Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sometimes People are Misguided

You might remember that I went to Pismo Beach a few weeks ago for a wedding. And that I rented a house on the beach. A big house. That wasn’t exactly cheap.

So a couple days after we returned from the beach I received an e-mail from the company who I’d gone through to rent the house. The e-mail said that because we hadn’t burnt the house down we would be getting our deposit back. It was a sad representation of how old we are that 15 of us didn’t do any damage at all over the course of a weekend, but I was happy to see the money return to my account. Then as I read on the e-mail said that this company was very happy to have done business with me and as a token of their appreciation they would be sending me a gift in the mail. I was pretty stoked, cause who doesn’t love a gift in the mail?

Yeah.


Sometimes people are a little misguided I think. They mean well. But then instead of well they send a weird squeaky bath toy/maybe a dog toy/really quite squeaky thing whatever it is and a friggin’ American flag that comes equipped with a suction thingy so I can stick it to my nearest window or other flat surface in need of patriotism.

What the?

Is it really that difficult to figure out what to send customers who have stayed in your ridiculously large beach house? Do you really think the kind of person who is going to rent a beach house is just DYING for their very own mini American flag? Really? How bout some chocolates? How bout some bath products? How bout a toy that doesn’t shatter my eardrums every time it is squeezed? I mean come on, work with me here people.

4 comments:

Patricia said...

i think the new dog thing (although it looks a little like a dolphin dog) needs to go with the scary dog toy that freaks you out. they can be pals. or perhaps you need to leave this for roommate.

oh, and you don't have to send those losers a thank-you card for that thing, either.

ceramic dog lover said...

Good gravy the things people create to take up space in our lives. A Dolphin on a rope?? And they think we are treating Tuna badly?

Dean said...

They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning,
No-one you see, is smarter than he,
And we know Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder,
Flying there-under, under the sea!

Everyone loves the king of the sea,
Ever so kind and gentle is he,
Tricks he will do when children appear,
And how they laugh when he's near!

They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning,
No-one you see, is smarter than he,
And we know Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder,
Flying there-under, under the sea!

Chunks said...

That is bizarre. They could have sent you a coupon or something tangible, but they sent you crap? Weird.