Daily Log #23

NOTICE: Today we have a special guest writer.  Nick Sandbulte would like to take the time to get some issues off of his chest and what better way than my website?  Any feelings, comments, or statements expressed in the Sandbulte Daily Log do not necessarily reflect the views of Ryan Glanzer and his website.

The Proud Tradition of DSU’s Computing Services Continues

Well, I’ve been without network connection or internet access since about Sat. (the same time my car stopped starting by the way).  After a couple of calls and emails, computing services told me they’d sent someone around 11:00 Thursday.  On the afternoon in question, I never spent more than 5 minutes without checking my room.  I never left the floor.  The door was never closed, and the light was never off.  Yet, at 3:17 when I emailed them, they told me they had already stopped by and no one was there.

Computing services makes an appearance

Well after I emailed them, a guy did show up.  He told me they had my MAC address wrong (it had been fine the rest of the year but whatever), said he’d go change it, and everything should be fine.  He did, then called me told me to restart my computer and everything should work.  Nope.  Another call to computing services was due.  People who know me know how painful calling anyone is for me.  But I’d do anything to get reconnected today.

Computing Services Makes an Appearance….Again

Same guy shows up, messes around on my computer, restarts it about 3 times, then tells me that he can’t do anything from here, he needs to get into the wiring closet, but he doesn’t have the keys to do so.  And apparently no one else does either, which means they’ll have to send another guy tomorrow.  As in Friday.  The day that I have class from 11:00 – 12:00 and then 1:00 – 3:00 before I leave for home to work this weekend.  That’s if I get my car started that is.

The House Visit that Wasn’t

Around the same time the CS guy was leaving for the last time, Matt shows up to tell me it’s time to go visit the house we were thinking about renting next year.  But it turns out the guy who was supposed to show us the house couldn’t make it because his wife had a baby (presumably his).  Now that a good excuse and all, but couldn’t he have called us?

Movie Quote of the Day

On the way to the house visit that wasn’t, we saw Matt’s gf in the car ahead of us.  Since he was driving (did I mention my car won’t start?) he pulled up by her at the gas station and we talked with her for a while.  I don’t remember exactly why, but for some reason she got mad at me and threw a shoe at me.  To which I can only respond “Who throws a shoe?!  Honestly!”

Fighting at McDonalds

Well, after the talking with Crystal (Matt’s gf) we decided it was time to go to McDonalds to eat.  Well, actually Matt decided.  I wanted to go to Taco Johns, but since he was driving (since my car hasn’t started since Sat.) he got to decide.  Well, right after ordering my meal some old guy, at least 60, notices I’m wearing a Vikings coat.  He starts making fun of me for this.  This is very unusual, as I have never had to defend my team to some old guy I’ve never meet before while standing in line at McDonalds.  But he’s a Packers fan, they did go farther than my Vikes, so I can handle a little.  But he doesn’t stop!  He just keeps talking.  And he says the same thing over and over again.  “I don’t know about them Vikings, I just don’t know.  What do you think of those Vikings, I don’t know what to think about them.  I don’t think they’re any good.  Do you think they’re any good?”  And then he starts talking about how great the Packers are and how they should’ve gone to the Super Bowl.  “They should’ve kicked the FG, then they would’ve won.”  I can only assume he’s talking about when they went for it on 4th and goal from the one.  To which I gently respond that the Vikes could say the same thing in the Arizona game, then the Packers wouldn’t have even made it to the playoffs.  But that doesn’t matter to him.  It doesn’t mean anything, the Vikings lost that game so they deserved to lose.  But the Packers, they deserved to win.  They had the best kicker in the NFL.

1. Not even close to true.

2.  The guy didn’t even know the Packers kickers name.  He kept trying to call him “Mike Longwell”.

Finally I get my order, and I was sick of listening to him, so I just walked out while he was still talking.  Since I ordered first, that meant I had to wait for the other guys to get theirs while I waited in the car for about 10 minutes.  But it was worth it.  The sad thing is, I bet this whole encounter made the old guy’s day.  I bet he goes around for the next week talking about how he bashed a Vikings fan in McDonalds.

By the Way

Did I mention I haven’t had use of my car since Sat.?

-Nick Sandbulte

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