We bought a new bed 15 years ago or something. My wife is not sleeping well and blames the bed a little bit. I mean if you lay in bed awake long enough you’re eventually going to blame the bed right? Listening to podcasts the company Casper advertises. They ship you a bed in a box. Seriously. It expands when you open the box. Memory foam and other foam. It’s supposed to be real comfortable. that’s what people say. they even give you 100 days to test it out and return it. Whatever. It probably sags out at 110 days. Just kidding. I’m sure it’s fine. Anyway, she finally ordered a new bed and it never came. Checking the tracking it never shipped. The company apologized, sent us another bed and gave us $50 off. Well, the same thing happened. Tracking says “labeled and ready to ship.” Today they sent it a third time. They sent it from the New York office and watched it leave in the UPS truck. Tracking looks same as ever, but UPS says it takes 24 hours for tracking to get accurate. Weird. Seems strange that the bed cannot seem to find its way to us. I am fine with the current bed. I think her side is worse than mine though.
In other news I have an old truck. It’s been running badly. Took it in to the shop and they “replaced the fuel filter and adjusted the carburetor.” Drove good for a day then my wife took it to get composted dirt for her garden. Truck drove like shit. Wouldn’t stay running so she kept having to shift to neutral and rev it. It got so bad that on her way home with the dirt she stopped at the shop to see if they could “adjust the carburetor again.” They said leave it there. That was 3 weeks ago. They told me I needed a new carburetor and I overnighted one. It did not come in for 3 days. Took them a few days to put it on and they said it was bad. Got another carburetor and they spent another few days putting that one on. Said that one was bad too. Hmmmm. Now I have to return the carburetor and they are going to find another one. Seems like it’ll be another week at least. I’m thinking there’s something else wrong besides the carburetor but what do I know? I’ll tell you what I know: carburetor is a hard word to spell. Even now I know how to spell it and even though I am a damn good speller I have trouble with spelling it almost every time. Look at it. It looks easy. Now stop looking and write it down on a piece of paper. See what I mean? Weird word.
I want to drop one of our food distributors. We only buy a couple things from them and so they jack the price up to make their money. But they are the only company we can get those things from and I like the specific brands and products so I stay with them. I am picky about the products, every product. it has to be right. Anyway, I am trying to get one of the other 2 food distributors to try and carry the items so we can drop the third one. On one of the boxes is the name of the company, their website, and their phone number. I shared this info with food company 2 and then waited for weeks for them to get back to me. In fact, they didn’t get back with me at all I had to get back with them. Turns out it’s not as easy as calling the company and getting the deal done. But it’s also too boring and complicated to tell you. Suffice it to say that a few weeks after I started this quest I am only very slightly closer to my desired outcome than I was then. Getting companies to procure the specific products you want is a lot harder than you might think. Hell- finding the best products is difficult. Often times these food distributors sell low quality stuff because it’s cheap. I want high quality stuff but there’s not a lot of people looking for that.
What else? Baker’s Pride makes ovens that need to be altered to work properly. I have 2 bad burns on my right arm. I have a few cuts and scrapes on my legs from working at the Repurpose Project. I tried to freeze a wart off my face a couple days ago but I keep forgetting to look to see if it worked. I hammered my hand today while trying to drive poles in the ground at the Repurpose Project. I hammered right next to my thumb of the other hand holding the pole. It swole up. Swole is not a real word but it sounds good and you know what I mean. My thumb hurts now. I am trying arnica cream on that. Last week a food runner sent a white pie to the wrong table. Tonight a different runner sent a deep dish to the wrong table. The 2 food runners have 2 jobs: cut the pies and run them to the right table. It’s harder than you think. It’s hard because you have to READ every ticket and CHECK every pizza. You get in a hurry. You see deep dish half and half you send it. But there’s ANOTHER deep dish half and half about to come out. You see white pie you go, but there’s ANOTHER white pie coming out. I get it. I know it’s hard. We burnt one pizza tonight But I thought it wasn’t burnt too bad and sent it out anyway. Big mistake. It got sent back. Damn. I never should do that.
I hate to dwell on a lot of “bad” news or “first world problems.” But I do like pointing out the complexity of a life and the kinds of things that can happen all at once, in a short period of time. Jean Claude would tell me something like,
Passez moins de temps à courir après des rêves vides . Mieux vaut se concentrer sur le sublime . Ne restez pas coincé dans les plaintes , mais trouver le bonheur dans la vie quotidienne. Except he would say it better of course. His version would have more mystery and intrigue. So one more complaint and then I get to the good stuff. Now my text it stuck in this box and I have no idea why. I had to write something in English and have it translated to French of course, for Jean Claude, but why after I cut and paste can I not escape this box? Believe me I cannot escape it. I hit enter a hundred times and my text stays inside a box now. That sort of thing infuriates me and Jean Claude would even tell you, It should NOT infuriate me. I should not worry about stupid stuff like that. Whatever I write in this post from here on out will remain in a box. There is no reason or sense to be made of it. Why? Because I copied and pasted something. That's why. SO get used to it. If I ever decide to cut and paste something I will be stuck in a box for the rest of the post. Just like the ENTIRE last post! I started with the translation of Jean Claude's comment and my ENTIRE post then had to suffer the box trap problem. Believe me, I've tried everything. There is no way to get out of this box unless I start over. Which brings me to wine. I like wine. I like red wine. I like it. No, I am not drunk on wine- I only had 2 glasses. But I had my first sip when I opened this page and so the title jumped out at me right away. I will leave you with a short list since that is my habit of late: 1. If you decide you want to write a blog DO NOT use wordpress.org. Even though they have improved A LOT over the years, they still do weird stuff like put you in a box you do not want to be in. 2. If you ever choose to hammer poles into the ground and your pole is too tall requiring you to be sloppy about your hammering, stop and get something to stand on so you avoid hammering your own fragile hand. 3. If you ever buy a Baker's Pride oven and it is burning your baked goods, call me and I will help solve your problem.