A bit of a rant

** Warning: I rant quite a fair bit in today’s post. So if you had a 💩 day too and don’t need more negativity in your life today, then please skip today’s post and I’ll just see you tomorrow. Or just read the last paragraph 😊 **

My dad’s mobile saga continues, sighhh… We finally gave up on finding the phone, and I just told them to go to Telstra, one of the telecoms in Oz, and just sort it out there. I erased all the data off his phone remotely before it lost battery, so hopefully that actually worked 🤞 I’m still annoyed that we couldn’t the phone using the Find My Phone function.

I do wonder sometimes if my parents like to have drama in their lives. I certainly don’t. I like my life to be as drama-free as possible. But I think some people like having drama in their lives, even if it’s at a subconscious level, just to keep their lives interesting, perhaps. They stressed me out and frustrated me to no end today, so much so that I had to take a quick nap in between lessons. It’s my busiest day too, and their stress just added to my stress 😒

And they also don’t seem to understand that I work. I no longer have a corporate job, but I still work. But this doesn’t seem to compute, and I feel like they think I just sit around and do nothing all day, and can happily take their calls whenever they call. My mum also doesn’t seem to realise that I can SEE that she has called, that my phone will tell me that I missed a call from her. Instead, my mum will call non-stop until there are literally SIX missed call notifications from her. WTH, man. So I text her and say, “I am in a meeting, I can’t talk right now.” And what does she do? CALL ME STRAIGHT BACK. WTAF. Seriously 😡

My dad doesn’t call. He just texts. And gets annoyed that I don’t text back straight away. FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. It’s like they have forgotten that they used to work too, and that everyone is now retired like they are!

OK, rant over. I don’t like giving out negativity in the world, but it has just been such a stressful day that I needed to get that out today 😔

So on a more positive note, to balance all that negativity out 😆, social distancing rules have finally been relaxed in HK – yayyy 👏 Gyms have reopened, so N is very happy; and dine-in services at restaurants have been extended to 10pm. And groups of 4 people can now gather in public. Oh, and the most exciting thing for me: libraries have opened up again! Woohoo! 🥳 I may just go and borrow some books tomorrow. It’ll make me feel better after all the stress from today! 😊

Uselessness

My parents still couldn’t locate my dad’s mobile today. The doctor’s surgery was closed today, and Find My Device is still telling me that it’s in that general area. He doesn’t have much battery left, so I really hope that they can find it at the doctor’s surgery tomorrow 🤞

I also tried contacting Telstra to figure out what we can do to secure his device in the meantime (if we can do anything at all), but their messaging service is sooo baaad. I felt like I was getting the same message over and over again from them, all from different people, and no one was even bothering to read the messages that I was sending back. I wonder if Telstra still outsources their customer service hotline offshore… I was so happy when the banks moved their services back onshore. Surely they realised just how much of a waste of time and money that was 🙄

So if it’s definitely not at the doctor’s surgery tomorrow, then I’ll ask them to just go to a Telstra shop and cancel it then and there, rather than stuffing around with these useless people online 😒

To add to my woes, I also got an email from the Australian Electoral Commission telling me that they’ve taken me off the electoral roll because I didn’t reply back to them to extend my overseas elector status. And it’s not just my overseas status that they cancelled. They’ve basically taken me off the entire electoral roll, and I didn’t even get a warning. I didn’t get any sort of notification to tell me that I had to action something! FFS 😒 WTAF. Seriously ridiculous. And even if they did send a letter by snail mail, with COVID, who knows where that letter ended up 🤷‍♂️

So I wrote a letter back, as they requested, asking them to reinstate my voter status in Oz. It was the most formal letter that I have written in a lonnnggg time 😆 Well, it was the first letter that I have written in a long time 😂 I could barely remember the structure of a letter, it’s been that long since I’ve actually had to write one!

This uselessness in Oz is definitely something that I DON’T miss!