Monday

Conspiracy

Each month I receive an e-mailed love note from our electric company. Due to the blessing...(fucking) of deregulation, to help consumers cut costs......



HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!




Pardon me from my brief hysterical laughter... anyway, yeah deregulation and I can buy my electric from another company for a lower price. OK yeah whatever, seeing the screwing we get each month if I was saving money it needs to bitch slap me across the face, because I ain't seeing it...
ANYWAY, my point of this rant, I get the damn e-bill and log on to pay it. Well TRY to log on, the first time this happened I just dismissed it, well the past 6 months yes 6 months every time I TRY to log in to pay online it locks up. No it is not the computer, I try from home and work and each time the fucker locks up. If you call the customer support line, I swear you get people that have no fucking clue what they are answering the phone for. I would be willing to bet that they are at home employee's taking online orders for 1-800 flowers and customer service for the freaking electric provider....my point they are clueless as fucks too. So basically this freaking company that we are signed up with, they fucking suck. Start trying to pay your bill the day it is e-mailed to you, it is going to take 18 tries to get to the section of the website that lets you pay bill online. I have tried 3 freaking times today and I cannot get past the fucking log on screen. I swear to God, each freaking month?! I hate electric companies...I really do. They should call it deep-fuck-you-lation. Because that is what they do to you each month and charge me on top of that.

I think I might be a bit bitter about this issue....

On to other topics....

My Daughter loves her some Chuck, as in Chucky Cheese. She went to her first birthday party for a friend of hers this weekend. I was not able to escort her to this event...thank goodness but Daddy did quite well. I was surprised beyond belief that she was not scared shitless of Chuck, she is not fond at all of Santa, but loves her some Chuck...

My Grandfather has made it here safely. Syd has had a lot of time with her Great-Grandfather. I thought Grandparents were bad, great grand parents are worse! Friday night we had him over to dinner while my parents went to a meeting, Syd had just met my Grandfather for the first time the night before so we were still warming up to him. By the time we ate dinner she was in rare show off form for him. Mind you we do not condone this behavior but she is in a stage of throwing food. She in turn threw 3 endamame beans down to him at the other end of the table. His response, "Lets have a food fight!" Oh, hell no! I just looked at him and wondered at what point in life do you encourage your grand children and great grand children to throw food?! It was just crazy. But funny too.

The moment that will stay with me forever was yesterday. When I was little I "invented" a hello and goodbye present. I have no clue what made me think of this but one visit to my Grandparents house I looked at them and asked where my hello present was. Well from that point on it has been a staple of our relationship, and my cousins should thank me for this, seeing how I laid the groundwork for them on this! Anyway, my Grandfather loves Butter Rum lifesavers. I would always bring him a few rolls as a hello present when we came to visit. Well, my though was if I could find some I would give them to Syd to give to him when she met him. OK, do you know how freaking hard it is to find these fuckers now? On Saturday, yes Saturday, three days later, I happened to find a Lifesaver Valentine book that has the multiple packs of lifesavers in it. Out of the 8 rolls in the box I got ONE roll of butter rum. 5 were assorted fruit flavors and two were wild cherry...gee, no peppermint or wint-O-green?! So yesterday after breakfast I had Syd take them over to my Grandfather. The look on his face when she gave them to him was priceless. It will truly be something I will carry with me forever. He looked at them and asked where did you find these? Needless to say he opened them and shared them with Syd and she loved them. He has her saying Rum and Butters, I am sure this term will make people take a double take when she states it in public. But the moment was wonderful. I know it sounds silly to others but it was a passing of the torch of sorts. I just am so glad that they both got to do it.

4 Comments:

At 5:46 AM , Blogger Masked Mom said...

The butter rum lifesavers were my mom's favorite, too. Whenever I see a pack in the grocery store (which like you said is pretty rare), I always point it out to my kids and tell them it was their grandma's favorite.

It's so neat that your grandfather got to spend time with Syd. My oldest remembers my grandmother on my dad's side but she passed away before the rest of them were old enough to remember. The only other great-grandparent they've got still living is my mom's mom and she's psycho so that's not an option. Sometimes I really miss that connection across generations thing, though.

And my sympathies on the electric company thing--try not to kill them or at least try not to get caught.

 
At 8:04 PM , Blogger Kim said...

OMG!!! Tears....streaming.....down....my.....cheeks. I know how much it meant for your Grandfather to meet Syd and I am just bursting with happiness that it happened. The whole Butter Rum thing will stay with you forever, you'll always be able to replay that like it was happening right in front of you.

On a much more serious note.....I got her invite today. VERY cute and very much made me cry! Yes, I am extra emotional this week.

 
At 6:12 PM , Blogger Jen said...

Ellie calls him Chucky Cheesus. Which rhymes with Jesus.

And am I a bad mother for stealing the butter rum lifesavors out of her lifesavor storybook?

 
At 3:56 PM , Anonymous stupormom said...

i knew a guy who when he got aggravated would go down to any public office and pay his bill in unrolled change ... just a thought :)

 

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