Happy Mother’s Day Mom – My Mom was a hoot and a half. She traveled to Hawaii once. She didn’t return on her scheduled flight nor did she call. I thought the worse. Here is a link to that saga!
Shopping – I was at the mall this week just tooling around. I saw something I sort of liked. Then I decided I like it enough to try it on. It wasn’t in my size. Once it wasn’t available I wanted it more. That happens far more often in life than just buying clothes.
Extremes – My cell phone conked out this week. It wouldn’t turn on. I’m not savvy about cell phones. The troubleshooting guide was useless and so was information on what to do next. I had bought the phone through the service carrier at a local store. That would be a logical next step. I was greeted by a middle-aged man. (Yes, I am biased. I assume young’uns are much better at electronics than middle-agers but you get what you get.) He said he couldn’t help me that I would have to call the carrier. (Insert really sad face but no attitude.) I said “Ok.” Then he said, “Let me look at it.” It didn’t go on for him so he turned it over and flipped off the back cover to check the battery. It turned on, lights blinking and flashing. We don’t know what it was or how he fixed it. He said that he wasn’t supposed to touch it without a work order from the carrier. The store wouldn’t get paid for fixing anything without a work order. Since the fix was under a minute and I spent less than 5 minutes with him, I thought that was a silly policy. They should be able to initiate a work order on the spot. I thanked him profusely and left.
Now for the other side – Same store (this store contracts out a few departments. Consumer Cellular phone and the pharmacy are two). I walked to the pharmacy counter and stood there for 10 minutes. There was one pharmacist on duty. There was no eye contact (even though I was shooting darts!) or acknowledgment. Eventually I walked away. A minute later as I was heading to the cashiers with a purchase I saw that she was waiting on a guy who come to the counter after me. (This sent my annoyance up a level!) Yes I did send the store an email about it. If she couldn’t wait on me at the moment I would have appreciated a “come back in xx minutes” comment rather than being ignored. Two extremes of customer service – one going outside his job and the other not performing hers.
The vagina chronicles – I get emails from a beauty site. They are about skin care, new products — that sort of thing. Lately every few weeks there is an article about procedures and products for vaginas. Seriously? What the point is unless you are a vagina model. Is there such a thing?
So how was your week?