It is thundering right now and a bit dark outside. Not a leaf is stirring. Calm before the storm?
I got the official letter from Walmart yesterday. Their finding in my dispute is that my transaction did not meet promotion criteria. This after I called and talked to the corporate office and explained the predicament.
Over $25 they want to piss off this longtime customer. Ridiculous. Beware of Walmart and all other promotions.
Things are different than they use to be when we were younger, when businesses truly valued customers and did not want to alienate them.
Walmart has now alienated me. I’m a small cog in the wheel and don’t matter to them. Well, that’s fine. They’re out of my buying sphere. I will pay my bill, cut up the credit card and wash my hands of them.
Word of mouth is very important in the success or demise of businesses. Of course Walmart is a giant and not much can touch them. So big that they deem me a customer as something akin to collateral damage. I wonder what Sam the founder would think?
They made it impossible for me to make my purchase on the day I opened the account, per the promotion criteria. Then basically punish me for something being wrong with their system that would not allow me to make the purchase.
I called customer service and they told me it was okay to wait until I received the actual card in the mail since the temporary number would not work. Except they were wrong.
Oh, and they reminded me at the bottom of the letter that I owe them $172.54 for my window air conditioner just before they apologized for any inconvenience this caused me. What a crock of you know what.
I hate to make such a ruckus over $25. But it’s the principle that counts in this debate.
And I do not like their principles or lack thereof.
On to other things. I love the morning glory bloom just before it opens. I find the tenacity of vines so interesting.
The passion flower vine is just as tenacious and grabs onto anything remotely close.
It never ceases to amaze me how something so thin can be so strong. Nature is amazing. Speaking of thin…
No, this is not the dragonfly (or damselfly; not sure which it is) I saw over the weekend. That one was black and clear.
But I managed to capture this one. Their wings look so delicate.
Are you seeing dragonflies or damselflies in your garden? I’ve go to figure out which is which. If you know the difference, please feel free to educate me.