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  Did I Mention My Phone Is Broken?

20 June 2000

4:44 PM: Geez. I took Monday off to get some other work done and go see Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill. Big deal, like anyone usually even notices if I'm there or not, right? Naturally though, this one day, someone who I had explicitly told that I wouldn't be available for meetings on Monday called a meeting at 3 PM Monday. With her boss, and my boss.

Meanwhile they're talking about moving everything to NT, not because it would be any better, but because that's what our East Coast failed-tech corporate overlords use, and "it'd be better if everything was standardized." Here's your jumpsuit, now line up for haircuts, and no talking!

Then today, my ATM card stopped working. Well actually, no. My old one with the expiration date of May finally stopped working, and I can hardly begrudge it that since it is June 20th. My new card that is supposed to replace it, that's the one that doesn't work. But it didn't stop working, it never started. The considered technical opinion of Wells Fargo? "Hunh! That's strange." Thank you. What the fuck, why am I having all these episodes of Cluefree vs The Glitch? I know tech is getting more complicated, but do most people have this kind of constant stream of broken poorly-designed systems supported by people who were hired mostly on the basis of body temperature? Gosh. Surprising there aren't more armed rampages. The FDA should really reconsider making codeine a prescription drug. This population needs sedation.

The Scariest Email I Have Ever Received:

Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 00:35:47 -0700
From: E____ R____
To: [me]
Subject: Words of praise

I just wanted to take a moment and write a little something to encourage you. I just heard your speech on CSpan, and it encouraged me to know that there ARE people at state universities who stand up for the truth, faithfully recognizing themselves as CHristians without shame. Rightly so. I am a Christian currently attending Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida. I am studying for my graduate of Practical Theology. The Lord has given me a desire to stand up in His Name for His Cause, and to stand against anything contrary, ever since I heard and accepted the Truth of His Precious Word and Power to save in 1995. I would like to encourage you to keep serving Him, and stand against sin. Still, I'd like to remind you that Jesus died for the people who work against the truth, and they can be won for Christ. I really appreciated your speech, and to it I say a good "Amen." God bless your efforts.

Because of Calvary,
C_____ _. R___

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