Jan 31, 2016


The past two weeks I had a couple of encounters that left me shaking my head at people's dumb ass decision for which I am the unfortunate benefactor. 

The Phone:
I needed a new house phone. I did not want to pay $60+ so I elected to purchase a "cheap" phone, if one can call $20 + tax ($22.60) cheap. One evening after work I topped at
the the Giant Tiger store near me and pick up a phone. Out of the two selections I chose the white big number phone. It was a cold evening, the kind that encouraged no dilly dallying. I paid for my phone and went home. I unplugged the old phone ready to set up the new one and got the surprise of my life. There was no cord. Someone had stolen the phone cord that connects the receiver to the phone base. I double checked the box and sat back incredulously. "Are you kidding me!" I exclaimed. 

My daughter hearing my exclamation came running, "what" she asked. I told her. She said, "Oh, that's standard, people do that kind of stuff all the time." I looked at her. "I guess you have to go back to the store now and exchange it because if you wait until tomorrow they will not believe you." I looked at her cross eyed saying, "I am not going back out in the bloody cold. I will just call them, and let them know. They will remember me because i just left there 8 minutes ago." I called the store and explained the situation. The young woman announced to me, "we don't sell phones." I took a deep breath and let it out slowly. Then I asked, "is Jessica, the black woman still there?" "yes" she answered. "Can you put her on the phone please?" "Yeah, sure" 

"Giant Tiger, Jessica speaking." "Jessica, this is Rhapsody, I left your store a few minutes ago. I bought a phone and the receiver/base cord is missing." "Oh, hi Rhapsody, I remember you were just here, really? I am so sorry, hold on one moment I will check if there is another phone like the one you bought."  Jessica returned after a minute and said she had another with its cords if i could come by and pick it up. She apologized for the inconvenience. I thank Jessica, and asked if it would be ok to pick it up the next day." She agreed and put my name the new phone and left it at customer service for me. I got my phone, cord and all! 

The Library Book:
I am an avid reader. I read any where from 45 to 105 books a year, so I am always in the library. I had a few books on hold and got a pick up call. I utilize the branch nearest my work so its convenient to just drop in on my way home. I picked up 7 books:
  1. Spiritual nutrition
  2. The little book of energy, .
  3. The wishsong of Shannara , 
  4. Energy medicine for women 
  5. Me before you 
  6. The complete guide to crystal chakra healing 
  7. The annotated Sword of Shannara)
Yesterday I started, The complete guide to crystal chakra healing and made a horrifying discovery. There were pages cut out of the book! Cut out! Who does that? I mean for God sake, take a bloody picture, scan it or photocopy it. Why cut out the pages? What about the other person (i.e. ME) borrowing the book to read! Pages 21 to 26 (Wearing or carrying Crystals) was removed as well as pages 31 to 36 (Other benefits to crystals). Really! "Seriously, what kind of ghetto shit is that?" I was so pissed because i was just getting into the rhythm of reading the book. My daughter again heard me and asks whats the matter. I told her and she said, "Unfortunately mom, these things happen all the time, I had that all the way through school." I just hmmmmmp and sat quietly perturbed.

Why don't people understand that things just does not happen in a vacuum, there is a domino ripple affect. I realize some may not give a rats ass but damn, I hate being the unsuspecting recipient of others deliberate nasty deceitfulness. 
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