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Sharon Drew’s Rants

Yo, T-Mobile: why make it so hard to retrieve a rebate?
Tuesday, 28 Sep, 2010
Yo, T-Mobile: why make it so hard to retrieve a rebate?

I recently purchased an Android phone from T-Mobile. Part of the promotion was a $50 rebate. I must tell you that I will never, ever go through those hoops again. I finally ended up handing it over to my tech guy Shawn. And I am here to tell you that it has cost me more […]

I hate when promotions seek new customers and regular customers are ignored
Tuesday, 14 Sep, 2010
I hate when promotions seek new customers and regular customers are ignored

I decided to finally upgrade my 3-year-old Blackberry. OK, OK, I’m obviously going to get a lot of flak for keeping something so old and not having easy access to the net or apps. But it did what I needed it to do. And now I need more.
I heard about the new Galaxy Samsung, did […]

I hate when folks don’t do what they say they’ll do
Tuesday, 7 Sep, 2010
I hate when folks don’t do what they say they’ll do

I don’t get it. Why do people make promises and then not keep them? I suppose they are well intentioned, but it just confuses me terribly.
I have non verbal learning disorder (nvld) which is a high-end version of asperger’s. That means I don’t always understand nuance. Now, after years of dealing with this, I’ve learned […]

I hate being dependent upon email for my life
Tuesday, 31 Aug, 2010
I hate being dependent upon email for my life

Geesh. Whatever happened to the days when we called each other to say “Hi”? I even have to email my friends days in advance to organize  friend-time for a chat. And god help them if they need to speak with me during my workday. It’s almost as if picking up the phone is an intrusion. Indeed, when my phone rings […]

Far too hot
Tuesday, 24 Aug, 2010
Far too hot

I live in Austin. That means August and September are the equivalent of living inside a furnace. Going outside means your eyes get blinded by the white hot sun, and your skin slowly burns. I live in loose, abbreviated clothing – jeans get put away from June til October as do normal shoes.
I can’t complain […]

Why do sales people like failure?
Thursday, 19 Aug, 2010
Why do sales people like failure?

Why do people attempt to turn my decision facilitation material into a sales model? Why do they use some of my vocabulary to try to manipulate clients? Frankly I am flummoxed by this. They’ve got a whole sales model to use to manipulate with.
Today I’m going to vent about sales folks and their stubborn choice to remain […]