Hello Sir, welcome to India!
April 13th, 2007 - 11:47pm MST (-0700)

Apparently, it's called "outsourcing". Someone, somewhere, at some point, had the brilliant idea to move parts of a company's operations to another country in which the costs for each employee is substantially less compared to where it was in the first place.

I won't deny that I'm not aware of the economic reasoning behind this idea, but please, corporate big mucky-mucks, can't you see it's really screwing the rest of us?

A while back, I was personally affected by this stupid idea when I had reasons to call Customer Support at HP. I was in process of purchasing a HP Pavilion dv9000t laptop (and more to come about that whole mess at a later time), and had hit a roadblock that forced me to pick up the phone.

I was redirected through the phone lines of the world to... India.

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Nickels, dimes, quarters and no one's the wiser
February 27th, 2007 - 12:27am MST (-0700)

American coins make no sense. At all. I was at Wal-Mart's today (yeah, I am getting Americanized), and they wanted to charge me 16 dollars and 9 cents for a Dave Matthews Band CD. Fine, I thought, and digged up a 20 dollar bill. Then, I figured I might as well give the cashier some of the coin collection in my wallet, if only to prevent further adding to it.

Chaos ensued.

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