Well, happy birthday to me. It's been a busy past few weeks, but I figure since it is my birthday that I will rant about what I want (Oh, btw, did I say today is my b-day, cuz it is,) and you can all read it. ;)
So, I purposefully named this post "Things that make you go 'whut'" because "whut," is the equivillant of "Are you kidding me?" or "You must be incredibly insane," or "Can you actually think I am as inept as you are?" You know...not "What?" as in, "Excuse me, I don't understand what you where trying to say," but "WHUT." Just like that. Sounds like a splatting noise. So WHAT is making Cat say "whut." Well, let's see...
1.) Someone took me out for my birthday last night and "bought" me a gift. I paid for both the dinner and the gift. How is that taking ME out...I didn't even want to go have Chinese Buffet. So my "birthday dinner," apparently was taking someone else out to eat the Chinese food he wanted, and of course, I do hope he enjoyed ME taking HIM out for my birthday. So, next we went to the store so I could pick out my gift. I'm figuring I woulda paid for dinner probably without caring but then we get to the check out, and he couldn't even pay for the less than $20 gift I had requested. Mind you, I had other purchases, some of which were his things he asked me to buy him because he "needed them." WTF. I am so glad I dropped $100 on myself and him last night for "my birthday treat,"when I needed that money today, and also, if I am not mistaken, a birthday treat is supposed to be paid for by someone other than the person who's birthday it is. Aha, happy birthday to me.
2.) I was curious about this red-wine extract pill I've been reading about for months. Apparently Nature's Way does a spectacular version for quite a lower price, so I ordered this through a supplier online. Immediately my card is declined. I check my balance online, and I have enough to make that purchase 5 or 6 times over. So, I just think it is some sort of glitch in the online store's system. About an hour later I am at a convenience store getting some smokes, and again, I am declined - this time in front of a large crowd of people and for a purchase of such a small amount, it is one of those point and laugh at Cat moments. Apparently, though they DID NOT even authorize my purchase from the online store, the credit card people immediately put the kaibosch on ALL OF MY FINANCES because the online store is based in Wisconsin and I am in NH. Yeah, thanks for NOT CALLING ME when you did that, you f***ing morons. 30-45 minutes later, a very disappointed credit card security dude, who is now QUITE SHAMED for putting the smack down on my card because the only thing he was IMPEDING was the RIGHTFUL OWNER AND ACCOUNT HOLDER of said card from spending her money, apologizes to me. I was like, "Yeah, you have my cell phone on your records, and um, I purchase almost everything online and do travel a lot, so next time, call my cell before you cut me off from all of my own money, okay, honey?" I get a yes, ma'am. Good.
3.) I decide that although PayPal is ALWAYS preferred, (even when they are dum-kopf's) that I will find myself a nice way to accept credit cards without using PayPal, so I can have even more interested customers...and I want a CC terminal (virtual of course,) which accepts credit cards but does not charge me more than that which would be too much for my income (generally the issue - if you make less than $5000 a month, it usually isn't worth the bother.) I find a company that looks legit. So I apply. Instantly I get this email saying you are approved, and the rest of your application is on the way. Okay, well they needed a SSN, so I figure fair enough, I will dish that out when my application comes. Within 10 seconds or less of that email, I get another titled "Spam Alert: Your Merchant Account Application" Um, my Outlook Inbox never labels anything as "Spam Alert," has NO spambox, and actually lets that spam flow right in. Suspect number one. The next 3 suspect things is that it 1.) says I am declined - less than 10 seconds after saying I was approved, 2.) misspells "cannot," as "can not," and 3.) has a link with a freaking REFERRAL name right on it, so the scammer can make a referral fee. SCAM SCAM SCAM. WTF, people, even my dog pulls a better con than that. So, anyhow, for the "RUN AWAY SCREAMING INTO THE NIGHT" award for credit card services (if you own your own business,) is these people (who are the same person, mind you,) so AVOID anyone with a site ending in merchantlane.net, or cardserviceunion.com, and the site where the scam is posted IS cardserviceunion.com. Its all BS. :S The people who were supposed to be cardserviceunion.com replied to me from merchantlane.net when I actually emailed them back about their con and still pretended to be legit. I contacted both sites with different email titles, and the mo-mo actually emailed me from the wrong site...woah, that was brilliant. Is anyone else doing a "whut?" LOL!
4.) After 4 years of telling my sister's husband to call me Cat and to stop calling me by my first effing name since NO ONE CALLS ME BY THAT NAME, at Thanksgiving dinner, he says, "Oh, would you prefer if I called you Cat?" I say, "Well, yes, that would be why I've been repeatedly telling you to do so for 4 years," to which he replies, "Really, I don't remember you ever saying that," and I just said, "Well, I guess you weren't paying attention the 500 times I said it then." My entire family starts laughing...apparently they DID hear me say that to him on multiple occaisions.
Ah, there we go...its those things that make me go WHUT. Now that I've blown off that steam, and feel better, I am putting on my princess tiara, and seeing what I bought myself for my birthday...since just about everyone borrowed money from me to buy me my gifts. :P