Be Anti-Social.....

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

 

Purple plates

 

  This morning I called a store who had sent the new dishes I ordered...Yes more purple to replace the other purple that with their pottery nature had gone the way of all pottery and chipped so that we no longer had enough place settings for anyone but Cosmo and Magic (our cats who don't seem to mind if the plates don't match...but what do they know about table settings...better not catch them on one !)  The box rattled despite all the packing materials surrounding them.

   My husband will tell you that I spend more time dressing a table than I do myself...place cards, individual salt and pepper shakers, wine and water glasses to match, to contrast...linens and napkin rings...It's the "Martha" in me...'can't help it, don't want to...But I digress.

  I called customer service and of course got voice mail with the usual list of press this, press that prompts none of which were...."Press if your purple dishes arrived broken"...oh surprise. 

  The real surprise was....I should either "enter my account number"...(not relavant, I did not charge them on that account) OR I should just enter my social security number and they would be right with me...

 

kiddingBe Anti Social...DON'T give any voice mail your social security number...and leave the message loudly and clearly to the retailer, wholesaler, mail order vendor...this is soooo NOT a good policy !

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS


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Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Morning sunshine!  OMG, that is so scary about the SS # prompt!  Who would actually do that?  Sorry to hear about your purple dishes....I bet they are/were gorgeous! 

Jun 06, 2009 01:20 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Going out for replacements this am....beware ...be careful....be good...come and visit...we will get out the purple wine glasses !

Jun 06, 2009 01:32 AM #2
Rainer
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Kellie Fitzgerald
Kellie Fitzgerald - Chiricahua Real Estate - Pearce, AZ

Oh, now I so want to come on up to Wisconsin!   Just for the purple wine glasses.   Actually I do have my own, but you guys sound like you'd be lots of fun to drink wine out of purple glasses with! 

With all the identity-theft issues going around right now, why do retailers (and other businesses) still insist on using such identifying information as social security numbers?   Can't they just use a last name and perhaps an address or something like that?   It's just a bit nutty if you ask me...of course you didn't...but I'm telling you anyhow.

Enjoy those purple dishes...I'm guessing you've probably had them replaced by now.

Jun 06, 2009 08:54 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Purple is my life Kellie...we have a pale purple kitchen with grape decor...grape everything...love it...Identity theft is a real issue and I am writing the company who foolishly requiested it...blog on Lady and know you are welcome to come here and eat and drink purple anytime !

Jun 06, 2009 02:06 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI

Ah! purple background on you photo too! Good luck on your return but wait... are you sure those are not eggplant?

Jun 07, 2009 01:51 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Purple anything is a good thing...got replacements and we are ready to party...what time are you coming ?

Jun 07, 2009 06:11 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI

Good morning Sally... you are such a party gal!

Jun 08, 2009 01:15 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Come on down Mary....we do have portable parties...maybe purple paper plates in the cooler...your grill ?

Jun 08, 2009 01:21 AM #8
Rainer
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Now that would be true customer service if they had a "Press if your purple dishes arrived broken." I'm still laughing so hard that I'm having to type this comment instead of dictate it. You have soooooooo made me work this morning.

Jun 19, 2009 09:17 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Come on out to the midwest and we'll show you what vittles on purple dishes taste like !

Jun 19, 2009 10:07 PM #10
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