Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Good morning from the mountain and a kimchi recipe and more eBay swill including a mock training list for its phone workers...

Good Morning from the mountain, still no satisfaction from eBay, just a bunch of bunk about them doing things by their policies, I did inform them that I have policies as well.  One of which was not to be harassed and tormented by a customer that G-d could not please.  It becomes harder and harder to continue dealing with eBay and their “policies," which by the way I never did agree too.  I am fascinated with their abused Asia work force that have no other choice than to tell me that their supervisor is just going to tell me the same thing that he was, which is the job of all underlings I believe.  It must be a part of their training. 
  •         Training day one, tell the customer how glad you are to be helping them, in those exact words.
  • ·         Day two always read from the sacred book of eBay.
  • ·         Day three, distract the customer by telling them in broken English that you understand their worries, in those words.
  • ·         Day four, continue in broken English to tell them you understand, but that they are being unreasonable and not listing to you, when they tell you that what they are saying does not help them.
  • ·         Day five, keep your customer from reaching higher up levels of customer support, be willing to throw yourself under the train to do so…after all this is for eBay.
  • ·         Day six, quote without stutter, even though we at eBay know you will not be able to do this as it is hard to outright lie in another language with inflection.  Reputedly state that there is no supervisor available that they are all on other calls. 
  • ·         Day seven swear before the almighty book of eBay that you will make it money and help no one, promise to tell two differ stories at all times.  The buyer and seller are both right, until bad feedback is left, and then it is not eBay’s fault, but the costumer’s fault, quote seller,  for doing as you informed them. Remember to smile for them, as they can feel your genuine warmth, as you tell them eBay’s policies and lead them to a page where they are found.  Remind them that you are helping them as their business goes down in flames, never waver from the eBay policy which undeniable is unreasonable at best, and unethical at worst.
  • ·         Day 8 In the end thank them, after all this job that pays you nearly $550 American dollars per month or less in some cases, and would not be made possible if some wanker in the US has not gone and outsourced it to you. 

Anyway, I need to go and pickle some carrots and clean my kitchen, then go out in the garden and work.  Almost time to plant the winter crops.  Oh and I promised someone my kimchi recipe so I will include it below.

  • You will need two large Napa cabbage
  • 1 and 1/4 cup sea salt or kosher salt
  • tablespoon fish sauce
  • Five chopped scallions
  • 1 white or yellow onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic-minced
  • 2 tablespoons of organic white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ground ginger root
  • 5 heaping teaspoons of pepper flakes


Cut the cabbages in long strips no wider than two inches, works best and trim the ends. 

Rinse and cut into pieces about 2 inch square. 

Place the cabbage into large stainless steel bowl and cover leaves with salt until evenly coated. 

Leave at room temperature for 6 hours.

After six hours or more has passed, rinse the cabbage leaves with lots of cool water and place in clean colander to drain for about an hour.

Next you will need a food grade plastic bucket, I get mine from a local grocery store.  It once held frosting, and now I use it for Kimchi.  It should have a tight fitting lid.  

Take all remaining ingredients and mix them into the cabbage which should now be in the bucket, please wear gloves to do this, this pepper is hot and bad things happen when you do not wear gloves, you will just have to trust me on this.  

Really rub the mix into all the leaves, once you have done this you need to seal the container and walk away from it for at least four days.  After that time, you may open the bucket and place your new Kimchi into glass jars with plastic lids, it should keep for a few months in the fridge.

Be Blessed

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