Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Cranky.....yes, again!

I've been cranky of late. No kidding you say? Yes.

I caused a 15 minute tie up at the grocery store in the express line because their new computer system at the cash charged me for Anjou Pears. I was buying an onion. The difference was 20 cents. I kept my cool, but made them fix the problem.

I called the city to complain about a 38 cent interest charge on our water bill. They refused to remove it and so I plan to turn it into a campaign. They charged me for what they thought I might have used that month and I paid for what I thought I actually used. They charged me interest on it since I wouldn't pay their estimate instead of mine. Stupid city won't read the meter more often and want me to overpay until they actually do. (Three times a year they agree to actually come and read it.)

Yesterday two gentlemen at our local Starbucks started to get into a shouting fight. I was itching to get into the middle of it. They were irritating me with their argument during what was supposed to be my happy time! But I was good, just this once.

I'm not sure why I'm so angry of late. I suppose partly I'm tired of getting taken advantage of. Everyone wants everything for free but wants me to pay them for crappy service. Prices go up and service goes down. Maybe I'm taking the wrong approach. Maybe I should happily just laugh at them while I refuse to let them take advantage of me. I think I'll give it a try.


BONNIE K said...

Service definitely has deteriorated in most places, and everyone seems to be squeezing us for more money. I like the way most places have a tip jar for people just doing their job behind a counter.

Kurt said...

I think you should let the water meter thing go - in the end, you're not being overcharged.

Bella Rum said...

We've had the same issue with our gas company. They're not reading the meter. We're not living in the house and we keep getting these huge bills that could not possibly be right. We've talked to them and they're going to check for a leak. I don't really think that's it though. We'll see.