Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Kiss My....




I recently received an inquiry as to the possibility of shipping an item overseas.  I typically will not sell internationally as it always tends to come back to bite me in the butt.  However, I decided to go ahead and visit the USPS website to determine the cost to ship to said country.  I was amazed that I could ship the item only having to incur a few bucks more, so I was elated to correspond with the potential buyer to share in my delight....

"Hello, 
For your consideration, here is the reserved listing at $35.00 total shipped to you in Australia. I'll maintain the listing for two days. If you elect not to purchase, no worries, just let me know, and thank you for your interest."



After about a week or so I'd not heard back from the person, so I wrote...


"Hello Again,
This is precisely why I don't sell internationally. International buyers don't have the common courtesy to just say "No thank you"."


To which I immediately received this reply....


"That was incredibly rude. I realise you are trying to make money but not all of us live connected to the Internet. 
I admit I forgot to get back to you in a timely manner. But that is no excuse for you being insulting. And quite frankly you are the reason so many people hate Americans. You're bloody arrogant."




Wait just a doggone minute!  It took you over a week not to respond, but in one message, within ten minutes you respond with such a message?


I know some things are better left alone, but I just couldn't leave it alone.  I do find it funny that until one sends a message that is not palatable by another, one second to wait and think things over is not enough time!


 Now I wish I'da just told 'em to.... "Kiss my....

Aussie!"

Oops!  Did I say that outloud?




6 comments:

nbrsspot.blogspot.com said...

hey there. long time no see or hear.. that sucks.. hope all is well.

Dave Vasquez said...

Hi Nicole! It is Nicole, Lol! How are ya? The girls? Bet they've grown! Nice to read you too and glad you stopped by. Still limping along here as you can see, but gettin' back to me old self. As for the post, Ah, peeps are too seriously stressed these days. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm only a jerk on the 8th day of the week or 32nd of the month! Haha! They'll eventually get over themselves! You still bloggin'? I'll stop by...now....see you there!

CraveCute said...

Hahahahaha! This all sounds so familiar! Take care Dave!

Dave Vasquez said...

Hiya CC! Nice to have you drop by! LOL, yes, I said it, ha! I know was mean of me, but arrogant??? me? hehe. Ah well, I'm sure they'll get over it and come back to buy something, NOT!! Well, thanks again for visiting and I'll be stopping by my fave haunts here soon!

Red Rose Alley said...

Sorry you had to go through all of that, Dave. I can't believe shipping is that expensive! Love how you displayed that monkey into your story, too funny.

I wanted to thank you for your thoughts on my pet peeves post. It's nice to hear our blog friend's pet peeves also, so we can learn from one another. Everyone has different views, but that's what makes life interesting. And I really like your blog too, so many vintage and cool items to look at.

Have a terrific week.

~Sheri

Dave V said...

Hiya Sheri,

Thank you for your kind comments and visits as it is always my pleasure to have you visit. Lol @ the chimp. It was one of those things that make ya go...hmmm and I thought he fit the bill. I enjoy visiting your blog as you've a way with words and photographs, always interesting reads. Love it!