- 19th February
- 17th February
Bought a bunch of clocks for the new office, and
It hasn’t even been up five minutes and I’m looking for a new one for my office. How do you know if a clock will be loud enough to drive you OFF THE WALL?
- 14th February
- 13th February
- 12th February
- 12th February
I am still not at my 3:30 appointment in Silver Spring (coming from Rockville) because of the traffic. It usually takes me twenty minutes. I left at 3, as usual.
The snow isn’t expected to start for at least another four hours. THE WORLD ISNT ENDING, PEOPLE
- 12th February
Someone stole my credit card information (again) about three weeks ago, the weekend before I went to Disney. I have Chase alerts set up to notify me any time a purchase over some amount (I don’t remember) is made, and usually I’ve just hit “submit” or I’m standing at the register because it’s immediate. However, when I got out of the shower and saw I had made a $250 purchase on paypal, I knew something was up.
Within minutes, I had talked to both Chase and Paypal and I figured my butt was covered. I was issued credit, a new card was sent to me and I could move on with my life. Paypal told me that all of my information was entered, and my address was put as the shipping address. I was told that this was because it prevents the purchase from being flagged as suspicious, and often the creepo will track the package and pick it up before you ever get your hands on it.
To my surprise, I came home from Disney and there was my package containing my fraudulently purchased $250 collectible something. Wanting to return it in good faith (assuming the seller had also been a victim of the fraudulent purchase) but not wanting to pay to do so, I started sleuthing. The address on the envelope? A middle school in Austin, TX. I’m guessing Roger Smith isn’t his real name. Couldn’t pull up anything with that name or the “company” name of “Ebay card collectibles” on ebay, so my dad and I agreed to open it to see if we could get anything more off of the invoice…
And that was all that was inside. No invoice. And the card is old and warped like it was in a sweaty back pocket, so it is not a $250 collectible item.
I am way creeped out. It’s not like I ordered this item and expected my $250 collectors item only to be scammed, so why bother sending anything at all? I spoke with one of the police chiefs from NY this morning (my mom works for the Town which is in the same building as the police station, so she knows all the guys) and he validated my concerns. After ruling out that I haven’t noticed any creepy people taking special interests in me (woo-hoo, no stalkers!) he said that sometimes they are testing the waters to verify the shipping address and that all the information is correct. So now I have to be extra vigilant and contact the credit agencies to freeze my credit and put an alert on all my accounts so no one can open anything without my permission.
And you better bet I’m marching to the police station with this creepy package and it’s contents. I want them to fingerprint it! And I’m not just creepy, the cop told me to tell them I’m concerned for my safety (they have ALL my personal information) and to stay on top of the investigation. He said they’ll have to rule out my fingerprints, so the upside to this is that I get to pretend I’m on one of my favorite forensic TV shows. I wanted to use cocoa powder (a la Bones) to dust for prints last night, but my brother reminded me that I can’t search for matching prints anyway.
This creep doesn’t know who he’s messing with. I WILL TAKE YOU DOWN, SIR. Also, handwritten label on a clearly fraudulent package? I will get you my pretty, and your little dog, too.
- 2nd February
I haven’t posted in awhile.
Went to Disney last week, came home, fell ill, and have been home from work since Wednesday
That’s all for now.
- 13th January
Yesterday, Sarah sent me a blurry creep picture of some girl wearing sneakers with the request to find them for her.
Despite the blur, it was clear that they were not a recognizable, popular brand like Nike or Adidas. I thought all hope was lost, that I had failed her.
AND THEN I FOUND THEM.
- 24th December
I’ve just been given a ridiculous amount of power at work. I was asked to order some more lab supplies, including fun bandaids. The ones the other coordinator usually gets are kinda meh (camouflage isn’t my thing) and he said I could pick out anything that teenagers would like. I have the brain of a 5 year old, and so I’m guessing Disney Princesses are out?
I’m choosing now between Neon colors, Angry Birds, Looney Tunes, and Glitter, but I think I might have to give up on glitter unless I get the multi-pack because most of the study patients are boys…