Tuesday, February 21, 2012

JUST MY LUCK

In an otherwise almost normal and mundane existence, there is a certain person who calls herself TS who has the occasional need to  throw her hands in the air in frustration, and utter the words - "Just My Luck"

Allow her to explain:

1. She has been skeptical about buying things online (except for the occasional plane ticket) for a very long time, until one day, her sister forwarded a Groupon offer to her that was the perfect complement to a certain brand new 'toy' she just got herself. She had finally crossed an unseen threshold and purchased something online, something she's never done before. The item which she purchased at the end of last year was supposed to arrive at her doorstep in mid January. Now, it's nearing the end of February and apparently, the item is still waiting for clearance from China. At least Groupon has been contacting her (and others who took up the offer) and giving updates on the delay, but still...

2. The dentist told her that the suture will drop off on it's own in a week, and if it doesn't (a few rare cases, according to the dentist), then she should just go and see the dentist again to get it removed. Guess what? TS is one of the few rare cases with the stubborn suture that just wouldn't come off. Nope, she's a bit traumatised about seeing a dentist so soon after her wisdom tooth removal, so she hasn't actually gone to get it removed yet.

3. She sends out an e-mail with good intentions - just to share some information. Turns out, that good intentioned e-mail was the Archduke Ferdinand of a tempest in the company teapot, and resulted in two people receiving unnecessary scolding. Is she going to go around and share info anymore? Yes, unfortunately that is a must. Is she going to c.c anyone not directly involved anymore? Never. Let other people become the Archduke Ferdinand the next time around. ;)

22 comments:

  1. I want to be called Archduke Ferdinand. Here's hoping your luck turns around, but hey bad luck is still luck.

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  2. It has a nice ring to it, I guess.

    And thanks. I wouldn't call it bad luck, though. It's just some form of weirdness in an otherwise ordinary existence.

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  3. Ooh, bad luck on the email. And the suture for that matter.

    My experience with Groupon is the offers that involve services (like massages) or places (restaurants, B&Bs) are good deals. But I've bought a couple of items and both times was very, very disappointed so I'll never do that again.

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    1. Well, it's a lesson learned I guess.

      Yup, I was pretty bummed about the e-mail as well.

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  4. Oof, bad luck all around. Especially the email - how frustrating.

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  5. The email one had to be a pain, not as much as having to go back to the dentist though, such crummy luck.

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    1. Not too much of a fan of the e-mail incident, though.

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  6. Yeah Groupon sounds great but I've heard a lot of fishy things about that company.

    I haven't and don't intend to use any of their services in the future.

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    1. Actually, I must admit I was surprised at how negative their image is internationally. I finally got my stuff this morning. Phew.

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  7. I haven't made any internet purchases yet. Unless you count the books I download to my kindle. No problems with delivery there...

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    1. Ha ha... yup, books are pretty safe I guess. :)

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  8. i havent bought anything fr Groupon although some friends are crazy about it.
    i've only bought books online for that matter. these days, www.revolveclothing.com seems interesting to browse through.
    :p

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    1. Well I suppose I'll stick to shopping the old fashioned way. Don't mind browsing, though... :)

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  9. I buy almost everything except food off the internet.

    Groupon.....how can a company with such an apparently simple business model have so much debt?

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    1. I never knew they had so much debt - that's news actually.

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  10. Emails are dangerous. I never c.c. anyone!

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    1. Yes, they are. I had to c.c my boss, unfortunately. At least the people who were warring, just did so among themselves and left me out of it.

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  11. Oh dear! But they do say that luck comes in threes, so maybe a line will now be drawn under these three catastrophes. At the very least, I hope your item arrives before too long. I have always been a bit suspicious of Groupon and I am even more suspicious now!

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    1. I hope so too. The good news is, the item arrived on Saturday, so all is fine now. :)

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  12. I buy mostly books online, but never clothing. My body HATES me and secretly wishes things against me, so I have to try everything on before I buy it.

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    1. Ha ha... I prefer trying on clothes before buying them too

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