posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 11:16 PM
I don't know what has happened to this country but it seems everyday I tend to get annoyed about some thing. At first it was just a mild disturbance
but now I can almost predict what happens next depending on what I happen to be doing or where I'm going.
Maybe it's the reshaping of our nation in some way, or maybe I'm just getting old and I'm griping about the younger generation, but this doesn't
just apply to young kids. I'm beginning to notice a pattern that's leading me to believe there may be new sterotypes that are developing within
certain groups of people.
I'm not just talking about the locals but the folks that have immigrated to this country as well, maybe even folks the world over.
Let me give you a few examples:
* I could be at a store, walking the aisles, doing some shopping or waiting in line to pay for my merchandise, when all of a sudden a little kid
starts crying for no apparent reason. He keeps wailing and wailing and the freakin' parents don't do a thing. What I'm beginning to notice is that
8 times out of 10 these kids happen to be of Hispanic descent.
Yeah, sometimes it's a little girl but it's usually a Mexi-boy.
Why is that?
Hell, I'm Hispanic myself but I never sounded like a freakin' siren when I was a kid.
Maybe it's a culture thing but damn it's annoying.
* If I'm forced to call tech support for a certain product I usually get someone in the Phillipines or India. If I get Sanjaya on the phone he has to
follow a certain protocol while I explain the situation. With every question I ask he has to put me on hold to ask his supervisor. When he finally
comes back 5 minutes later, I try to jump ahead and cut to the chase but he gets confused and is forced to start over. What's even more aggravating
is that he tries to convince me his name is actually Taylor, Chip or some other American sounding name when his accent clearly gives him away.
I normally end the call by asking "So how's the weather in New Delhi?"
* If I go to a restaurant and get waited on by some young teenage kid, it's like he/she doesn't want to be there. They don't have a clue about what
customer service is all about and if they mess up the order they act as if it's my fault. No apology whatsoever. I just grin and bear it long enough
until I get my food.
A word to the wise: don't ever complain about the service until after you get your food, especially with the young generation, otherwise...
* I was having to call my satellite TV provider, over the last 4-5 months, several times due to lost programming of my receivers. The problem
eventually got resolved but it seems that 3 of the 5 times I called I happened to get an individual that was black and each time I was told the system
was down and to call back later. So I hang up, call again, get someone else from Oklahoma and my problem gets resolved.
Seems like for some people, passing the buck in now an art form.
I could go on with more stories but these are the few that immediately come to mind.
I may even be back tomorrow with another story of another great aggravating ordeal.
How 'bout you? ...
Did you experience anything today that really aggravated you?