Tuesday, September 30, 2008



*Sigh* well, I feel like being nice about it because the guy sounded so apologetic when I called for an update, but apparently getting the brakes fixed on our truck was so time consuming that they couldn't find time to finish the whole airbag light problem. According to the manager, the part for the airbag light thing came in, but not until later in the afternoon. They got whatever needed disassembling disassembled, but they're not quite ready to put it all back together yet. Perhaps they really just forgot how...

So, we will supposedly get the truck back tomorrow. I know they're doing me a favor by fixing my truck, but why do they have to forget that I'm doing them a favor by giving them my business? It's just so frustrating.

On a much less serious note:

I'm not sure how many of my readers are also readers of my wife's blog, but I know there's at least a couple of you out there. For those of you who are NOT my wife's readers, it might behoove you (did I really just use that word?) to check out her post about the 11 boxes of the same thing and get a laugh when she talks about her paranoia of clicking submit incorrectly. She said in her post:

"Pushing that submit button, you must understand, sends a jolt of panic up and down my spine and I click it as quickly and as lightly as I possibly can so as to not awake the multiple-click-submit-button-dragon, angering him and causing him to charge my credit card multiple times."

Well, we were talking about that post today. Of course, knowing my wife, I knew she was being silly and creative and funny. What I DIDN'T know was that she actually is a little paranoid about that submit button! The sites always say "CLICK SUBMIT ONLY ONCE" in big bold letters and it makes her nervous that she's going to do it wrong. She literally clicks it as quickly and as lightly as she possibly can to avoid being misinterpreted by the submit button!

I thought that was funny. So I said, "you seriously do that?"

As if to justify her neurosis, she goes on to say, "well, you have to be careful because what if you lose control of your finger..." I REALLY don't know what she said after that because I was lost in a fit of uncontrollable laughter! I could not stop laughing at the image of someone losing control of that blasted finger that clicks the mouse!

Crystal, I love you with all of my heart...but you need help! Especially if you are having problems with occasionally losing control of your fingers!

I admit there's a chance that you "had to be there" in order for that to be as funny as it really was...but what's worse is as I'm posting this, she's STILL trying to justify that you just never know...it COULD happen!


Crystal said...


You just never know!!!

Spasm? Seizure? Early sudden onset of parkinsons?

Things HAPPEN. I'm a realist, yo.

The Rock Chick said...

Hey, Crystal is AWESOME and you are lucky to have her around to laugh at finger spasms. It totally could happen and if it did, it would happen to me, too!!!!
Crystal and I share that bond! :)

Jen said...

I must admit I have a way I hit the submit button too :/ well and when doing the multimedia center at church.. switching the songs I have to let the button go right at the exact moment.

Dustin said...

Hi, Jen! Thanks for speaking up and letting me know you're here!

Doesn't anybody just randomly mash the buttons anymore?

Oh wait, yeah they do...and I'm their tech support for when the screw it all up!

Dustin said...

Crystal and Jessica -

You can keep that bond. I like to keep my fingers working perfectly well, thank you very much!

Tray said...

Hi. Just came across your blog from Holly Manns. This post made me laugh out loud at the "lose control of your finger".

Thanks for the chuckle. Your wife sounds like her blog will be a lot of fun. I'll have to go check that out too.

Best Regards to you both.

Dustin said...

Hi, Tray! Thanks for stopping by!

I'm glad you enjoyed the post...I really laughed pretty hard when the course of events actually took place.

We're a nutty couple :-)