I woke up this morning with two specific things on my list of “things to do.”
Yesterday, I *finally* got my kayak down from the roof of my RV and removed the cover. The sun is wicked in Southern New Mexico, and the cover lasted less than a year before fading and tearing. The good news is the company agreed to replace the cover free of charge (after I e-mailed and sent photos) if I would return the original cover.
So, I packed the kayak cover in a box and was off to the post office. I couldn’t find my packing tape so I had some sort of fluorescent green tape that I took with me to the post office. However, at the post office there was some packing tape. (OK, it had PRIORITY MAIL) written all over it.)
So, I used it to seal my package.
The “less than polite” clerk told me since I used the tape I’d have to send the package Priority Mail. It actually wasn’t “what” he said, it was the way he said it. He then proceed to tell me if I wanted to sent it regular mail to remove the tape.
At that point (God forgive me) I proceeded to tell him that I worked my way through the last two years of high school and college at the post office, and people were certainly more polite and tactful then. It makes me *angry* because the post office is (in my opinion) a failing business. The service sucks, the fees are outrageous, and (obviously) the customer service is lacking.
I felt myself begin to get angry. (OK, I know I was at fault using the tape but I don’t like to be spoken rudely to.) I was going to leave and remove the tape, but I thought *screw you* – you are NOT going to ruin my day.
So, I took my very pretty green tape and covered EVERY SINGLE PIECE of the Priority Mail tape. I then got back in line, paid the exorbitant fee of eleven plus dollars to mailing the stupid package and went on my merry way.
The package is finally mailed and hopefully I’ll receive a new kayak cover that holds up against the elements.
My next task was to trim Cali.
Up front I want to say I really like Cali’s groomer. She’s very nice, only charges me $30.00 plus tax to groom Cali, and does a fantastic job. The only problem is that I want to return to Tucson and didn’t want to wait for a grooming appointment.
Cali doesn’t like
anyone me to groom her.
She knows I’m a pushover and one peep of discomfort and I’m hugging her and saying “I’m so sorry, baby – I love you.” There’s also something *wrong* about me paying over $30.00 for her cut when I go to the local beauty school for $9.00 (actually $8.10 Tuesday-Thursday for the senior discount). I finally decided it was “not smart” to pay in excess of $100.00 every time I wanted my hair colored and cut when I actually get BETTER results at the beauty school.
I actually did a very good job taking my time with a wide tooth comb and scissors. I sectioned the hair different ways and cut across the comb. I don’t know if this was a good idea, but Cali was somewhat dry so I took some Jojoba oil and rubbed it in my hands – then on her skin and fur. She’s so soft and looks fabulous.
I would have taken a picture but a well-deserved glass of wine was in order.