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Thursday, June 25, 2009

A few things

  • I hate the term "cold call." Don't know why. The other secy uses that phrase when she forwards a new caller to an attorney. I just say "new caller." I think my way is better.
  • This morning as I waited at a traffic light in my car, a man on a bicycle pulled up next to me in the bike lane. He was riding a purple glittery girl's bike. The best explanation is that he's a bike thief. I'm not sure I would even steal a bike like that, if I were the thieving sort. I have standards, you know. But the point is, yes, I judge people, and you do too.
  • I've given up on asking for room for cream from Starbucks. I'm pretty sure no barista there understands the meaning of that phrase. Well, if they want to carry liquid-filled garbage bags out at closing time, that's their business.
  • I think I'm developing a fear of flying. When I was a kid, I enjoyed flying. After 9/11, when Security Theater took over the show, I became annoyed at the hassle of getting through the long lines at security. After having some expensive and possibly explosive hair product stolen from me, I felt robbed. Now that the SLC International Airport has those full body scanners that show off your naughty bits to the Security Theater stage hands, I feel violated. And these days it seems like hearing about plane crashes is nothing new. I know the statistics are still in your favor when flying, but I can't help but be affected by all these headlines. I'm not sure if there just seems to be so many crashes because good news doesn't sell, or if there really are more crashes than usual because airlines are cheaping out about actual safety in exchange for the illusion of security.
  • Despite the fact that a couple flights will be involved, I'm looking forward to mine and Ian's trip to Portland this weekend to go apartment hunting. Not so much looking forward to all the packing that remains when we come back.


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8 comments:

[sbg] said...

You know that freshman rep from Utah county? He's sponsoring a bill to outlaw those TSA machines that look through clothes. Did you ever imagine you would have something in common with Jason Chaffetz?

Dena said...

From a hotel standpoint, a cold call is a telemarketing sales pitch. I hate that term, too.

Sra said...

I don't know anything about chaffetz but my agreeing with any person from Utah county is generally surprising.

sov said...

I'm not concerned about the new airport security things. Let them look, what do I care? I can't say that makes me feel violated at all. What I would like is for TSA to go away period. They are nothing but a joke anyway. They are government-regulated THIEVES. If this new system is a step in making security checkpoints faster and easier, then I'll walk through naked if I have to.

Sra said...

I doesn't make the security checkpoint faster or easier. It's slower, if anything, because the scanner takes several more seconds to do it's molesting magic than it takes to simply walk through a metal detector.

I will agree with you that TSA is a joke, though.

[sbg] said...

Its metal molesting magic. I like that name: the metal molester. Its vague in such an intriguing way.

[sbg] said...

Its metal molesting magic. I like that name: the metal molester. Its vague in such an intriguing way.

sov said...

I'm not concerned about the new airport security things. Let them look, what do I care? I can't say that makes me feel violated at all. What I would like is for TSA to go away period. They are nothing but a joke anyway. They are government-regulated THIEVES. If this new system is a step in making security checkpoints faster and easier, then I'll walk through naked if I have to.

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