Saturday, September 25, 2010

Slowly but Surely

Didn't think I'd have something to write about already but wow. So, my super advanced washing machine broke a few weeks ago and we've been using the one our gracious neighbor has. Three weeks ago a tech showed up, after having been told what the problem and error code were, and didn't do squat. He looked at it and said "oh well you need a new part for that you have to order it and we'll send someone later." He knew what the error code was, why didn't he have the part already when he showed up a week after being called? I probably shouldn't mention names, but this was a major retailer of home appliances. So, we order the part and then call for a guy to come install it and guess what? Several week wait. Oh hell. So, flash forward through those weeks of hell to today and the service guy arrives. Everything's going well until he starts making some strange comments about Hispanics. He was talking about how "those Hispanic guys are small they can jump over these things and get back in those nooks," referrign to how the washer/dryer stack is in a closet. In my head I was thinking "oh, alright this is...uh weird," but nothing too bad.

Then came the Asian comments. He wasn't "allowed" to move the stuff so I had to do it all myself which was hard since both units are a few hundred pounds and bolted and in a little closet with an inch of room or less on each side. I was barefoot and he- apropos of nothing- says "you know them Asians don't wear shoes in their houses, you should move appliances in Asian folks' homes." I about dropped the dryer at that point. He goes on saying "yeah I dunno what it is but they don't wear shoes or nothing 'round their houses...something to do with the religion I think. To them (and he really did emphasize it) it's a sign of disrespect or something" then punctuated it with a chuckle. I swear to Thor he was like some kind of stereotype himself. He didn't have a thick Southern accent but he seemed like a good-old-boy. I don't know why but I thought of the exterminator from this Penny Arcade comic.  I think there's another one of the same guy where he rides the crow, but I couldn't find it. 

I feel like I should have spoken up, but I wanted him to fix it and be gone so I could get free hot dogs and beer at the condo cookout.  Justice died because I wanted hot dogs....holy derp.

Wow, who knew this stuff could be so hard? Been changing settings and stuff, trying to get it customized and comfortable. I have little clue as to how this all works, really but TAKE HEART FUTURE READERS I have plenty of content on the way. I just need to work out all this stuff about display names and layout really. I'm fickle sometimes and I want this thing to look pretty for when I actually get more stuff up to read and of course people to read it. So basically this is the official criticism post because I don't want dozens of emails if people have a gripe about the font or size or color.

9 comments:

  1. Oh ho, this guy's mad. I don't know what it is about repair people though. I was watching the house for my parents while they had it repainted when Obama got inaugurated, all day it was fried chicken this grape drank that. Then again I was living in north Florida at the time, anyone who's seen Murder on a Sunday Morning can tell you that it is not the best place for race relations :( .

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  2. Haha, oh wow. I'll have to check that out.

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  3. You know, you can never trust a washing machine anymore. Actually you can't trust any device now a days. Considering the fact they are so cheeply made. Fucking faggots can't give us something good.

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  4. I always buy my washers and dryers at garage sells and then build a nice one....Keep them coming....

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  5. I enjoyed your comments on my GTL blog. I'm with your, and I feel the same way.

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  6. Entertaining read, keep them coming!

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  7. That guy was just jealous he wasn't no ninja.

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