OK, I am sorry to let go here, but I am thinking this may be good ‘therapy’. If you read my posts you know that life has dealt my family and I a biggie and that I am trying to hang in there. However there is always the straw that broke the camel’s back and boy have I found that straw!
SOOO if you don’t want to read the whining leave now.
OK here goes…. As a CTMH consultant we get to buy our fall catalogs a month in advance. Sometimes consultants get more catalogs than they need and will sell their extras to other consultants. I usually buy mine from CTMH but this year I thought I would save myself $8 and buy from a fellow consultant. I chose one who was in my ‘unit’ as I figured that would be a safe bet. I emailed her that I wanted x # of cattys and she gave me a price. The next day I received a Propay request for the amount. I waited maybe 2 days (as the cattys had not even been shipped from CTMH at that point) then paid the balance with a little note at how excited I was to get them. 1 week went by. 2 weeks went by. I decided to drop said consultant an email asking if she had received payment and when she would be getting her catalogs and when she expected to ship them to me.
So I sent her another one using a different method (remember she had answered me at this same email addy previously and it is the one listed on the Propay receipt) . My emails were VERY upbeat…nothing negative about them. No answer.
SO I thought, maybe she is out of town…but I saw her posting on our unit Yahoo group loop and on the CTMH BB. Hmmmmm No answer to my email and NO CATALOGS. So I contact my unit director for advice and enlist her help. She gives me a home phone number….I leave a message…very nice and upbeat….NO ANSWER. I am getting a little upset at this time…but there could still be an reason so I take a deep breath. I am so wanting to be unprofessional at this point and BLAST the person in public. ( on the BB or on my unit group loop.) BUT I refrain as I know it is not the right thing to do. My unit manager calls the number for me and leaves a message, she also leaves a message for said consultant on FB..again very upbeat! NO ANSWER.
I don’t know what to think. I am hoping this is all a big misunderstanding…but my gut is telling me that I am out some few dollars at a time when I need it most AND have NO catalogs to share with my precious few customers! I am sad, pissed off and amazed that someone would knowingly do this! How much time does it take to answer an email??? So maybe the upshot will be the cattys will arrive on my doorstep and that will be that…or maybe I have learned my lesson that not everyone in this world is as honest as you think. I probably should not of posted this…but sometimes venting is good! I have named no names and so no one is damaged…but I still hold out hope that doing the right thing is the way to go. If you lasted to the end of this…then thanks for listening. You just don’t know how much your words of support, thoughts, and prayers mean to me. I feel like I have a whole bunch of friends out there!!!
I hope I get a lot of crafting done on my get-away…see you all soon.