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November 5th, 2006

not so much bad_service as...

eh service


ok, so i missed the last shuttle my uni provides for students to shop last night, so my friends and i decided to call a cab company that has earned one of the exclusive rights to user our campus cash program (basically like a prepaid account. you put money in, and can use it later for goods at school without messing with real cash).

we called, and the phone operator told us it would be 15 minutes. the guy showed up after we waited for almost 30. not so bad, but a little annoying, since it was 10 at night.

we get in, tell him where we are going. now i know the rates for the cab service, i read it on the door. $2.30 initially, and 40 cents for every quarter mile after that. my school is 2.3 miles from the mall, going the long way. it's about a mile and a half going the shorter way

easy math right?

what should have been around a $8 cab ride, including tip, came out to $13 bucks, because the guy decided to go around the long way, even though he knew it would be faster and easier to go up the short way. instead of turning at the light, like a person with common decency would have done, they decided to go all the way up and around, and through the entire campus, almost doubling the fare.

i kept my mouth shut, and paid for the fare, but i'll tell you this much, the last cab company that was contracted to use our campus cash program that did this, was yanked out of the program for "juicing" the fares

as it is, the guy drove out of his way, slower than traffic, and swerved in and out of lanes. a 5-7 minute ride took us the better part of 20 minutes

i was not a happy cabber

i'm sorely tempted to complain to the school department that deals with this, because i wonder how many kids are getting gypped out of their money because they are too tired, or too drunk, to realize the cabby is juicing the fare
Maybe I missed some Social Rules memo. I don't know.

But is it acceptable ettiquette, when you tell your dental hygenist that you had Lyme and were on antibiotics, for her to ask if you got a yeast infection?

That ain't the hole you're poking around in today, sweetie, really no need to ask me that....

For some context, I only mentioned the Lyme because she was asking about any change in medical history. Yeast infection does not fall in that category.

In tears.

Advice needed...

So I commisioned a beautiful baby replica black cutsew *my gift to myself for quitting a horrid job, and dumping a horrid boyfriend- my cheer me up gift to myself*, from a highly experienced comminiser on egl. I was given a great price, a time frame 2-3 weeks to make, and promises.."I'll send a completion notification when I'm done, with photos. ^^"....

The commison was made on, Jul 31st *where I sent the first email*. It is now November 5th. Luckly I have every email saved, I just want advice on what to do / what kind of review to leave on loligoth_dbs.... as this has been the worst, most unproffesional, badly carried out transaction I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. I have read so many good reviews on her work, I have seen her work and it's WONDERFUL. So of course I was expecting the same kind of behavior - actions as her work. Professional.

I'm in shock how bad this has turned out.... I was never told when it was done, I was never sent photos, I was never told when it was mailed-no trackin number / proof of shipping. Nothing. In all honestly I have no proof it even exists. I find it hard to believe that such a person who is very well liked, and has done so many good commisions could be THIS irresponsible.

And now it looks like it may be lost in the mail...........

I'm upset because it looks like I will NEVER get this one item... I've been offered a refund if it does not show up in a week. I'll take a complete full refund *aka everything I paid plus the paypal fees, I paid.* if it does now show up in a week.

What kind of review do I give? / What should I do now?

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