Bunch of short stories this week.
Got an amusing email this week through the contact form on my website:
i hate you you suck why do all your design suk so bad. you **** you need to DIE hahaha yur a total loser who cant design at all haha
ps you shouldnt even call yourself a designer you suck
I think I know who sent it...and it was someone who I refused to do a project for. They insisted I take on the job since I was "the best they knew of" but I'd had some run-ins with them before and said no. Tis amusing they got so mad, though.
OutOfMyWayNowMyGodINeedItNOWNOWNAOOOO...including smartarse cashier!
Went to Kroger's to pick up some groceries and it was PACKED with people! College towns are so much fuuuun!
I grab the few items I need, notice the express lanes are jammed with people with full carts (one girl had, I kid you not, TWO carts of stuff she was bringing through) and decide to use the self-checkouts. Now at most stores, I can expedite the process by swiping my credit card without having to hit the "Pay By Card > Credit Card > Yes I Want To Pay By The Darn Card JUST TAKE IT" button series. I hit Finish Shopping, swipe...and wait. Meanwhile, cashier boy at the end starts gnawing on his lip and stares into space.
I look at screen, look back at him, look at the thing and it says "waiting for cashier". I wait a minute more and then say "Hey, uh, waiting on you a bit here...can you hit the button?"
He rolled his head towards me, grins, and says "You didn't hit the button"
"Uhhh...don't really need to, I already selected it as a Credit payment on the card swiper"
<grin> "But I say you need to hit the button. Aaaand until then...see ya." <recommence staring>
I hold my temper, press the buttons, and look back at him. He smirks and says "Now that wasn't soooo hard, was it, doll
?" What the bloody blazes...took a lot of self-control to not blast him right there.
So I start to pack up my bags, and waiting on the transaction to approve, when I suddenly hear binging and the cart jams into my hip.
SUPRIIIISE! Impatient College Girl, who was behind me in line, is shoving my cart out of her way, and into my hip, and cursing a blue streak as she tries to scan her items. Note, my stuff is STILL UP THERE. I move the cart off of me, point at my stuff and say "Hey, I've still got to bag my stuff and get my receipt, I'll be done in a minute."
As I turn around, she snarls to my back "Hurry up, *ITCH! I've got a party to go to!"
Oh no you did not. I turn back to her.
"Okay, I've had it up to here with dealing with rude people tonight. I am most DEFINITELY not going to take it anymore. Now, you take your items OFF THE SCANNER and give me the ONE MINUTE I'll need to bag this stuff up, or I swear, sweetie, I'll help you put away your groceries. And you're not going to like where I put them."
I turn back, and finish bagging. Out of my peripheral vision I can see her face in a
Even SmartArse Cashier Boi was agape. I load the stuff into the cart, say "Thank you, have a nice evening." and walk out.
Short and Sweet Pwnage
Customer's Email: Sorry, but after all of this, I have decided to go with someone else. In fact, I decided this a ccouple days ago. You simply did not hurry up fast enough to do it and you were not at the degree I expected of you. a mockup after three days? I expected it all done. Good day.
Response: Hi, thanks for your email. As I mentioned to you before, you hired me the day before Thanksgiving, as I was heading out of town to be with family. I do sincerely apologize if you honestly wanted me to bring my laptop to the table so I could work...I was just worried that cranberry sauce might sticky up the keys...or that the in-laws would not take kindly to the tik-tak of keys during the meal's grace. I do apologize that our service was not what you expected, but I do recommend that in the future if you have a project with similar constraints, that you ask God to be your project manager. I hear he's a whiz with Photoshop.
....Its been an interesting few days. <_<