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30 January 2002 @ 09:27 am
Crunchy  
So, last night, on the way home from work, I stopped at the local Uberstore to get a copy of Quicken, some hanging files, and razor cleaning packs. I head to the software section first, for Quicken.

They have a rack set up specially for a few financial/tax-prep/etc titles, but the spot for Quicken Deluxe is empty. So I head for the main racks, where I stand next to a stockboy restocking the games (this becomes important), and search through the financial titles. Two remaining copies of Quicken Deluxe.

I pick one up, and, just from force of habit, I check the seal. Hm, the seal on top is broken. I'd better peek inside. Hm, all manuals, no CD. I turn to the stockboy, and ask, "This is supposed to come with a CD, right?"

Well, it's probably a good thing he was standing right there when I checked it, or I probably would've been the one suspected, or something :P But anyways, yes, someone had clearly come into the store, and stolen a copy of financial planning software. Drips with irony, doesn't it?

I wasn't really planning to do much with it til the weekend, but I ended up with some free time last night, so I went ahead and got myself set up. Looks pretty slick, hopefully this'll make my 2002 taxes a bit easier if I start tracking everything for this year in there.

On the way into work this morning, I was being tailgated by some lady in a crappy little car. I mean, riding right on my ass, despite the fact that I was also stuck behind someone (and maintaining a reasonable distance, thankyou). I guess she felt she could go faster were she in my position. Anyways, due to my leaving stopping/maneuvering distance between myself and the car in front of me, I was able to see the gargantuan pothole that apparently recently formed in this road. I altered my course slightly to straddle it.

The lady behind me did not. It looked like she almost went off the road after plowing her car through it, with a most satisfying shocked expression visible in my rearview mirror. Yay comeuppance!

Something good: Poetic justice

Something bad: My credit union credit card doesn't support exporting data like the rest of my accounts do. So, I'll be putting all those transactions in by hand. Actually, maybe this is something good, it'll encourage me to use my debit card more.

Something disturbing: Illinois weather.
 
 
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Feren: tylerferen on January 30th, 2002 08:27 am (UTC)
Nice.
It's a real pity she didn't suffer a total blowout and go careening into the ditch, or something.
Ashtoreth Hostilityprickvixen on January 30th, 2002 10:29 am (UTC)
Irony? No. Sound fiscal policy.
Jenniferburan on January 30th, 2002 10:52 am (UTC)
Traffic ...
I got stuck waiting for a funeral caravan to pull out of the funeral home.

Could they pull out when no one was coming? NO! They had to wait until a huge gaggle of cars was coming down the road after the light up the street changed, pull their motorcycles into oncoming traffic, and make all the traffic on BOTH SIDES of the road stop and wait while their yuppie asses in their BMW SUVs (I kid you not, I saw at least one X5 that was so new it had no permanent plates yet) slowly cruised out of the lot with their hazard lights blinking as if that made it OK. As if it's the coolest thing to do to make annoyed commuters, already wet from running to their cars in the rain, late for whatever they're trying to get to.

I was late for work. I missed breakfast. DID THEY EVEN LOOK SORRY? Hell no.

I hate yuppies.

I hate traffic.

Too bad that little old lady wasn't there. Woulda been fun.