Wednesday, May 23, 2007

To Quote Dr. Phil........


Yesterday, George and I decided that we were going to make some substantial home improvements, namely having the living room, dining room, kitchen, hallway and stairs done out with wooden flooring and the upstairs bathroom tiled and completely re-done. Major MAJOR work. Yesterday we decided this!

The job of sorting all this out is down to me. I didn't think it would be quite so painful, demeaning, and an all round general pain in the arse. Many things have happened today, and I have a headache just re-hashing them so I'm going to tell you the one thing that infuriated the living shit out of me.

I called 'Empire Today', you know Empire, from that painful commercial? (I could only find the old version):

Anyway, I called them today to set up an appointment for a quote and the cheeky bitch on the other end of the line said THREE times during the call "The Decision Maker MUST be there when our sales guy calls". I told her that I WAS the decision maker - well, I am!!! - and she still repeated the same thing.

Sexism! In this day and age. Like "The old man must be there in case the little wifey makes a mistake......" BITCH. Once she finally got it into her thick skull, we set up the appointment and it was done. THEN I started checking out Empire on the internet and all I could see were complaints after complaints after complaints. I decided one headache was enough and tried to cancel the appointment. They wouldn't let me! They said they would send the sales guy round and "the Decision Maker could cancel".

Are you kidding me?

So, when he comes to my door this afternoon, at the pre-canceled appointment, you know who will be slamming the door in his face?

The Decision Maker. (I feel like there should be some dun-dun-duuuuuun music playing!)

Does anyone know a guy who can do flooring? I'll take suggestions!

In other news, The Elf Shorts have surfaced. Check out here for the COMPLETE history of the shorts from the birth of the idea to the current status and enter for your chance to win!!! You know you wanna!

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