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I’m’a smack somebody in a minute

I made up my mind and I’ve been trying all day to buy a new VR headset. The first try was rejected by the bank, as unusual purchases are. Once I got that straightened out, I got into a loop where I hit the purchase button, it swore it was talking to my bank for a second, then took me back to the purchase screen. Online help chat had me try dropping my VPN, using an incognito window, using a different browser. Eventually, Meta told me I’d taken advantage of too many special offers today and to go away.

I’m pissed.

Anyway, here’s another email that sounds like spam but I actually signed up for it: the Bean Institute. I get their newsletter because I’m from Tennessee and I like beans, dammit.

The title of this one is Love Your Heart with Beans, which sounds too much like a recipe.

Finally went through. I switched from paying by credit card to PayPal. And that worked only because PayPal showed me the error message Meta wouldn’t: it didn’t like my mailing address. Used to be, the house name and parish name was all I needed for a valid address, but lately forms have been demanding the road name as well. If only they had told me that!


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: February 29, 2024, 8:40 pm

Great Northerns, FTW !!!!!

I once had a “do this-do that-do the other” runaround with NetFlix.

They never got a dime of my money and now that I see that NetFlix is a “Sinkhole for the Obamas” I’m glad NetFlix messed it up. One guy told me I needed an “international credit card.” That was the end. πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ

Comment from MrKnowitall
Time: February 29, 2024, 11:05 pm

Once you get your new VR (or even your old VR maybe) you might want to try “Vermillion” – a VR painting app on Steam. Get your Bob Ross on! There’s even multiplayer.

Sorry the big Pull-the-trigger moment didn’t come off like you wanted. Purchases are so much more satisfying when they go through the first time.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 1, 2024, 2:27 am

Ah, Boy Scouts memories.

“Beans beans they’re good for your heart.
The more you eat the more you fart.
The more you fart the better you feel.
Now you’re ready for another meal.
So eat beans!”

As for Meta, I have no words πŸ˜‹

Comment from Quetzalovercoatl
Time: March 1, 2024, 9:41 am

“…which sounds too much like a recipe.”

Honestly, it sounds like the title of a country song to me.

Good luck with the VR purchase. I’d like to try one but can’t convince myself to spend the money, also I loathe Meta.

Comment from Jon
Time: March 1, 2024, 5:48 pm

For beans songs I prefer the version:
“Beans, beans the magical fruit,
The more you eat, the more you toot!”

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