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...
Be 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 !