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Pet Peeves

I know people will think I’m petty or think I don’t see the bright side of my pet peeve, BUT its my opinion and it really bugs me when…

Stores, merchants, etc. request ID for me to use my own dang on debit card–particularly when my debit cards are my own dang on money plus Visa and/or Mastercard have measures in place to protect the merchant against theft or fraud.  It is a violation of my privacy and a violation of Visa/MC policy on not requesting ID.  In fact I heard you can report merchants who do request ID–not sure if this is true. 

Yes, I get those folks who think its for my own protection but let’s look at the flip side. Most merchants (particularly larger stores or retail chains) don’t request ID.  What if I catch a ride with someone and don’t bring my ID.  I load three hundred bucks worth of goods on the counter and now I have someone telling me I have no right to use my own card.  Uhm, check the signature on the back and keep it moving. 

Also, sometimes I don’t have time to dig out a driver’s license–and expose my private adress, DL#, etc.–because merchants are nervous about something they will get paid for regardless.  I thought the convenience of the debit card was to avoid the ID drama of writing a check????

Also, how do we know its not just some irate clerk selectively picking and choosing who has to show ID.  (kinda the same way they selectively decide who to follow around stores–and y’all know what I’m talking about)

Okay some high school kid working at Sally’s–who also stood in my face for several minutes on the phone with a friend while I stood at the counter waiting to be rung up– worked a nerve yesterday and I had to vent. Needless to say I left my hair care products on the counter and bounced.  And I needed that wrap lotion too. LOL.

On another day I will go off about stores that require you to check your bags at the door before you can shop in thier stores. or stores that have require you spend a minimum amount of money to use your debit cards.  WTF? Needless to say I don’t frequent these places.  I will turn on my heel quicker than a streetwalker seeing the police rolling up on her. 4 Real.

Relaxing, Relating, Releasing…

The Industry (Through my Eyes) · Uncatergorized

Crab Free Day

No, I’m not talking about crabs in your underpants. lol.  I’m referring to crabs in the barrel.   

Since my mother passed my outlook on life has changed dramatically.  I just dont have the time, patience, nor inclination to be surrounded by negativity all the damn time.  Personal opinions, haters, gossip, scorn, judgement, the insecure looking to be secure, etc., etc.

I am giving myself a drama free, negatvity free, crab free day…and I deserve it. Damn it.

I’m not answering my phone or emails, i’m not reading any group messages on all those damn groups I’m on with other authors–which I plan to thin the hell out with a quickness.  I am giving myself the day off from the bullshit. 

So…

To my fellow romance authors sitting on pedestals judging urban fiction/street lit–when most of the literary world considers romance fiction to be trash (of course I don’t agree because I am romance writer myself but my point is judge not lest ye be judged…)

To those calling me with gossip or just bad damn news (this one is for family and friends)…

To those having too much fun writing bad and derogatory reviews or message board comments (not even in relation to me or my books but its still a downer)…

To those who believe it is necessary to give their opinions on everything all the damn time (trust me, sometimes nobody cares)…

To those who hate on the writing style of other writers (i.e. she/he/it/they only sell because she/he/it/they writes sexy, etc)…

To those who live their life constantly judging others (a ploy to make themselves feel better)…

To those who can only live life if they are on a “level” above another person or group…

To those who just have nothing good to say none of the damn time…

“Don’t nobody bring me no bad news”.  Not today.  For real.

If this offends you then this may refer to you. Check yourself…before you wreck yourself. Negativity doesn’t help the one giving it or receiving it.


And now to lighten the mood because this is after all my stress free day…