Monday, July 2, 2012

Not A Great Day

Not a horrible day, by far, but not great, either. I woke up at about 5:00 AM with heartburn (acid reflux) because I've apparently forgotten to take my omeprazole for a couple of days. I got up and took some Tums, which helped. When I have mild acid reflux I burp a lot, so when I finally got out of bed at 8:00 AM I started burping. One of the first things I did was take my omeprazole, of course! Incidentally, when I have a bad case of acid reflux I have the burping (which tastes like rotten eggs), a sour stomach, and eventually I'll throw up. I'm only telling you this in case you have these symptoms and don't know what's going on. The way I found out what I have was by describing the symptoms to a friend whose son has the same problem. Eventually I would have made it to the doctor, of course. But it turned out that I didn't have to.

My not-great day continued by finding out that something I'd ordered a few days ago and was waiting anxiously to receive was the wrong thing! My bad. I'd misunderstood the description on the website and ordered the wrong thing. So I had to call customer service. That's seldom a pleasant experience, and today was no different. Once I got a person on the phone to explain to me why I bought the wrong item, it was easy to fix it. But it was like pulling teeth to get to talk to a person. I found out that, with most of these automated phone systems, all you have to do is sound confused, or try to confuse the phone system so it has no idea what you're trying to do. I have now ordered the correct item and have packed up the incorrect item so it can be shipped back. Back to waiting anxiously.

Then I had to call yet another customer service person about my mortgage. Again, it was like pulling teeth to get a human being on the line. I finally did and got the answer to my question - a question I'd submitted via their "secure messaging system" two days ago and, this morning, got their "answer," which was a cut & paste from their FAQ. Well, I didn't have a FAQ, I had a personal situation requiring a personal answer.

And now that that's all over with, I have a thing going on that requires that I take some imodium. If you know what that is, you'll know why I'm not giving details. Just letting you know the last symptom, if you will, of my not-great day!

I'll end this post with some good news. I have another tomato growing on my little tomato plant! Yay!

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