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 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.