Zenith Windows are rubbish

Zenith Windows are rubbish.

A new addition to the hate list. Zenith Windows are officially rubbish. They were rubbish when they originally fitted our front door, messing us around no end when we wanted to know about new handles for our windows (which they fit for us like a billion years ago) and now they are even more rubbish.

When my dad passed away, the police had to break into the house to find him so they had to go through the front door. Fair enough. It’s the only way in.

So the door is irreparably damaged and will need replacing. That was nearly two months ago now and Zenith Windows said that we would have a new door after 4 – 5 weeks.

Obviously, that was a blatent lie. We still don’t have a working front door. You would think, that at least they could contact us to say “hey, sorry we don’t have it yet” or something – my mum has been calling pretty much every week only to hear “Oh. Yeah. We’re waiting for the door to arrive.”

I don’t get it. We’ve paid for half of it already. The man came to measure the door and even with the whole Christmas season, it shouldn’t take this long.

This is an example of appalling service. You might think that they would hurry things up a little for a recently bereaved family or at least, not offer such a poor service that I’m now adding them to the hate list and will be dissing them to everyone I ever meet who I happen to talk about double glazing with.

Admittedly, double glazing isn’t exactly a burning topic of conversation, but it is the kind of thing that you listen to someone else’s experience of when you are considering it.

So, in summary, Zenith Windows are lame, rubbish etc. and you shouldn’t use them.

The Hate List: Differences between browsers

I suppose this is probably something that only really affects me, but generally it’s a bit annoying when you do some action which does something in one browser and…nothing happens because you’re using a completely different web browser.

Petty, I know.

What prompted this you might ask?

Well! Even if you don’t ask, I’m going to talk about it. 🙂

In Opera, mouse-clicking on the left edge of the browser window pops up a sidebar filled with all sorts of things – favourites, history, transfers…the rest of it. In Internet Explorer, nothing happens. At all.

Oh I know that there is something kind of similar, where you can click on the star to drop down a favourites or history sidebar, but it’s not the same is it?

And with Opera being my browser of choice, it does grate a bit when I’m forced to use other browsers.

Then there’s the differences which I can’t quite remember between Opera and Firefox and the keyboard shortcuts for scrolling through open tabs. I haven’t even got a clue what the shortcut to do that in Internet Explorer is.

And I’ll probably never find out.

the hate list: coughing

I figured that I should resurrect the hate list – I kept one on my final year project blog and it at least kept me entertained in programming/dissertation purgetory.

So here it is! Ta-da!

…yeah.

Coughing then.

I’ve got some kind of virus, plague whatever and I keep coughing. Not enough to warrant running off to the chemist to get some sort of cough linctus yet and not enough to be painful, but just enough that it makes me feel sick.

It’s annoying to say the least. I can only think that if I just threw up, then the coughing wouldn’t be so bad – but I’m not coughing enough for that. Just ALMOST enough.

Augh.