Crippled Consumer, Paralyzed Citizen

Riffs, Rants and Raves

About me — and YOU!


Lousy customer service. Bad business practices. And we’re supposed to take all this lying down? If we don’t help ourselves, who will help us?

Yes, I’m picky. I believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well, especially if one is paid for it. Let’s use an example. If you’re an indifferent cook in your home, so be it. But if you’re an indifferent cook AND you happen to be a chef, well…

That’s why it gets my goat when I see sloppiness in any ‘business’ (be it a corporation, a public outfit, an educational system — anything that affects more than just one person).  And worse, when the sloppiness is pointed out but persists — and even worse, when the problem is easy to fix.

My moniker says it all. I have a lot of riffs and rants. But I’m not totally cynical — I sometimes have my raves too.
I’m an architect -> software programmer -> banking compliance analyst. I’ve seen a lot over the years at these ‘organizations’ (what a misnomer). I’ve told myself I don’t want “just a job” anymore. I write, edit (copy and content) and trade — some of the time. Regardless, that doesn’t stop me from reflecting on how much the so-called leading establishments often have in common — a lack of common sense.

BTW, I have another blog (http://reformtheorg.wordpress.com/) where I talk about (mainly) my own observations and experiences at the workplace.

And oh, I don’t steal photos. Any pics you see are attributed (creative commons license) or taken by me.

So that’s about me. Now, about YOU.

I don’t expect to cater to everybody or make everybody happy with these posts.

1. If you think that most people in this world are unnecessarily picky, you’re probably blind to inefficiency by now. For your own good, please don’t waste your time lingering around here.

2. If you think things around you are c’est la vie, I totally understand — let’s part as friends.

3. Now, for the remaining few: I’ll be happy to hear from you.

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