Beware a woman scorned!!

  1. I must be PMSing big-time today. I went to our local quickie mart, and since my dtr is sunburned from her school trip (yes she had sunscreen but she's too cool to use it) I said she could get a slurpee. Well, long story short, she spilled it and the girl making our hoagies told me I'd have to pay for both, since I told her she could get another one. I was not happy, but willing to do it, but when I saw the hoagie girl run over to the counter to be sure we would pay for both, I lost it, and told me dtr to leave it there. I paid for the one we spilled and we left.

    Of course I get home, and I am sooooo pi$$ed!! We give this store a lot of business, as well as it being our pharmacy. I typed up a full one-page letter about how any other store gives you a free replacement, we certainly weren't trying to get one over on them, etc. Also mentioned how as a visiting nurse, I frequently referred pt's to them, but I would not continue to do so unless I can get the slurpee I paid for! It's not the 89 cents, it's the principle of the thing! They made me, a regular-daily- customer, feel like a common thief!! And I will not take that!!

    My son read the letter, which I faxed (!) and I was laughing at that point, I asked him, if you were the manager, and you got this letter, what would you do? He said, I think I would give that lady her slurpee!!

    OK, I admit it, I went a little over-the-top, but you know what? I didn't take it, and it feels good!!

    (OK, pass the prosac! )
    Thanks for listening!

    [ June 08, 2001: Message edited by: hoolahan ]
  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   st4304
    You go, girl!
  4. by   Zee_RN
    Hehe Hoolahan. I love it. I react the same way . You gotta stand up for yourself. Was it a chain store? Maybe we should all boycott until you get your slurpee!!!
  5. by   night owl
    Those 711 people can be pretty rude when they wanna be. My kids just love those slurpees too! Hey try Celexa (I think that's the name of it) We've had really good results with that one!!! And good for you for telling them LIKE IT IS... Give em hell hoolahan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll boycott and tell my kids,"We can't get anymore slurpees until hoolahan gets hers!" They'll say, "Who's hoolahan???" And I'll say, "She's just a tempoarily crazed woman on my website fighting for her rights and we have to support her..." Isn't PMS fun??? Wait until you start menopausing...
  6. by   fiestynurse
    I can soooo much relate to your "slurpee" incident! Part of the problem for me is that I have busted my butt every day as a nurse taking care of patients, waiting on them, meeting their every need, and practicing my "customer service" skills as demanded from my employer. All this with a smile on my face and a "cheerful demeanor" (this term was written in a nursing job description that I saw once) Soooo, is it too much to ask that when I am out and about at the local stores, restaurants,..., that clerks, waitresses,...give me the same service that I give my patients. I feel that I give and give and give and the young girl at the local "Quickie Mart" can't even replace my daughters slurpee!!! Us nurses can only tolerate so much and then we just can't take it anymore. As a nurse I would have replaced that slurpee, no questions asked.

    [ June 09, 2001: Message edited by: feistynurse ]
  7. by   hoolahan
    Hi guys, thanks for supporting my PMS moment!

    It's not 7-11, just used the slurpee word so you would know what I was talking about, same thing, diff store, not a chain that I know of.

    Now that I think about it, I can't stop laughing at myself! I'll probably be embarrassed when they call me to give me my free slurpee! Now I am working tomorrow, so I will miss the call, whew! They can leave me a message on the machine!

    God Help us when I start menopause, you mean it gets worse???!!!
  8. by   lpnandloveit1
    Yes Hoolahan it gets worse. you still get the mood swings(of course you wouldn't get those if there weren't so many stupid people in the world) only now you're sweating,not sleeping shrinking and flushing. Your hair and sking look just great too.
  9. by   kaycee
    Hey. Margaret H. just live by my favorite quote. "I'll be nicer if you'll be smarter"
    Hope you get your free slurpee!!