Ok this is a long ass RANT post so if you're not into this kinda stuff, feel free to "X" out the window or something. Otherwise, let's proceed :)
RANT numero uno: CONTEST FAIL
This is somewhat inspired by Chomfifi blog post some time in the past about failure to deliver a giveaway prize to you; now, the thought resurfaced again and feel like sharing it with you guys..
I joined this giveaway back in September of 2009. ( I will not mention who this person is) I won second place and I was so excited about it! The person emailed me and told my prize won't come soon its going to be late since she doesn't have any money at that time and she was going to send it after her birthday, which God knows when. But its cool so I was like "Its ok dear, take your time. I aint in a hurry". Along those times, she was going thru some things and I was there helping her, giving her advice how to improve her business emailing back and forth etc. I was really being patient, then she emailed me and said she's sorry she hasn't mailed my item yet she will after probably thanksgiving so I'm "like no bigge hun, like I said take your time". Then... sometime December 2009, she message me and told me that she's goin to send her item that day and wants to confirm if my address before was still the same so I told yes its still the same and I asked her hows everything doin...
It's already March.... 6 months since the giveway was held. and until this day, no prize yet. Hmmm....
Let me tell y'all this... I'm NOT about the PRIZE here.... I'm all about how well can keep your words. I don't give a flying crap about the prize anymore, you tell me something you better keep your damn words. I've held giveaways/contests in the past and If I can't deliver my package as soon as possible or something came up, I make sure to contact the winner(s) to let them know what's goin on and kept them updated. I gave her advices and opinions regarding on how she can improve her business when I have no fcking background or experiences on that kind of shit. It just suck you can't keep your words at all. If you tell me from the get-go that you don't know for sure when you can send my prize, I'd freakin understand. I can wait 6 mons, 1 year, 2 years, 10 years etc. for it.. just don't give me 3 dates/period of time that you're goin to send this item only expect nothing. I can even wait forever..... JUST DON'T TELL ME SOMETHING YOU CAN'T KEEP, that's a MAJOR pet peeve. Or... at least freakin contact me whats going on! Is that really hard to do? It doesn't take 3 minutes of your time to let me know u got some bizznuts to take care of, I'll understand. No communication = FAIL.
Keep your prize honey, cuz the excitement is no longer there.
RANT numero dos: SWAPPING FAIL
I do swap at Makeupalley but I stopped for awhile since being swaplifted by a sissy hoe. After several months, I finally felt like I'm up for the swapping game again. So I put some stuff 2 weeks ago or so. I have this one product that as soon as I put it up in there, I got so many messages from people wanting to swap for that item. Then this person came to offer a swap with me and she stated she have this item she had on my wishlist... and so I'm like DING DING DING.. annnd we got a winner! So I told her ok hun, can you take a picture of that item if you don't mind I just want to see how it looks like (I have pictures of all the items I have) and she said ok I'll take a picture of it in a minute. So I emailed the other offers (as courtesy of course) and told them "I'm sorry I didn't see anything that I can use for now, thanks for checking tho!" even tho some of them really got some nice stuff, but this girl's item (the one that I chose to swap with) had the item Ive been wanting for some time now. I logged in every day on MUA to check her item/profile to see if the picture was up and still wasnt there. So after 2 days, I messaged her and told her "Hey hun, I still don't see the picture. Please let me know if its up" after some hours she message me and said "Sorry, I didnt get a chance to take a picture but I already snagged the item when I was in Sephora"
OK... that really bummed. So I messaged her.. here is our convo...
ME: oh that sucks. shoulda told me earlier cuz theres so much offer i turned down for ur pan and been waiting for ur reply. not really cool...
GIRL: Sorry you turned offers down but a swap wasn't worked out yet, you asked for a picture. Nothing is concrete until addresses are exchanged.
ME: well, first of all, YOU'RE the one who came up to me to ask for a swap, not me. I would understand if IM the one who came up to you asking for a swap first. I know addresses aren't exchange and nothing was finalized, but don't come up to someone wanting something, and the person agrees only to be turned them down by you when you're the one who come up to them and offer an exchange and the other person already turned down 5 offers. Sorry if I sound rude but I'm just telling you for your own good cuz I'm pretty sure anyone in my position would feel the same way. Just sayin. Im glad u snagged a product.
GIRL: Score! I'm just telling you for your own good, life sucks and life isn't fair. There is much more to get your panties in a wad about than swapping for used makeup. I'm sure you can message the people who were interested in your item and let them know that you are interested in swapping. I never tell anyone an item isn't available until addresses are exchanged and the swap is confirmed. Have a great night sheesh.
ME: Well crucify me for stating my opinion over a matter. So I can't say anything to you now and just because I wasnt happy with it means you gotta give me a lecture about life and theres more than just swapping makeup? How about take it as it is cuz like you said, life suck and unfair and yes, you can't please everyone and have them always on your side. I ain't even mad, just sayin what I feel. Its human nature. I'm very AWARE of the fact its not finalized yet, I'm just sayin you can't jus do that to people. Take a chill pill...
If I'm the one who came up to her and I wanted the item she has and told me that she already snagged that item she wanted, then I can't really complain about that. But if YOU'RE THE ONE who came up to me FIRST wanting to swap with me badly, well you better be damn committed on what you're about to take on. I turned down good offers, one girl even offer an extra 5 dollar for that item! I just love the lecture..."life is unfair", "more to life than just makeup".... everybody knows that genius, sounds like a lame excuse and trying to deflect the blame cuz you fucked up an offer. Pathetic... just downright pathetic. Yea you're right sissy hoe, theres more to life than makeup, therefore I aint goin to swap shit for awhile thanks to you cuz theres more than life to swapping make-up...*cough cough*...freakin USED make-up for Jesus sake...God knows what kind shit you got in there...
Sorry for the long ass rant. Bottomline....I'm really a nice person. LOL.
Sorry if I sound like a whiny ass baby. But those who are close to me really know that I'm pretty blunt and straightforward, and I don't take shit from anybody. I'm a trustworthy,understanding person, and if you're my friend then I got yo back no matter what, I'm that loyal. I've fought for my friends; someone talk shit to them.. I talk a shitload back. But I got pet peeves too such as ones that are mention on top. Keep your damn words bitches, if you can't then you will have a hard time earning peoples trust.