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The Airing of Grievances

in Best of, Chutzpah, Rant

According to Wikipedia, we were supposed to have the airing of grievances after our Festivus Dinner. Seeing as we didn’t celebrate Festivus, let’s have a look at some of my more rant-like posts of mine in 2010.

A Festivus Aluminum Pole

“…I got a lot of problems with you people! And now, you’re gonna hear about it…”

-Frank Costanza

OK My Man

I had a young man who felt like he knew me while attempting to shill Rogers Cable to me. Thus I wrote an excellent rant, OK My Man (Rudeness in My Opinion), which points out that you should know who you are talking to and whether they appreciate you talking to you in such a familiar fashion (in this case, the simple answer is NO!). He was lucky we didn’t have the feats of strength that day. As an airing of grievances, this pissed me off!

Chutzpah Pure and Simple

How could Chutzpah have anything to do with purchasing a Washer and Dryer? You might ask, and in More Tales of Chutzpah, this connection is explained in gross detail. To sell me something, make me pay for it, and then say you don’t have it in stock is the definition of Chutzpah.

Money Earned – Money Spent Less Than Zero? Bad!

I was having a terrible day when I lashed out at those who chronically overspend with A Real Service for Chronic Over Spenders. At first, it started pretty light and was almost humorous, but I took a reasonably dark turn in the middle of it, and it is more of a rant at the end of it all. If anyone does create one of these services, please send me a royalty cheque.

I Don’t Hate Pets

I must preface my post Pet Insurance?!? With this statement, I have two cats and enjoy having pets. However, the entire Pet Care industry has got out of control, and it deserved some of my ire this year. The idea that getting my cat healthy is now so expensive that I must get Insurance to deal with these vast costs is astounding. There are people in North America without Health Insurance, yet a Pomeranian can get insured? Something is not right here.

Why Sunday?

TD/Canada Trust announced that they would be opening some branches on Sundays in 2011, which caused me to ask Banking on a Sunday? I still don’t understand the need for this service, but evidently, some of my readers disagreed with my opinion. I still think (as a TD shareholder) that this is a waste of time and money, but I am curious to see whether it is acclaimed as a great idea by the public.

These are but a few of my airing of grievances this year, but these are the ones that I enjoyed writing. Tomorrow is a recap of my infamous RESP saga.

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