I Don't Like Your Girlfriend

Wow... so here I am going, NOBODY LOVES ME! THEY DON'T LEAVE COMMENTS ON MY BLOG! ..... only to realize when I went to leave a comment on 's Best Buy blog that it's default comments setting is on 'disabled'... and that I have to go into my comment settings to change that... I fixed them all now... yeah... I feel dumb.

So onto what I wanted to say on 's blog... I have a friend that works for Best Buy (shut up?! I have friends!?!!)  and I learned straight up to take Circuit Cities add with me to the store... they always have better prices for what I want at the time (ironic... too bad there's no Circuit City close enough for me to feel like shopping... sorry, not your typical shopaholic here) and then I find an employee of the opposite sex about my age..... and then harass them whilst batting my eyelashes and I get everything at the employee price... that is if I care enough to save that money... flash drives and CDs I leave alone... this worked great for my laptop and wireless router though... little things I might just have my friend buy if I don't need it right away. Basically they'll be looking to make you happy... if the batting eyelashes doesn't work for ya (this tends to be a problem for males)... then just harass a YOOUUNNNGGG employee for 10 minutes, and ask to speak to a manager... scares them half to death... and generally you get what you want if you seem really annoyed... granted I've not done the latter, but have been a victim to it in previous employment positions.... 

Okay... enough on that... I'm here between classes right now... rarely do I get a chance to breathe before my English Composition class seeing as how I'm generally writing the essay that's due an hour from when I started it...  yes, I procrastinate... but I have an A in the class so bite me.

Actually I have an A in all of my classes... go me!  College is easy.

I'm starting to get ready for Padre.... I think it's going to be fun... Worst case I'm having Boyfriend bring DDR (Dance Dance Revolution for those who don't know... ya know, the game with the mats and the arrows that you gotta stomp on) so we can dance around like idiots for a while... lol... got some light homework that I thought I might bring along.. not due for a few weeks... but maybe I should just leave Spring Break alone and forget about school for a few days... we'll see... 

So I was thinking about my apartment... and all of the power surges that go through it... and it seems like every time I change a light bulb... another goes out... and then I get fed up and stop changing them (it requires ladders since I have 12 ft. high ceilings)... and now... I have 10 light bulbs burnt out... I might also add that I only have 7 that are still working... I think it's going to start getting real dark here shortly. Maybe I should invest in candles...

Another thought on my mind... lately been tempted to dye my hair black... that or keep the blonde and throw some pink or lavender streaks in it... Probably just a phase... Usually when I start feeling a need for a new hair color I just dye it dark red... and three or four months later go back blonde... so who knows... if I do anything special I'll post a photograph... 

Alright... I'm craving some Ramen... I'll be around...  

   

   

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Trinity, kick ass - what a righteous debate! Laughing

Through college I did work retail in a large upscale department store (which will go unnamed), and you're right: pissed customer engages with employee, employee stands up for 'store policy', now enraged customer asks for a manager, impotent manager shows up and bends 'store policy'. Employee feels like an a$$. 

Though I was never a manager there (my backbone is much too solid), other employees began to call me over to act as the requested manager in dealing with an angry customer, because I wouldn't cave in - and my fellow employee wasn't left to feel like an a$$.

As for electronics, I refuse to walk into Best Buy. A few years back I accompanied my bro while he was shopping there for a desktop computer. We had a 'computer salesman' try to sell us a computer.

It took me 14 months to complete the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer program, so I know more than a little bit about computers. It took me 30 seconds of the guy's sales presentation to realized he didn't know a 10/100 Ethernet port from his butthole.

We let the guy continue, and I enjoyed watching him squirm under questions he should have known the answers to when advising folks on a $1K purchase. Well, curiosity did kill the cat - I won't go into Best Buy. No offense, EricaB.

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

I've also been in both sides of the situation.  I've had things demanded of me and I've done my share of demanding.  I absolutely hate a store that advertises a sale on something they don't have.    Is it called bait and switch? 

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

Aww... thanks for your detailed concern... but I didn't get the Employee discount on the laptop... that's why I mentioned the Circuit City add... I got a markdown because Best Buy does price matching and since they were out of the laptop that was marked down, I got the same price on the upgraded version of that model...

The employee discount I got on the Router... Again due to the mail-in available at circuit city...

As for asking for the manager, if you read carefully, I said "granted I've not done the latter, but have been a victim to it in previous employment positions.... " ... I've worked retail... and on a busy day, managers will override YOUNG employees to make a customer happy so they go away... this has also been confirmed to me by my friend that works at bestbuy where the manager bent to the customer and made the employee look like crap so the customer would simply leave and stop harassing people.

But as I said, thanks for your concern for my sake of being banned from a large chain... but if I ever get asked to not come back to one, I'll go the next street over to the other best buy... then turn the corner and wow... what do ya know, another best buy...

Worst case, I'll go somewhere else... doesn't hurt my feelings.

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Blonde is a state of mind... or lack thereof...

Really?? The employee price at Best Buy on a laptop? That's funny. I used to work there, and still have many friends working there, and employees don't get a discount on laptops because the markup isn't that much. Maybe a couple dollars. Maybe. Best Buy doesn't really profit on the computers. And anyone who gets the discount has to be employee, husband/wife, mother/father and know the employee's employee #. Anyone else uses it and they get fired in a heartbeat. Unless, amazingly enough, they are ringing up the sale and using their own discount at the same time, which I doubt, or they tell you their employee #, which is even less likely. Nice try, but you're full of it. It's a rare employee that gets intimidated by people like you asking to speak to the manager. Trust me, Best Buy isn't there to kiss your butt. 99% of the time, they'll side with the employee. Then when you leave, they'll talk trash about you just like the employees will. If any of you want to try this, go ahead, but I wouldn't recommend it. It's a good way to get asked to leave Best Buy and never come back.

 I knew I was missing a letter there!  LMAO at me.  NJHS for me.  And high school, I dropped out one semester (16 years old), came to my senses, went back and had to take a college course so I could graduate.  Oh, those were the days.

I stand corrected.  See what happens when you get older?  Tongue out

 

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

Lol... I was in the NJHS... but then highschool came about and I said SCREW HOMEWORK... I didn't do the community service required for NHS... so although I was nominated, I never got in lol...

 

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Blonde is a state of mind... or lack thereof...

Well I've done the black hair thing too, but my hubby hated it. And that was very hard to get back to blonde, so think hard about it before you do it. Might be where the green came in for me, not sure.

I'm with , pink/lavender sounds beautiful!

So glad to hear you have those straight A's. Does that mean we both belong to the National Honor Society????? I still have my NHS card, I'm proud of it.

 

 

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

my response to changing the lightbulbs would be that's a man job. personally, i never even know what bulbs to buy and i refuse to change a lightbulb on a ladder. thats what my man or my stepdad is for. :) it makes them feel useful.

Umm, I'm hurt. Fell off my chair and on to the carpet. Laughing. Ouch! Not the traditional way to "earn" carpet burns! Your Blog was a great read today!

Okay, no matter what I am about to ask, I am a Brunette..Embarassed....it is only recently I added Platinum bands. Here goes.....I too could not figure out why my Blog does not have the Comment feature. Enlighten me, por favor!

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Brains are sexy. Geeks are hot! I'm here for the turn on.

Heheh... my only issue with hair is that Boyfriend's mom is who does it... she took ahold of my head and can't seem to let go (she likes me being platinum... and I don't get a say in what color she really does it... basically she's told me that if she doesn't like what color my hair is, we'll go back blonde lol) she's also the type to get her feelings hurt if I go somewhere else... so I might stick with the streaks... then I only have to worry about her bleaching them out... maybe I should go with the clip on streaks? lol...

and my apartment building was built in 1916... so even tho those swirly light bulbs last longer... they still don't last as long as they should... I'm talking SERIOUS power surges... I have everything I own plugged into a surge protector because of past experiences...  lol... plastic smells bad when it's melted 

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Blonde is a state of mind... or lack thereof...

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