There are some things that people really should know, but don’t. Just like there are some things that people should learn, but don’t – yet when things don’t go their way, the whooooole world is out to get them.
So sit back and let Sistah Christyna tell you how it is. Ready?
If you don’t save receipts, don’t expect to get a refund or exchange (well…..unless you take it back to a Wal-Mart *snicker*)
If your services don’t work, don’t expect the company you get it from to be a mind-reader – and for Pete’s sake, don’t wait six months to complain!
If you don’t pay your bills for 3-6 months, don’t expect your services to continue to be provided via charity, as I don’t know of a such a charity.
If you park in one of those “no parking zones” in front of a store, DO expect that people are going to look at you like you are the AntiChrist – and it might get towed, although I’ve yet to see that happen in beautiful upscale Billings.
If your order from a fast food place is wrong, don’t ecpect them to remember it weeks or months later just because you feel like a free feed one day. Take it back right then and there – and check your order!
If you drive a car, you really should know how to change a tire – or at least know how to pump your own gas. Really? Is it that hard?
If you are told that the wait for your order may take 1-2 hours, don’t cuss our the poor person on the phone that they weren’t there within 30 minutes! Places do get busy – especially around the holidays.
Don’t wait until the last minute to shop for that “one hot toy” and then blow up at the poor associate in the store when they can’t magically pull one out of their ass – or in that magical place called “the back”…..where there are unicorns that prance freely, and the rainbow DOES end there.
Whatever you do, don’t let very small children handle DVD’s or Blu-Ray discs. To the very small and uninitiated, they are “frisbees” or “shiny chew toys” – don’t expect the store to feel very sorry for you, even though their policy may say they have to take it back.
If you do not know how to use the controls on your TV to get it to change to channel 3, you really should NOT be owning a TV. They’ve been around for HOW long now? On the same token, if you do not know the most basic functions of a computer, WHY are you using it? If you given it as a present, it should at least come with a “PC’s for Dummies” book!
Manuals are included with all sorts of products nowadays, and they actually do have some very important and useful information inside. They are meant to be read – not just stored away somewhere that you will never find it when you DO need it. Some of them even have a contact to their own support division, so you know who you SHOULD call in case you can’t figure it out.
If you don’t know basic maintenance for a vehicle – or at least keep a schedule to have it taken in to be serviced by a qualified person, do NOT blow up when it does!
If something is really critical that it has to be done, do NOT wait until 5 minutes before closing on the last day that it CAN be done and expect the world to move for you. It doesn’t – really……..it doesn’t.
When your instructions say it can only be done one way for it to work properly, don’t think you’re MacGyver and get creative – just follow the freakin’ instructions and save everyone some time – and prescriptions for painkillers.
Oh…and one final thought. Treat each other with respect. The person you ridicule or demean today may just be the person who saves your day sometime – or your next boss!
Now go out and have fun – just don’t think black is white and get killed at the next zebra crossing, mm-kay?