Thursday, September 30, 2010

My First Pet Peeve

My first pet peeve is this website.  It claims to be easy, but I had trouble even after watching the tutorial!  There are not enough background choices to personalize my blog, but then again it's free! 

The reason I started this blog is because any time I leave the house I run into people and situations that are very irritating, frustrating, aggravating.  I think we all experience these things on a daily basis.  Hell, sometimes I don't even have to leave the house!  Just this week for example, my Black and Decker 4 slice toaster broke one month after the warranty.  My DSL service was intermittent all day Tuesday and that was irritating because last month I went 9 days without phone or DSL service.  I have become very good at writing letters of complaint and making phone calls to get satisfaction.  I wrote to Black and Decker and low and behold they decided despite being one month past the warranty, they would replace my toaster.  And after calling Verizon, they sent me a new router overnight to replace the malfunctioning one. 

I am trying to teach my girls to be more assertive and complain when they aren't getting what they pay for.  You'd be surprised how much money I have saved by voicing my opinion or complaining to the right people.  If you don't, these companies will totally take advantage of you.  If you take anything away from this blog it is to SPEAK UP until you get satisfaction!