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03/23/10 at 09:57 AM by inthemidst
|I'm usually not one to unload my list of issues on an internet blog, but I really feel I need to let it out in some avenue, so here it goes. It's been a really rough past couple of weeks for a few reasons:|
1. Stolen iPod - My dearest and most treasured possession I own (other than my piano and guitars) was stolen a few weeks ago. Now, some of you may know (hopefully all of you) that I am a Christian, so I still hold the overall view that possessions are just things of this world. Not a big deal, so I'm trying my best to overlook it. I just really miss having my iPod; that's all.
2. The Promotion Rug Pulled From Underneath - Two weeks ago, I interviewed for a promotion with my company. I didn't think a whole lot of it, until I discovered from a friend on the "inside" at work advised me that only three people made it to the second round of interviews, and that I was one of them. So, ultimately, I was pretty stoked. Last Monday morning, I received an e-mail at work (Outlook Invitation) that says I have an "appointment call" for an update on the position with the manager I interviewed with on Tuesday morning. Of course I was elated and confident after this. How else should I feel after receiving a preemptive e-mail telling me to call the supervisor a whole 24 hours in advance? So, the next morning I was as nervous as a schoolboy asking his crush if she likes him or not. The anticipation was killing me. Finally, I call in just so the hiring manager can tell me this: "Just wanted to tell you that we decided to go with another candidate, but thanks for applying! Do you have any questions?" Uhhh...yeah, why couldn't you just e-mail me that information yesterday, instead of giving me a whole day of confidence and anticipation that I got the job?! Ahhhh!!!! I was so mad that I took the rest of the day off from work. I couldn't handle being there. I'm still having trouble working knowing I came so close to a promotion.
3. Wachovia's Method of Stealing From the Poor - I don't know if anyone else has this issue with major banking corporations, but Wachovia's sly method of not posting a transaction right away, but instead waiting 4 days to post a large debit on my bank account leading me to believe I have money in my account when I really don't is bogus. Then, low and behold, they charge me two overdraft fees of $35 each! Now, my account balance is ($-76). Are you kidding me?! Why does it take that long to post a transaction on the account? I had four debits over the weekend that posted right away, but one that takes four whole days!!! Wow, thanks. I'm broke enough as it is, but this majorly puts me in a ditch. Man, I'm screwed!
Maybe Murphy's Law is right. Maybe what can go wrong will. It does seems to be raining poo on me as of late, with no signs of stopping.