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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Emotional extremes . . . sort of

At a southern university, students in the psychology program were attending their first class on emotional extremes.

"Just to establish some parameters," said the professor to the student from Arkansas, "what is the opposite of joy?"

"Sadness," said the student.

"And the opposite of depression?" he asked of the young lady from Oklahoma.

"Elation," she said.

"And you sir," he said to the young man from Texas, "what about the opposite of woe?"

The Texan replied, "Sir, I believe that would be 'giddy up' ."

Saturday, November 15, 2008

What's in a name?

The As are all done . . . as of this exact point in time, at least.

Two thumbs up for

I ordered the Microsoft Office 2007 upgrade from to load on my new computer. It arrived on Thursday and I tried to install it. It, however, did not want to be installed. It kept telling me the key was invalid. So I sent an email to Amazon about the problem. I expected to have to go through a hassle since I had opened the software to install it and nobody wants to take back software after the seal is broken. I also expected to have to wait forever to get any sort of response.

Well, color me one very happy and satisfied customer. When I got home yesterday there was an email waiting for me that directed me to send the software back to Amazon. It also included a link to a UPS shipping label for me to print out. So today I printed out the label and shipped the bad, uncooperative software back. And waiting for me when I got home was an email informing me my replacement software had shipped.

If I hadn't already been a very satisfied customer, I would certainly be one now.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008