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Ikea hates me…and you and you…

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With bright shiny faces, brimming with optimism, we placed our order in person. We purchased the Double Dresser and Mirror, and paid for the delivery and installation of the furniture.

Confirmed Delivery was clearly slated for be Thursday between 10:00  and 2:00pm.  

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We both had full calendars at work and so we hired an assistant to be on site to receive the merchandise and oversee the delivery and installation.

Thursday, at 8:00 am, GoodWill  removed the large antique dresser we were replacing. We had carefully emptied all the clothes, shoes and various items ready to put them in the brand, new dresser in a few hours. 

Katie, our Assistant, waited….There were no calls to confirm the arrival. She read and re- read the agreement and knew Ikea would certainly be efficient and on time.

Wrong on both accounts.

She started by calling the infamous 800 number…She spoke to three people who assured her they would be right back or connect her to a superior. Zip, Nada, Zero.

She was on hold for two hours. The first go around.

Based on Katie’s report, I called. I know a thing or two about Customer Service. The first time the Ikea person said they would right back, I was put on hold for 30 minutes.  Somebody else came on, and put me on hold; 15 minutes later,  I was assured me that Laura would call me the following day at 1 o’clock to iron out the delivery problems and line up the furniture  delivery for two days later.

Meanwhile, our entire bed and floor was covered with suits, jackets, shirts, ties and dozens of carefully organized shoes were lining the walls.

 What problems?

Laura did not call. 

We got back on the phone, gave anyone who would listen, our Case Number.

Somebody near the delivery department indicated the delivery wouldn’t happen that day and they would get back to us.

(I made the mistake of glancing at online reviews…the barrage of complaints went on for pages and pages- in multiple languages. Yikes.)

Like heck?!

There is no way I was going to take that for an answer. Naturally, I asked speak to supervisor, there were no supervisors, they put me on hold again. Another two hours.

I cleaned out the refrigerator, the hall closet and three drawers while on hold.

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 The Following Day, I scrutinized every line of dozens of IKEA reviews and got more and more depressed as I realize thousands of people were irate upset and incensed by ICKEA’s inefficiency and general disregard for any semblance of professionalism.

There were volumes of horror stories written by poor IKEA customers.

We thought we would be the exception. We had dotted all the “i’s” and crossed all the “t’s” and prepaid for the delivery and the merchandise and the installation. We were on the IKEA Mad Not So Merry Go Round for three days before we spoke to a human who cared.Untitled-2

This is a warning.

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Driscoll slinks away from Cathedral

The Going Away Party for Fr Driscoll was long-awaited.

He had been at St Marys Cathedral for one year and had successfully alienated dozens and dozens of church-goers and staff

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And the crowd went wild!

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He was not a Star at the Star of the Sea– was asked to leave. Huzzah!

Kicked out of town…again.

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Next – he will try his hand at St Veronica’s – for One Year-  that seems to be his record. 

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The atmosphere at the Cathedral is much improved with news of pushy Driscoll departure.

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The Sun will shine again, tomorrow!

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New Boy on Block: Gerry Mandering

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Missy was thrilled. A very attractive man on Match.com had “winked” at her – then quickly sent a flirtatious note.

His name was Gerry. He was divorced, no kids, 57, lived in Boca, but had homes in New York, New Jersey, DC, Chicago, Las Vegas and California.

Obviously, he was in Real Estate.

On their firtst date, Missy realized how “territorial” Gerry was. He was quick to arrange and align his silverware, place his water glass just so, move the floral centerpiece a tad.

Until he had completed these exercises, he was not comfortable.

Missy noticed he hogged the butter, poured a little wine for her and a near full glass for himself.

He had a voracious appetite. Most disconcerting was the way he ordered his meal. He insisted upon the biggest, best, freshest of everything. He paid little attenttion to her.

At dessert, she asked him if he would like to share one of the famous cakes on the menu.

Gerry announced,  he didn’t share; sharing was not in his wheelhouse.

Missy thought, “You dont share? I don’t care. Hasta la vista, Gerry Mandering!”

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via Daily Prompt: Wheel

What is a Nut Job?

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Look out! Betsy D is on rampage

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Keeping An Eye on Secretary DeVos

 

 

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From Elizabeth Warren

 

“Last week, Secretary DeVos and President Trump’s Department of Education released a budget that would upend the student aid program and make it much harder for students to afford college and repay their student loans.

At the same time, the head of the federal student aid office abruptly resigned amid reports of political meddling by DeVos.

“That’s why today I am announcing a new project to hold Secretary DeVos’ Department of Education accountable.

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DeVos Watch will seek information about the Department’s actions and inactions around federal student loans and grants and highlight the findings.

People can also participate directly by tracking the Department’s actions, submitting oversight suggestions or filing whistleblower tips.”

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Tillerson is havin’ a gas!

“I hereby promise I will not dabble in Exxon while working for President Trump”

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Tillerson’s presence and participation in Saudi Arabia

would appear to violate his written and verbal assurances at the time he was confirmed as Secretary of State in January that he would recuse himself for at least one year from any matters involving ExxonMobil that come before the U.S. Department of State.

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Big Brother is watching and getting paid

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On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a bill

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All Your Searches and Websites are no longer private….Look out!

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that would allow Americans’ Internet histories, searches,  private communications, secret and sacred photos,  precious emails

to be bought and sold by

the Top Three Huge Telecom Companies like

Comcast (Xfinity), Verizon and AT&T, without American’s knowledge or consent!

SONY DSCThe U.S. Senate did the same thing a week ago.

Shame! Shame on you!

And, Hallelujah! A Super Hero appears via Twitter: Max Temkin:

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If this shit passes I will buy the browser history of every congressman and congressional aide and publish it. cc @SpeakerRyan https://twitter.com/arstechnica/status/846389367262318593

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