I am so gullible – more than gullible — dumb really!
I believe people when they say they are going to call back. Most of the time, they don’t. They don’t even call to say “no.” What’s with people? Why is that hard?
Case #1 — During the summer I bought new glasses. The nerdy kind that are all plastic. I was hoping that they were light enough for my super sensitive nose. They were but a funny thing happened. When I wore them every day, the skin on my nose peeled and a rash appeared.
That never happened before. At first time I thought it was a fluke. I tried them again. Same result.
I called my eye-glass person who promised (PROMISED) to check with the vendor. (No free replacement unless the mistake is theirs. In this case, the mistake was my nose. I would gladly replace that but it’s rather expensive.)
Never heard from her again.
After researching products for hours, I was able to find very thin silicone paste-on pads and that worked…for a while.
This was a solution the eye person didn’t like because it may alter where the prescription sits. The pads don’t last long because your nose is greasy with sweat, moisturizer or sunscreen and that releases the glue.
At this point I have a pair of very expensive glasses that I rarely wear.
Case #2 — Last week, I asked my pharmacist if he could order something that I know is commercially available. Initially he said no but he said since I was a good customer, he said he would get back to me. PROMISED to call by Friday. That was Friday a week ago. Nope, no phone call. I am assuming the answer is no.
Perhaps I should leave my email address. It’s easier to say “no” electronically and at least I would know that they followed through.
Come on people, strap on a pair and follow through!
Is this just me or do you have these experiences?
Or has Webster changed the definition of promise?
Also…you can send me your $1 if you want to find out how gullible you are.