Tuesday, May 31, 2005

You got there so SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE!

You got there so SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE! That's what it felt like when I finally made it to Jacksonville. I paid over $200 to be dropped off at the Jacksonville airport at 1:47 PM Eastern, but Airtran had other ideas about me and my money. I got in around 11:50 PM Eastern. Yup, 10 hours late. One would think there would be some kind of compensation for not meeting the agreed time, perhaps some cash back, or a coupon for half off the next ticket, or a voucher for lunch and dinner at the Atlanta Hell Hole... er airport, or even a whole can of Dr. Pepper on the next flight, but no, one would be a fool to think that. Yep, it was "too bumpy" to serve drinks on the Atlanta to Jaxs flight. The pilot said so, so it must be true.

Anyway, once in Jax everyone departs the plane and marches like an army of fools down to the baggage claim, only to watch the conveyer belt to shut down for the night. Well the fools, yes anyone who flys Airtran is a fool, get the bright idea that it will start back up once our bags, which have been in Jax 9 hours longer than we have, are found. Eventually one of the passengers fools who had been stuck in Atlanta Hell with me says "All the bags are upstairs, go up and then to the left." Add that to the list of things Airtran doesn't tell the Fools who give them money. So we head up, I find my bag, and then we get to wait for the car to make it up to the top level as opposed to the bottom level like the original plan had been.

Learn from my mistake, don't be a fool, don't fly Airtran.

Friday, May 20, 2005

6:35PM Friday May 20, 2005

Wow what a day! I learned to never fly Airtran Airlines. I few from KC to Atlanta this morning just fine, no problems. After getting to Atlanta the weather got “bad” and the plane I was going to fly down to Jacksonville on was diverted to Macon GA. I’m not sure if that plane ever made it up to Atlanta as my flight was canceled. We were told to stay in the gate area until a decision was made about what to do with everyone who was going to Jacksonville. After waiting for 3 hours we began to think something evil was afoot. Well, after lots of calls to my brother to keep him from wasting his time waiting for me at the Jacksonville airport and to keep mom posted on the developments, I finally found myself in a line to receive my “compensation” for the canceled flight. People were being help one at a time at about 15 mins a turn. I was about #30 in line. As the decade’s drug by I finally was about #10 when the computer system went down. Must be running Windows I said to myself ;) We were then informed that we may have been bumped up to one of the next Jacksonville flights, but they had no way to tell because a different group did that when a flight was canceled and they couldn’t use the computers to see. So we could either stay in line until the computer systems came back up, sometimes up to 4 hours or as little as 30 mins, or we could go wait for these other two flights and see if our names showed up on the list. Well I took the chance that I might get onto the flight leaving around 5:00, so I walked to the other end of the terminal to see. The plane filled with confirmed passengers, then stand by passengers, but none of our names were called. Bummer. So back to the line to see if the computers were up. I guess they were as people were slowly being helped again. One lady going to Jacksonville found out that her name had been on the list for that last plane, that she was confirmed for it and since she didn’t walk on her seat was given to a standby flyer. GRRRR!!! How were we to know if our names were on the list or if we could just go up like our old tickets were good!?!? Anyway I’m now confirmed for the 9:55PM (delayed to 10:00PM or maybe not, you never know here!!) flight to Jacksonville. I’m tired of sitting, and standing, and being cold (the AC works well here). I left from KC at 7:45 this morning to get to Jacksonville this afternoon to meet and hangout with my brothers friends. Not gonna happen :(

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, Fantasy Sports and more: CBS SportsLine.com

NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, Fantasy Sports and more: CBS SportsLine.com: " B R E A K I N G N E W S
Royals skipper steps down
Tony Pena has resigned as Royals manager, a team spokesman said. Kansas City lost 3-1 to Toronto on Tuesday and is 8-25, the worst record in baseball."
When the going gets tough, quit. It's the Kansas City way!

Friday, May 06, 2005

Those Silly Brits!

Brian Roberts, of US basketball team Baltimore Orioles, who has tested the lenses, said: "They're like wearing sunglasses without wearing sunglasses. I could see such a huge difference right away."
Basketball, Orioles, Huh? I could not find a Brian Roberts listed as one of the Thugs that plays Thug Ball. I did find a Brian Robers who plays BASEBALL, not Brallball...

Those Silly Brits!

Thursday, May 05, 2005


Why did they lie to me? Why does it take 4, and still counting, months to get false charges removed from your credit card? Why after telling me my next statement would be $0.00 did it say I still owe for charges I didn't make on it? Why when I called and asked that my card be canceled, and was told that it would be, did I just receive another statement still saying I owe for charges I didn't make and have disputed 5 different times?

If you bank with Chase, I'd recommend you not. But then it seems you'll never really be rid of them. They wont let go. They will lie to you through their pretty little teeth. The will now have one very angry man to deal with.

The current plan is to call and escalate until I get to the highest level of management possible, demand that they cancel the account, clear my credit record, tell them that I don't believe they have done this because they have told me in the past that they have, and then call them again the next day, and the next, and the next and the next and the next until I am satisfied that things are taken care of.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The DEATH State

The new Florida state slogan:
Helpless Beware!
If you are a helpless invalid, we will kill you. If you are a helpless baby not yet born, we will kill you.
--The DEATH State

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Deputies report rampage of naked, shocking behavior

Citrus: Deputies report rampage of naked, shocking behavior: "INVERNESS - An Inverness man was arrested Saturday after breaking into his neighbors' house and threatening them, shocking himself by sticking his fingers into a lamp socket, threatening a deputy with a metal rod, running naked through his yard and chewing through a cable in a patrol car, authorities said."
Actually that's no supprise to me. The are crazy down there.
Authorities arrested Shyne Harris Phelps, 39, of 2510 Jupiter St., at 1:45 a.m., on charges of kidnapping, burglary of a dwelling, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with intent to commit a felony, resisting an officer with violence, battery and criminal mischief, an arrest report said.
Hey lookie here! Now we know his name and address. Maybe we could look up his phone number in Google and prank call him!