Is It Taco Tuesday Yet?
I saw this meme on a couple of Facebook threads recently – and it really cracked me up. The last several days I’ve been equal parts horrified and embarrassed about what’s going on in our country – But I don’t want this to end up to be a political post because I want to keep that off this website as much as I can.
However, the result of all of this has been that I’ve been feeling like I could bite someone’s head off for no apparent reason whatsoever. I realize my decision to slice and dice someone could easily be made based on something so superficial like not liking the color of their eyes… These times are bringing out the very worst in me – The worst in many of us. Clearly, I need to get a grip…lol.
Things have just gone so negative that I’ve been wandering around in a fog while generally feeling sick to my stomach. I turn to Facebook and Twitter which are often places for fun and frivolity – but they’ve turned into cesspools of ugliness – I mean more than usual.. I’m trying hard to fight the negativity but it’s swirling all around me. I am affected – no – I’m INfected by it all. My inner bitch is rearing her ugly head.
My next victim might be someone from that <grocery store chain that I shall not name> if I don’t get the correct refund credited to my account within the next couple of days. Seriously, I’m like, right on the verge… don’t push me. Don’t do it…I’m warning you…lol.
I’m also cranky at the Egyptian geese who have recently returned to our “fake lake” behind our building to honk right outside of my window the last 3 nights at approximately 4:05 AM. Well, technically, that’s morning… but it’s still dark outside. Well, to be fair to the geese, 4:00 AM my time would be 2:00 PM their time – so maybe they’re just still on Egyptian time.
I’ll give them a pass. Sleep is precious to me – but so are Egyptian geese. Somewhere in the night, Stars99 starts to inexplicably sing, “Walk Like an Egyptian.” The following YouTube video was posted by TheBanglesVEVO entitled “The Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian.”
It honestly took every ounce of decorum for me not to totally bitch out the <insert name of BIG online store that I generally love so much> representative who was trying to figure out why their 3rd chance at getting my order correct went horribly wrong.
Last night I may have gone a tad ballistic when I watched the status of my order changed from “out for delivery” to “delivered” when it wasn’t… This was after 2 previous issues with delivery (involving some wackadoodle delivery company that <insert name of BIG online store that I generally love so much> is now using). Ugh!
Yes, this was all over an 8-pack carton of cherries. I do realize just how wonky this sounds… lol. I’ve now lost my mind over Ziploc bags® and cans of cherries. It’s nice to know I have my priorities straight, no?
Following are excerpts from the chat transcript between me and a customer service representative from the store – I am omitting much of the back and forth exchange because no one needs to be subjected to that – but I’m including the salient points… lol… Note this chat started at 9:45 PM and is the 3rd night in a row I’ve had to deal with a single item order – This all started because I ordered cherries but they sent gooseberries by mistake:
ME: This is the 3rd time I’ve had to contact you guys over a carton of cans of cherries. The delivery info for this replacement item now says that it was delivered tonight – but it wasn’t. We’ve looked on every floor of our building.
I’m LIVID! This is a replacement item because you guys sent the wrong item out the first time. We’ve been checking outside our door every 20 minutes for the last few hours… They NEVER delivered it… I assure you. I rarely have issues with <insert name of BIG online store that I generally love so much> … but this is crazy. This is the 3rd chat… this is ridiculous!
(Some other back and forth chat ensued while they were checking on the delivery – So far the chat lasted well over 30 minutes…)
THEM: Would you like me to create a replacement or issue a refund for the item?
ME: The order that was supposed to be delivered today WAS the replacement order for the item. I only have gooseberries…no cherries…C’mon… this is getting more ridiculous.
THEM: Since you’re unable to locate the order, May I create a replacement for the order?
ME: THE ORDER WAS NOT DELIVERED! How can I be any more clear?????????????
ME: Why does it not concern you that your delivery company is lying about delivering a package? Is this the kind of service I can expect from <insert name of BIG online store that I generally love so much> this Christmas season?
Note: I had asked to speak to a manager twice during our conversation – The chat was FINALLY transferred to a member of their “leadership team.” When I asked if they were a “supervisor” or a “manager” they just kept repeating they were a member of their leadership team. So yeah, Ummm… No… That’s not gonna work for me…
So, I asked for a phone number for a manager because I didn’t want my phone to ring and wake up my sleeping husband – They finally begrudgingly gave me their top secret generic customer service phone number that you can’t really easily find anywhere on the site – I was assured I could easily speak to a manager if I called the number.
So I called and, of course, was put on hold… And then my phone died. I decided this was a sure sign that I should prolly let this whole thing go for the night…lol. It was now like 10:50 PM.
Imagine my surprise when we received a knock on our door at 11:07 PM – ‘Cuz, you know, 11:07 PM is a perfectly acceptable time for a cherry delivery, no? Gosh… that delivery company must be psychic because they logged this delivery as being delivered at 8:49 PM when it was actually delivered at 11:07 PM. I wonder if they’ll read my palm, since they seem to know what’s gonna happen in the future… <insert a ginormous eye roll coupled with an emphatic sarcastic sigh>
On the good news side of things, Mr. Stars and I celebrated our 9th anniversary this weekend. I’ve long told him that I could be nice for 9 years… but anything beyond that is a crapshoot…lol. Poor guy… lol.
Yep… 9 years and 1 day and THEN I turn into a stark raving lunatic over a few cans of cherries just to make a cherry pie for Thanksgiving! Cherry pie happens to be Mr. Stars’ favorite. We were forced to order them since we were unable to find our favorite brand of tart cherries in water again this year.
Never get between me and a cherry pie. This is no warning… This is an outright threat…lol.
Okay, now that I got that off my chest… I can go work on my annual Real Housewives Thanksgiving post… Not sure how it’s gonna turn out – ‘Cuz I’m feeling extra snarky…lol.
Thanks for reading – And for bearing along with me…
Video of the Week
I didn’t even know a Brazilian bird called a “Siriema” even existed before I saw this video… It just cracked me up… He bounces and retrieves his own golf ball… How kewl and totally smart is that? The YouTube video was posted by Alex Baggett entitled “Bird Bounces Golf Ball on the Cart Path!” Enjoy!