This is a discussion on The ISTJ Rant/Rave Thread within the ISTJ Forum - The Duty Fulfillers forums, part of the SJ's Temperament Forum- The Overseers category; Originally Posted by CorgiGirl Oh sorry, what I actually meant was she might have asked for more money because she ...
Actually, that's $30 for four people. $120 extra. Yeah, there was a cold spell. The warmest temperature between January and May was in January. And I did push up the heat a bit after deciding that shivering in my living room wasn't fun anymore. But I think I pushed it up just as much as it was in first semester, which fell to single digits sometimes. This current roommate just likes things chilly for some reason. She wasn't living in our house until second semester btw.
At work ATM; rant = people that call my office because they have questions that are quasi-related to my job (i.e., the person that they really need I work with sometimes, but neither of us does the other's job [and doesn't know HOW, either]). Anyway, said caller stating that she called Person X 30 minutes ago and WHY HASN'T SHE CALLED HER BACK?!
Seriously? I don't know, I don't care, and I don't have a crystal ball. Of course, since I deal with the public, my actual answer was, "I'm sure that she'll return your call at her first opportunity," i.e., 'you are not the only person on the face of the planet that needs assistance from her'.
Rant: Digging through network cabling at work. I could crap a better job than some of the work that's been revealed, and I'm not a pro network techie. Will have to spend a quiet midnight or three to sort that stuff out.
Rave: The guys who did the upgrade were great. Stuck with the crap found, they managed to make everything go smooth and with minimal fuss. :-)
Rave: So my bedroom at my parents house is small, but I like it because it is near the back of the house and nobody bothers me. My dad helped me paint it (light green for the walls and a nice "wet cement" grey colored ceiling), and I recently got a full size mattress (omg yay!). When I had my temporary job at Borders, I spent a lot of my money on buying posters and bookshelves and other bedroom-stuff. So now it looks AWESOME.
But the desk I have is an L shaped desk that is meant to fit in the corner of a room. It takes up a lot of space. So I have been planning to sell it on CL, and while I was researching, I found an Ikea Poang chair for sale- it looked like it was in GREAT condition (and only $35!). But it was a one hour drive away from my house, so I just thought whatever. But then my brother had a baseball game IN THE SAME TOWN. So we took the big car and and I checked out the chair- and I got it! OMG! So now my room is perfection. :D
And during all of this, my parents and younger sister were in LA for shopping and the Reagan Library/museum. My dad keeps telling me how proud he is of me and how I was so "go-getter" about the chair. Lol! (I have been wanting this chair for about a year now... they are usually $120 for the chair alone.)
I got a used (but in perfect condition) Ikea Poang chair AND ottoman for $35!
Congrats for getting the item(s) you wanted.
However, what's so great that everyone loves IKEA? It certainly can't be the prices; Wal-Mart and other similar places have similar prices and similar merchandise.
I did a case analysis on IKEA when I was in school so I understand the marketing machine quite well from the business side; however, I would like a perspective from the consumer side for a comparison.
I'd say it's name-brand recognition. IKEA is the student's Crate and Barrel. Cheaper, not as fancy, but decent bang for buck. One stop shop for all your furniture and bookshelf needs. But if Walmart's cheaper, I may stop by there some time if I have the means of carrying back anything I buy back to my place.