Friday, November 04, 2005
In Your Anger, Do Not Sin
Man yesterday was the most frustrating day ever. i got up at 6 for yoga, then i had linguistics tutorial and invertebrates class. class was done at 10:30, and i didnt have class again till 2:30. so my big plan was to go up to limeridge to pick up my sears order, and then come home and shower and change because i was pretty grubby. given that i had four hours, i thought i had plenty of time. anyway so i go to limeridge and i get to sears and im like hello, id like to pick up my sears order. so the lady at the desk is like, whats your phone number. so i give her my phone number and shes like, there is no order placed for that phone number. and i was like, how can that be, i placed the order. so shes like did you maybe place the order under a different phone number, and im like , no definitely not. so shes like ok whats your last name, and i tell her and shes like no we have no order for you. and im like well then what do you want me to do i placed the order. so she tells me to pick up this phone that was sitting there, which is a direct connection to the sears people who have the super computer that is superior to the computer she has which is telling her that i didnt place an order. so i get on the phone with the super computer people and they dont have an order for my phone number either, but they were able to locate my order using my address, and tehy told me it had been recieved at a different location. so i get the address from her and i got directions from the people with the inferior computer, who claimed this other place is a 20-25 minute walk. so, after grabbing a rather disappointing pad thai from the food court, i leave to go find this other pick up location. this so called 25 minute walk was more like a 40 minute walk, and given that i was wearing a tshirt, a sweatshirt, and a sweater, i was sweating my ass off by the time i got there. SO i finally get there and im like hello im here to pick up my sears order, and shes like last name? and i tell her and shes like we have no order for you here. and at this point i was ready to snap. i have not been that angry in a long time. so i was like, what do you mean you dont have one, i just went to limeridge, they didnt have it, they put me on the phone with sears and said you had it. this package is somewhere because it has BEEN RECIEVED by someoone. so she gets on the phone with sears and theyre all like we have no order for that phone number. and eventually she hangs up and doesnt know what to do. so im so pissed and everything and im like alright fine, is there a number or something i can call to make a complaint about this because im very angry and i would like to make a complaint. and so she called this OTHER sears person who, after a bit of super sleuthing figured out that the guy who took my order screwed up big time and placed it under the right name and address and wrong phone number. SO she said it had been recieved at limeridge. and i was like well im not going all the way back there to have them tell me its not there. so this other sears person called limeridge and talked to them and found it and it was there. so i went all the way back and i finally got my package. needless to say i didnt have time for my shower and stuff until after my 230 class. But on the way back on the bus i got to thinking about it, and i sort of felt liek the whole thing was kind of like God was testing my anger to see if i dealt with it appropriately. i felt i did... i wasnt rude or anything to any of the people i dealt with. so then i prayed and stuff and thanked God for testing me and for all sorts of things and so i guess in the end it was a pretty good experience. not to mention the other pick up location is actually closer to my house than limeridge, so i can get my stuff sent there next time. also, how can i be sad when i have a new pair of red shoes?????