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What Annoyed You Today?

Mikey the Moblin

sushi is a suspicious hello
Aug 31, 2014
southworst united states
Preaching to the choir, I have been spam called out the wazoo, If you have an iPhone you can go into settings and under phone tick on Silence Unknown Callers, It has been really helpful, the only downside is when they leave voicemail, but usually I just listen to them and If they are bogus I delete them and block the number.
I don't mind the noise it just interrupts my audiobooks and I have a weird thing about not rejecting calls

Spiritual Mask Salesman

CHIMer Dragonborn
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Comm. Coordinator
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My bank did an update to their app and forced the update onto me, the update completely changed the layout of the app. Anyway, I was wanting to go buy some food so I was looking at how much money I have, and then looked at my transactions to find a pending withdrawal from "Florida". That was all the info it gave on that. Because there was literally no details on the withdrawal I assumed someone may have stolen money from me. So I spent the last 45 minutes on hold to contact customer support, finally got through 10 minutes ago just to find out the withdrawal was for my phone bill because I set it to auto withdraw a year ago because I used to forget to pay it before the service cut off sometimes.

I feel stupid, but at the same time before the app updated it used to list the phone payment differently and gave more info on what pending withdrawals were for.

I still haven't decided what to eat for dinner after all this, and my appetite is kind of ruined now over it...

Azure Sage

March onward forever...
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Yesterday I woke up all stuffy with a scratchy throat and I was like ugh why, and then I got to my car and saw it was covered in pollen, and I was like ugh that's why. Cursed seasonal allergies. Just another reason for me to hate spring. I miss the cold already. Desperately.


Apr 15, 2022
Well, the most annoying thing today was the fact that I did not get any time to play any LoZ games today


Composer of the Night.
Jan 22, 2016
United States of America
Very much a dude.
Okay, backstory on this one.

I help my dad out in his body shop, essentially making sure he's doing what he needs, copying estimates, ensuring invoices on parts are posted, things of that nature.

I have to answer the phone, the whole deal being my dad works out in the shop repairing cars and such, and that I only drag him away from his work if it's important.

Also, because my dad is the business owner, he acts like an owner, so sometimes he isn't always in, so I leave messages for him to prioritize later, because I know how my dad thinks.

Now, at one point when I worked in insurance, I was licensed in 38 states to help people out with their policies. Now, most policies for customers include a clause wherein the insurance company will pay for the duration of a rental while their primary car is being repaired.

On top of this, to my knowledge, rental car companies primarily earn their profit by renting cars out to customers, so a customer being in a rental for longer than expected is good for the rental car company, financially speaking.

Final piece to this puzzle is that due to various factors, it's been a nightmare getting OEM and aftermarket parts for customers' cars. We've been waiting on parts since January in some cases, namely Chrysler is the worst to my knowledge right now. Other places are a bit faster, but there's been massive delays on parts across the board. Hint hint: take my advice and don't get in a wreck right now. Drive safe, y'all! ;)

Anyhow, normally I don't have a problem with Enterprise, speaking strictly as one business doing business with another. Normally, they're nice people to deal with.

But, in one of the offices here where I live, there's a massive f*cking douche working for them, who can't handle when things don't go precisely as the insurance's estimate says, or our estimate says.

Rather than accept that sometimes **** happens, he starts pointing the finger, and he points it at us 100% of the time when a customer is in a rental longer than expected.

Anyhow, this is all setup for what happened today.

I answered the phone, and Enterprise was calling about an update on a customer's car. Sure enough, it was the jackass who gets huffy when he gets told things he doesn't want to hear.

Now in this specific situation, all I knew was that we were still waiting on a customer's OEM grille that Chrysler has been telling us for 3 months now is two weeks out. So I explained this to the guy, that the car's pretty much done, but we're still waiting on the grille, because without it, the customer's dash would light up like a Christmas tree. So it's not quite done.

He asks how much longer, and I say I really can't say, because consider what Chrysler has been telling us.

So he starts getting huffy saying that we're paying for the rental.

My bull**** meter instantly went off, considering my experience in insurance, so I told him that insurance typically pays for a rental, and if he has a complaint about it, call the customer's insurance company.

He starts trying to argue with me until I had enough and said, "Dude, we're an AUTO BODY SHOP, not an INSURANCE COMPANY. If you have an issue with this, take it up with the customer's insurance company."

I then ended the call, and that should be that. I don't have time trying to explain how insurance works for someone who's only experience is working at a rental car company.

Well, Enterprise calls back, and this time, it's their corporate office, apparently complaining to my dad that I told someone that they're full of ****, and if they have a problem, might want to direct it to someone else.

Sorry I don't have a magic wand to wave around and pull car parts out of my ass to appease people. Suck it up, dude, life sometimes hands you the short straw, and in this situation, it's best to remember the wisdom of the Dalai Lama, that patience is a sign of strength.

Anyhow, rant done. Other than that, I had a good day, and hope you all had a good one too! :D
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