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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Flake Disease


Flaking out drives me completly out of my mind! I can't stand it! First it's yes. Then it's no. Sometimes it's "I never said that." At others, it's "I said "What? When? Noooo wayyyyy."

Anyway you put it....what a pain in the butt it is to deal with flaky people. Living with one is for sure the road to the looney tune bin! A typical day with a flake-r can mean a day of ups and downs enough to never make you want to never-ever ride a see-saw or a merry go-round AGAIN! It can seriously kill the spontanity of living. Especially if you believe the flake. You get all excited. You make plans. Then.....whooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa... "Where did you get that idea?" "Huh? What? You said........." And the vicious cycle starts all over again. So much wasted energy. Arrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....going coo-koo, coo-koo.

Finally, one day you don't believe the flake-r anymore. It's like the little boy who cried wolf over and over again. No ONE ever believes a flake-r once they prove themselves to have no word.

"Say what you mean and mean what you say " goes a real long way in gauging someone's opinion of who you are. Words, regardless of the "intention" with which they are spoken, with NO action to back them up mean absolutely nothing. The only impression left by a flake-r over time is that they can never be counted upon. Their words are empty. Leading other's to believe the madness is not theirs but truly yours for repeatedly listening to the flake-r.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Beware, Rudeness on Board

Rudeness. Ack! Another one of those things that drives me batty. Rude people, rude comments, rude manners, rude, rude, rude. And I don't mean the once in a while "I'm irrated, what the *&$^ do you want? Forgive me if I'm having a rude moment" kind of rudeness. I am talking about the RUDENESS that seems to exist today. Goodness. I know we all have bad days. I know I do. And I know I too am rude from time to time, but it's not a habit.

I know people and places where rudeness is the norm. I'm sure some of you do too. Don't you hate it? Is it really so difficult to be nice? polite? use a kind word? Doesn't it take much more energy to be rude? I think so. I know personally, when I am nice, polite and/or considerate, I not only get a better response, I feel good about me. The worst part about rudeness is when it is not the norm for you but you find yourself responding with rudeness. Innnnnsannnneeeeeeeee!

Besides, being rude is wrong. Just wrong. No one likes it. Not even rude people! Crazy isn't it? Crazy that it seems right to treat others wrong. Crazy to believe that by being rude we made a point when all we simply did was make ourselves look like a fool.

Friday, June 6, 2008

How often do you run into NASTY clothing inventory with brand new tags on it.

Isn't that nasty? When you try an item of clothing on in a Major or any for that matter, ANY store and there are things like BOOGERS on it!? Ewwwwwwwwww. NASSTYYY! Haven't people ever heard of tissue paper? Waiting to get some? NOT blowing their nose when they AREN'T suppose to???? Ewwwwwwwwwwwww....NASTYYYY! AND I....got the honor of recently trying one of these items on! TADA...hence my madness at the moment.

Anyhow, I try it on. Happy! Happy me! It fits, it's perfect, ON SALE! Deal. I'll take it. Off I go to hunt some more. Happier than happy. Finally with the hunt over I go off to find the nearest cashier and pay for my treasures. Plop! All the items onto the counter top. As per habit, I scan the item real well to check for damages, missing buttons, etc. AND WHAT DO I FIND??? OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!! BOOOOGGERSSSSSSSS....EWWWWWWWWWWWW! "Look" I tell the cashier! "What nasty people. AND ewwwwwwww...I put it on." I quickly start to shake myself off like it matters at this point. The boogers have already landed and are sure to be on me! I am beyond disgusted, I need a bath! Gag. Nasty! Don't you hate that? I know I am not alone in the "booger surprise of your new clothes club". Poor cashier, not only was she not surprised, she agreed there were MANY nasty people who come through these stores. Shame.

Drives me crazy though I know there is little that can really be done about the matter. It is bound to happen and I'm sure if all of us where to inspect our purchases a wee bit better, we'd see why it is so necessary to wash things before you wear them, even if they are new. Sadly, some people forget that it is important to seriously keep their cooties to themselves.

Have your own cootie story? Make a comment or two. I'd love to know what ARE cooties to you?


Monday, June 2, 2008

Home Depot Shipping Madness...

It's crazy I tell you. Absolutely nuts. I purchased a sink via special order for my guestbath from our local "Home Depot Expo Design" center. Everything went fairly smooth. My order placed strickly out of a catalog and some faith on my part as they had no sample. No problem-o. My order's pretty simple. A plain bowl. Bone color. Nothing fancy. Nothing "special" other than the order. I can deal with no visual. "Return policy please? "Why yes, 15% restocking charge." Hmmmm. Gotta get a sink, so...ok...done. Ordered.

Next question, "How long before I can get my sink?" "Ahh, 2 weeks." Whhhaat??? 2 weeks? I have no sink. Nothing. 2 weeks? I see. "Can I get it delivered to my home?" And the answer came..."Yes, for $35 and no guarantee for breakage, plus 2 weeks transit time." "What? What's the difference between shipping to me undamaged and shipping to your store undamaged? You won't believe your ears! "The difference is we have to pull it for you sooner." "HUHHH?" Ok. I'm not going to argue. It seems the clerk is in a hurry to get back to her chit chatting with co-workers. "Ahh, another question please. What if I get it overnighted to my house, what is the cost?" READY??? "$200 for UPS Ground Overnight $175 3-day" WHHHHAAAATTT??? Then this from the already very impatient clerk "Are you going to do it because I already (pointing out the order) printed it out!" "No, that is ridiculous. NO thanks, I will wait."

Worse still, a phone call to customer (Skip was his name) service at headquarters yielded little more than "I will speak to the clerk about this." TADA!! Bad service WITH more bad service.. so here I sit ...waiting for my sink...2 weeks from now. Absurd.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Crazy day, crazy world...

Day to day, the crazy things I hear and see are enough to send you to the looney tune bin pronto!

In recent local neighborhood buzz... old man watering lawn, gets mugged by the men with shotguns in the middle of a Saturday morning...crazzzzzzzzzzzyyyyyy....wrong

More local news, every day in the neighborhood an old man rides his bike being careful to protect himself from the sun by doning a hat, long sleeves and pants...yet...a cigar hangs from his mouth as he puffs out smoke inbetween his pedaling...inSANEEEEEEEEEEEEEee.... AND NO they are not the same old man and NO, this is not a bad neighborhood..

Now for some real madness....there has now been a "PERFECT WOMAN" invented. Set to launch on June 11th AND to be followed by the "PERFECT MAN" coming soon! The movie "Stepford Wives" quickly comes to mind.....Creeeeeeeeeeeepppppyyyyyy crazzzzzzzzyyy!

Finally, the best kind of nuttiness I can think of, the kind that makes me laugh and maybe you too. A man, who is apparently quite broke, has decided to put one NUT! up for sale. Asking bid: US $5000.00. Seems that this kind of mental illness believes one nut is better than two especailly if the other one can help pay for therapy!

I now return you to your own crazy day...world....
















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