I guess if you raise enough hell on social media and in a blog it gets things done, since yesterday we received our long awaited refund from SimpliSafe for the alarm system we returned weeks ago. It’s about time.
The refund will just about cover the cost of all the material we bought to finish off the inside of the garage. By the way, I forgot to mention in yesterday’s blog that we really appreciate the 10% discount Lowes gives to all veterans. That came to a pretty good chunk of money when we bought everything the other day. If you’re a veteran, just get the free My Lowes card and show it to the clerk when you check out, and they automatically give you the discount. This is not a credit card, it simply verifies your veteran’s status.
Now if the pending deal on our motorhome will just close like they said it was going to do today. Supposedly it was all worked out, but then PPL’s sales manager called yesterday afternoon to say that the starting batteries were dead and needed to be replaced. I asked him if they had turned on the battery disconnect switch inside the front entry and he didn’t know. He just knew it needed new batteries. I told him that the batteries were brand new and installed last June, and still under their three year warranty. All they have to do is take them to an Auto Zone and get them replaced. The sales manager hemmed and hawed about that, saying that was a lot of work for his people to do. Hey, you guys are making several thousand dollars commission on the sale, get off your butts and do it.
In a blog the other day I talked about RV insurance companies. Which reminded me of the TV commercials for Liberty Mutual where the two brain dead teenagers have a flat tire and need their insurance company to come and save them. Really?
Have kids really become that helpless? When I was a teenager, a million years ago, even the girls I knew could change a tire. I guess we were all strong enough for the job because we didn’t have power steering, we actually had to shift our transmissions, and if it was too hot inside our cars we rolled the windows down by hand. If you are too dumb or immature to handle a simple problem like changing a tire, I don’t want you driving down the road in my direction in a ton of steel. What the heck are you going to do if a real problem comes up? The Liberty Mutual ad reminds me of the wimps in Oregon whining because in some places they now have to pump their own gas, which was illegal statewide until recently.
It’s kind of like the people who are always freaked out about dumping their RV’s holding tank. I just don’t see what the problem is with that. You hook up a hose, you pull the valve to your black tank, when it’s empty you close that valve and pull the valve to your gray tank to wash everything out, then you close that valve and you put the hose away. Didn’t these people ever change a diaper when they had kids? If they are that terrified of bodily wastes, I suspect I know who is letting their dog crap all over the campground and not picking up after it. As my son Travis used to say, some people’s children…
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Thought For The Day – Sometimes I wish I was an octopus, so I could slap eight people at once.