Archive | October 2011

Consumers

As I was patiently waiting (not really) in line to return something at customer service in Target earlier today, I overheard the following conversation between the cashier and consumer.

Consumer: I want to return this (this being a child’s outfit).
Cashier: Ok, do you have a receipt?
Consumer: No.
Cashier: How did you pay?
Consumer: Cash or credit card…. but credit card I think.
Cashier: Do you have the credit card?
Consumer: No.
Cashier: Can I see your driver’s license or ID?
Consumer: I don’t have that either.
Cashier: I need that or something in order to process the return.
Consumer: Sighs. I’ll come back.

Me: Trying my hardest not to burst out laughing, but can’t keep the smile off my face.

Really?! I swear, I worked in retail part time while I was a student and it just never surprises you the things people say/do.

I don’t know about you, but I’d never even try to return something if I didn’t have a receipt or proof of purchase. Or if I did have the receipt, but I’d used/worn the item.


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Positive Thoughts

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, “Why did this happen to me?” unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.

How true is that?!

Recovering from a viral I caught last month has taken much longer than anticipated for some reason and is still making me very tired very easily. The simplest things are wearing me out a lot of the times (yet I am still not sleeping at night properly ironically).

This has, of course, made me really annoyed lately. I’m so used to just randomly making or baking stuff (I LOVE cooking) or randomly going on simple errands, etc.

I’ve had plenty of time to think lately (because let’s face it, most of the time I haven’t had the energy to do much else), and on a day I was feeling particularly down I came across the quote I started this blog post off with and it just stuck with me!

Let’s face it. Things can be a lot worse. There’s usually someone in your own circle (friends, family, community members, etc.) who is much worse off. We just need to be reminded every so often to think positive.

Right off the bat, one of the positives I can think of for this last month is that I’ve probably taken more naps in the day this past month than I ever have — I can usually never sleep in the day!


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