Category: complaining

  • (Not) Getting a Cab in Austin: Part 3

    So when we left off, I’d just spoken with the owner of Yellow Cab Austin, and given him the sensible advice to not make promises he couldn’t keep. That night I had the opportunity, once again, to call upon Yellow Cab for transport – my flight back to Boston was at 9:40 the following morning. And […]

  • (Not) Getting a Cab in Austin: Part 2

    7am was foggy in Austin. I noticed when I poked my head out the door to look for the cab that, of course, wasn’t there. I waited the requisite 20 minutes and then put in my phone call. “We’re very busy,” said the dispatcher. “And we don’t guarantee our arrival time.” “That’s bullshit,” I replied. […]

  • I spend a lot of time in line for things.

    I’m waiting in line at Target, online return with packaging in hand. It’s not a day that’s as bad as yesterday, but it’s also not a day that’s terribly GOOD. I’ve just come from Home Depot, which probably my #1 place to wish I could just curl up and die. Except maybe the East Boston […]

  • One-way conversation with an old guy in Miami

    I’m trying desperately to find a working outlet at the Miami airport so I can charge my computer before my flight to Cancun. All the plugs on the Samsung charger are full, and the plugs in the wall don’t seem to be operational Me: Shit. Guy: looks up from his book Me: Can you believe […]

  • Don’t mess with the Irish.

    I was a little keyed up after my first day of my new job. I mean, not having worked in a year and then having to assimilate a company’s worth of information in a single nine hour period, it set me a touch off-kilter. I drove from the office to Brighton Center, where I was […]