Archive for the ‘really stupid people’ Category

There are definitely some glitches in the system set up for an ADT alarm system. It seems like common sense, or maybe I am just paranoid?? Actually I doubt that I am paranoid, if anything I am actually too trusting…..but that doesn’t mean I don’t notice some flaws in how secure a system is.
For instance….when you sign up for the alarm system you have to give the sales guy the password you tell ADT when they call to make sure you are alright. Ok…so there is one stranger, that knows where I live, that also knows my password.
Then when the tech guy comes out….you end up having to tell him the password, too. The tech guy knows where I live….and happens to have spent 6 hrs in my apartment yesterday setting up this system. He obviously knows my apartment….and the inner workings to the alarm system.
After the system was FINALLY installed….the tech guy took me thru the tutorial. He said he was going to turn the siren off so we didn’t have to listen to it while we went thru different features. That is where I first challenged him on the safety of it all. Because all he did was pull a tiny wire off the inside of the system box. So I asked if that is all you have to do to turn off the alarm. Immediately he got defensive and said, well yeah…but then proceeded to go into all the tamper alerts the system triggers if you try to ‘open’ the box. Ok, fair enough….that question is dissolved.
Later we come to the part where he explains the ‘Duress’ code. It is a pre determined code by ADT which he shows me. So I ask if I can change it. He acts like no one has ever asked that. I find it hard to believe that I am the first person to ask that. He is really confused why I would want to change the code…and I point out that basically everyone that works for ADT, or has an ADT system obviously knows the ‘Fake Duress Code’. Duh, right?
Apparently I am permitted to change it, but he highly recommends I do not….probably because he highly wants to kill or rape me one day….maybe both.
The last thing I challenged him on was the remote that goes with the system. Basically the guy just spent 30 mins telling me about all this high tech stuff that will save my life, but with a simple remote I can turn the system on and off without a code, at all??
So I said….hmmmm….So if I use the remote I don’t have to punch in a code? To which he says…”That’s right” and I proceed to say….then the duress code really doesn’t have any purpose at that point does it?
This series of questioning was very confusing to him. He really had had enough of me by that point…but really I mean you would kind of have to be stupid to carry around the remote to your alarm system…I think I am going to burn mine.
I don’t think I was being paranoid either….I think those were legitimate questions. And fyi….I have already changed the code and the password…and I don’t care if you are Spencer Reid….you will not guess my password.

Ok….so I have been holding up my strength (for the most part) and been pleasant…maybe tired but trucking through this insane work schedule….I mean we ALL know I NEED and want to work…..it’s just I am sort of way behind on ‘Life’ and unfortunately some fairly important dr. visits…not to mention EXHAUSTED…..I have had 4 days off since December 18th and 2 of those days I LITERALLY spent the ENTIRE time asleep or getting up to pee– oh wait I did clean the kitchen & do laundry @ 6am one of those days— but went back to sleep.
So la la …..anywho….I got in from London Sunday & back ‘on call’ Mon & Tues’ DESPERATLEY hoping to just lay low regroup & catch up….but NO…..I am writing you from Mexico City.
This was really THE straw…..le sigh….and I am VERY OVER ‘Scheduling’ telling ME what to do/ when after doing this job for like 10 freaking yrs…..but I will not get into that at the moment….
Honestly….I was in NO MOOD from ‘the get go’ today…..I mean Fierce…and that doesn’t happen much…..like when I am @ work I tend to be the flight attendant that is always smiling & friendly etc…..but today NOT having it. I wasn’t mean, or rude….but I definitely know my face said do NOT even think about it……….
The flight was fine and actually everyone was pleasant……..
When I arrived @ the hotel, here in Mexico City, I inquired about internet access in the room and if it was complimentary (for crew members) and what I needed to do. My answer was a non convincing ‘dial 0 when you reach your room’…..I EVEN asked…”When I dial 0 am I going to be talking to YOU again??”
Moving on…….When I did arrive in my room there was a plug that said internet access which clearly needed a cable which was clearly not in my desk drawer. So I dialed the infamous ‘0’….to which the operator replied that I need to leave a deposit @ the front desk (which will be returned…and that also happens to be where I receive the cable)…REALLY?? I asked why they didn’t give me that information when I JUST asked not 5 mins ago, while downstairs…..
She didn’t know and offered to transfer me but I said I was going to have to go down there anyway…….
When I say I am in NO MOOD….I mean I am in NO MOOD……
When I arrived @ the front desk AGAIN I asked the lady…..”Remember 5 mins ago when I asked about accessing internet in the room and you said to dial 0??….. Any reason you didn’t also inform me that I need to leave a deposit with you AND get a cable from you?”
I’m sorry I am not generally that blatant….but REALLY??? That is literally one of the STUPIDEST things EVER and I was going to let her know how I felt about it….not to mention I am exhausted & jet lagged & just overall irritated & over stressed, etc…..
Her reply was some mangled explanation that I just asked how to access internet…..to which I said….”Now don’t you think if I was asking about accessing internet I would be ACTUALLY accessing internet & would need ALL the information about HOW to access??”
Anyway, that is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard of and I am not here long enough nor do I have the energy to fill out comment card…..
I can’t believe I mustered up the blog…but it deserved a blog….it really did