I ordered something for Cynthia's birthday on the 22nd. But it was on back order. (it said "in stock" until you were finalizing the order, and then it said "on back order") I contacted the seller and they assured me that it was coming in the following week. When it didn't ship that week, they informed that it was coming the following week.
I contacted them to say to cancel the order, so that I could get my money back. No response. But a day later I received the notice that the label had been created for USPS to ship. Several business days later, that is still the most recent information on the tracking.
We are now almost a month away from the date of the initial order. Her birthday is past. I could have ordered it from another place (where it was on sale over Labor Day), but I didn't because I had already purchased it.
I'm pretty patient. But that patience is being tested.
I also get that it's not this person's full time job. It's a hobby and this is just a side business for them. But I know that if I waited this long to get back to someone about an issue at Idol, that person would be pissed off with me - and money isn't even involved!
I'm mostly just venting. But also providing the background information if you hear about me flying out to Iowa and assaulting someone. So you know what happened. :D
Something that's NOT testing my patience is the Sign Up Sheet: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1060711.html That has two more days being open and I still know a couple folks who told me they were signing up this season who haven't made an appearance. Hopefully they will... hmmm... maybe that *is* something trying my patience now that I think about it! Come on people! ;)
The deadline for Week 0's entry is also on Thursday. https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1062306.html Those entries have been coming in slowly. So make sure to take the time to read them now. If it's anything like every other season, there are going to be a lot of entries coming in at the last possible moment. If you are reading before the poll goes up, that means you have a better chance of being able to check out everything!