Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tidbits...

Ok, so this is the last one, I promise!

This morning I ran my first 5k. Of course I have run 5k before, just never in a race setting. I did the Running With Angels 5k, and it was my first post-baby race, so I wasn't expecting greatness, and definitely didn't achieve greatness, but it was a lot of fun. I ran with my friend Natalie, from one of my old wards, and I totally forgot how great it is to run with someone. It makes it so much better! Natalie and I just chatted our way along the beautiful Thanksgiving Pointe Gardens, and before we knew it, we were done. I was actually a little worried about the race today, as all this week, I have been getting major cramps during my runs, and yesterday, my cramp lasted all day, even through Big River! But all was well today, so that was a relief! Sorry, no pictures, but rest assured, I looked ravishing!

This summer I am hoping to work on my speed a little, and I wanted a race to base my improvements off of (and there is definitely room for improvement!;), as I hope to do a 5k every month this summer. So I'll let you know how all that goes.

Thanks, Natalie, for a great run!

Nate had to leave for St. George this morning for another gig, so Jillian babysat (thanks Jill). When I got home, she was telling me how Asher was going through her purse, and pulled out a piece of paper and said: "Asher, no no" (which actually probably sounded more like-Asha, no no). I thought that was hilarious, what a little stinker. I was pretty positive he's known when he was doing stuff he wasn't supposed to, but now I know for sure! I just wish I could have heard him say it. Oh well, I'm sure there will be other times! 

One last little tidbit...
(warning, ranting follows)

2 weeks ago from this last Thursday, I ordered this awesome diaper bag off of ebay, for a great price. The listing said "free USPS priority mail (2-3 bus. days) shipping". Great, fantastic! So anyway, I win this bag, pay for it and wait. I never hear from the chick who sold it to me, then finally, after 5 business days, I email her asking about the tracking number, etc. Nothing. So a couple days later, I email her again, clearly bugged. She finally emails me back, and it's now one week from the day I bought the bag, and this is the first time I have heard anything from her. She says, "oh, sorry, I just had a baby, I'm behind on my emails...". Ok, whatever, I just had a baby, and it's not that hard to check your email. Plus, if your so busy having a baby, then why are you still doing your online business if you can't run it up to par (yes, she has an ebay store). I know, I'm such a brat, but it gets worse. She says the bag is a pre-order (which I didn't know in the first place) so she hasn't received it but should get it the next day, Friday, and then will ship it to me immediately. Great! No harm done. Another week goes by, nothing. I email her again... nothing. Finally, today (over 2 weeks later) I get an email from her telling me that she got it yesterday and just shipped it to me today and included a tracking number. She then has the nerve to say: "please don't leave negative/neutral feedback on me". Ok, so I had already decided that I wasn't going to be that type of person, even though she totally deserves it. The thing that really gets me, is not that it's taken so long (which is annoying, but it happens), it's that she was not communicating with me. She could have at least emailed and told me she still hadn't received the bag, or at least gotten back to me sooner. Am I being unreasonable here? All I'm saying, is that I paid a pretty penny for the diaper bag of my dreams, and have been so excited to get it and take it on vacay with me this coming Monday (which I now won't be able to do even though I ordered it over 2 weeks ago), and the least she could do was be a little more informative. When I sold my Amby bed on ebay, I let the people who bought it, know every thing that was going on, every step of the way, just like I would want any seller to do for me. Again, am I asking too much? I know the shipping was free, and I did get a pretty good deal on the bag, so maybe I shouldn't complain, but does customer service need to be sacrificed in order to get a good deal? I think not!!

10 comments:

Becky said...

Alright maybe it's just me... but I think you should leave negative feedback. What if she tells everyone she's "just had a baby" and she's sorry and please don't leave her negative feedback. When really she just isn't a great vendor and has crappy customer service!!! Personally I think you owe it to other people to let them know that you waited that long and there was no communication!!! Oh and by the way the bag is WAY cute!!! And good job getting back to running right away! :)

DaNae said...

I am so proud of you for running the 5k!! Dang, I hope I can get moving as fast as you did after a baby! I agree with Becky. You should totally leave negative feedback. That isn't fair to you or any future customers. How frustrating. This is so crazy, but I got into St. George marathon, so I guess I am running it. We signed up totally not thinking we would get in!! funny huh.

Julia said...

so glad all went well - no cramps! YAY! great 5K! and that diaper bag is rockin'! i must remember for when that time comes. remind me? :)

Bethanne said...

So, I would be peeved if that had been me with the bag/eBay! Are you doing other buyers a disservice by not commenting about what she put you thru? Not that you have to say she is a horrible seller, but this time, timing was way off and that is why you are "docking" her...or just give it a few days and you'll forget all about it?!

Good job on the 5K! Especially since Sayer is only 2 1/2 months old. Wow. You are amazing! Good luck on keeping it up. When do you have time to run/practice with two boys in tow?

BTW, loved the bathroom post a few posts ago. I'm come back to a soaked bathroom floor a few times and finally realized the mistake I had made!

Natalie said...

Morgan, Thanks for running with me. It was fun and went way faster with someone else along. And, considering your cramps and my illness earlier in the week, we did OK.

About the diaper bag — I would totally leave negative feedback. If she can't communicate she shouldn't be running a business. Just my two cents.

whitney said...

so, a couple of things...

1. good job on your 5k!

and 2. i think you should totally leave negative feedback. it's not rude, it's just the truth. it doesn't matter if she just had a baby. people have to be responsible for what they advertise and if she didn't do what she said she was going to do, then the public should know that she doesn't have good customer service. if she never gets negative feedback, maybe she won't ever change the way she runs her store. maybe you could e-mail her or send her a message explaining why you felt she deserved negative feedback, even though she asked you not to leave it. and hopefully she'll learn something from it instead of being angry.

Heidi said...

That girl sounds super annoying. I would feel the same way as you. the bag looks cute though so hopefully you really will get it tomorrow! and way to go on the race!

Lisa said...

Good job on the 5K. I also totally agree with you about customer service - it took us 4 months to get our crib we ordered and the store acted like they could care less. I can't even shop there for anything now! I also agree with Whitney about the feedback - people have to be responsible come on now!

Laura said...

Way to go on the 5K, how old is Sayer? That is so cool you run. On the diaper bag thing, my sister had something like this happen to her, I wonder if it is the same girl. Glad you did what you did, ppl will appreciate it.

Lark said...

leave some honest feedback. Seriously, people need to know what to expect. It really is about communication and if she had done so in the first place, then you would have been fine - but she didn't and so other people really need to know too. What a let down - now you'll get the bag and instead of opening it with glee, you'll think - "oh, yeah, my bag."