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September 24th, 2007

Sep. 24th, 2007

Urgh I'm so mad.

I bought a toaster from the US (a Pooh & Pals one which toasts Tigger's face on one slice of bread and Pooh on the other) not quite knowing if it would work here (the UK) or not just because it's so damn adorable.

It costs $17 plus $25 ro ship it, not a big deal when you convert the funds to UK money. A decent price for a toaster, if a little high for a 2 slice one. I promptly forgot as Iv'e not been the eBay whore I used to be and was checking something out today and planned on filling a complaint with paypal before the time ran out (It was paid for on the 30th of Aug) and I got screwed. Seeing as you don't need to escalate anything for a while it seemed a way to both secure me and not screw up the seller because hey, mistakes happen. When i ckicked on the trans ID I saw that it had been refunded.

The reason? It would have cost the moron an extra .60c to send itso she refunded my money. WHAT WORLD DO YOU LIV E IN LADY???!!! You charged $25 and just because it costs more doesn't mean you can just decide to refund me WITHOUT FREAKIN' CONTACT! Funny thing is, despite the fact I am not legally bound by eBay's TOS, I would have happily paid extra to cover the added shipping and fees if she'd contacted me. I don't know about you but I have a separate email for my paypal. I don't like something linked with money being put with an email that I use frivously 'just in case'.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooo pissed off. WOuld it have killed her to send me a quick email/message? Sheesh!

PS: Anyone know of a way to either set comms you view in YOUR style or a simple, low tech non flashy version of lj? When I've got nowt on at work b_s and c_s make great time passing tools, unfortunately I don't think the bosses would agree however if they have no work for me to do sitting there looking perky doing n o t h i n g for 9 hours is not fun and will turn me into a crazy person who will moider them with a ruler so really it's best all-round.

Ugh!

I'm sick of these apartment wenches. I need any advice you can give me.

Why it's important to know your rightsCollapse )

Walmart

This morning I decided to run to walmart to pick up a few things. All I needed was dog food and some cleaning supplies, dishsoap, handsoap, etc. It was suppose to be an "in and out" fast trip because I had to work tonight and I still wanted time to have a nap in the afternoon after some house cleaning.

I get to walmart around 9:15 and it's not really busy. I zip around and grab the stuff I need and when I headed towards the tills I decided to make a pit-stop at the electronics to see what they had for dvd's. I'm allowed to watch movies when I work nights so I thought what the heck.

I looked over the promotional sale dvds and there were quite a few I liked that were a great deal. Sister Act I & II (dvd set) for $12.50, Maverick, Driving Miss Daisy & The Green Mile for $6.00 each. I took these ones and headed for the self check-out.

Now the fun begins.....
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rite-aid/eckerd

I am so excited because I finally have a bad/wtf service to post!

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So I go to the swanky new Rite-Aid to get my prescriptions filled. The tech taking care of me isn't sure if they have the one medicine (amphetamine [generic adderall], very common), so she goes to check. No, they don't have it. I ask her if she can call the Eckerd down the street and see if they have it (Rite-Aid bought Eckerd and all of the Eckerds are becoming Rite-Aids). She calls and they do have it. Okay, so I just have to drive down the road a bit to the not-so-swanky Eckerd, fine. I thank the tech for her time and leave.

I get to Eckerd and bring my scripts to the pharmacy. The woman (I'm not sure if she was a tech or pharmacist) realizes that I am the one they just got the call about, and says, "oh, but they didn't ask if we had these other two...". Those other two being alprazolam (generic xanax) and sertraline (generic zoloft). It would be really odd to not have them in stock. Miraculously, they have them. She said the wait would be 40 minutes, so I said I'd come back later. She put me down for 3:30 and I went home to have some lunch.

I came back to Eckerd at 4:00, a full half hour after my scripts were supposed to be done. Of course, they weren't. They needed ten more minutes. Okay, fine, but you're really getting on my nerves here, Eckerd. Twenty minutes later, my scripts are finally done. I sign the little stickers and hand the tech my ID (you apparently have to show ID to pick-up controlled substances at Eckerd... nowhere else have I ever had to do this). The tech asks if the medicine is for me. Durrr. We realize that the name and address on the scripts is not mine (same first and last name but different middle initial, and completely wrong address). Ok, they're going to have to fix that. Wait some more. Hand over my insurance card again. Wait some more. Okay, finally, I get my scripts! They're all correct, in the correct amounts, and cost the right amount. But... the bottles all still have the wrong name and address on them. Adderall and xanax are controlled substances. It is very important that they be in properly labeled bottles in case, heaven forbid, I get pulled over and searched for some odd reason (you never know). At this point I had had it with Eckerd, and just took my medicine home and put them all in last month's bottles.

Needless to say, I won't be returning to the Eckerd with the multitudes of dumb employees. What's funny is that I'm actually in school studying to become a pharmacy tech. I'm taking the mislabeled bottles to class tomorrow and telling my teacher this lovely story (he's a pharmacist), to see what he has to say about it. I want to complain to Rite-Aid corporate, but I want to ask my teacher for his input first, because he might have some better advice.

Another Wal*Mart Joy

So my boyfriend proposed yesterday (!) but the ring he used was way too small. He had bought it from Wal*Mart. We live in a small town, and it is literally the only place within 50 miles that sells jewelry. After he gets off work, we head over to swap it out for one that fits.

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I only wish I were joking...

Got back on to my uni campus today, and they've spent nearly £1 million on transforming the main campus bar. Unfortunately, the million didn't have an impact on improving the service...

I was with a couple of friends and we decided to get something to eat. 

I ordered literally 5 minutes after they did, and we settled down to wait. An hour later, their food arrived; I was still waiting. They ordered the steak burgers [and 'salad' (3 lettuce leaves)], which were literally so tough that one of my friends couldn't take a bite out of it...it was mainly really chewy fat. She struggled with it for a while and eventually had to go off in search of a knife and fork (which hadn't been provided, despite the fact that it was listed as a main meal on the menu). It honestly looked like it was made out of elastic or something.

I was still waiting on my food, but we'd told the waitress when she brought the burgers that there was still a chicken burger and wedges to come,  and she said she'd check on them, so I wasn't too concerned...

About 10 mins later, my food still hadn't arrived and one of my friends, who was going to the bar to get another drink anyway, offered to ask where it was. She came back and said that the bar guy had been really sarcastic to her, saying that they weren't serving food any more! When she told him how long ago I'd ordered, and that it was only 5 mins after she'd ordered her food, she eventually managed to get a refund out of him. 

I'd gone for a late lunch with friends (or tried to), and I ended up leaving them to go and get food somewhere else...by this point it was pretty much dinner time.

The best part is that I got my handbook today, and it states that that particular bar serves food from 10 am - 9:30 pm. Not, you know, 10 am - 4:25 pm or something ridiculous like that.

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