Me and the Phone
The companies who like to ruin your day by calling you on the phone and trying to sell you something you really don’t want are using a new tactic.
It is the non person call.
You answer and a recording makes the pitch.
You can’t ask questions and you can’t play the telephone game.
You can hang up , of course.
The Dish Network has been calling twice a day using this system.
They tell you to hit number 1 if you want to order.
The next time they call me I am going to hit the 1 and then have them explain all the plans to me in detail.
I will ask all kinds of questions.
I will want to know why I can’t pick the channels.
I want to know just what stations come with each package.
Then I’m going to ask if he knows what I want.
I will tell him “ I want you to stop calling me and wasting my time just like I wasted yours.
Then I hang up.
News from Pigeon Falls– The little town in my backyard where the trains still run.
No White Rabbit or dragon activity and Eino is still pondering what to do about the Chicago Hermit.
Yesterday .Mayor South announced part of the schedule for Pigeon Days which run all through August. The tentative schedule is as follows.
August 1-Pigeon Calling Contest-$5.00 entry fee-$1000 prize. (To win pigeon must land on some part of your body)
August 2-Pasty eating contest-$ 10.00 entry fee-$50 prize. (losers pay for their own pasties and own medical bills.)
August 3-6 Art on the Yellow Brick Road- local artists and others share their art along the yellow brick road.
August 7 - 9 -Local Variety Show- $2.00 a ticket
August 10- Pigeon Queen Contest- Masonic Hall
August 13- 4k Yellow Brick Road run- $5.00 to enter -Everyone gets a "I ran on the yellow brick road sweatshirt. Winner gets I reached the Emerald City sweatshirt.
August 13- Community church day- Pastor's exchange pulpits.
August 14-20 Old Time week-Local people dress up in the clothes of 90 years ago.
August 18 – Rabbit tossing contest
August 19- Pigeon Day Parade– lead by Monk
August 22-27 Pigeon Falls Homecoming Week
August 26– Spouse carrying race
August 24-Potato Judging-Potato Farmer of the Year to be named
August 27-Big Race Day-three Legged Races, Potato sack races, wheelbarrel races and others
Other activities to be announced.
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Yesterday we drew Chana's name. Now it is time to draw again. If her name is drawn she wins what is in the prize box. And the name drawn today is Cindy. Sorry Chana, If Cindy is drawn again tomorrow she wins what's in the prize box. If there is not a winner by Monday we will add something new to the prize box.
I got up early and blogged and then went back to bed since it was so late when I went to be last night. I had to wait for Betty to come home from the casino before I could get my breathing treatment. I'm glad she didn't lose the house. ( of course with a $5.00 limit that would be hard.
We went grocery shopping and then signed up for a two day rummage sale in August. It will be on two days in which there will be rummage sales all over town and we will be on the offical map. Then we worked in the basement. It was really hard because we kept finding unfinished dreams, projects that we started and half finished.There were half finished latch hook rugs. There were half and quarter finished quilts. It was very sad. Then to make it all even worse Betty picked up the doll house she made a long time ago and it fell apart. The glue just let go . So it got thrown away. We did , however make lots of progress if progress is counted by the garbage bags. We will be going to church tomorrow instead of tonight because my sister Chris is coming.
Well I need a breathing treatment.