Okay, I admit it. I broke down and bought "Fifty Shades of Grey."
Not just the writer in me, but the woman in me blushed at the register. But with all the zillions of comments ranging from "I hate this book!" to "You can't put it down," I decided I'll have to read for myself.
What thing gone viral did you just have to check out?
A car door slammed (or at least something that sounded like that). I bolted up in bed. I tiptoed down the hallway to the kitchen and looked out the window into the driveway. My car sat there, red alarm light blinking contentedly inside the door.
The empty street was dark. The neighbor's door was shut. All looked calm.
And then it appeared. The raccoon from Chernobyl waddled along the fence. I wondered how the fence sustained that creature's weight. Seriously, the thing was the size of a golden retriever.
I was glad to be inside.
What thing has gone bump in the middle of your night?
A few posts ago, I blogged about Verizon's crappy DSL service. It's never been good. Over the last year, I've called about 10 times. They've fixed something from the office. Sent someone out who found a problem with the jack. Sent someone else out who couldn't find a problem anywhere. Then sent someone else out who checked the wiring outside. Then he found faulty wiring in the box down the street and fixed that. Next, a woman from the office switched my circuit, explaining that by doing so she was basically taking me off a crowded freeway and putting me on one without traffic. After that, another guy came and installed a new modem.
Now, I'm knocking on wood, but for about a week, my Internet has not gone down once. It's almost as if the problem is solved.
Don't get me wrong, it took forever and was frustrating as heck, but Verizon did work hard to solve the problem.
That doesn't erase the issue, but I am glad they kept trying. And it does say something about the value of service recovery.
What company has worked hard to solve an issue for you?
My cousin's daughter sent me a Flat Stanley. As the story goes, Flat Stanley got smooshed by a big box (or something heavy like that) and now he fits in envelopes and can travel the world. I will document his LA leg of the tour and send him back with a little report and pictures of our adventure.
Yesterday, I took Stanley on a hike and did a little photo shoot of him overlooking the ocean from the bluffs. This morning, we're going to walk on the beach and look for shells.
Has Flat Stanley ever visited you? If so, what did you show him?