Hello and welcome back to the less than happy Dogpound. As my faithful readers remember, a few weeks ago I wrote about my efforts to purchase a TV info guitar CD. Well, I got the package a few weeks later and it sat on my printer unopened, waiting for that hour of solitude that would allow me to properly inspect my Christmas gift to me. While my present waited patiently to be opened I happened to get my credit card statement and it showed that I paid twice what I was quoted. I opened the packaged and checked the shipping document and as expected I received several CD’s that I did not order. It appears my little automated operator failed to record the fact that I refused to receive the “How to Play Country” and “How to Play Rock” CD’s. Then to add insult to injury I was charged shipping and handling for each selection. So instead of paying $6.50 for shipping and handling, I was charged $19.50 for shipping a small 2-pound box by slow mail. I was not a happy camper and I sent it back post haste. Now I will have to wait and see if they will give me full credit or try to charge me the shipping and handling fee. As Max would say…Grrrrr!
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion . . . I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”
– Kurt Vonnegut
Some of the most tactful people on Earth are our English friends. A British office supervisor once called a secretary in to give her the bad news that she was being fired. He started the conversation with: “Miss Symthe, I really don’t know how we’re going to get along without you, but starting Monday, we’re going to try.”
A sportsman had bagged a record number of birds at the lodge aided by their dog named Salesman. Returning the next year, he asked for the same dog to go hunting with him. “That hound just ain’t no good anymore,” the handler said with disgust. “What happened? Was he injured?” the sportsman asked. “No,” the handler replied. “Some idiot who had him for a week was so happy with the dog that he started calling him Sales Manager. Now all the dog will do is sit and bark.”
That is a wrap. As always be good, play safe, and remember it is better to laugh than cry.
JR and Max