Saturday, March 31, 2007

People NOT to do business with.

I won an auction for a new front hub on Ebay from When it came one could easily see that it wasn't new, had been laced into a wheel, and that the telltale marks of spoke pull were there for all to see.
No biggie, I wrote them an email. All I got was an automated reply stating that they never answered their email sent to them through Ebay, but to resend it through their actual site email. This I promptly did, but never heard from them.
Sooo, a month later I am attending to my general Ebay stuff and noticed I had never left feedback for that item, and that they had never left feedback for me either. So, I left them negative feedback for 2 reasons: not replying to my email, and for misrepresenting what they sold me. Closed case, or so I thought.
Until a couple of days later I got an email from Ebay saying icycles had left me negative feedback (claiming I had used defaming and negative language no less!!), and what did I want to do about it.
Simple I thought, I will just ask for it to be removed, as ebay suggested I could, as it was plainly retaliatory feedback, and unwarranted, and against the spirit of ebay's rules.
Wrong, ebay wouldn't let that happen, form email followed form email, but no satisfaction. Just left me scratching my head wondering what the point of the whole feedback system was if you couldn't really use it to express lousy service without getting slammed back.
The moral of the story: don't use ebay's feedback system. Take your frustrations out via a forum like this one instead!!! Oh, one last thing.....and don't buy anything from

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Dylsexia made me do it......

Absolutely no prizes for guessing who said all of these in 2005. I personally like #8 (though it also makes me cringe). Thanks to for the quotes.

10) "It's totally wiped out. ... It's devastating, it's got to be doubly devastating on the ground." --turning to his aides while surveying Hurricane Katrina flood damage from Air Force One, Aug. 31, 2005

9) "I'm occasionally reading, I want you to know, in the second term." --Washington, D.C., March 16, 2005

8) "This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table." --Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 22, 2005

7) "I'm going to spend a lot of time on Social Security. I enjoy it. I enjoy taking on the issue. I guess, it's the mother in me." --Washington D.C., April 14, 2005

6) "Because the — all which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers.
For example, how benefits are calculate, for example, is on the table; whether or not benefits rise based upon wage increases or price increases. There's a series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting those — changing those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been promised more likely to be — or closer delivered to what has been promised. Does that make any sense to you? It's kind of muddled." --explaining his plan to save Social Security, Tampa, Fla., Feb. 4, 2005

5) "I think I may need a bathroom break. Is this possible?" --in a note to to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a U.N. Security Council meeting, September 14, 2005 (View photo)

4) "We've got a lot of rebuilding to do. First, we're going to save lives and stabilize the situation. And then we're going to help these communities rebuild. The good news is -- and it's hard for some to see it now -- that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house -- he's lost his entire house -- there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch." (Laughter) --touring hurricane damage, Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005

3) "See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." --Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005 (Listen to audio)

2) "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." --to FEMA director Michael Brown, who resigned 10 days later amid criticism over his handling of the Hurricane Katrina debacle, Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005 (Listen to audio)

1) "You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." --to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005 (Listen to audio)

Pick a letter at random.....

Todays letter is J. Seems like a high proportion of all slang terms in England have something to do with sex.

And now for something completely different.

I know you'll appreciate this diversion.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Relaxing the gentleman's way....

With between one and two feet of snow on the ground, and with winter just over half finished, this is how I wish my summer to be.
By the way, this gentleman is relaxing in a Hennessy Hammock/Tent. If you'd like to get me one for my birthday, I would love the Explorer Deluxe, Asymetrical.