My rants for today:
1. Why do people feel the need to be rude to customer service professionals? My day job is providing customer service. I'm just trying to do my job. Being rude to me will not help encourage me to give you the student discount for which you don't even qualify for in the first place. It just makes us all upset for no reason.
So everyone, when you are upset at a business, keep in mind that the customer service people are usually not the ones responsible. Be nice to them. I will usually go above and beyond for nice people. I will not try to accomodate the mean people.
2. Somehow, I have been particularly targeted for fraud lately. The latest scheme was someone trying to purchase paintings from me; they sent a check for $1200 more than they were supposed to, issued from a Catholic Church (wha??), and wanted me to cash the check and pass on the paintings and the extra money to their shipping agent.
No, that's not suspicious! By the way, if you are going to try to rip me off, don't make me give you my paintings, too. I worked hard on those! They are one of a kind, people!