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Customer Support…Really??

This has to be one of the funniest things in a long time. I think this guy should have been promoted, not fired. This is a true story from the WordPerfect Helpline, which was transcribed from a recording monitoring the customer care department…………..
Needless to say the Help Desk employee was fired; however, he/she is currently suing the WordPerfect organization for ‘Termination without Cause.’

Actual dialogue of a former Word Perfect Customer Support employee.
(Now I know why they record these conversations!):

Operator: ‘Ridge Hall, computer assistance; may I help you?’
Caller: ‘Yes, well, I’m having trouble with WordPerfect .’
Operator: ‘What sort of trouble?’
Caller: ‘Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away.’
Operator: ‘Went away?’
Caller: ‘They disappeared’
Operator: ‘Hmm. So what does your screen look like now?’
Caller: ‘Nothing.’
Operator: ‘Nothing??’
Caller: ‘It’s blank; it won’t accept anything when I type.’
Operator: ‘Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out?’
Caller: ‘How do I tell?’
Operator: ‘Can you see the ‘C: prompt’ on the screen?’
Caller: ‘What’s a sea-prompt?’
Operator: ‘Never mind, can you move your cursor around the screen?’
Caller: ‘There isn’t any cursor; I told you, it won’t accept anything I type..’
Operator: ‘Does your monitor have a power indicator?’
Caller: ‘What’s a monitor?’
Operator: ‘It’s the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV.
Does it have a little light that tells you when it’s on?’
Caller: ‘I don’t know.’
Operator: ‘Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power cord goes into it. Can you see that??’

Caller: ‘Yes, I think so.’

Opera tor: ‘Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it’s plugged into the wall..
Caller: ‘Yes, it is.’
Operator: ‘When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one? ‘
Caller: ‘No.’
Operator: ‘Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other cable.’
Caller: ‘Okay, here it is.’
Operator: ‘Follow it for me, and tell me if it’s plugged securely into the back of your computer..’
Caller: ‘I can’t reach.’
Operator: ‘OK. Well, can you see if it is?’
Caller: ‘No..’
Operator: ‘Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over?’
Caller: ‘Well, it’s not because I don’t have the right angle — it’s because it’s dark.’
Operator: ‘Dark?’
Caller: ‘Yes – the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in from the window.’
Operator: ‘Well, turn on the office light then.’
Caller: ‘I can’t.’
Operator: ‘No? Why not?’
Caller: ‘Because there’s a power failure.’
Operator: ‘A power …. A power failure? Aha. Okay, we’ve got it
licked now. Do you still have the boxes and manuals and
packing stuff that your computer came in?’
Caller: ‘Well, yes, I keep them in the closet..’
Operator: ‘Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it
up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to
the store you bought it from.’
Caller: ‘Really? Is it that bad?’
Operator: ‘Yes, I’m afraid it is.’
Caller: ‘Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?’
Operator: ‘Tell them you’re too damned stupid to own a computer!’

Bounce This Along

I found this interesting enough to pass along. Enjoy!

Bounce This Along


I heard that the U.S. Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away.

Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer. I use it when I am working outside. It really works. The insects just veer around you.

All this time you’ve just been putting Bounce in the dryer!

1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.

2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.

3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don’t get opened too often.

4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.

6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling..

7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

8. To freshen the air in your home – Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet. 

9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew.

11. Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

12. To freshen the air in your car – Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan..

14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.

15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

16. Eliminate static electricity from venetian blinds.. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.

17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

18. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.

20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.

21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.

22. Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe lovebugs off easily with the wet Bounce.

Merry Christmas! 100 Things About Me!

100. Learning new things excites me!

99. I always wear VS Heavenly.

98. I Love to sew.

97. I know how to use a “dark room”.

96. I prefer a Cannon SLR.

95. I make a SUPER Cheesecake.

94. I like Gain, Original Scent.

93. I have 5 children and 2 step-children.

92. I learned many years ago..not to leave the house without eye liner.

91. I love to be bare foot.

90. I am 5’4″.

89. I have had 1 miscarriage.

88. I prefer Silver to Gold.

87. I had my ears pierced for the first time when I was 20 yrs old.

86. I love talking to my mom while we work together..on anything.

85. I got married the first time when I was 21 years old.

84. I got divorced within a year.

83. I Love to HUG my kids.

82. I was a waitress for 3 yrs.

81. I worked in a sawmill for 5 yrs.

80. I am a cheek kisser…other than my DH.

79. I like small dogs.

78. I lived on the border of Mexico for 4 yrs.

77. I was home schooled from 4rd grade through 12th.

76. I was named after my Grandmas..both of them.

75. I speak Spanish….just enough to get me in trouble.

74. I love finding good deals.

73. I collected dragons…until I had kids.

72. I love to read good books.

71. I like to write poetry.

70. I like to window shop. No obligation to buy….just the enjoyment of seeing beautiful things.

69. I like sticky notes.

68. I enjoy listening to music in the car.

67. I love babies and the way they smell.

66. I’m all for epidurals.

65. I can’t resist my kids smiles.

64. I love to cook!

63. I dislike doing dishes.

62. I fold my towels in threes.

61. I like the toothpaste tube rolled.

60. I wonder if no one else knows how to change out the rolls of toilet tissue.

59. I like to write.

58. I love to go to the Temple!

57. I like to do family history work with my mom.

56. I love to dance.

55. I hate liver and onions.

54. My favorite food is “Alambre”.

53. I am not an organized person.

52. I would like to be. 🙂

51. I was a nail biter…not anymore.

50. My favorite movie is “Princess Bride”.

49. I got married the second time when I was 24.

48. My favorite thing to do…make my kids smile.

47. I’m not very sympathetic. I’m empathetic, but don’t come whining to me. Can’t stand it.

46. I am irritated easily by insincerity or dishonesty.

45. I love the smell of rain.

44. My favorite song when I was young…”I love the rainy nights” by Eddie Rabbit.

43. I prefer crunchy over creamy…2/3 peanut butter, 1/3 chocolate syrup.

42. I hate to see someone sad or upset.

41. My hair doesn’t hold a curl unless I perm it.

40. I loved fishing with my dad growing up.

39. I am a procrastinator.

38. It must be Lawry’s seasoning salt, Real vanilla from Mexico, Hidden Valley dressing, and Pace picante.

37. I have ton’s of half finished projects.

36. My favorite color is Royal Blue.

35. I love going to the bathroom….alone! With 5 kids, it is hard to get away…even there.

34. I prefer my hair long and curly.

33. I wear a size 7 1/2, open toe pump, black.

32. I love my tennis shoes.

31. I can’t lie without smiling.

30. I love taking pictures.

29. I LOVE my Mom!! She is my favorite person to hang out with.

28. I collect cook books. Taste of Home is my favorite.

27. I can’t give a talk without crying.

26. I love my friends.

25. I have moved more in the last few years than most people do in a lifetime.

24. I know how to swim…long enough for someone to save me.

23. I don’t understand people who take advantage of the kindness of others.

22. I have a low tolerance for those who make promises that they can’t or won’t keep.

21. I love coupons!

20. I don’t like peas, celery, or cooked spinach.

19. I’m a sucker for puppies…but dogs are not indoor pets.

18. I am allergic to cats and long haired dogs.

17. My least favorite job is ironing.

16. I can’t stand movies with a lot of blood and cursing.

15. I can’t help but laugh at people who use the word “like” several times in a sentence.

14. If I hear incorrect grammar it is hard for me not to correct it.

13. I hate to floss.

12. I have a credit card….for gas purchases only.

11. I don’t wear a watch.

10. I love analog clocks…for looks and for telling time.

9. I want to start scrapbooking.

8. And get back into a regular exercise routine.

7. Chocolate and Peanut Butter are the best.

6. I have 5 brothers and 3 sisters.

5. I am starting to love blogging.

4. I home schooled 3 of my kids for 6 months…had my newest addition to the family, was running a business and a household. It was just too much.

3. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS or Mormons). I have a Testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I know that God loves each of us, knows us individually and cares about everything we do.

2. I love my husband and my children with all my being.

1. I am thankful for all the support that I have and I hope to make and record many memories in the years to come. I hope you will come along with me!

Hugs & Love,

Tabatha

You Did Good!

I have always thought that people say some of the oddest things. This is my odd comment for the day. It is a flash in the pan.

“What a BEAUTIFUL NEW BABY……..you did good!!!”

Really??? I did good? Let’s cut to the chase. What exactly does that mean? Are you telling me that you approve in the genetic makeup of my partner? That I have made a good choice where you thought that I would fail once more? Of course, I did good!

Whether this comment is made to the new mother or the father, I feel that it makes no sense if you are truly trying to congratulate the new parents. After-all, if I were to have a baby with a deformity, what would be said then?
“Oh, my….how awful, you didn’t do so good this time.” ..Or maybe.. “You could have done better!”

I love my children and no matter what someone else may think….They are beautiful to me! They are beautiful to my Heavenly Father! They are wonderful spirit children of our Father in Heaven. They are his gift to me. He has entrusted us with each and every one of them. He is GREAT!

May I raise them to know better than to say……”What a beautiful baby….YOU DID GOOD!”

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