No feedback leaving eBay mothereffers

The one thing I absolutely loathe about buying or selling items on eBay is the inability of 50% of the people who buy stuff from me (or whom I buy stuff from) to leave me some simple and positive feedback messages. I don’t want a god damn super praise, just a simple “Good sale,” or “Fast shipper,” or “Good buyer,” or something along those lines. Two words, two fucking words is all I ask for when I leave feedback for you. Shit, even a simple “Thank you” would turn me into a giddy school boy.

A couple of weeks ago I must have sold at least 10 items and I’ve only received 2 fucking feedbacks as of today from those sales. I take the time to pack the shipments way better than I have ever received from others and this is all of the thanks I get. I’m always good with the e-mails and my responses. I don’t hound people with the PayPal invoices three times per day. Hell, as soon as I get money, I always leave great feedback. If I bought something from you, I leave you the appropriate feedback as well. I have never left anyone out to dry without a concise feedback message.

You know, if every single person left a feedback for me since I started using eBay, I’d have at least 180 or so next to my name in parentheses. I’ve got way less than half of what I have dished out… I wish they made feedback messages mandatory for every transaction, both good or bad.

It’s just plain rude in my eyes. Just as rude as sneezing all over someone, farting in public or not having the common courtesy to give him the reach around… Oh wait… Umm, disregard that…

Hmmph…

Gas station etiquette

To the gas station attendants of the lovely state of New Jersey:

  1. Why must your ignorant ass sit on my car while waiting for the gas to pump. If I wanted my car to be blessed with your greasy overall-wearing derriere, I’d mention it to you somehow. If you’re tired, get a god damn chair and stop using my car as your butt rest!
  2. There’s a warning on every gas pump and nozzle specifically forbidding “topping off” of gas. Apparently, every single god damn one of you either doesn’t know how to read or speak English because I have never seen anyone just stop when the tank is full.

    No please, I get off on that wonderfully noxious odor emanating from my car while I am driving along because you overfilled it.

    Yes, please fill up the tank so much that the gas proceeds to spill over and ruin my paint job.

    Yes, I do believe you can dump in an extra 8 gallons worth of gas into my car even though the pump and tank “thinks” 13 gallons is enough. If you want to bring it up to the nearest $.05 or $.10 cent mark to make it easier, I have no problem with that. Dumping in 2 dollars more to round it off to the nearest 20 is fucking ridiculous.

    One of these days I swear I am going to take that damn pump, ram it down your throat and top your ass off. Perhaps then you’ll learn.

  3. When removing the nozzle after lovingly overfilling my tank, why don’t you make sure every last drop is out before you pull out? There’s nothing more aggravating than seeing gas still coming out of the nozzle all and all over the rear of my car. How’s about I light a match and throw it on the floor in front of your lazy ass? You know, pumping gas is a lot like taking a piss. Whip out the hog, let it drain, give it a couple of shakes, wipe off (if you’re so inclined) and then put your pants back on. Why can’t you do the same with putting gas in my car? Then again your dumb ass probably loves the feeling of urine all over your undies. That would definitely explain the god awful smell…

I can’t wait until New Jersey goes self-serve… ARRRRGH!

Banning of tag?

Is it me or is this just fucking ridiculous? What in the world happened to common sense and letting kids have fun. Will I have to tell my kids about the good ol’ days in the 1980’s when I played tag and dodge ball in my grammar school playground? Supposedly, these games make kids feel self conscious about themselves because they got “picked on.”

Umm, hello??

Games like these are precisely what gives you self confidence and helps you make it in the real world. When I was a kid, I was always the one getting tagged and the one that always had to run around the playground to catch the other kids. I was the one who continually got beamed with the dodge balls. Then I got faster and smarter about it and soon guess what?? I got better at it. When you’re a kid, playing these games were a good way to have some fun and seemed pretty mindless at first. As you get older however, those values you picked up on while playing these games start to take notice.

  • You learn about healthy competition.
  • You learn that sometimes life isn’t fair and does not always go your way.
  • You learn that if you try and work harder, life gets better.
  • You learn that if you don’t try your best, it’s gonna come and bite you in the ass later.
  • You learn to respect boundaries.
  • You learn to rely on your friends.

Sure, you can “tell” kids about these values, but come on. As a kid, I didn’t listen to shit and had to learn things on my own either harshly or through a game or two. All these law suit fearing morons are raising a bunch of candy-assed brats who can’t learn the vital lessons in life by having their asses wiped and coddled for them.

Sure, there is a fear of kids getting hurt, but that’s what kids do. They fall, break a bone or two, get better and play again. How many times were you hurt as a kid? I couldn’t tell you how many times I sprained an ankle or scraped parts of my body on the ground. It’s a part of growing up, you take your hits, brush it off and go on right?

What’s next? Kids can’t play hop scotch because one person may not be able to jump far enough to get to the next box on the ground? They’re going to ban jump rope in case some stupid-ass gets caught in the rope and falls or they feel slighted because they can’t do it fast enough? Ban hide and seek? Marbles? Laughing?!?!

So now my future kids are supposed to hop around in a circle when they go to grade school? Let me ask you something? Would that be a way you wanted to grow up?

All we are is dust in the wind

Man, these guys had it right all along… Found myself gazing deep into the starry night while listening to this song and it all just totally made sense.

Why can’t the sniper realize this?
Why can’t Bush see this?
Why can’t Saddam see this?
Why can’t anyone that wants to harm anyone else see this?

Kansas – Dust in the Wind

I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment’s gone
All my dreams, pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind.
Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do, crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see

Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind

[Now] Don’t hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away, and all your money won’t another minute buy.

Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind
Dust in the wind, everything is dust in the wind.