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Friday, February 17, 2006
Yes, I was worried....
The Lady Vols went down to Georgia
Looking for a game to win
They'd lost another point guard
And it looked like the season was in a spin...

OK, that's really all I've got except for later in the song, having Pat Summit say to Andy Landers, " I told you once you son of a gun, I'm the best there's ever been!"

I was eccstatic that the Lady Vols came back from such a huge deficit to defeat the Lady Bulldogs on their own court. A big fan Nelson Muntz "Ha, ha!" to UGA. I love it when the Vols tease them into thinking them might win only to pull off a victory in the end. Sort of like the Vandy game Sunday afternoon, this one could be a demoralizing loss for the Lady Bulldogs. So close, yet so far.

Couldn't happen to a better team in my not so humble opinion. I've really worked up a bit of hatred for all things UGA in the past couple of years. I lived in Georgia for a while and boy howdy, their fans sure can't take losing but they're even worse a bunch of winners. Now, I know that isn't the majority of the fans and I'm sure there are some nice UGA fans out there. (My friend Rich's wife would count as one...and that's about the only one I can think of). Anyway, the lengths to which UGA fans went to be jerks never failed to surprise me....I've told the stories before, so I won't repeat them here again. But let's just say that before I moved there, my top teams I wanted to see UT beat the most were Florida and Alabama. Georgia worked up there in the list and may be the number one team I want to see the Vols beat any time they play. And given how legendary my dislike of Florida is, that's saying a lot.

Of course, this situation is not helped by having to deal with the beaucracy of the state department of revenue in Georgia. I realized when I got my tax forms for this year that hey--I never got my refund from Georgia last year. I'd lived and worked in state a month or so and was due a refund (stupid income tax..it sucks!). It's not mind-boggling, but it's enough that I could put it toward my Michael needs a new big TV fund. Anyway, I started making some calls to try and find someone who could help me out.

It took me forever to get anyone on the phone. I called one number and got another number which gave me a third number. You get the idea. So, I call the last number and when it's not busy and they do answer you get into voice mail hell. Now, this wouldn't be so bad if three times out of every five that you go in, it didn't tell you you're in voice mail hell and then drop the call. The other two times you'd call in, it's give you the opening statement and start playing some crappy on-hold music. Which is fine...I can sit through that. But then we get to the second you're in voice mail hell message that says--hey, you can fax us or e-mail us or hold. At this point, the system would then drop my call. So you're back to the start. But wait, you say--if you're smart you could write down the e-mail address or fax number and do that.

Ha, ha! I say.

I tried that. The e-mail address bounces back. I'm not kidding. I sent a fax the first day, heard nothing, sent it again a day or so later. At this point I've still not heard anything back. Did I mention the e-mail address bounced?!? What the hell good is that?!?

Thankfully, after six days of trying, I finally got a human being. Luckily for me, I only had a small heart attack at hearing a human voice and was able to get the issue addressed. I then told them I thought their voice mail system was a joke and that the e-mail address wasn't working correctly. They seemed genuinely stunned by this...if by stunned you mean not really concerned at all.

But, anyway...that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Oh yeah and...

GO BIG ORANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


posted by Michael Hickerson at 2/17/2006 08:24:00 AM | |
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