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Archive for Feb, 2008

Feb

18

LS is back!

Posted by: mose

Posted in: Rock

Living Sacrifice

My year has just been made. Living Sacrifice has reunited. Even though Project 86‘s ‘Songs to Burn Your Bridges‘ by is still my favorite album of all time, I still have to say that Living Sacrifice’s 2001 release ‘The Hammering Process‘ is the best album of this decade. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s a cohesive 40 minute metal assault, and I love it.

Yes, LS getting back together pretty much makes my year.

As usual, the tour with Demon Hunter (TRIPLE WORD BONUS) isn’t coming through O-town. Maybe I can sneak down to KC June 14th to check it out.

Let’s rock!

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Feb

09

Teh flu. I has it.

Posted by: mose

Posted in: Life, Mind & Body, Whining

So, I was fighting a head-cold for about two weeks. Nothing too bad. Just some drainage and a stuffy nose. Then, Thursday morning, it descended into my throat. I started coughing that nasty weezy cough that kills your throat. I felt a fever coming on, so I left work around 11:30. I played it cool Thursday night, hoping it was one of those 24 hour bugs. No such luck. Yesterday I had to call in. I hate calling in sick to work. I’m always afraid they’re going to think I’m faking. I had no choice though. Today is no better. My whole body aches, my head is stuffy, the cough won’t go away, my head feels like it’s at 150 psi. I can’t regulate temperature at all. I layer up because I’m freezing. Two minutes later, I’m sweating. I take a sweatshirt off, and immediately my arms feel frozen. I hate this.

Fellas, if your wife wants you to get a flu shot, listen to her.

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Feb

05

Bryan at Bank of America is awesome.

Posted by: mose

Posted in: Life

So a few years ago, we tried to work out some debt consolidation thing with Bank of America. After going through the final terms & conditions, something made me back out. Can’t really remember what it was. I called and they said they canceled it. However, for the last few months, I’ve been getting mail that is referencing my “account” with them. Yesterday, I had a few minutes so I called them. The following is a transcription of the best “cancel my account” call I’ve ever had. Information verification left out intentionally.

Bryan: “Bank of America something something services, this is Bryan, how can I exceed your customer service expectations today?”
*I smile at the cheesiness*
Mose: I started opening an account a while back and thought I closed it, but I’ve been getting mail that makes me think I’ve got an open account with you guys.
Bryan: Yep, you do.
Mose: That shouldn’t be the case. I didn’t mean for that to get open.
Bryan: Okay, so you wanted to get that closed then?
Mose: Yes, that would be great.
Bryan: Alright, just a second…
*I cringe in anticipation of the retention pitch*
Bryan: Okay, the account’s closed. Is there anything else I can help you with?
Mose: No, that definitely exceeded my expectations.
Bryan: Haha, okay, you have a great day.
Mose: Thanks, you too!

Did you see what happened there? He did what I needed him to do without giving me crap, hard pitching me, and making it uncomfortable. The result: I have no hard feelings against BoA regarding this situation. I actually have a better feeling about doing business with them in the future, should an opportunity arise.

Businesses, take note. People don’t like being “sold hard” or harassed.

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