one of those

I don’t go to Starbucks very often, but when I do, I really enjoy my grande non-fat no-water no-foam 5-pump Chai.

I’m sorry.

I feel like an asshole every time I order it, even though it’s not THAT complicated and I’m always polite. Today I got a Red Velvet cupcake to go with it! I feel so very fancy (and soon, full of sugar) and like I should be wearing yoga pants and carrying a small dog in my purse.

I’m Canadian through and through – I feel terrible when I think I might be inconveniencing someone. For example, I have to give some feedback on Etsy and I want to make my displeasure known: I ordered an item on 12/21, and the seller wordlessly shipped it on 01/20 even after I had attempted inquiries. I finally had to dispute via Paypal, and the seller still didn’t say a word or answer any of my questions. The thing arrived today and it’s cute and all, but the lack of communication and the fact that she waited a MONTH before shipping my order makes me less than positive about the transaction. So, I should leave feedback as neutral or even negative – but I don’t want to. What if it makes them feel bad?? I don’t want to make someone feel bad, but I also don’t want to lie! There’s also the issue of retaliation – once I gave someone a neutral rating with my reason (same issue, didn’t ship order until 5 weeks later) and she responded by giving me NEGATIVE feedback (with no reason, so I hope it just makes her look stupid). It made me feel bad. I don’t like it!

Seriously, I spend a lot of time worrying about stuff like this. It gives me a headache. Also giving me a headache: drama. I don’t have time for drama, and I am so not interested in it. Can’t we all just get along? Passive aggressiveness is so 1994.

I think that tonight I should not have to cook dinner.

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4 thoughts on “one of those

  1. Man, did we order from the same person or something?

    Except, mine is STILL NOT HERE. Aaaargh. Paypal dispute went in last week, at least she FINALLY responded to me, claiming it was mailed and to give it more time. We’ll see. Hmph.

  2. I recommend negative feedback for the sake of others who order from this seller. You can always do the, “I absolutely love the item I received, but man was it a non-communicative pain-in-the-ass to get!” Otherwise, you may save the seller’s feelings, but put someone else through the ordeal you went through.

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