Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The possibly fabulous and the illogical

Let's start with the illogical...

I go to fill my tank cuz the van is on E. I slid my Visa in and out the slot and followed the normal pay at the pump protocol. The little tab thing was set so I didn't have to manually hold the pump as the gas flowed. As I was talking to Pooka, I heard the pump slow down like I had pre paid for the gas and the amount was reaching the price I paid. Then it stopped at $50 on the dot. I knew that my tank was going to take more that $50 considering I was on E, so I unlatched the tab thing and manually squeezed...nothing happened. Even when the pump stops itself it will keep going a bit when you squeeze again, but not this time. I hung the pump up and went inside. Before I could finish asking what the deal was the man behind the counter told me that Visa started this new thing where you can only get 50 bucks worth of gas at at time. If I needed more gas I would have to insert my card again. WTH? He also told me that this will start happening at all the gas stations when I use my Visa to pay! This don't make no sense! Has anybody anywhere other than NC have this happen to them yet. Visa just started this recently and I wonder if it's just and NC thing. Hmph!

Now the possibly fabulous!

The PT aide at the hospital found out yesterday that she got into PA school...which means a certain blogger has officially landed a job. Me and the aide walked into the gym together talking about how she found out and the HNIC (head n***a in charge, who's white) was treating a patient. She said to me...

"you hear about *insert aides name"

"yeah, that's so cool"

"you still want the job" (I blogged a few weeks ago about her asking me the first time)

*me acting like she never asked before**gasp*"yeah"

"well it's yours in August" (she or nobody else knows the aide's leaving sooner)

"where do I need to be, what time, and where do I sign?" (her patient laughed at me)

"talk to *insert aides name* about it and we'll talk later"

The possibly part comes in because the current aide is leaving towards the end of Juneish. Her lease is up on 6/30, hence being the logical choice to leave the job some time around then. The end of June-early July is when I'll be in my second session of summer courses taking Anatomy and Physiology II over. I can't do both and work 40 hours. Then in the Fall I take Physics and I can work the 40 if she let's me leave and come back during the day. Me and the current aide were talking and she said the HNIC might be cool with the fall thing, but to really try to work out the summer thing. At the moment I am going to see if I can find a place to take A&P II in late May or June. Since it's not an NCCU graduation requirement to take it again I can take that course somewhere else. I only need it to satisfy Duke's PT program.

I was just telling Snookums (yeah he's talking to me now, but he's still a tad mad) about me floating around waiting for something to happen and BOOM!

Good stuff my friends, good stuff.

22 comments:

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

Congrats! You are on a roll!

Ladynay said...

Yes indeedy! Imma enjoy this roll and not think negative!

Kasandra said...

Yeah Miss Lady!!!! Send some of that positive energy over here in IL!!! LOL.

Ladynay said...

See...well...what had happened was this string of positive events don't happen very often to a sista so I don't wanna share right now. I'm sure you understand! ROFL

Freaky Deaky said...

Congratulations! Can I rub your booty for good luck? Are PT aides required to wear thongs? If not they should be. Mmm thongs.

Having to reswipe my card every time I want to fill up would annoy the last bit of peace out of me. I don't see what the purpose of that is.

Ladynay said...

I'm ignoring you. LOL!

So far nobody I have asked knows what I am talking about! It really doesn't make sense!

kasandra said...

BOOOOOO!!!!!

Ladynay said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Freaky Deaky said...

Maybe I need to rub it harder or smack it for you to stop ignoring me.

Black Mamba said...

That's a little odd that visa would put restrictions on using the card for gas. Generally credit card co's want you to use their cards so they can nickle and dime ya in interest.
I haven't heard of this for CA...

Congrats to you on the job! :-)

Ladynay said...

Try it and find out what happens Mr. Deaky! *grin*

Black Mamba, I was going to abbreviate but BM is just wrong! LOL

As far as the Visa thing, all I can say is exactly. You would think that they wanted you to max out so they can continue to hit you with interest till you beg for mercy.

Thanks chicka!

Darius T. Williams said...

Nah, I've never heard that visa thing doing that...must be a NC thing.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

congrats on the job u school marm u

Ladynay said...

Well they need to take it out of NC D!!! :-(

Torrence...
school·marm [ skl mrm ] (plural school·marms)

noun

Definition:
1. an offensive term for a woman thought to live in a way regarded as old-fashioned ( insult )

2. an offensive term for a woman schoolteacher, especially one considered too proper and old-fashioned ( dated insult )

Please tell me you're not insulting me *sniffles* :-(

blkbutterfly said...

congrats on the job.

i'd never heard of the Visa situation either. maybe they'd been experiencing some problems w/ ppl paying at the pump and identify theft.

Ladynay said...

who knows...it still dumb idea regardless BB! LOL

LsbnMom said...

Take your course online. There are several out there. Remember, I used to recruit for DOOK! In fact, I think UNC used to do an online course or through independent study cause theirs is/was computerized.

Ladynay said...

2 problems...

1. I am not the type of person that can take an online course. I function better with the teacher in front of me.

2. A&P is not a course that can be effectively taught online so I doubt it's offered that way.

The Goddess said...

Yeay!!! That's so exciting. Girl good things just KEEP happening for you. I'm gonna need you to send some of that my way.

That's pure ridiculousness about the gas thing. What makes it EVEN more retarded is that the price of gas being so high odds are most people will be paying for more than $50 worth of gas at a time.

AR Gal said...

See, girl I told you! My spidey senses never fail.

I need to open up palm reading shop or something! lol

CONGRATULATIONS! I truly hope things continue to fall into place for you!

(((((BIG HUGS))))))

AR Gal said...

Oh and no...haven't heard of that Visa thing around here but then again it doesn't take $50 (thank ya jeezus) to fill up my tank.

Ladynay said...

Goddess, like I told Kassanda, I can't share this here.

I'm saying, not many folks pay less than 50 when they go from empty to full! It's just stupid.

ARgal, LOL@spidey senses!

You must drive a Kia! ;-)