Sunday, July 21, 2013

Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Ass, Mercury Retrograde!

Finally, Mercury went direct yesterday. AND THERE WAS MUCH REJOICING! YAAAAAAAY!

There was so much Mercury fuckery I don't even know where to begin. I have heard from a number of people, and it seems like this retrograde period has been a real and total bitch; evidently it wasn't just me.

The capstone to this lovely period for me came Thursday. I dropped my car off at the dealership for some warranty maintenance, and had them drop me at the subway. That afternoon, the heat index was 110 degrees--thanks to all the humidity--so as I was heading toward my stop I called up the dealership for a ride back to pick up my car. I called them 10 times and no one picked up until the last try; then the lady transfers me, and the connection goes bye-bye. I call back and they say they'll send someone out. The dealership is perhaps 10 minutes from the station, and 30 minutes later someone finally gets there. I was in the shade at least, but there was no relief from the heat and humidity. The gentleman finally shows up to pick me up, with blissful HIGH AC in the van and an extra soda, which he kindly offered to me. It sort of made up for the fact that I probably sat out there an extra 5 minutes because he had to stop on the way to get me for said refreshment. 

Fortunately, what needed to be done is more of a nuisance than anything else and doesn't affect the performance of the car. Unfortunately, in the tradition of Mercury retrograde's "re-do" attitude, they didn't have the part and will have to order it. So it looks like one more trip over there. 

We're not out of the woods yet, folks. Mercury is still in its storm for another few days. Hang on until July 26 and we should be OK. But I honestly will be glad to see Mercury go direct and get back up to full speed. TOO MUCH FUCKERY. 

If you have some stories I can share, please send them in and I'll post them here. 

Stay tuned for a big announcement in the next few days!


  1. I have a very serious work situation. Even though I developed an Action Plan, my boss keeps questioning it; forgetting very important facts I've previously outlined. I think I finally saw him "coming 'round the bend" this past week. Let's hope it sticks!

  2. Shawn...thanks for your comment! I hope it sticks, too! :)

  3. Here, here! Actually, I hope the door does hit merc retro in the ass...hard! These past few weeks have sucked... royally. My 19 month old has been a wreck, and not just the usual fussiness, I'm talkin blood curdling screams at 2am. My phone has managed to miss several important calls! Twice I have gone into an overcrowded grocery store with a busted AC (i'm in the VA heatwave too), wanting to leave as soon as I walk in, only to discover both times that I have forgotten my list, so I end up wandering around in circles trying to get everything I think I need (if I had gone back home for that list I probably would have sat down, popped a beer, and said fuck it). And my husband gets an unpleasant (and turns out, expensive) call from the IRS!!! I could go on, but damn its depressing! Good Riddance merc I like to say "peace and chicken grease". thanks for lettin me vent. love your posts!

    1. Hi Brooke...sorry to hear about all the drama! But thanks for the kind words on the blog! Hopefully things will start to improve shortly... :)

  4. Oh, do I have a Mercury Retrograde story.... holy moly... it's funny now, but it sure did smack me when it happened! I shall fill you in later...