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Old 05-15-2011, 01:34 PM   #651
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Yesterday I went to a store that carries paints, jewels and things I need to make shirts and hats for me and the kids. I was in line paying by check for my purchases when this woman dressed to the nines pushed in beside me I stumbled and DH grabbed me because he was afraid I'd fall. Now I understand being in a hurry but I was using my walker because i had been ill and was a little wobbley , All I got from this woman was Sorry I'm in a hurry, party you know. WELL lady I didn't know but I hope you had fun. Both my grand kids had big eyes at this behavior. So we sat down in the truck and talked about it. They know to wait your turn and be polite. Ahhh life sometime isn't fair. What would you say to this person? I said nothing picked up my things and walked out with my kids and DH and hearing her say Well, she could of at least said it's ok
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Happens all the time. Someone else causes a problem and they try to fix the blame for it on you and make you out to be the bad guy. I'm sure I would have said something about being sorry about being in her VIP space and breathing the same air...but then, I am not a nice person.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:43 PM   #652
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Happens all the time. Someone else causes a problem and they try to fix the blame for it on you and make you out to be the bad guy. I'm sure I would have said something about being sorry about being in her VIP space and breathing the same air...but then, I am not a nice person.
Thanks for the Idea sweetie, I needed a new go get em phrase I was angry but didn't want to be a fool in font of the kids,
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:47 PM   #653
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Thanks for the Idea sweetie, I needed a new go get em phrase I was angry but didn't want to be a fool in font of the kids,
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Boy, rude people wouldn't stand a chance around the two of us...
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I would have rolled or positioned the walker across her foot, letting her know in no uncertain terms that she was invading my space! But as P.F. said, "I'm not a very nice person..." particularly when it comes to letting people know they're being rude!
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:39 PM   #655
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Boy, rude people wouldn't stand a chance around the two of us...
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all we'd see would be their backs dissapearing.
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:52 PM   #656
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I have a real problem with people who feel entitled and that the rules don't apply to them. Kades, I could teach you some words that will ensure they will back off and give you some space. Of course, you're too nice to use them.
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:12 PM   #657
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As a cashier I saw many liberties taken in which I was not allowed to respond...but as a customer, there are no barriers and I gladly use them. If I am affronted or the cashier is being browbeaten, I'm not afraid to step in and let the rude so-and-so have it.
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Yeah, I know better, I really do, and why walking across the room to get the shears didn't come first to mind is beyond my powers of conscious thought. Just grabbed nearest implement at hand. And, notice, most of them don't re-seal very well either!

The latest is that I finally, after much shopping, found an old-fashioned wooden office chair that looked acceptable ... and this is shopping on line and at every store in Dubuque and Galena. I even looked into having one custom made by an Amish community and couldn't get an estimate and gave up (probably wouldn't have been able to afford it anyway). Finally found one that was acceptable and ordered it. Arrived with a crushed caster. Can't figure out how to remove it to see if I can replace it, so the whole chair has to go back. I'd even made a point of opening the box in the parking lot to make sure it was the correct color and style, but didn't assemble it, stupid me. I'll return and re-order, but the next time I'll not only open it in the parking lot, I'll assemble it there as well. Heck, let them dispose of the box and foam packing!
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:23 PM   #659
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Yeah, I know better, I really do, and why walking across the room to get the shears didn't come first to mind is beyond my powers of conscious thought. Just grabbed nearest implement at hand. And, notice, most of them don't re-seal very well either!

The latest is that I finally, after much shopping, found an old-fashioned wooden office chair that looked acceptable ... and this is shopping on line and at every store in Dubuque and Galena. I even looked into having one custom made by an Amish community and couldn't get an estimate and gave up (probably wouldn't have been able to afford it anyway). Finally found one that was acceptable and ordered it. Arrived with a crushed caster. Can't figure out how to remove it to see if I can replace it, so the whole chair has to go back. I'd even made a point of opening the box in the parking lot to make sure it was the correct color and style, but didn't assemble it, stupid me. I'll return and re-order, but the next time I'll not only open it in the parking lot, I'll assemble it there as well. Heck, let them dispose of the box and foam packing!
I used a paring knife the other day to open a box...because I couldn't find my box cutter. The paring knife was impossible to control through the cardboard and now my jeans have a hole in the knee...at least my knee doesn't have a corresponding hole!
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As a cashier I saw many liberties taken in which I was not allowed to respond...but as a customer, there are no barriers and I gladly use them. If I am affronted or the cashier is being browbeaten, I'm not afraid to step in and let the rude so-and-so have it.
Once I was in a grocery store, waiting at the deli counter, and could hear the deli department manager yelling at and berating one of her employees. I just went to the front of the store with my other purchases (not buying from the deli) and stopped at the service desk to talk to the store manager. Told him an employee, no matter how wrong, should not be yelled at in front of customers, period, ever. No one wants that as part of their shopping experience. If the employee needs to be fired, OK, do it. If s/he needs to be corrected, OK. But your customers don't need to have inter-employee fights as part of their shopping experience, and the next time I hear it, I'll leave my full shopping basket in the middle of the store with a short note explaining why. Control your managers.
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