Posts tagged ‘Complaints’

Hands Free Paper Towel Dispenser

Work just installed a new paper towel unit in the bathroom and I have to admit, I don’t like it. It’s one of those hands free units similar to the picture below, but it does not have a sensor. You have to pull the sheet yourself. This would be fine if the system worked, however with wet hands you end up tearing little pieces of the towel off instead of the entire towel. The bathroom ends up littered with scraps of paper. Overall the system is pretty frustrating. There is no way to get an entire sheet out without ripping the corners. Spend the extra $50 and get the sensor.

September 22, 2009 at 10:46 am 1 comment

When it’s Advantageous to be 280lbs plus

I don’t shop for clothes much. In fact, I don’t shop much in general. But when I do, I have a complex about spending more than I feel is fair for an item. So on those rare clothes shopping occasions, my first, and usually only stop is in the clearance area (because come on, a “graphic t-shirt” shouldn’t cost $18). You can be guaranteed two things when browsing in this section.

  1. The area is a disaster of clothes
  2. For every medium sized article, there are 50 XXL. For every pair of size 32 pants, there are 20 pairs of 44×32 pants

I’m tired of being discriminated against in the clearance section. Why don’t they order more medium sized clothes and less extra large? It seems like they have the demand for the medium size clothes, since there are hardly any left for clearance. Instead, they run out of mediums and are overstocked with XXL. Come on. This may cause there to be less in the clearance area, but it can’t be any worse than it is now.

August 12, 2009 at 2:53 pm 1 comment

Wii, Playstation, Save Game Progress – Annoying

Recently I picked up Tiger Woods 09 for Wii.  Here is my interaction every time I go to save my progress:

Wii:  “Do you want to save Now?”

Me:  “Yes”

Wii: “User Steve already exists.  Do you want to overwrite?”

Me: “Yes”

Wii: “Are you sure?”

Me: “Yes”

Wii:  “Saving.  Do not turn off power or hit reset.”

Wii: “Save Complete”

Me: “OK”

After five dialog boxes I finally have saved my progress and can interact with the menu again.  What a pain.

April 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm 1 comment

NBC Lied To Us

Tonight an entire lineup of new episodes will air for NBC primetime, EXCEPT for The Office. All last week promotions ran about the new year, new comedy and showed Kat & Kim, My Name is Earl, The Office, and 30 Rock as new shows starting January 8th. However, today I come to find out that The Office is a repeat tonight and actually starts with new episodes on the 15th.

What a way to ruin my Thursday NBC, I hope you’re happy.

January 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

The Price Is Right CONTINUES to Disappoint

This is nothing new, but in an hour long episode of the Price is Right you have at least nine commercial breaks. One after every individual game (6), one after each showdown (2) and one in between the showcase showdown bidding and results. This show is probably shorter than most half hour programs, which only run 22 minutes after you take all the commercials out.

And Drew Carey, well he just hasn’t gotten any better.

December 19, 2008 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

And You Thought It Was Cold

Unless you live in Jamestown ND, I don’t want to hear your complaints about how cold and terrible your weather is.

windchill in Jamestown - colde

And to top if off, schools are opening after a 2 hour delay. The kids must be tougher in ND than in MI or OH where they close schools when its 10 degrees out. You can see the news story here.

December 15, 2008 at 11:40 am 1 comment

Presidential Debate 2 – a replay?

So 12 days after the first presidential debate, here we are with a second debate. This time it’s a town hall format, but other than that, I’m hearing the exact same thing again from both candidates. I guess I’m just frustrated hearing the same exact statements in the debates, commercials, and media coverage.


So far, and hour and 15 minutes into the debate, more time has been spent arguing about follow-ups and time limits than actual debate (not really, but it sure seems like it). SNL spoiler alert – the opening act will be the debate and the main punchline will be Tom Brokaw debating with the candidates about how much time they have to answer for 10 minutes and then he’ll announce that “we’ve run out of time” and the debate is over.

Replay Link

For those of you looking for a place to watch a replay of the debate, here’s a link Presidential Debate Replay from CNN.

October 7, 2008 at 9:25 pm Leave a comment

ESPN Reporters Favorite Word


“The act or manner of a swaggerer; To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner; To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully “

If I have to hear Kirk Herbstreit or Lee Corso or any other ESPN analyst/reporter use the word swagger, well I don’t know what I’m going to do. It could only be worse to hear something along the lines of

“Tim Tebow jacked up that team with all his swagger”

Also, this isn’t helping:

September 20, 2008 at 11:27 am 1 comment

Eco-Friendly Silverware Utensils Review

Our company just switched to these new eco-friendly utensils. They are made from corn or vegetable oil and other biodegradable components and are supposed replace the wasteful plastic silverware we are used to.

However, these new green products do not compare to their predecessors. The knife, only about 3 inches in length, barely cuts anything. The fork prongs bend when attempting to pierce a piece of meat. And overall, each piece lacks the clean smooth feel that regular plastic utensils have. When you eat something off the new spoon, you get a taste of the texture of the spoon along with your food. Yuck.

September 3, 2008 at 5:21 pm 2 comments

SIRIUS Satellite Radio Review

I had a chance over the last week to sample SIRIUS satellite radio. I was not that impressed and have one major complaint (imagine that). Whenever the car drove under an overpass or through an area with a fair amount of tree coverage, the satellite reception was lost and the radio went quiet.

You would think SIRIUS would utilize some type of progressive load of the song so that short interruptions in connection wouldn’t cause an outage. By playing a song maybe 5 or 10 seconds behind the actual stream, there would be a buffer of already loaded song to continue playing while the satellite connection is reestablished.

August 25, 2008 at 12:59 pm 1 comment

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