Let me start with a rant..I need it..
Just one of those days that I had been putting off. But today I had to go to the doctor's office and she is in West Vancouver...so I knew I had to go and deal with a store that was not taking care of me as it should have...it's a long story but suffice it to say it involved a VERY expensive gift from my hubby that needed to be fixed...and it's been a year now that they have had the item and they have 'dropped the ball' on numerous occasions. So I called my friend to come with me as back up. Honestly my stomach was churning.I wanted to return the item altogether..it brings me no joy any more.
It didn't go well..at all....at all. I sat there and listened to this lady tell me what an amazing reputation this store has (they do), they have never had such issues...on and on...your eyes would pop if you actually heard what she said to me. Implying all the time that I was the problem. Through this last year I have NEVER lost my temper, been rude, demanding, nothing..just wanted my piece of beautiful jewelery back ... PLEASE. Maybe I should have kicked up a ruckus.
Anyway..I ended up taking the jewelery home and will have it inspected by another jewelery appraiser to make sure it is now fine. My friend was shell shocked with what this lady's attitude was like. I left and burst into tears. It's been that kind of day.
My friend and I went for a nice lunch and we calmed down.
So on the way home I took the long scenic route around our beautiful Stanley Park and stopped on the west side and took a deep breath. As I type I remember that this was exactly where I stopped the day I had picked up my gift ..on my 50th birthday. I stopped to think about life and how blessed I was and how much I loved my gift.
Today I stopped to breath the stress out of my system...and I took this calm beautiful picture with my I-phone.
Enjoy and thank you for bearing with me...I just needed to share
I realize that she is the person with the attitude and I will not fall to that level. Karma has a way of getting back to you. :-)
I still love the piece..and when it passes the check with another appraiser I will then give it to my hubby..tell him I want us to go for a nice dinner and to give it to me again (in a new box) and that way it will be special to me again...maybe for valentine's day. I hope it passes the inspection otherwise I will have to deal with her again...but i will let the insurance company deal with that.
BREATH...she gets no more tears from me......Sue
back to more joyous stuff tomorrow.