I just want to listen to music through the headphones of the globe, I'll mix their screams with the cries of laughter. I'll cross over from obese greed and drown it in tragedy. I'll take one shot to a building and ignore the millions of bombs we drop to compensate for our more expensive lives. I'll bask in the glory of being able to eat the African families weight, malnourished and all. I'll parade around in clothes I don't need, expelling exhaust. "everything i could say would feed into insignificance"
Welcome to my Journal. IGNORE GRAMMATICAL ERRORS, or become my Editor
Pros: I get to sit up in an office, work on my website and I make bank...plus the perks of managing a lot in the Heart of Downtown Santa Barbara speaks for itself.
Cons: A constant reminder of why I have lost all faith in humanity. The stupidest, laziest and rudest people infest the parking structure.
Example: Today I had a lady call in and tell me that she could pay with Cash at the exit and that someone at Nordstrom's had told her this. (Right away I know I am dealing with a lying piece of shit that is working her ass off to get out of a $1.50 parking fee).
*We have been running a fully automated system since May and haven't had cashiers in booths since then. There is also no way to accept cash from customers and process their foolish request.
When faced with this Obstacle, which happens daily we follow a strict S.O.P
Standard Operating Procedure: The customer has two choices, they can either pay by credit/debit card at the machine or they can remove their ticket from the machine and proceed to a Pay-by-Foot station conveniently located 10 feet from each of the two Exits.
After repeating this to the lady several times and having her constantly refuse and make excuses she then proceeded to tell me that we should learn from the other parking structures and not run this system. I told her that this system is being used in major cities around the globe, used right here in Santa Barbara at our Airport and is used in other countries: Germany, Mexico, France, Italy etc.
She then said, verbatim, "Then you should go back to Mexico." And after laughing to myself, I told her that I am not Mexican (for the record I have yet to go to Mexico).
*At this point I am dealing with a lazy, rude, ignorant, arrogant, racist bitch and I try my best to maintain my cool.
I repeat to her that she has two options on how to get out of the lot. She can exit her vehicle, go to the Pay-by-Foot station and pay Cash or she can use a credit/debit card. Again she refuses to pay.
She then tells me that there should be more directions explaining the process on how to use the system. I told her that there are at least five signs at each entrance stating that a Customer must pay with Credit/Debit card at the exit. I also told her that throughout the whole parking structure, including the elevators and stairs there are even more signs. ( I forgot to mention that each machine itself is loaded with directions).
She then said, verbatim "Well nobody reads those. We aren't robots"
Since when do Robots read?
Prior to this, in honor of Prop 8 passing. I have noticed that flirting and making sexual jokes with homosexual friends makes them uncomfortable. They either become extremely quiet or leave the room. Is this like hitting on a girl that is a friend? How come I can joke sexually with my heterosexual male friends and not offend them? Is it maybe considered teasing? What is wrong with the world today.
Posted by Afflicted Wolf at 6:12 PM