Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Follow up to Amazon woes

Sorry about the long wait for follow up, I have been out sick with pneumonia.  That shit will knock a person for a full loop!  

Anyway, I contact Amazon with a copy of the email that I had been sent about replacing my unit with no questions asked and was finally sent a new one.  This one is having no issues with charging and I am happy with it. 

I have decided that I need to get on here more and update regularly.  I will be back at it as soon as I can breathe without hacking up a lung.  LOL



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Amazon woes

I know that it has been a long time since I posted anything on here and I feel like I am such a hypocrite.  I love reading others blogs and do it often, yet I cannot keep mine up for those few who have followed me.  Suffice it to say that I have been very low-key and did not feel my experiences were worth posting.  However, something happened recently that got my dander up, thus I am here.
I have had a Kindle now for almost 4 years.  First it was the Kindle keyboard and then my Fire.  I love my Kindle.  I can keep all of my books on it and carry it in my purse to read when I have the chance.  I read on it ALL of the time.  My Fire has been my constant companion for 2 years now.  I have never had an issue with my Kindle.  I love my Kindle (yes, I know that I said that already, but I really love my Kindle. 
In the middle of December, I was forced to accept an update to my Kindle.  Normally this is not an issue as I prefer to have it up to date.  However, after receiving this update (that I was not asked to accept, I turned my Kindle on and it proceeded to download automatically) my charger is now a low power charger.  This is the very same charger that I have been using since I bought the Kindle and worked perfectly that same day. 
So, I chatted with customer support and we did some things to fix the problem with no success; after informing them that I was not going to pay for a new charger that worked just fine an hour before the update, I was sent a new 9 watt charger and cable to try.  I also received an email:
“Hello,
Thank you for contacting Amazon.com Kindle Support.
I'm sorry to hear about the problem you had with your Kindle device.
As we discussed in chat, please charge your Kindle using new charger and see if it fixes the issue.
If you still have the same problem, please come by chat or give us a call so will replace your Kindle device.
I've also made a note of this to your account so that once you'll contact us back the next person will be able to see our conversation and will straightly replace the Kindle for you without any query.
You can reach our Amazon.com Kindle support using the below link:
If you want to contact us over the phone then please visit our Help pages (http://www.amazon.com/help), click the "Contact Us" button, enter your phone number through the Phone tab, and we'll call you.
Contacting us through the website allows you to verify security before a call is placed and ensures we have your account information ready when we call you.
Here are our customer service phone numbers:
- U.S. and Canada: 1-866-216-1072
- International: 1-206-266-2992
- Kindle Support U.S. and Canada: 1-866-321-8851
- Kindle Support International: 1-206-266-0927
We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Here's how:
2. Click the orange color "Contact Us" button on the main Amazon Help page.
3. Please sign in into your account.
4. Click the "Call us" button from ‘How would you like to contact us’ after the appropriate issue selection.
5. For Call us, select your country and enter your phone number in the window. Choose a time frame ("Right Now" or "In 5 minutes") and click "Submit." We'll call you right back!
Thanks for choosing Kindle.
Best regards,
Salomi E.”
I never asked for a replacement, I only wanted this problem fixed or the update removed.
The charger arrived in 2 days and I plugged it in.  I was greeted with the low power charger message.  So, I call them as suggested and spoke to another service person that was finally able to get the issue solved.  For a whole 2 days.   
So, I called back and the service person wanted to run through all of the things we had already done again.  I told her that I only wanted the update removed so my Kindle would go back to what it was before and I was told that was not possible.  I was also told that I could not get a replacement as mine was out of warranty.  I told her that I knew that it was, but it was someone from her company that had offered a replacement with NO QUESTIONS ASKED in the first place. 
I was told that I would have to buy a new Kindle if I wanted the problem solved.  I let her know that I felt this was bad business practice on their part.  My product worked perfectly, I received an update that I was not asked if I wanted, and then the product no longer worked in the same condition.  Easy way to make your customers buy a new product every couple of years.  I am very disappointed in a company that I have been a loyal customer of for many years.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Respect

What does respect mean to you?  To me respect is not given, it is earned for the most part.  Yes, you should respect your elders, respect those in authority, and respect your parents.  However, I am not seeing much of any of that these days.

Providing someone with your dope dealers name knowing that it will get them in trouble with their spouse.  Taking money to bail someone out of jail, repaying your family back, but not the prisoners own family back.  Taking a vehicle for free even when you knew that there were a few minor problems with it, then bitching about how you got screwed over.  Taking another vehicle for free and letting someone who is “supposed” to be a great mechanic bend the motor mounts by dropping the motor on them and ruining the car.  Not coming to your mother's wedding, even though you promised the night before that you would absolutely be there.  Not paying for something that your brother agreed to sell you, saying that possession is 9/10 of the law.  None of these shows an ounce of respect. 

Yet you demand it because a person (someone you did not know) smoked a bowl with your brother and did not offer you any...that takes brass balls.  Then you have him arrested after your shack-up attacked him.  Let’s see how you keep from getting your ass from being evicted.  You once left your sister homeless and you have turned your back on your family time and time again.  Karma is a bitch that rival the one you sleep with at night.  

Yes, I know that there are two sides to every story and no one person is blameless.  Yet, when I have other people tell me that they heard everything that went on and the "victim" is at least 50% liable, I have a hard time being compassionate.  I know how things happen and there is never really an innocent party in events like this.  I said that there would come a day when you would burn all your bridges; I think that day may have come.



Sunday, January 19, 2014

Wanderer

I know that it has been a while since I was on here and I apologize to those who will read this.  I felt like I had no direction and no ambition to do much of anything.  I am struggling about whether or not to go on and finish my degree, my daughter has gotten herself into a situation that makes me just want to beat her over the head with something, I need to lose weight for my health, and I have come to a crossroads with my spirituality.

I only have my capstone project left to complete my Masters degree, however to do this I must put in 125 hours of my own time.  I have no problem with this except this means that I must use vacation hours to this.  I am not certain that I can arrange that many hours.  Do I do it one day at a time, or take a week in the beginning and a day here and there afterward?  Obtaining this degree is simply for my own benefit as the organization I work in does not compensate for advanced degrees and I do not anticipate moving to an area that would.  Eventually it may open some opportunities for advancement into upper management, but nothing in the immediate future.  

My daughter has a bad habit of making questionable decisions in regards to her personal life and I feel somewhat responsible for this.  I know that my younger years were not marked with outstanding decisions, but I have tried to pass along the knowledge that I gained from the experiences to my children.  It seems that I have failed miserably.  She continually takes up with men who are less than desirable, who treat her badly, and could care less about her.  She professes to know this, yet she always goes back.  I am at the point where she does not contact me, but contacts the Lycan and I hear about things from him.  Sad thing is, I am okay with that as I feel I cannot muster up the energy to deal with her on these things.  Our conversations inevitably end with me telling her that she is a big part of the problems she accepts their treatment of her and I will no longer help her out financially.  I will not offer her to come stay with us because that ALWAYS leads to the Lycan wanting to leave as he feels my loyalty should be to my children.  I tell him (and myself) that she is a grown woman and makes her owns decisions so she should take responsibility for those decisions.  But, I still feel like an ass.

My weight loss efforts have not gone well at all.  I have gained back the majority of what I lost earlier last year.  I find myself not hungry, yet eating because I know I need to keep my blood sugar up.  I have a major issue with textures in my food and it follows no rhyme or reason to it.  Potato chip crunch is okay, but  onion or pepper crunch is not.  I know a lot of it is psychological, yet I cannot overcome it.  The Lycan has tried to fool me, but is baffled as to how I can tell when there are onions in a dish.  It is not the taste that gets to me, it is the textures.  More on that (eventually) on my other blog A Witch Melting.  

I have felt a calling recently to do more research into a path and I am hoping that gets me back into observing some form of structure in my spirituality.  I have contacted a group that follows a Hellenic path as Hera has made herself known to  me so clearly.  I am hoping that they can recommend some credible site or books so I can do some more research.  If anyone here has some, that would be appreciated as well. 

I am also going to try my best to post here more often, I feel like if I can get more into something active as opposed to just trolling I will accomplish more.  Thanks to all who are still following me and hopefully I will not disappoint.