We haven't had a Wednesday Whine Fest for a while, but today I feel the need to whine a little. Maybe not so much whine as complain. I do a lot of internet shopping, and most times am very pleased with the service I receive. Often I find the customer service to be amazing. But not this time. Monday AM very early I received an email from a company, which shall remain nameless, regarding a special. It was something I really wanted, and so I immediately clicked on the link. However, what came up was not what was pictured in the email. I couldn't even find the item in their on-line catalog. After several tries, I phoned their customer service department and voiced my concern. I was told that they would check into it and email me the proper link before lunch. After waiting until late afternoon, I googled the item and ordered it from a different company. Imagine my surprise and delight when the item arrived yesterday afternoon by FedEx. And still I haven't heard from the first company. Can you say "lost customer"??
My second whine involves all the advertised "Black Friday" sales. How can it be considered Black Friday when these stores are opening on Thanksgiving evening. And when one merchant announces opening at 9, another has to beat that by opening at 8. What happened to the one day designated for "giving thanks"? What happened to a "family holiday"? What happened to "over the river and through the woods to grandma's house"? My heart goes out to those people who will be required to work these holiday hours, and probably receive no extra pay. My raspberry award goes out to the merchants who are doing this. Shame On You!!