Wassup Wit Dat!

Aug 25, 2010

This blog entry is dedicated to Bruddah Lance.  😉

Gift Card Fees – As of this past Sunday (8/22/10) new gift card rules have been put in place to “protect the consumer”.  For instance, gift card expiration dates must be 5 years from when the gift card was purchased or the last time it was reloaded.  Previously, card issuers would charge “inactivity fees” if a card wasn’t used for a period of months.  Now, they can charge this fee only after one year and can hit fees for your card only once per month.  Some places even have the gall to charge you a fee to buy one of their gift cards.  WWD?!

Let’s take a step back and look at the big picture here.  These companies want to charge me, what – for the PRIVILEGE – to give a gift that will guarantee that my gift will be spent at their store?  Shouldn’t these companies be paying me an INCENTIVE to give a gift that the recipient MUST shop at their store?  Maybe in the form of a discount to purchase the card.

I know, I’m going to screw it to these companies and give gifts of good ol’ USA cash.  That’ll teach them. 😈

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Luggage Fees – That’s another one I don’t get.  Isn’t it a “given” that when people travel, they WILL have to change clothes?  And will NEED to bring extra clothes?  And airplanes are designed with room for luggage because it is expected.  WWD?!

That’s like saying that you can rent a hotel room, but you’ll have to pay extra for the bed.  Isn’t it a “given” that you will be sleeping in the hotel room and need a bed?

Now, I can understand the 50# limit on the weight of luggage.  But shouldn’t at least 1 bag per person be included as part of the ticket price as it’s pretty much a REQUIREMENT when traveling?

If the airlines were smart, they’d work the price of the first piece of luggage into the price of the ticket – and tell folks that they don’t charge for the first piece of luggage.  And if someone somehow can travel without at least 1 piece of luggage, then the airlines make out.

But I digress – at least 1 piece of luggage should be allowed with the price of the ticket.  It’s a “given”.

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Tip Jars at Take Out Counters – Now tell me again, what exactly am I tipping them for?  For ringing up my purchase?  For providing me the opportunity to purchase their food or beverage?  I mean, it’s not like they’re bringing me the food to my table.  WWD?!  It’s TAKE-OUT!

Okay, now I can see places like Kakaako Kitchen where although it is a take-out counter place, they actually do bring the food to your table should you decide to eat there.  I can see leaving them a tip.  But places like coffee kiosks and eateries that make you carry your food or beverage from their counter SHOULD NOT have tips jars.

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UH Live Football – $500.00.  Are you crazy?  Yeah, it’ll include a few Wahine Volleyball games and a few Men’s Basketball games.  But what if you don’t give a rat’s okole about the volleyball and basketball games?  Too bad, you gotta watch them anyway.  LOL

I can see having to pay if you want to catch a game LIVE on TV, and if they feel that $55 and $65 is a fair price, then that’s fine with me.  I’ll just wait for the 10:00 PM rebroadcast.

Wait.  There is no 10:00 PM rebroadcast.  No, now I have to wait until 10:00 AM (then next day) to watch the rebroadcast.  WWD?!

So in other words – UH wants me to forgo reading the Sunday morning paper to avoid the outcome of the game so I can watch it on TV in the morning?  And let’s see – I’ll have to choose: Do I want to watch NFL PROFESSIONAL football or UH COLLEGIATE football.  Duh!  I’ll watch the pros play.

All this does is make me a UH Football un-fan.  At least when I could watch the game at the late 10:00 PM rebroadcast, I could watch the game in peace as the dishes were done, the kids were settled down, and maybe I’d already be home from Hawaiian Brian’s.  😉  And I’d keep up with the team and cheer them on.  Sadly, not anymore…

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Share The Road – Then follow the law!  So I’m driving in the right lane on Ala Moana Blvd. and there is a bicyclist riding next to the curb in the right lane.  So I slow down behind the bicyclist, wait for a break in the traffic, then cautiously pass the bicyclist.  But when I come to a red light and there is no cross traffic, the bicyclist blasts right though the intersection – against the red light.  Now I have to pass this person all over again.  WWD?!

Or the bicyclist will pull the ol’ “Make a right turn on the cross street, pull a U-Turn, then turn right, back on the to main street” trick.  Aaauugg!

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Okay, enough ranting from me.  What causes you to say Wassap Wit Dat?

Note: Let’s keep it clean.  Religion and Politics is NOT ALLOWED.

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128 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Ynaku
    August 26th, 2010 at 6:37 am #

    Good Morning MLC

    My rant for today. A few weeks ago I was at Kapahulu Safeway in the 15 and under lane and had one wahine in front of me with one cartload of groceries. Oh man, she made us wait long time and I only had poke and beea. I could have finished the 1 lb poke and drink the cold pack by the time she was done. And she never even say Sorry 😡

  2. Ynaku
    August 26th, 2010 at 6:38 am #

    Oh good morning sally 😆

  3. volleymom2
    August 26th, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    @ sally- funny, funny.. I should have one of extra steering wheels!!

  4. Ocean Lover
    August 26th, 2010 at 7:55 am #

    This one’s for Sally………..

    Roll the clock back around 25 years ago…..I’m delivering “books” for an accounting office and just finishing my afternoon run.

    I’m on Kaheka St. where it intersects with Kapiolani Blvd. going makai toward’s Ala Moana. and the traffic light stops me. I’m the first car at the light…..STOPPED AT THE LIGHT and checking out this hot skank walking on the sidewalk on my right.

    All of a sudden “BAM!” “BOOM” “POW!”

    This idiot in back of me rear ends me 3 friggin times! I’m like “What the heck’s going on?”

    I wait for the light to change, make the right turn and pull over to the side……far right lane of Kapiolani heading ewa next to the FHB parking lot. The idiot that hit me follows…..

    I get out of the car and its an older man by himself. We exchange information….I look at my car and don’t really see any damage. I tell the guy “You okay? Doesn’t seem like anything’s wrong…….” and wave the guy off thinking that’s the end of it.

    A few weeks later the accounting office gets a letter from an insurance company. Its about the incident and it says that I CAUSED THE ACCIDENT and that the guy’s wife was in the car as a witness! I’m thinking “What….she was in the trunk?”

    I never found out what happened after that but surely one for the WWD? files.

    OL

  5. Kage
    August 26th, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    @Ynaku #101- read sally’s #87 – IT WAS HER, before you met her IRL. I bet you had the “you look familiar” feeling when you met her. 😆

  6. sally
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    Back from hiking Diamond Head to find you all talking steenk about me! HAHAHA!
    Ynaku, I neva notice one Red Muumuu in line behind me in Safeway. LOL

    @OL: If anyone else told your stories, I’d say they were making them up. But with your I.D. on it, gotta believe it’s you. HaCome dis kine weird stuff happen to you?

  7. sally
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    I told this story on FB via HondaSiBoy:

    One time, this bicyclist got mad at me for not giving him space. He came up from my drivers side and slammed the palm of his hand against my window… scared the crap outta me. As he was doing his small kine rant at me, I looked at him and said “ehh, howzitt! It’s me, Linda! Remember from Gary’s house? How you been?” Then quickly turned the corner when the light turned green. I mean, c’mon, you gotta use the most generic names you can think of. Everybody has a friend named Gary. LOL What I would give to have seen this guy’s face.

  8. sally
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    And sometimes I used to do this.

    I play ‘um. Sometimes, if they giving me “the look”, I look back and wave enthusiastically like ehhhh howzzzit! neva see you in long time!!! …as I drive away. You gotta know they wondering….

    I’m not too sure I’d do this now. People are krazier these days.

  9. sally
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    Back in the late 70’s my then husband worked for this company who’s owner turned out to be kinda wacko and he quit. I got a call one day from a Detective saying he was following up on a claim Mr. WackoBoss said we stole construction equipment from the warehouse.

    I told the detective “I’m home right now, come on over and if you can find stolen goods in our less than 500 sq ft apt, you’re welcome to arrest us.

    He said “nah, neva mind, if anything substantial comes up we’ll be in touch”.

    Last I heard from Mr. Detective.

  10. Ocean Lover
    August 26th, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    @ Sally #106 -“HaCome dis kine weird stuff happen to you?”

    Perhaps I’m a WEIRDO magnet? 😉

    OL

  11. sally
    August 26th, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    “Perhaps” ??? is an understatement! LOL

    But its great for entertainment.

  12. sally
    August 26th, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    Chee HUUUUU Waipio!

  13. LINDA KATO
    August 26th, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    @sally #107, you tell funny stories ❗ Linda was the ONLY name you could think of ❓ 😆

  14. LINDA KATO
    August 26th, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    Good evening MLCers ❗ :smile:

  15. ankleBYTERS
    August 26th, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    Hey….just watched Wie make a hole-in-one at the Canadian Open…at -7 and leading by 3 after the 1st round….a good start for her ❗

  16. sally
    August 26th, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    Good Evening MLCers!

    @LINDA KATO: hahaha! In my day, names like Linda, Ann, and Karen were the most common. We used to go to football games and yell either name and see how many heads turned around.

    Just for fun.

    Just cuz were were stoopid.

    LOL

  17. sally
    August 26th, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    Finally got to watch a LLWS game this afternoon. Chee HUUU Waipio!

  18. Seawalker
    August 26th, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    Try this link for tomorrow’s 8:00 a.m. Waipio vs. Georgia game, if you don’t have TV.

    http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-little-league-world-series.html

  19. sally
    August 26th, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    Thanks Seawalker, I watched it this afternoon on the LL Online site that ankles gave me. Can’t watch tomorrow … boo… : (

  20. LINDA KATO
    August 26th, 2010 at 9:03 pm #

    @sally #116 😆 I would have turned around ❗ 😆

  21. LINDA KATO
    August 26th, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    Only 24 work days before I retire ❗ Whoo hoo ❗ :smile:

  22. LINDA KATO
    August 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    @DIO #27, thank you for the link to Braddah Lance’s blog ❗ What a large following there. Many of the same names blog here. You folks have been around for many years ❗

    The only blog I used to participate in was David Shapiro’s blog. If you ever read his blog it is more heavy duty thinkers there with long dissertations, like school ❗ My brain would get too tired reading all their rantings.

    When the Vegas blog started up, I was hooked ❗ Since I love Vegas ❗ Since I liked Rodney’s writing style, I came over to the MLC blog here and loved all the stories ❗

    I sure missed out on many of the other blogs ❗ What a nice bunch of people I’ve met on this blog. It is my pleasure to learn new things through all of you.

    Thanks again, DIO for bringing me up to speed. I sure miss The Honolulu Advertiser ❗

  23. David In Oregon
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:23 pm #

    Gooooooood evening everybody!

  24. LINDA KATO
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    @DIO, good evening ❗ Did you see my thank you to you #122 ❓ Thank you again ❗ :smile:

  25. David In Oregon
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    Linda: You’re welcome. After you retire, you can go back and look at all the blog entries from the various blogs, if you wish.

    I’m not sure what kind of computer you’re using, but the fonts (on the old blogs) will be a bit small. If you’re using a pc, go to those old blogs, and press (and hold down) the Ctrl key, then press the + key. That will increase the size of the fonts on the page.

    Press (and hold down) the Ctrl key then press the – key to make the fonts smaller.

  26. LINDA KATO
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    @DIO, thanks again. I have a Dell monitor and a HP computer. Yes the font is small on the blog but I am near sighted so can read it just fine. Will have lots of time after I retire. Am counting the days…. :smile:

  27. David In Oregon
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    Linda: Since you have a HP computer, the keystrokes I mentioned above will work. That same thing will work regardless of whether you’re looking at the old blogs or anything else on the internet, including this site here.

  28. LINDA KATO
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    @DIO #127, good to know, thanks so much ❗ :smile:

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