Oh yeah sorry for my rage yesterday. Did not have the best day besides losing a few hours in wanikani.
I got up quite early yesterday (5 am - yes my sleep cycle is really weird right now; thanks uni exams) and went grocery shopping around 8 am. I planned to be home around 9 am so that I could do wanikani. Also had to learn for my exam tomorrow. I finished shopping around 8:40 and tried to pay. All my cards got declined. So I had to leave my bag and stuff next to the counter and left to get some cash. This also did not work; my cards kept getting declined. So I called my bank and after around 10 minutes of annoying waiting music and “please wait, the next free employee is assigned to you” blah bla announcements my wanikani alarm went off. I then tried to do them while this f*** music kept distracting me and I managed to get through all the important ones even though my error rate was like 50%, and I had to keep ignoring my answers (which to me my displeasure just marks the answer as correct instead of re-adding the card). I finished, and I still didn’t get through to an employee. (keep in mind this is the 24h hotline for credit card emergencies, and in Germany, it was already 10 am due to timezones). Finally after 40 minutes of waiting time the call dropped… yeah that’s what it did. I still didn’t have money. While waiting, I had been chatting with my dad, and he got me an internal number to call - so I did, but she could not help me either besides telling me that my debit card isn’t locked only to find out that she isn’t able actually to see that?! well whatever I called the hotline again, and this time it didn’t take too long to get through. After some long on tedious offline identification, I was told that my debit card isn’t locked and that the malfunction it’s my fault, and she cannot do anything. Thanks a lot. Again my dad saved the day by getting some internal information from another bank: apparently, some server from MasterCard have technical issues and unluckily all my cards are hosted on this server even tho I am with different banks. I then somehow managed to get the cash I needed for paying. Went home and wanted to tread my after all this with the ben and jerries ice cream I bought. Sadly, it was molten…
I was completely behind with my schedule and believe me I was quite enraged about all this. I later got back to wanikani again to do some apprentice III upgrades and to my disbelief I saw kanjis in the now-to-review chart of ultimate timeline. I had around 7 minutes to the next full hour and I quickly did them, but this was too much for me. I am quite eager with wanikani, and most of my motivation is fueled by my competitiveness against the clock. So this was perfect rage material, and with all what happened this morning, I just had to express my distaste somehow.
sorry about that