Saturday, June 28, 2008

5 Things

What are five things on your to-do list for today?
1. Sort through math materials with our math consultant.
2. Talk to some guy about the payment agreement on our contract for a speaker who’s coming.
3. Poop
4. Call and clear up the whole drama with my contacts *see story below
5. Go see “Get Smart”
What are five snacks you enjoy?
1. Buffalo chicken dip with Tostitos
2. cheese and crackers
3. crackers with butter
4. Pringles
5. string cheese
What are five things you would do if you were a billionaire?
1. Tithe
2. Travel. All over the world.
3. Give money to my family
4. Do missions work in some way
5. Pay off bills
What are five of your bad habits?
1. Who said I have bad habits?
2. I save my gum which means I lay anywhere even thought it’s been chewed
3. I forget to the check the shower curtain causing a puddle of water on the bathroom floor
4. sometimes I bite my nails
5. sometimes I forget to put food away and it will just sit out overnite. Yuck!
What are five places you have lived?
1. Wawaka
2. Ligonier
3. Mishawaka
4. Avilla
5. I will add one more to this list someday if I have my way
What are five jobs you’ve had?
1. part-time secretary/worship leader at a church
2. media assistant in a library at a school
3. receptionist at a tanning salon
4. food service and custodian in college
5. administrative assistant in a school
What five people do you want to tag?
1. Steph
2. Mindy
3. Briana
4. Kelsey
5. Kristin


Now if you might indulge me for just a minute and let me speak about my latest drama.
I bought a years supply of contacts. That includes 4 boxes of contacts for my left eye and 4 boxes of contacts for my right because I have astigmatism. Tell me right off the bat, is that confusing? Because it sounds cut and dry to me. 4 boxes for my left eye, 4 boxes for my right eye. Capiche?
Whoa! Slow down Nelly! Wal-Mart can’t handle that!
See, about 3 weeks ago I went in, got my eye exam and Wal-Mart ordered my contacts. They said they’d be in within 7 to 10 business days. I got the call that they came in so I went and got them, paid, and went home. Never bothered to look in the bag because I trusted that what I ordered was in the bag. Contacts for my left eye. Contacts for my right eye. And, to top it all off, I could send the box tops in for a nifty $50.00 rebate! But I got home, but the bag of contacts away and forgot about the whole thing. I had my free trial pair in which can last a whole month so I didn’t bother. Until… Monday my left contact was really bothering me. I think it tore, so I just took both contacts out and threw them away thinking I would just start with my new ones. So I get the bag of contacts out just to realize that they gave me only 4 bags of contacts for my left eye. No contacts for my right eye. None. Grrr… So I start rummaging through the house tyring to think where I would have put the bag with the contacts for my right eye. I mean, my right eye would really get jealous knowing that my left eye could see and it could not. Then I remembered that the one small bag was all I got. So I called immediately explained my situation and the girl on the phone assured me she would take care of it. She ordered my contacts while we were on the phone saying she was ordering me trial pairs and when I asked her about the box tops for the rebate she said “she’d get me some”. I think she’s a member of the optometry mafia. Done. I hung up the phone relieved. However, I was still without contacts because I threw the other one’s away. So Tuesday I called and talked to the same girl who said she would set out a trial right eye for me to come and pick up for free. Fair enough. I got to get my contact and I explain the situation the girl who greeted me to see if she could go ahead and give me the box tops so I could get the rebate sent in. But she looked at me like I was nuts. (apparently she’s not a member of the eye care mafia) She looked up the order the other girl had placed for me and saw that she ordered me one contact. ONE. ?????? Then she said she had no clue how this other girl is going to get me box tops if she only ordered me trial pairs anyway. I hung my head in despair. (Because I’m good with drama like that). Then the girl gave me a left contact for free because she felt bad. So I knew my drama display was helping me out. Then she suggested I call on Friday to talk to the girl who had originally made all the arrangements. And today is Friday and that is what I’ll be doing. My contacts had better be free. And the box tops better be smiling at me when I receive them.

4 comments:

ashley said...

i am suddenly very curious as to how you posted on your blog...on a saturday! hope you're enjoying a nice weekend! :)

The Flick Family said...

good ol' walmart! i bet sam walton will roll in his grave when he reads this post...wait a minute...well, anyways. ha!

♥Kelsey Kakes♥ said...

Awww...thanks for tagging me joy...i love this sort of thing:)

♪♫♪Briana♪♫♪ said...

So.....what do i need to do now that i'm tagged? Or do i even do anything?hah. Uggg!!! I hate contact ordering problems!! (not that i order my own contacts yet....my dad does!)lol. But anyways, it is such a pain...especially when you have a really crazy and weird eye doctor (like me!) and CAN'T STAND the ppl that work for him (like me!)hah. So...did you end up getting all them free?!?!?! ;)