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Oxymoronic, or just moronic? If Reema A is such an SEO expert, then why send a spam email to me advertising SEO expertise? I would be attracted to Reema A if her SEO expertise was effective. (I can't believe than any website owner actually responds to spam emails such as the one I received below. I wonder how Reema A found me? Probably through my listing on google. Perhaps Delta Airlines has a job for Reema A - she appears qualified).
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( if you are no interested in getting these emails from us, please reply back as "no more emails please" in subject)
A TV commercial in the USA shows a guy in various locations checking for cell-phone coverage and asking his partner on the other end of the line "Can you hear me now?" The reality is that Verizon should not about checking for cell-phone coverage, but rather for common sense intelligence.
I am a long-time Verizon customer. Therefore, I was disturbed today from multi-tasking craziness as I recover from a computer failure with the following phone call on my home phone which is not a Verizon phone:
Hello "This is Wayne Botha"
"Hello? This is Wayne Botha"
Eventually, someone mumbles something like "Hi - this is Samuel something-or-other" "Thank you for being a long-term customer of Verizon. We are conducting an analysis of customer accounts and would like to ask you some questions about your account - this call will be recorded for training purposes..."
After I tried to get him off the phone politely, I just gave up and hung up.
So, Verizon management, listen up. Let's see if you can hear me now.
1. Why don't you use your own network to call me? You have my cell phone number - I am a long term customer, aren't I? If you can't find my cell phone number, then it is listed at the bottom of my website.
2. Why do you have to call me to ask questions about my account? You already have it - I am a long term customer. If you have a better package for me, then call me with options, not questions.
3. Why are you surprised when I answer the phone? If you call me, then I answer. This is how phone service is supposed to work.
4. Why are you recording a call to your customers? I hope that you use our call today for training. Train your people to be smarter, starting with the executives that put stupid policies in place to call and interrupt busy customers with questions about the customer experience.
5. Next time you call, with proposals and solutions, try to get a good connection. I don't want to struggle to hear what you are saying.
Can you hear me now?
Planet dumbness aka. things that make you wonder how this can be the survival of the fittest...
1. At the gym, people who wear phone earpieces while working out? Who are they calling while grunting and sweating? "Hi, this is Jane Dumb - ugghh - I am just calling to schedule an appointment for --- ugghh --- my therapy session, and --whew! -- would Thursday at 2 PM --- ugghh --- work for you?"
2. People interviewed on TV wearing phone earpieces. Which phone call is so important that it can't wait one minute for a TV sound-byte? "Hi Mom, - I am on with channel three about last night's shooting and impersonating Rudi Guiliana - sorry, what was the question again?"
3. Software that displays a pop-up message to say "Please wait". Why not make the software work faster, and serve me, instead of asking me to schedule life around your stupid software?
1. The Back East Brewing Company launch party was a huge success yesterday. See attached photo. They make beer, almost as good as mine.
2. Now I am wondering "How do I fit a 20 barrel fermenter into my basement?" I have added a 20 Barrel Brewhouse to my "Please, Santa" list and will drop not-so-subtle hints around the house.
3. My meadmaking experiments are bubbling along, as I go up the steep learning curve. I now have five batches of mead fermenting. We can get a sample of tasting at the end of August, after a month in primary fermentation. Making mead is similar, but different from brewing beer, as I learn about Staggered Nutrient Additions and the flavors of honey varieties. I am walking the talk here - always push yourself to learn new things and try what you haven't done before.
4. I am so glad the TV commentary and discussion about the Olympics is over. I seem to be in the minority, but honestly don't feel that watching other people run races helps me to live a better life.
Here are some "Well Duh! comments that I have been subjected to this week.
- "He is competing against the fastest runners in the world."
- "How do you think he feels after winning a gold medal and setting a new world record?"
- "Synchronized diving is hard."
5. I have read most of Martha Beck's "Finding your own North Star". It is a very good book - I completely recommend it. I don't agree with everything in the book, but am able to disagree because the book is so well written and has such good insights. The last section in the book, documenting the four squares of the change cycle is so much information that it could be a separate book, and is taking a lot of energy to get through.
6. My wrists have been aching this past week. Thus, every word that I write is painful. I will need to get it checked out, but with my medical insurance I always have to weight up the cost of medical care versus the pain. (This is a separate topic, with Insurance company executives saying that higher premiums lead to better care. It doesn't - it just means that I can't get the medical care when I need it.)
- I guess it is time to visit Dr. Jelly Finger. Oh wait - that checkup is in a few weeks :)
How has your week been? What do you have to show for being one week older?
I have had a productive, exciting and steep-learning curve growth week.
1. Since visiting Moonlight Meadery last Saturday, I embarked on a fast-track course to learning the required skills to create exceptional meads. My first blueberry melomel (mead with fruit) is looking good in the fermenter. I emptied the inventory of a local bee keeper in South Windsor for my second batch, which is a traditional mead. I have learned more about bee keeping and mead making in the past eight days that I learned in the prior forty-something years on this planet, mostly thanks to the work of Ken Schramm (in his book, The Compleat Meadmaker and the 2008 interview with Jamil Z) and Curt Stock's interview with Northern Brewer (Episode 21 of the Northern Brewer videos). The bottom line is that I hope to be creating award winning meads for the Holiday season at the end of 2013.
2. We have a new DJ in the house. Literally. Check out Shaun's Sounds for all your DJ needs in South Windsor, CT and surrounding areas. (Did I mention that I am proud as punch?). We also owe a special thanks, and deep gratitude to the DJ extraordinaire who is coaching, guiding and sharing his experience with the next generation of DJ's.
3. It has been a fun journey to research and purchase DJ equipment. I can't imagine how hard this would be in South Africa. Here, in South Windsor, CT, in 2012, there are so many options available, at Guitar Center and online, that the problem is "Which option is best for me" versus, "Where can I get the piece that I need?". I am grateful and pleased that we live in the USA.
4. I squeezed in a brew session this week. My 2012 Pumpkin Ale is just finishing up primary fermentation as I write this, and I can't wait to taste it. Not that I would brag or anything, but with a starting gravity of 1.083, I think it will create a Happy Halloween. (Alcohol By Volume or ABV, might be above 8%)
5. Driving lessons are going well. I am getting used to being a passenger in the car, and starting to enjoy the scenery. The drivers ed program is hugely beneficial to new drivers. The combination of a reliable information and an impartial authority figure teaching teens about driving, is far superior than a pot-bellied, grey haired guy who learned to drive in the last century, on the other side of the road, trying to teach a teenager anything.
6. Forgive me, but I find the televised Olympics mostly boring. I admire the athletes, but don't feel that my life is enriched by watching them perform.
7. Paul McCartney should stop.
8. On a "Moron of the week" note. Someone told me this week that I should take more risks. This comes from an American born female whose biggest risk in life was to move from a job in one insurance company to another. (I observe that employees of insurance companies are scared of their own shadows when it comes to risk tolerance.) It makes my blood boil when someone who was lucky enough to born into an affluent society, has trudged along the beaten path of public education, followed by college, and employment, has the gall to accuse first generation immigrants who have risked everything, multiple times, to take more "risks". Any wonder that the USA is lagging in education compared to other countries? Education does not equal intelligence.
|Vote For Wayne - We are currently bombarded with political rhetoric for upcoming elections. Jumping on the "no-value provided, but vote for me anyway" gravy train, I believe you should vote for Wayne to hold public office. Here is my marketing campaign, tak...
|When We ... - In the 1980's, serving in the South African Defense Force (SADF), I interacted with WhenWe's. WhenWe's were ex-Rhodesian soldiers who had fled south and joined the South African Defence Force. Apparently, in their minds, everything in the S...
|Wayne's World - April 16, 2012 - Random collection of impressions from Wayne's World.|
1. Relay for Life 2012 is gaining momentum. If you would like to donate a bit, and participate, then please go to www.wappingwalkers.com and support our team.
2. North Korea reduced the...
|Amex demonstrates that a customer is worth less than $39 - Update: When I called to close the account, the representative asked why I am closing the account. I told him that it was due to the unreasonable late fee. Then he said "Well, I am sure you have your own reasons for closing the account." I ...
|Counter-intuitive Membership dues increase from PMI. WIIFM? - I was just informed that PMI (Project Management Institute) membership dues are increasing by $10 per year, because the organization has grown membership so much and it costs more to service the larger membership.|
Um! What is the incenti...
|Now why would I want to do that? - 1. I was just offered a radio interview that requires me to pay for. Now why would I want to waste good money for an interview on Talk Radio? When last did a project leader tell me "Wayne, I did not hear your radio interview, and I am devas...
|Winter Storm Alfred - Looking back, one week later - Last Sunday, we awoke to a winter wonderland. Gorgeous views of snow-covered trees. Typical of February in New England. However, it was the aftermath of the historic 2011 October storm - Alfred. I could see that it was like no other storm w...
|Who needs customers anyway? Not iParty. - It is impossible to understand the stupidity of some retailers. |
I am leading the water-sports event for our upcoming church picnic. I need to purchase water balloons for the balloon-toss competition.
I went to my local iParty, just afte...
|Rules of the Road for 2011 - I drove up to the drive-thru ATM, to deposit a check and withdraw cash. What do I find in front of me? A person who drove up, against the flow of traffic, which then put him on the wrong side of the ATM. No problem, he gets out of his truck...
|Windows closed - I maintain and occassionally use Hotmail because I established this email account over 10 years ago and people around the world have it in their address lists.|
On my new netbook, the password is not saved and I enter it each time to maint...