Customer Service: It Gets Worse.
Oh. My. Gosh. If you haven’t seen this yet, watch it. So accurate it’s almost physically painful.
this is why I’d rather be unemployed
The amount of fantasies on how I’d murder several customers are probably worth checking into a therapist’s office….
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So, I found out I was pregnant again around November with our third child (first pregnancy was twins!), and my birthday is on Christmas, so my husband usually goes a bit bonkers with having to do a birthday present / Christmas present that are pretty much on par with each other.
This is what I find for my birthday present this year: a TARDIS blue background with a silhouette of a pregnant woman with the Gallifreyan for ‘I love you’.
He’s gotten me a lot of things in the past and says a lot of pretty words, but this, by far, I think is my favourite thing he’s ever done or given me.
He told me he had to paint it in a rush because we found out with JUST enough time for him to paint it before my birthday (he was still setting the last brush strokes on the 23rd, he said) and he kept apologising profusely for the errors/spots on the Gallifreyan. I don’t care. It’s lovely and he’s lovely and this is an incredible gift.
FIVE RAVENCLAW HEADCANONS
1. Their common room is always clean and quiet, a perfect study environment. All the Hogwarts commons and dorms are set up more or less the same way; big common room in a central location with a smaller “quiet study” room off to the side. In Ravenclaw, the smaller room is their “noisy/social” room and the bigger room is their “study room”, except on Friday and Saturday nights when they switch. Both rooms are always impeccably tidy thanks to the handy chore chart they adhere to strictly.
2. They are the only house whose student body elects their prefects. This tradition was started in the time of Ravenclaw herself, who strongly favored a democratic style of decision-making for her students since they tended to be independent thinkers who wanted their own say in everything. The Head of House and Headmaster both have the right to interfere with the student decisions for prefects, but they have not done so in over a century. Unlike the other houses, being elected your fifth year does not mean you are guaranteed the job for your sixth and seventh years; you have to be re-elected.
3. They are also the only house to hold open strategy meetings for their Quidditch team. Anyone, whether they are on the team or not, is allowed to attend and make suggestions. The Ravenclaw captains have found that outside perspectives on the games to be particularly insightful. Ravenclaw takes Quidditch very seriously - their track record with cup wins is almost as good as Slytherin’s. Ravenclaw students also are notorious for hosting underground betting competitions on both the Hogwarts Cup and the National and Worldwide leagues.
4. If you averaged out their grades, the average wouldn’t be higher than the averages of other houses. Even though it’s true that Ravenclaw has more “straight-A” students than the other houses, they also have more than their fair share of “brilliant but lazy” students who tend to not get stellar grades despite their natural talents. They also have plenty of students who are average academics but are extraordinarily clever and open-minded in their own ways, like Luna Lovegood.
5. The only reason that Ravenclaw doesn’t win the House Cup more often is that its prefects deduct more points from their own house than any other prefects do. Deducting points from their own houses is the only authoritative power prefects have on the points system; understandably, most don’t invoke it often. Ravenclaws, however, are big on upholding rules and standards, and their prefects tend to deduct points for even minor infractions, which often leaves them lagging behind a hundred points or more in the House Cup.