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Bugs and slugs

No, I'm not talking about the actual "physical" pests.  I'm talking about things that bug me.

Here are some that are on the top of my list:

1-If someone is going to be an idiot and shoot off illegal fireworks in the neighborhood, why wait until everyone is asleep?  Yes, someone in the neighborhood decided to set what was probably their leftover stash that couldn't be used on July 4th (we had the monsoon to beat all monsoons) at midnight Saturday.

Thankfully, our new found group of vigilantes called the police, who actually came within minutes and put the kibosh on the rest of their notions.  Still, with Steve visiting his sister, the fur kids and I did not sleep well for the rest of that night.  Poor Lucky was giving a pretty good image of the "Chihuahua shake".  Pepper just held onto my head.

2-Tell me, why does the Post Office equate living in the outskirts of suburbia (a.k.a. The Country) mean that we don't see the carrier delivering mail until after 7:30 at night?

3-I know that doctors have their hands full this time of the year trying to see every patient who is trying to get their appointments done before New Year's Eve-but why does this mean that I should be on hold for 15 minutes waiting for the "scheduler" to pick up her extension?  This also holds true for the famous Home Depot who couldn't find the employee who left me a message and his extension and then no one could find him in 3 phone calls totaling over 30 minutes of wait time.

4-(Here's the slug) I've mentioned my PC is now over 7 years old.  Steve has deleted cookies, de-fragmented and "cleaned" up other things that are way above my "pay grade" to understand.  Then he says, "If you'd stop going on so many sites, it wouldn't run so slow."  Well guess what?  If I don't go on to those sites-I don't get the research done for the articles I'm writing.

5-Another medical "bug"-when getting an MRI, you'd think that they could at least put on a bit of padding for you to lay on, no?  I had to get 2 done all on Tuesday morning.  I was told I'd be in "the tube" for an hour.  Okay.  Do they have any idea what it's like for a person with degenerative/bulging/arthritic discs to lay on a hard plastic table for that amount of time?   The only memory foam I received was the pieces around my ears to keep my head from moving and insulate my ears from the noise.  Oh-while I'm venting, I'm claustrophobic and I know there are such thing as "open" MRI machines, so why is it I never seem to have that option in any of the health facilities that are connected to my insurance carrier?

And that is all.

Here's wishing those of us who celebrate Hanukkah a very happy holiday.  May it be filled with health and happiness.  Enjoy your latkes, jelly donuts and brisket!

And for those who celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa-May you also have the best of the season.

I've decided to take a break until after New Year's so I hope you all have nothing but safe fun and merry-making!

Happy Holidays!

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