Friday, February 13, 2009

Why can't people do what they say they are going to do?

I called this afternoon while my students were recess to see if Saturn had an estimate on my car. They hadn't received my car.

I called the tow truck driver who said he had no idea where my car was.

I called the tow truck company--Goode Towing--who said that they would look for it. The girl that answered the phone was a real idiot and couldn't even get the license plate for it, and kept having to have me repeat it over and over. She finally passed me off to the manager who told me I was rude to her entire front office staff. I told her I only talked to one girl who couldn't understand a license plate number and I just wanted to know where my car was and why it wasn't delivered at 7 am like promised. She told me a guy fell off the truck and broke his foot, so it was late. I told her that was unfortunate, but that they had promised me it would be there by 7 and they should have informed me if it wouldn't be. They hung up on me.

So I called AAA and complained and they said that they would contact them. AAA called back and let me know that the towing company assured them it would be delivered within the next 15 minutes. I was back in class and couldn't follow up, so I called Saturn after school and they told me that it had just arrived--two hours after they said it would be there in 15 minutes. I called back to AAA to complain again and they said that they would have someone contact me, but that it shouldn't have taken almost 24 hours and that I shouldn't have been charged $20. The tow truck manager told me it was because my tow was 4 miles over the limit. Considering that I have 100 mile towing or 5 free tows or whatever it was, I knew this wasn't true, so AAA is following up and is going to work on getting my money back. Crazy I tell you. So now it is 5 pm and I still don't know what is up with the car or how much it will cost. What a pain. AAA and Saturn also told me that the tow truck driver could have dropped the car last night.

I just called Saturn and they are still looking at the car. I guess it isn't an easy fix! Great. I hope it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I hate when people don't call me back. And then I have to figure out a way to get my car back to me with three kids in tow. Can I quit yet?

Our Valentine's party at school was crazzzzzyyyy. The kids had a good time, the parents were a HUGE help, but we had so much stuff and the kids were downing sugar like they had never seen it. I put an end to that so that their parents wouldn't have too many problems dealing with them. I got observed in the morning too, and that actually went really well despite them being so excited about the party. Two more observations left this year from that person.

The donut of misery is slowly moving and we have just over 4 weeks and are sitting at 30.44 days. Of course this is all an estimate, but I am hoping it is sooner rather than later. Gunner called last night and I told him about the car and everything else, and he just groaned. The last thing we need is to have to buy another car. Where's my dad when I need him??? He would somehow make everything seem less stressful even with Gunner halfway around the world.e was home on R&R the same time Gunner was and on the flight back to Kuwait introduced himself to Gunner. I told them about my car and he told me if I had anymore problems to let them know and he would take a look at it. He should have told me that before the towing fiasco!

I think we are off to the gym for a little workout before bedtime. Or maybe I just need a long time in the sauna.....

P.S. Gunner, we are fine, no worries. I might complain, but I know in the big scheme of life this is nothing and in 30 days you will be able to take care of all of this! And I am hoping the rain is minimal this weekend so I don't have to mow before you come home. We love you and miss you!


Uncle Dan said...

We are always here for you, kiddo!

abbey said...

Yea! Survivor was on!! Yea! Amazing Race is coming on!!! LOL... PS... Do we get to eat the donut of misey at the end???

E said...

I remember right before my hubby came home in December from his 15 month deployment the Donut of Misery couldn't have been any slower...and when he went over by a month and into 16 month boy was that donut crazy!! Hang in there! Great Blog!