Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Communication is hard... apparently

My college degree is in Communications. My career was mostly in Communications jobs. I never thought it was a particularly difficult skill but I'm reconsidering that thought.

My cable company (not Comcast) touted their new billing system on Twitter today. So I went to look. I had to sign up for a new account. Signing up with the userid of susandennis. NO CAN DO - that username is taken. Well, yeah, cause I took it, back when I first signed up for online billing! But, whatever. Then I get into my account and ZERO history is there and my balance is incorrect. WTF?

After many tweets and emails, I am finally told that while the shiny new billing system is all ready to go, rolling in the account information and history will take some time. Again WTF??? Doesn't seem very ready to go to me. BUT, a heads up would have saved me some anguish and them some unfavorable tweets.

I came home this morning to discover that the elevators were out of service due to a long planned fire alarm audit. We'd gotten two emails about the fire alarm audit - reminding us that there will be noise and they may need to enter our units. Two emails, neither of which mentioned that they will also be shutting down the elevators.

In order to use the stairs, you need a different key from the one that opens the front and back doors and the door to the garage. Most of us do not use the stairwells and so do not carry the key normally.

A teeensy weensy little heads up might have prevented our little group from hanging around in the very warm lobby waiting for the elevators to come back into service. But then, our building manager and HOA board do not have Communications as their strong suit.


I was sooooo glad I did not have to pee.

I did go over and plunk down my $70 for a month's worth of gym. I count that as $35 of gym fee and $35 of incentive - you paid the money, it's stupid to waste it by not going so get your giant ass over there.

Before I found swimming, I used to torture myself over there regularly. So that's about 5 years ago or maybe 6. Their treadmills are quite updated. I walked for 15 minutes. It killed my hips which is so weird. I wore my fancy walking shoes that I bought last April. They don't hurt my hips walking on the sidewalk. I think tomorrow, I'm going to wear my Keens. Worst case I can do the elliptical machines but I hate those things.

Anyway, now I'm signed up and I'm on the hook. Back tomorrow.

I also popped into the little deli there and got a sandwich. That deli has changed hands a million times. Today's staff were slow as Christmas. As I waited and waited and waited for my sandwich, I decided I did not need to stop there any more. And then I got home and ate the sandwich. Either I was starving or they are now making very slow DELICIOUS sandwiches. I'm going to now have to go back and get another one just to find out.

I did manage to get some sewing done but had to quit when I got too much feline assistance. They have been going non stop so I'm sure they are going to crash here soon and I can get back to it.

Meanwhile I think I'll just take some time to pick up and clean up. There is kitty detritus everywhere.
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