I did a lot of miscellaneous stuff today. Stuff is a good word. It’s powerful. Stuff encompasses all the little things that’s just a lot easier not to specifically mention. Like, “I picked up a piece of lint off the throw rug.” or “I cleaned up cat puke.” or “I removed a skid mark from the toilet bowl.” These things are all stuff that we can all live without knowing. Wouldn’t you agree?
With several merchandise returns in hand (wrong this, wrong that), I ventured out in the beloved BMW. Oh, it’s not like Jim said, “Take the BMW, you look fabulous in it.” It was more like, “Take the BMW to the car wash, please.” At least there was a please in there.
I’ve been eating the same ole breakfast sandwiches every morning since 8-26-09. I enjoy them. It’s under 266 calories per this post. I need to recalculate it though. I use less Pepperjack cheese, omit the milk, and switched to a yummier Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage. Within the past few months, Jim has grown tired of them so he’ll sometimes have a bagel or cinnamon toast. Today I made a bunch of pancakes. The calorie count for 3 pancakes (1/3 cup mix) is pretty low. For the amount of mix I made vs. the number of pancakes, the math works out to be 288 calories for 2 large pancakes. It’s the syrup that will get you.
Per 1/4 cup of syrup:
210 calories = regular syrup
100 calories = reduced calorie syrup
20 calories = sugar free syrup
Well, if the sugar free is nasty, we have the lite syrup as a backup. If all else fails then the regular syrup is available but we might as well call it a day.
Some employment seeking related tasking was due. I looked through all my print outs, typed in addresses (some locations also have a PO Box) and came up with about 20 envelopes which I stuffed with cover letters and resumes. These were all dealerships that I had previously sent emails too and have not gotten a response. I even faxed a few.
When Jim came home, as typical he opened mail. By the time he was done, he was pissed off at Chase, called them and cancelled ALL accounts with them. Here’s Jim’s follow-up email to Chase and a Facebook status:
I realize today's economy has offered significant challenges for financial institutions. I used to work for Citigroup and was laid off during these troubled times. I understand that your company is probably seeking ways to limit exposure to losses in its credit card portfolio. Well, I am happy to help you accomplish this task. I have canceled both of my remaining cards with Chase so you have no risk of my accounts becoming a bad debt.
For the record, Chase recently closed one of my accounts that had been opened since 1993, for lack of use. I attempted to have this account reopened in vain. Afterward I closed my savings account with Chase.
I have been a good customer of Chase since 1993, my payment history has been excellent. I do not appreciate being treated so poorly. Canceling my accounts, and lowering the credit limits on the ones you saw fit to keep open is insulting. It says we do not trust you and think you are going to rip us off. Rest assured that Chase will never lose or make money because of my accounts. At this point I have no intentions of doing any future business with Chase. If any of my accounts becomes a Chase account I will close it as well.
Crafty signature, eh?
Jim came home from work with a backache which is unusual for him. We skipped the gym, he used a heating pad, and we watched a movie.