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Trying to Hold On...BUMPY RIDE!!!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Now, I try to be optimistic and patient...After all, I teach middle school hormonal dramatic angels. So why can't I stomach the incompetent nature of an adult on the phone? Am I expecting too much? Obviously I am.

Situation: I am attempting to get a discounted hotel room rate which Company X does comparison rates or cancels an existing reservation if not price match. Sounds simple right? NOT!
After talking to a service rep @ Company X, the rep says, "You'll need to call back in 30 minutes." Why was I holding for about 40 minutes and finally hung up? When I ask for an explanation about why I have to call back, the rep says because he could not get into the other company's site. Mind you, I was online on both sites while we conversed.

Problem: He didn't want to honor the policy of price matching. At some point in the conversation, he lied and stated that he was out-of-state, but later said he was in state...hmmm...(personally, I think he was outsourced).

I have NO problem with outsourcing IF the company's rep is HONEST AND comprehends the customer's needs. Too much to ask? Apparently.
So...why am I still on hold...15minutes call...AAAAHHHHH!!!

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AKAFIT 6/14/2011 11:49AM

    I know it is frustrating, but I would definitely keep up with it and make them honor their agreement. I have been on many a conversation that frustrated the heck out of me and I have since learned to get names, times, write down the conversation, etc.

They like to play the "who did you talk to" game in hopes that you have no clue and then they can wiggle out of something. Not happening. Burned too many times for that one.

Good luck soror. And tell them, to please not make your soror come there and have to kick some booty. I mean, by the time I arrived I would be sooooooooo HOT! emoticon Just saying is all emoticon emoticon

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LAURIEWY 6/11/2011 12:33PM

    Keep at it. I think companies need to be held responsible. If they are going to make claims to get you in they better deliver and if they don't I think it's our job to call them on it. I hope you get your deal and maybe a little more for all the run around. Stick to it!

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MZLADY77 6/9/2011 9:53PM

    They were not honest with you! That happens....I would get in touch with them again and ask what's the deal?

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One more day left...

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

It's one more day left before school's out.
I am waiting for the last bell to ring.
Can't contain myself much longer.
Peace is a blissful thing!

A whole day left to squander and watch the hands on the clock.
As soon as the lads disappear, ya girl is gonna rock!

Can't wait til I'm free from the paperwork, books, & rules...
Gonna chunk up the deuces and wave goodbye to these educated fools!!!

(Just a lil something I'm feelin' babies aren't fools at all, but I HAD to rhyme)

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AKAFIT 6/2/2011 9:30AM

    Girl you have issues emoticon. I can't imagine how excited you are. This is the time of the year that I get so jealous of your TEACHERS. Any other time, you can HAVE IT!

I am so excited that this school year is over for Adrian. He is so done with his teacher right now. I just keep telling him to be respectful and that a few more days isn't worth him getting in trouble. They don't get out until next week.

Enjoy your summer and make sure to update me so I can live vicariously through YOU.

Smooches emoticon

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LAURIEWY 6/2/2011 12:18AM

    It's so funny no matter how much you love your class and the students in it, come the last week of school you attitude is still the same. The break will be great, enjoy it!

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    No matter what occupation...They're times like this emoticon.

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SetBacks Serving A Purpose

Sunday, May 29, 2011

About 9 years ago, I had a MAJOR health scare. There was an obstruction of my small and large intestine, and colon and could not eat for 6 months- yes...months. Talk about going from a size 10/12 to a 2 in 6 months was AWEFUL! (Doing it that way was)...
The problem: non-cancerous tumor the size of a small grapefruit.
Solution: surgery and area repaired.

Fast-forward to today: Since Friday, I have had some abdominal pain due to some possible blockage. Perhaps I did not chew my food properly from Thursday.This is the other reason why I think food tracking can be life-saving.
So now, although I have been feeling some relief (thanks to a wonderful, persistant husband).

Today, I do feel better but some discomfort. this too shall pass. God is god!

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    Hope your feeling better! By his stripes you're healed.

Have a good week!

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LAURIEWY 5/30/2011 1:10PM

    Hope your feeling better.

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AKAFIT 5/30/2011 9:58AM

    Take care of yourself soror. Please keep me posted on how you are doing.

Love YA emoticon

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Making It All Matter

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Since I've been maintaining, I have had the pleasure of gaining smart habits day-by-day. Taking it all into stride and never giving up have truly paid off. The compliments keep adding up & making me prouder of myself.

So glad I found this site!

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MZLADY77 5/23/2011 10:20PM


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SUZIEW27 5/22/2011 7:57PM

    Good for you getting to maintainence!!! emoticon.

Keep enjoying the compliments. Years ago a friend of mine told me that there are only three responsed to a compliment:

1. Thank you
2. Thank you very much
3. Thank you, say it again!


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TARANITUP 5/21/2011 9:52PM

    thats great, enjoy a healthy lifestyle in maintenance :)

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AKAFIT 5/21/2011 9:46PM

    First of all, emoticonfor getting to a maintenance phase of your life. I feel like I will never get there, but then I NEVER thought I would do some of the other healthy things I have been doing. Thanks for being such a wonderful example and supportive.

Love Ya Soror

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HEIDIB2935 5/21/2011 9:22PM

    Best of luck on your continued success!

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Word for the Day On Wednesday, May 18th

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Allow your definition of greatness be about who you are, not just what you can become.
Define self without letting others define you.


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AKAFIT 5/18/2011 10:21AM

    Thank you soror. We need to learn that it is only ONE two opinions that really matters. GOD's and yours.

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