March 2011


My cousins and I at Sunset Beach

I didn’t get to go to the beach for Spring Break like a lot of other people did.  I stayed here at UALR.  It wasn’t what I wanted to do but it was probably the best thing for me.  I caught up on my sleep which was needed.  I fell asleep around 4 am every night and woke up around 1:30 pm.  I’m going to pay for that tomorrow when I have to wake up and be at work by 7, but I’m okay with this.

I went to Buffalo Wild Wings with some friends and had a great time.  We watched drunk people sing karaoke and  then we went and drove around.  My friend Cindy always says “Oh dear!” It started when someone at Starbucks wasn’t paying attention to the milk they were steaming and it started to go everywhere.  She yelled “OH DEAR” and got their attention.  Since then she always says it but it’s never anything fun…until Tuesday.  We were driving down Chenal by the new Kroger when she slams on her brakes and yells “OH DEAR!” I look up and there are FOUR deer running in front of her car.  Then she continued driving and we thought they were going to run in front of us again, but they didn’t.  We went to take our friends to their house and there are roundabouts in his neighborhood.  Cindy loves them!  We drove around and around and around screaming at the top of our lungs.  It was HILARIOUS!

Thursday I was woken up by a phone call from my grandmother.  My puppy had a severe rash and needed to be taken to the vet.  I got dressed and drove her to the vet.  What did I find out?  My dog is allergic to fleas.  She is 4 years old and we just learned this little bit of information.  She now has to take 4 different pills everyday, one that she will take everyday for the rest of her life.  Omega 3 fatty acids are allergy pills to dogs, so she gets to take a horse pill that is way to big for her to swallow for a long long time.

I also went rock climbing at the Little Rock Climbing Center.  I hadn’t been in over a year it was amazing!  After I came back and made food for me and a co-worker.  We decided that we didn’t want to go to bed so we played hallway soccer, hallway baseball, and hallway kickball.  It took us a while to figure out the best way to play baseball but it was a blast.  We also rolled up and down the halls in a rolling chair.  (Rikki, I promise that we did not break anything while doing this.)

Well that was my spring break summarized into a few short paragraphs.  I hung out with old friends and new friends.  I played the most random games.  I had took a random trip to the vet.  And slept…A LOT!

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Let’s recap.  Last week I turned 21!  It was exciting for me.  I went out to dinner with my best friend and a new friend.  I ordered a strawberry daiquiri and it was yummy!  Then later that night my staff signed a birthday card for me.  I love it!  And they even got little Sam to sign it for me which actually made me cry, just ask Allison.

How cute is this?My night wasn’t over though.  We decided to go to Buffalo Wild Wings at 11 so that when midnight stuck we could also celebrate another staff member’s birthday.  It was a lot of fun and I’m glad I spent it with the people I chose.

Okay enough about birthdays…well not really.  I almost had a new (to me) car.  I had the keys and I even drove it around for a week.  I really liked it, but what the dealership didn’t tell me was the car I was driving was not the car that I was going to get to keep.  WHAT??  This made no sense to me either.  They told me that my loan was approved, but they still couldn’t give me the car because it would not absorb the negative equity of my POS Suzuki. Read Dear Car Dealerships of Central Arkansas to learn more on that.

I was angry, I was so angry that I told them they could keep their car and that I wanted mine back.  The salesman was not happy that I told him he was not going to get to sell me a car and neither was the company he worked for.  They knew the whole week that I was not going to get the car and REFUSED to tell me.  I went up there, they didn’t tell me.  I called, they didn’t tell me.  I then started to get angry because they weren’t letting me sign papers and weren’t telling me anything and didn’t give me any tags for the car so I was driving around ILLEGALLY and they still didn’t tell me anything.

It took me going back up to the store for a 3rd time and a little bit of an attitude for them to finally tell me what was going on.  I told them I was pissed that they would do this to me.  I told them that if they knew they should have told me, it wasn’t fair.  So I walk out to get my old car and the salesman comes with me.  But before he would give me the key to my car he told me that I hurt his feelings, so I told him that he hurt mine.  Then he said my thought process about the whole situation was wrong and HE STARTED YELLING AT ME!  He was mad that he didn’t get commission because he ruined the deal.  He was mad that I complained to a manager about his table side manners (he was texting and on the phone the whole time my grandparents and I were in his office trying to sell OTHER people cars).  I couldn’t believe this guy yelled at me, so I left…furious!

I get into my car to find out that they had broken my handle off in my car and didn’t have the decency to glue it back on.  It takes a whole 5 minutes to dry and you had my car for a week.

This company says that they have the #1 Customer Service in the state, but they lie.  They were nothing but rude to me the whole time and NEVER called me back after leaving message after message after message.  And my messages were nice, I just wanted to know when I could come in to sign papers, but they wouldn’t answer me.  Oh well, they are the one’s that lost my business and probably a lot more potential customers because of how they treated me.

Well that was a long rant about a car…sorry guys, but I’m still a little bitter about this if you hadn’t noticed.