(Subtitle: Life Ain’t Fair!)
Have you ever had one of ‘those’ days where it just seems like all you’re doing is struggling to keep your head above water and not totally ‘lose it?’ Yesterday was one of those days which started with my opening our Sears statement only to find that the ‘due’ amount was waaaay too big. A quick call to Sears and my explaining that we had set up a six-month payment/no interest plan, starting in July and ending the end of January. The lady who spoke to me said she knew of no plan like that, only that someone from there had set up our account for $60 a month payments, which wasn’t enough to cover the actual amount due each month, hence the large amount now due. After a very long conversation (me doing most of the talking), I ended up ‘caving’ and agreeing to pay the amount due. About fifteen minutes later, while opening todays mail I noticed a statement from our bank with Sears name on it. Upon opening it, there in ‘black and white’ was a current bank statement saying that Sears, indeed, was taking out $60 a month from my account…that same ‘plan’ they said DIDN’T EXIST! Another call to Sears led to further frustration; yes, she was sorry that I was mistakenly under the impression that this payment plan was set up TO HELP ME, but NO they couldn’t/wouldn’t change anything. That, my friends, was frustration #1. A few letters later while still opening the days mail what do I receive but a statement from our friendly local Township informing me that the political sign that had been placed in our front yard (at my husband’s approval) was too large, according to the Township rules. This letter stated that the sign was to be removed immediately (with the date of removal stated as the DAY BEFORE elections). Now, that might not be too bad BUT…this letter was received on the 10th, the day before elections would have been 11/06! The outside of the envelope revealed that they hadn’t even MAILED this letter until 11/8! Oh, the ‘kicker’ on all of this? The letter stated that IF we did not remove the offending sign by 11/6 they would fine us $75! Cute, huh? First off: we should NOT be responsible for knowing whether a political sign is the correct size for our yard and second, we should not be the ones receiving the fine if it IS in violation! My husband was, to put it politely, not too happy with this letter and requested that HE handle the phone call to the Township on Monday.
My third, and final (thank heavens) ‘ain’t fair’ occurred when I visited our local Meijers for a cup of Mocha coffee (a new ‘treat’ for me.) The smell of this lovely libation drifted to my nose on the way home (I didn’t drink it immediately as it was very hot…tongue-burning hot). After a suitable amount of cooling time, I took a sip….YUCK! Yes, it was mocha-smelling…but certainly NOT mocha tasting! More like brown-colored water! Just one more ‘life ain’t fair’ to add to this pretty yucky day.
On a better note-I stopped at Meijer again this afternoon and mentioned that I thought their coffee machine might not be working correctly. The very nice employee at the counter informed me that the third shift employees don’t like refilling that machine and what I probably got was mocha-flavored very watered down…WATER! At her request I was able to get another large cup of that wonderful libation: Mocha Coffee….mmmmmmmmmm, very tasty! What does it taste like, you might ask? Actually, it tastes like Adult Cocoa! Very rich flavor, great creamy taste (small ad here for their coffee) They also, I noticed, have Caramel Crunch (or something like that)…might try that one next!
Actually, there was ONE more item to all this confusion: I tried, several times in fact, to place more posts on this blog but just received notice that even though I wrote three blogs, my browser somehow did not allow them to post! The very nice person who replied to my frantic plea of HELP-I’m a NEW blogger! said that this happens VERY RARELY (wouldn’t you know…after the above mentioned day, it figures!). see below:
“It’s a horrible problem but it’s really rare. So far today there have been 26,605 posts made on wordpress.com and yours is the first I know of.”
I’ve decided that I’m NOT going to let all this craziness get me down! I guess part of the benefits of a blog are that you can rant and rave to your hearts content (howbeit, possibly at the loss of your readers!). I’m hoping that doesn’t happen…but then, I’m hoping this blog will actually post, too!
Life IS good, but some days can really make you crazy. I’m giving this blog-thing one more good try…hope it goes through.
Thanks for patiently plowing through this!