Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Vodka and Soda


I confess...that I'm getting really tired of United's terrible customer service and their lack of compassion for military families moving overseas.  I'm just trying to get my cat booked as a carry on during our flight that the military has already booked, but that they won't issue tickets for until days before our flight (that's just the military's policy).  We have a reservation, but United cares not.  Their answer?  You might just have to leave your cat behind.  Thanks for nothing, jerk faces.

I confess...that as happy as I was to receive orders to Japan, now I wish we would just stay stateside.  I have such wanderlust, but the stress that this move has been put on my is frying my brain.  I am on the verge of a breakdown.

I confess...that as much as I will miss my job and my work, I will absolutely not miss the unnecessary drama that goes on here.  Other than the technical folks, half of the people here have no idea what they are doing, and seem to make up policies to suit their mood that day.  I'm tired of it, and smart enough to look up regulations on my own.  Thankyouverymuch.

I confess... that I am really going to miss this area.  St. Louis really has become a "home," and it's so hard to say good-bye.

I confess...that my heart is just not into anything right now.  I'm not putting my full efforts into being a friend, a wife, a military spouse, or an employee.  My mind is in a million directions right now, and I'm ready for a break.


11 comments:

Jen said...

Wow they actually told you that you might have to leave your cat behind?! That is just awful!

Ech and Will said...

Ugh, leave your cat behind? that's ridiculous!

kdhopwood said...

That's horrible that United is being so difficult! Ughh! I hope you get feeling better soon :(

Jenn @ Business, Life & Design said...

Moving with pets seems really challenging. I don't even want to know how my dog would handle it. I hope you get it all figured out!

Kristen said...

i would absolutely not leave my cat behind. stupid united - i have flown with them once, never again. they suck balls! hope things work out and you stop dealing with all this shit and the move is awesome!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Moving to Japan is going to be amazing! I'm sure its stressful now but try to think of the end result.

Em said...

Wow Japan would be such a culture shock for me but that sounds like an amazing place to experience! And as a furbaby mama myself, United needs to get their effing crap together. Especially for military fams!

Teh Megan said...

Moving overseas was one of the most stressful things I've ever experienced. I survived though. I didn't get to take my dog, so I didn't get to experience that side of things. My bf is actually coming back from Japan this summer, I'm so excited. I'm over this distance.

Angie said...

I hope things fall into place with your cat. You would think that United would have better policies when it came to military moves.

ECA MyCAA said...

That is one of the hassles and predicament with deployment overseas. I just realize that while reading your post that pets become an issue having them before deployments, this is so sad.

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Janna Renee said...

Stateside moves are insane, so I can't even imagine moving to Japan!! I hope you schedule a spa day or something to decompress, you poor thing! Just remember, you WILL have an amazing time when you are over there!