The Ramones - The KKK Took My Baby Away
Ring me, ring me ring me
Up the President
And find out
Where my baby went
Ring me, ring me, ring me
Up the FBI
And find out if
My baby’s alive
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Here’s a snapshot of life at a customer service desk in a chain retail store.
A lady calls and says that the laptop she bought “two hours ago” has “viruses” on it and she wants to return it. Our phone person advises her to bring it in but that we cannot return it until the viruses are off the machine. She and a fellow come in to the store shortly afterwards. She storms up to the CS desk, laptop in tow, and reiterates her desire to return the item. Our CS rep calls the manager over, who proceeds to correctly back up our phone person and tells the woman he cannot take the laptop on return until the viruses are off. She insists. We take the laptop in the back and run a quick search on the browser history, which shows obvious sites that might cause issues such as viruses. We bring the laptop back. She gets madder and madder as our manager continues to do the right thing. During this, he brings out a true classic, “you can’t wreck a car and return it wrecked”, which, FUCK YES. Finally, he gets them to understand that nothing is going to happen until they get the viruses removed, and they leave in a huff. They then apparently drove across the street, got a dozen eggs, and whipped them at our storefront, exhibiting an excellent grasp of how adults should handle difficult situations.
This, people like these, are why I need this beer tonight.
Tonight is our last home match of what’s been a mostly traumatic and chaotic season. Considering how the last one went (we had a 2-0 lead with 15 to play only to see Columbus get 3 goals in 262 seconds, and that combined with our arch-rivals winning knocked us from the playoff hunt, and also babies and puppies were systematically stomped to death in the parking lots afterwards and I only made up one of these things), I’m kinda ready for it to be done and over with.
We got to go down on the pitch after the last match. Woo hoo?
Jody Reynolds - The Girl From King Marie
There was a solitary tree
Standing in the meadow green
Where we would sit and pass the time away
Lightning flashed across the sky
and when I opened up my eyes
She was gone, the girl from King Marie
This song was featured in an episode of The Leftovers (S1 Ep 9 “The Garveys At Their Best”) and it sent me into a rockabilly rabbit hole from which I’m yet to emerge.