You know what is frustrating? Un-updated information.
I was sent an e-mail by Delta that provides me with all the last minute things that I need to take care of for my trip.
I was a bit surprised to see that one of the things that I can cross off my list is a covid 19 test. I was expecting to go for one Thursday morning, and having an attestation form filled out by a doctor to prove that it was negative. Printed the form out and everything, but right there in that e-mail dated February 20th, under 'vaccinated' it noted that I didn't need the covid test.
So I clicked on the 'additional information' button (in the SAME E-MAIL) and I got the helpful information, dated December 6th, 2021 that I needed to have a negative covid test within 48 hours of leaving.
IN THE SAME E-MAIL!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, you have to understand that I'm standing here waiting for this whole thing to fall through. I'm trying to be optimistic, but there has been some pretty dicey weather happening there (here too). And not to mention that all of a sudden, I've got a cold passing through my 'bubble'. I've become a virtual hermit trying to avoid catching something and I'm popping zinc like I'm addicted to it. (Note to self: be sure to look up and see if you can overdose on zinc.)
So in the middle of that, I just had this sudden vision of myself being turned away at that airport because I hadn't gotten the covid test.
So I called Delta and after a wait of 49 minutes (which turned out to be over an hour) (good news: I didn't lose phone service this morning) I was told by a cheerful person that Delta's webpage had the most current information and I could look it up there. I stated that I had already done that and the "latest information" (dated December 6th, 2021) said that I did, while the e-mail said I didn't.
She looked and hmmmmm'ed and I waited patiently, and finally she decided that the e-mail was correct and that I did not need the covid test.
I still admit to being nervous about not having one, but I have the e-mail that says I don't need it.
PS Yes, in case you are wondering, you CAN overdose on zinc cold fighter. Good news: I have not exceeded the recommended dosage, so I should be good.
So now I'm trying to get together some last minute things. I went to look for something in the attic and managed to bash my head on the edge of the attic door. (I was holding a knife and a light and I got distracted.) I staggered around a bit before the stars faded, and the whole time I was thinking 'If I can't go because I've given myself a concussion, I'm going to be so pissed!'
I don't think I've got a concussion but I've got a knot and a cut.
(Good news: I did not cut myself with the knife in my hand.)
Know what else is frustrating? I received a debit card in the mail today, in my name. It was not from my bank. I needed to activate it. I called to find out what it was about. They wanted my social security number to open my account.
Me: I don't want you to open an account for me. I have a bank. I have a debit card. I want to know why this bank is sending me one."
Him: "My hands are tied. I can't give you any information without the social security number."
Me: "...and I'm not giving you my social security number without further information."
Him: "All I can tell you is that your employer has sent up an account for you with very important health benefits."
Me: "I have been a contracted employee for the last 10 months. I received no health benefits. I also retired last month."
I hung up. I burned the card, and I notified my ex-employer's HR to let them know of a possible scam.
Oh and this was another burr under my tail today: Chris from Breezeline called. (Full week + since we had our first two hour call.) Astounded that we're still having problems with our phone and internet, and oh so very sorry that he had forgotten to mention that he was out of the office for a week. I was on the phone with him for a half hour while he expressed disbelief that the district manager/supervisor/imaginary person had not called me back. He's escalated it again, but this time he's sure they are going to fix it.
It's not even lunch time yet, but I think that maybe I should just stop for the day. Take it easy.
I need a vacation.