Things that set me off

I was thinking, perhaps at the end of the year, i should have a Top 10 Peeves of 2006 or something like that. Just as a comparison to see what peeves really set me off on a rant.

Well, the latest thing that got me riled up was a management staff (someone in the equivalent of my role) in the Order of Evil Fruit Trees.

What happened was that yesterday, 1 of the Evil Fruit Tree agents came early & she put herself first on the queue, and then helped her colleague “chope” (reserve) the 2nd position by putting his brochure after hers.

Now this isn’t allowed in showflats. U are only allowed to be on queue when u arrive & u must personally put the brochure with your namecard on it on the reception table. U cannot get someone else to slot in the queue for u because u were late or absent for whatsoever reason.

I brought this up in an email to the agent-in-charge, and the email was cc. to the management staff of the Order of Evil Fruit Trees. That’s when the imbecelic cretin management staff replied and said:

“Why are we always having all this problems? [remark: “this problems” – please ignore the bad grammar here… and throughout the rest of his reply.. haha] If only you were to agree on my initial proposal, all this will not be happening Why don’t you consider again? After the first person comes, it will be rotating system all the way regardless any other scenerio. Nobody is going to bother about who come first or late, just go according to alternate system. This system has been used in all our joint marketing project & it is the perfect solution to all the unnecessary conflicts. we will not have to consider all those unforeseen circumstances because it is not going to end. Thks”

Now that really annoyed me to no end. Get with the programme moron!! I’m complaining about your agents’ lack of integrity, not about the queueing system!! To think i even thought of “giving them chance” by not sending off the complaint to the developer directly.

So my less than friendly reply went:

“This is an issue of integrity, not about which queueing system we are using.

Please note that the Peaceable Bunnies & their Friends in the Universe never had any problems with the queue system that we have since the TOP launch in March last year!

A purely alternate basis of queueing is not workable in this case because our walk-in rate can be very slow on some days. If agents come in late and start slotting in between those already in the queue, it would be extremely unfair to those who were punctual. Can you guarantee all agents would be punctual?

Regardless of whatever queue system we have in place, there will always be a loophole and it all boils down to the agent’s honesty & integrity in not abusing the system.

The bottomline is this – agents may try to abuse the system now and then and it is up to the I/Cs to keep them in check. If you disagree, we can discuss this at the next meeting with the developer.”

The imbecelic cretin didn’t reply to that. But the agent I/C sent another reply, a much more satisfactory one saying that he’s sorry for what happened and that he will “probe into it” and “will not condone it” if it were true. Now that’s someone replying with his brains. I bet he hates me all the same. He probably thinks i’m a total bitch for picking fights with them when my agents are already leading 7-0. But at least he had the brains to know when to open his mouth and when to retreat. Sigh. That’s the difference between a veteran & an rookie. (BTW, both share the same name… haha).

So that’s my peeve of the day. Let’s see what else comes along…

U can’t teach old bitches new tricks

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I just made another wasted trip to the docs. I’ve been sneezing since Sunday, and the cold developed into a cold + fever + body aches (backache, headache & left arm ache to be precise) last night. So i decided to take MC today… but when i went to the docs, the bloody nurse said that the registration was closed!

I looked at my watch. 4:22pm. I asked her what time the clinic closes and she sheepishly said 5pm. I was like why the fark is registration closed 38min before closing time, and there’s only 2 patients waiting outside?? The nurse said that the doc has a “long case” to attend to so they need to close registration early. What kind of bloody bullshit is that?? I asked the nurse, “Can’t u squeeze just 1 more patient in?” She didn’t dare look at me in the eye. Dropping her gaze downwards, she said “no”.

I was really mad… but didn’t have the energy to raise my voice at the farking bitch. Scratching my head how to get evidence of this slacker attitude – … and i found a way. I took a photo of the clock on the wall. (The other patients all stared when i took the photo. Haha.)

Tonight, when i go back at 8pm, i’m going to tell the doc… hey, surely u recognize the clock in your reception area right? Now… here’s proof that your nurses are all slacker bitches.

Argh! The last time i complained, all the nurses became very kuai. All toed the line and registration for seeing the doc would be open all the way till even 15min before closing time. Looks like old habits are hard to break huh? U can’t teach old bitches new tricks… so they’re reverting back to their lazy ways again. Hmph!

Grr… don’t piss me off.. not even when i’m sick… i’ll still find a way to get u!!

Back to my bed… really exhausted. And angry!

U can’t teach old bitches new tricks

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I just made another wasted trip to the docs. I’ve been sneezing since Sunday, and the cold developed into a cold + fever + body aches (backache, headache & left arm ache to be precise) last night. So i decided to take MC today… but when i went to the docs, the bloody nurse said that the registration was closed!

I looked at my watch. 4:22pm. I asked her what time the clinic closes and she sheepishly said 5pm. I was like why the fark is registration closed 38min before closing time, and there’s only 2 patients waiting outside?? The nurse said that the doc has a “long case” to attend to so they need to close registration early. What kind of bloody bullshit is that?? I asked the nurse, “Can’t u squeeze just 1 more patient in?” She didn’t dare look at me in the eye. Dropping her gaze downwards, she said “no”.

I was really mad… but didn’t have the energy to raise my voice at the farking bitch. Scratching my head how to get evidence of this slacker attitude – … and i found a way. I took a photo of the clock on the wall. (The other patients all stared when i took the photo. Haha.)

Tonight, when i go back at 8pm, i’m going to tell the doc… hey, surely u recognize the clock in your reception area right? Now… here’s proof that your nurses are all slacker bitches.

Argh! The last time i complained, all the nurses became very kuai. All toed the line and registration for seeing the doc would be open all the way till even 15min before closing time. Looks like old habits are hard to break huh? U can’t teach old bitches new tricks… so they’re reverting back to their lazy ways again. Hmph!

Grr… don’t piss me off.. not even when i’m sick… i’ll still find a way to get u!!

Back to my bed… really exhausted. And angry!

handsome once again

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i am handsome once again. i went for a dental correction surgery yesterday. my plastic surgeon, Dr. Hsu, said that i had malocclusion so he had my teeth sawed down, and he tried to align them such that they would be in the correct position. think of it as bunny’s version of doing braces… tho’ i don’t have those yucky metal things in my mouth.

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u know, i think grooming is very very important whether u’re a rabbit or a lesser mortal. i always take great pains to groom my fur, clean my ears & so on. i told Auntie Peanut the other day that she really needs to go for a haircut. just look at that mop on her head!! (u can check out her mop here). she looks like sadako!

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my daddy too.. he’s always too lazy to dig his ears… and all the ear wax clumps up inside… so disgusting. tsk tsk tsk! anyway, my maid says that she saw this soft toy that really looks like my daddy so she bought it… do u think they look alike? (that’s auntie Patience sitting on top of my daddy lookalike. dunno why she likes rabbity-back rides so much… must have had a deprived childhood…)

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sleepy time… goodnight folks!

lotsa love,
Pinky

Dental Op

Pinky went for a dental op today. Upon examination, the vet found that he was suffering from malocclusion.  Basically, a bunny’s front upper incisors should be in front of their bottom incisors.  For Pinky, 1 of his bottom incisor was broken in half and the other was overgrown – in front of the top incisors, and almost touching his gum.

To correct the problem, Pinky had to go for another op… so he was quite angry when i left him at the vet…

Got home late and didn’t get to speak to my dad, who picked Pinky up after the op.  Not sure if the GA caused Pinky to lose his appetite again… will need to get details tomorrow.

Please pray for a smooth recovery!  Thanks!

Disgruntled Customer

If you’ve been reading the local papers recently, i’m sure u’ve seen this full page, full colour ad campaign encouraging all Singaporeans to smile because we’re expecting lots of foreign visitors & dignatories coming for some IMF thingy. Great. So we smile only at foreigners but not locals?

Well, fine. Whatever. That’s not my grouse today. Being the guest of 3 upcoming weddings (on the 24/6, 25/6 & 8/7), i wanted a manicure that would last and look pretty for all 3 weddings. For the uninclined, no nail polish lasts that long. So i figured that the best solution was to do a French manicure – using the latest ‘gel’ polish for the white tips, and normal nail varnish for the rest of the nail bed.

(Gel-type varnish lasts 3 weeks or more and u can clean off the normal varnish w/o the gel coming out. Which means i can always clean off the normal varnish part & repaint that… and the white tips would still remain intact. Ok, it’s complicated. Contact me if u want more details.)

Knowing that this would be a normal than longer manicure, i purposely arranged to have my pedicure (feet) and manicure done on separate days. I did my pedi on Tue (20/6) because pedis usually last a good 2-3 weeks. And my manicure was done tonight.

I arrived punctually at the nails salon (it’s called Nail Bliss, located at OCBC Centre @ Raffles Place) at 6pm and informed the gal who was supposed to do my nails of my request. She said it was a little rushed to do a gel-type french manicure because they would need to let the normal varnish part dry completely before applying the gel. As the gal consulted a few others in the salon, i gathered from their conversation (mainly in Malay + some English) that the reason why they didn’t want to do my nails the way i wanted was because they were overbooked this evening.

Now, is that my problem? I made an appointment and they knew my special request beforehand because i was at the salon a few days ago and i enquired about the price (it’s an extra $20), AND made the appointment on the spot! So if they allowed themselves to be overbooked, then they can go ahead and do OT. Think money so easy to earn is it?

The gal gave all sorts of excuses but i reasoned out plainly to her – i can’t come again next week because i have TWO weddings to attend this weekend and the purpose of doing my nails is to have them look pretty at the wedding. Also, if it takes too long for the normal varnish to dry before applying the gel on top, they can always just do the white tips on my nails, then apply the pinkish nail varnish on top!! I did that before at another salon so i KNOW it can be done.

Out-talked, the gal acceded to my request but got another gal (i’m assuming the 2nd person is more experienced since they had to purposely switch her to do my nails) to do the mani for me.

As she did my nails, i could see her frustration & exasperation. All i can say is, more haste, less speed. The more she tried to rush, the more mistakes & corrections she had to do. In fact, i think i compromised a lot already. She DIDN’T give my hands the usual moisturiser + massage treatment and i didn’t say anything. Heck! She didn’t even apply a BASE COAT for my nails and i tolerated it.

But the end result?? The white tips look damn bloody untidy!! Her score is 3.5 /10! Yes, only 3.5 nails look ok! That’s terrible isn’t it?? After everything was done, i knew they didn’t have time to touch up the ugly looking tips but i was really REALLY unhappy. So i asked the receptionist if they could do a touch-up, which, thankfully, the gal who did my nails said ok. (I asked in a rather quiet voice… but might have exploded if they gave me more crap.)

So i’ve arranged for a touch-up session this coming Mon. If they don’t touch up satisfactorily, u can rest assured that i will spam everyone i know working in Raffles Place about this… and in turn, i’ll get my friends to spam everyone else they know. Yep. UptownGal’s my name, smear campaign’s my game. Mai play play.

Will update on how the touch up session goes on Mon… if i don’t die of heart attack from seeing the ugly tips before then…

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Wanted to take photos to illustrate what i mean but my room’s a little dark now and the photos from my hp turned out a little blurry ‘cos i have to take my fingers really close. Fine… i shall try to describe what’s wrong with my nails.

Right hand: Thumb & little finger – white tip lopsided & way too thick!! 2nd & 3rd finger has miniature air bubbles trapped in the nail varnish. >:(
Left hand: Thumb, 2nd, 3rd & last finger – white tip lopsided! 4th finger ok but white tip way too thin!

*Frowns*. How can anyone allow such shoddy workmanship!! If it’s going to be this untidy, i might as well do my french mani myself!! Why the heck did i pay like $50 for it right?? #%)&@

Over the Edge

It is with a heavy heart that i announce to you that the laughing lizard was witnessed taking his own life. After he was chased out of UptownGal’s bedroom on alleged freeloading charges, the laughing lizard leapt off the staircase landing into the vast open space below. It is not known if he landed on the 2nd floor staircase, or the dining room on the 1st floor.

Eye-witnesses also say that he took the leap without his tail. A detailed comb of the vicinity did not manage to throw up any traces of the lost tail.

UptownGal & all bunnies express their sadness at the loss.

all i want for Christmas…

hay in mouth.jpg dear friends & fans of Pinky,

if u ever meet the tooth fairy, pummel her for me.  beat her up, pull her hair, use your six-carat diamond to scratch her face!  that horrible con-fairy! b*tch!

i first met the tooth fairy 2 weeks back. when i went for my snip snip op. after i woke up at the vet’s clinic, i found myself locked up in this big metal cage. i wanted to escape & go home but the bars of the cage were really strong. so i did what i usually do at home – i bit the grilles really hard, trying to tell those stupid nurses to let me out. i mean, whenever i bite my cage at home, my servants would come running to let me out. i’m the boss u know! but the stupid nurses at the clinic ignored me. they paid more attention to all the smelly dogs & cats in the clinic. no one bothered about me. 🙁

that’s when the tooth fairy appeared. she told me to bite harder. she said if i bit hard enough, someone would surely let me out. desperate, i listened to her advice & bit as hard as i could. unfortunately, i soon felt my front tooth loosening!! i was so scared. i asked the tooth fairy what i should do and she told me to continue biting.

and so i did. in the end, after i finally came home, my tooth was hurting so much that i could barely eat. a few days ago, although the pain was gone, my tooth was gone too… it broke in half! 🙁 i no longer have handsome teeth! i’m really upset about it but the worst was yet to come. this morning when i woke up, i realised that my entire tooth dropped out! BWAAAHHH!!! i saw the evil tooth fairy carrying my tooth. she waved to me as she flew away with my tooth! that horrible horrible evil creature!

i’ve heard that when a tooth fairy takes your tooth, she leaves a coin in exchange for it. but this cheat didn’t leave me anything! in fact, she even snitched some of my yummy grains when she flew off. %&#^@

i feel so cheated. so upset. now i have ugly teeth, and problems chewing my carrot strips, and everyone’s calling me “bo-kay”. but i’m not eating beansprouts i tell u!

i overheard my maid scheduling another appointment with the vet for me on Friday. why do i have to keep going to the vet? i don’t like the vet. i don’t like people who are allergic to me. my maid said that the vet i’m seeing on Friday is the most experienced one in the clinic. the specialist of specialists. not the allergic one. but i’m not comforted. i want my tooth back. my other bottom front tooth is also crooked now. i’m very upset. sob. do u think i could get my teeth back in time for Christmas?

extremely upset,

Pinky

Laughing Lizard & Rookie Roach

One evening last week, i got home from work feeling really exhausted & collapsed on my bed for a nap. After about 45min, i was rudely awakened by this super loud cackling sound – it was the sound that lizards make! It was really REALLY loud… loud enough to jolt me, a sleeper who usually needs at least 2 alarm clocks to wake me up, right out of dreamland. The cackling sound was coming from around my pc area & drowsily, i opened my eyes to try to spot the culprit. But the lizard remained well-hidden from view.

Two days later, i was once again awakened (this time in the morning) by the sound of a lizard cackling!! This time, it was coming from somewhere around my bedside table! I woke up & looked around… but still i couldn’t see the darn lizard!

It wasn’t till another couple of days when i finally saw the lizard! I saw it in my toilet actually and guess what?? It was the tiny lizard i spotted on the staircase last week! It was soooo small when i saw it on the staircase – about 2cm from head to tail?? This 2nd time that i saw the lizard, it had grown a little… to about 2.5cm… but it was still really tiny… and was quite cute actually! Cute enough for me to leave it alone & not hatch plans to kill it. (I must add that for a teeny weeny lizard, it sure has a loud voice lor!)

I thought to myself, “Aiyah, never mind lah. Maybe it’ll help get rid of small pests like ants / bugs & stuff in my room. And if it grows up & becomes ugly, maybe it’ll still be useful for eating cockroaches.” So i left it alone.

BUT!! I concluded today that this is one lazy lizard! Last night, i left a half-finished bottle of Yakult on my bedside table and when i woke up this morning, i found ants crawling around the bottle. So yucky.

And while i was taking a shower just now? I saw a teenage roach crawling on the floor! It tried to stay out of sight by crawling near the edge of the wall but too bad… i paid good money for my Lasik op… and i spotted the wretched being! I immediately jumped out of the shower, grabbed the insecticide near my sink, and sprayed the roach. Stupid rookie. It pengsan on its back and i used toilet paper to pick it up, and flushed it down the toilet bowl.

Sigh… i really must give that baby lizard a lecture when i see it again. Want to stay in my room must do work lah! How can it just get free lodging and not get rid of all these pests? Then i might as well drown the lizard as well right?? Tsk tsk!

Down with freeloaders!