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Tuesday Hatred: Feeding Back

I hate it when I receive commercial mail on whose envelope my name, and often the address of the sender as well, is written in a handwriting-esque font, as if in the hopes of deceiving me into believing that it is not commercial mail but rather some kind of personal missive (the kind the receiving of which all my hopes converge on). It is always easy to tell the true nature of the correspondence even before opening it, indeed, even before viewing the return address, because the letters of the address—my address, that is, not the return address—are always too regular, being, after all, not actually handwritten.

I hate that Facebook apparently censors status updates and comments. For instance, the other day, I attempted to leave a comment—to one of my own posts!—consisting entirely of a link to a jpg; it was vanished as soon as I left it. And today I’m pretty sure that the second sentence of a status update read “this shit is clicky”, or words to that effect, among which words was definitely “shit”, but it is no longer there to be seen. It’s barely possible that I never actually wrote that, though; nevertheless, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that I had but it was removed. Stupid Facebook! (And lemme tell you, this shit is way clicky.)


May 17, 2011 - Posted by | Tuesday Hatred


  1. A friend has been doing an exercise of daily 300-word non-fiction blog posts, which exercise she’s exhorted me to join. I haven’t really found a way into it yet. Her latest entry was a series of questions to the woman from whom she bought her house. I wrote a comment in the voice of the seller, answering her questions, sort of a mordant benediction, and she read it in the least charitable manner and scolded me for making her feel bad. Which I hate.

    Comment by Josh K-sky | May 17, 2011

  2. i hate i can’t find the key to his office my boss sent me from japan to send him some items from there, it can’t be i threw it away with the fedex envelope, so so very strange and troublesome, i’m looking for it everywhere in the drawers and can’t find, maybe they’d have to change the lock to the room now due to my inattention and i hate to trouble people unnecessarily

    Comment by read | May 17, 2011

  3. i complained and immediately found the key, after some not very pleasant encounter with our dept’s manager, i’m not sure why she always likes to point out things to me, like “..yes, i remember the keys, and btw it was very impolite of you to open the mail addressed to me” etc, when in fact it was addressed to me on the fedex envelope, and there were just some documents she needed to verify by notary and those i gave to her, i thought perhaps with the key, but what really to take from such people, they are always so sure they are always right, at least i found the key

    Comment by read | May 17, 2011

  4. I used my bank’s automatic online bill payment feature to pay rent in Kalamazoo. The way this works is that the bank cuts a certified check and then takes the money out of your account — the end result is that the money is actually taken from your account before the person cashes the check, but the benefit is that they presumably won’t hold the check because they assume Bank of America is good for $425.

    Another piece of information: my security deposit is equal to the amount of one month’s rent, and they agreed that my full deposit would be refunded.

    So for the past month, my landlord has been sitting on my final rent check (which I was unable to stop before it was sent out), because she can’t get it through her head that just tearing it up isn’t a good solution. We’ve had like a half dozen conversations about this, each of which ends with her agreeing to deposit the check and then refund me in the same amount — then a week or more goes by, and I call her again, and she says she doesn’t get why she can’t just rip up the check….

    I hate that. At least this morning she said she was literally addressing an envelope while we were on the phone.

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | May 18, 2011

  5. I have been in that situation and gotten the bank to cancel the check and refund my account without incurring any penalty.

    Comment by Josh K-sky | May 18, 2011

  6. At this point, I’m just being stubborn.

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | May 18, 2011

  7. Victory is mine! I got the check today.

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | May 21, 2011

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