Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"They" say that when you encounter challenging problems, that a positive way of thinking is the way to go. This doesn't change the situation you're in, but it does provide you with a different approach to tackling the problem. So I will attempt to execute this approach right after I bitch and complain a bit. Consider this an early airing of grievances.

1)My IPOD is broken, and I don't know what the hell happened. Last night it was working like a charm, and this morning, as I got ready to run, I pressed play, and it just froze, and two and a half hours later, its still frozen. I had to listen to my keys and my own breath while I ran, and then this morning on the way to work, I had to hear countless, pointless convos of my fellow commuters. I need someone smarter than me on these matters to tell what the hell happened. Although there could be some symbolism at work here, since my ex bought me that damn thing. She's been replace and upgraded, perhaps my IPOD deserves the same treatment.

2)During my morning run, this jackass tried to stop me and ask for directions. He had so many things working against him it was ridiculous. One, its 5am, I have on a black hat, black gloves, and I could have very easily robbed his lost ass. Two, I was CLEARLY winded, as opposed to just walking around on a leisurely 5am stroll while its dark outside. And three, the street he was looking for was like 100 yards ahead of him. So I didn't bother stopping, I just used my finger(unfortunately not the middle one) and pointed towards the street

3) There is no heat in my brand spanking new apartment that I paid a hefty security deposit to move into. Its bad enough that I even need the heat on in late March, but I can deal with that. What I cannot deal with is being cold when I go to sleep and again when I wake up, and I damn sure don't want my lady being in the same boat. I have to make that call to the property manager today at 9, and I am praying to the good Lord, that I summon kind, calm words, as opposed to the way I want to approach it, which is to call he and his mother out of his name. And if he gives the company line(we'll see what we can do), then I will consider that my cue to go crazy on him. I should be comfortable at home, not bundled up like I live in Chicago.

Alright I'll think positive now. let the healing begin.

I Try - Will Downing
I Try - Angela Bofill

I couldn't decide which one I wanted to hear more, so I put them both up.


Anonymous said...

what's going on with ya spot? is it a lemon?

Anonymous said...

Im going through a similar situation in my *new* apartment. sigh

Janelle said...

upgraded and replaced??? dayummmm..BUT the newer models are sooooooo much better. I'm just saying...hahahahahaha. But do you have an Apple Store?? Go there, they should be able to help you.

Anonymous said...

To reset an iPod with a Click Wheel, Toggle the Hold switch on and off (slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.) Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

lex said...

Rashad...i have the jerk store on line two. They're calling in reference to your actions in section two of list your grievances. lol

i hope you guys get your heat situation straightened out soon. being cold is no fun.

Anonymous said...

You still haven't changed. You're still discourteous towards women. What a shame. That was very rude (upgrade and replaced)

rashad said...

To anonymous commenter #2: I'm only besmirching one woman, and to say she's been upgraded and replaced, as rude as it may sound to you, is very true.