Friday, June 4, 2010

if you aren't outraged, you aren't paying attention

Last night Mark chastised me for being such an angry person.  That is big coming from him- not exactly Mr.  calm and cool, if you know what I mean.

I admit, that I do have a pretty short fuse, but I feel like it is justifiably short, due to all the lame things I am subjected to. 

For instance, I wanted to register my children for swimming lessons. 

I wanted to register them at the same pool them have been taking lessons at for years and years. 

The pool we go to twice a week. 

On Tuesday I stood in line for 15 minutes, waited for the woman to look us up on the computer but she couldn't coordinate two classes at the same time, she couldn't tell me when two classes were offered back to back, so after about 15 minutes I gave up and went on to my own class.

I was irritated.

On Thursday I went back, waited in line again, and spoke with a less stupid staff member, and just as she was about to answer my questions and get us signed up a crowd of people came in and needed locks, and change for the bus, so by the time she got back to me, it was again time for my class. 

Today I attempted to register online, but that requires CALLING them to get a security code!

By the time I called the office I was really furious.  About an hour of my time has been wasted registering for two classes.

I told the attendant on the phone how absurd it is to have to call to register online, and he explained that it is because the webpage and some other page are not produced by the same host, so they have to be linked... this is a huge organization, managing parks and rec for a big city, but they can't figure out how to get their website organized? 


Once I got to talk with this fellow, he had us all signed up in about 2 minutes, because we are in the system. 

I am trying not to be totally annoyed and angry, but things like this happen to me all the time and it wears my patience very thin. 

1 comment:

  1. Well, at least he notices. Mine is so self-absorbed he never even notices if I'm angry or upset.