It’s time to unload not just a pet peeve, but an entire kennel of irritation. I’ll bet you share some of these. So here goes:
Do not tell me you miss me unless you are my mother or my husband or a friend. I’m not going to buy anything else. I’m not. So, retailer, stop sending me emails to say you miss me. You don’t miss me. You miss my money.
And to the many places I do business: I love your product but do not have time to review it and provide free advertising for your store. So, shoe site, cosmetic site and every other place I’ve bought stuff— stop sending me emails exhorting me to review your product. I’m not going to.
Dear airline: just because I didn’t book a flight on your site, it doesn’t mean I didn’t book one with another airline who gave me a better schedule or a better deal. Stop telling me to complete my travel plans. I have already completed them.
Oh, Facebook friends, I love you. Do not ask me to post something on my Facebook wall to prove my support of cancer sufferers or those plagued with any one of a zillion terrible diseases. I have proved my support time and time again at the bedside of ailing loved ones. I do not need a Facebook post to prove my compassion.
To the highly visible website offering handmade items: if your item is going to be delayed a month or more please do not pretend it’s not happening. Please send your customers an update so we don’t have to worry that you have taken our Paypal money and disappeared. It’s called “customer service” and if you can’t do it, you shouldn’t attempt to serve customers.
Dear vacation rental agency that we have done business with more than once. If we ask you what is new that fits our requirements, it means we want an actual dialogue with you. Do not refer us back to your website. We know it well. Talk to us.
And, my favorite online recipe magazines, please learn that I click the red X if you try to force me to watch a video. I do not want to see a video to get a recipe. I want to speed-read the recipe, buy the ingredients and make them without having to hit PLAY.
To the service provider who dropped customers like a hot potato when a more lucrative opportunity came along: your lack of customer service skills will one day bite you in the ass. I can’t wait.
And bloggers, I do love reading your stuff, I do. But please do not ask me to vote for you in a blogger popularity contest. I know you want the visibility, but really, there are so many of you. I love you but don’t count on me to vote for you repeatedly.
Thank you. End of rant.
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