Friday, May 15, 2009

A Series of Letters

Dear U.S. Government,

I didn't believe it at first, but after calls with my mom. her tax guy and your automated system, I'd like to say thanks. I wouldn't have expected you to catch an error that gave me a much larger refund than I expected. I sure won't complain about it though, now that I'm confident it wasn't a mistake.



Dear Jillian Michaels,

Until I met you I didn't realize it was possible to love and hate a person so rapidly within the space of twenty minutes. I guess the important part is that it begins and ends with love, right?

~Tired and a little sore


Dear After-hours Support,

Mistakes happen, I get that. But when you continually screw up, it's on you. Take responsibility.

~Frustrated Technician


Dear IT employee,

I can understand you installing IE8 the first time. I can maybe even let the second time slide. But my job description does not entail fixing willful stupidity when you call us because a web based system is not working and you've installed IE8. Again. This is the fifth time. There is no excuse. I'm going to start ignoring your calls. We don't have a fix for stupid.

~Wishing you would listen to instructions


Anonymous said...

Love your letters, a mix of positive and frustration. I had to chuckle, good to get it out. Ying and yang. By the way, you are a very good writer.

For some reason your comment did not show up on my post, after I approved it. A glitch I guess, which makes me wonder if I should stop moderating comments (my new experiment).

I appreciated your support, as always.

Have a great weekend.

Gramma Ann said...

LOL I feel your frustration. We had a bank make a mistake and we were almost a year getting the mess straightened out with the IRS and our State Taxes. Long story.....but it's over!!!!

Jaina said...

Cheryl-Thank you so much :) That's weird about the, can't live with it, can't live without it. ;) I hope you have a fabulous weekend as well :)

Gramma Ann- That doesn't sound like fun. I was so relieved mine worked out so well...nice to get a lot more money than you expected. Have a great weekend!

Kelly Deneen said...


You are too funny. :)

Jaina said...

Kelly-Thanks :) Hope you had a great weekend!

Momo Fali said...

If you feel like that about Jillian Michaels, you should see how much you'd hate Kathy Smith.

Jaina said...

Momo-Lol. I don't think I'm familiar with Kathy Smith...may be worth checking out in the future. :)