there are parents who do drugs in the bleachers.  Maybe they'll stop coming to practice and I wont have to see or smell them anymore.  I feel bad for their son, but really lets face it, if his parents can't stay unhigh for an hour of basketball practice there's no amount of extra curricular activities that are going to keep this kid off drugs. 

So as usual I'm the horrid witch who so lovingly pointed out the stoners on the basketball team, thus scaring their child forever and its my fault.  Hmm wonder if these crazy left wing lunatics will blame another youth drug abuser on me?