Just to forewarn you, I’ve had my full cup of coffee and microwaved left over’s of a McD’s breakfast special… hey, don’t judge me, I’m still trying to slowly trick my body away from the bad, naughty holiday foods!
So I went through the whole debacle this year of returning goods, due to some not so clever online shopping. I admit it, it was my fault, I was impatient and rather than waiting to go to the stores to do some good old fashion, trying on of the garments… I bought online. And it backfired on me. It didn’t fit, it was too big and had to be sent back!
To think it’s that easy to return..well it’s not. I detest going into post office’s, probably because they always disappoint me. (I always ask if they have the “Audrey Hepburn” stamps..and they always tell me no. A big slap in my face. Serves me right to actually use my Audrey Hepburn stamps when they were out!!) Anyways, point is, I hate going to them.
I return the items, patting myself on the back saying “Arica, you’ve done a fine job.”, only to later be told it could take 7 business days to have my money returned!! Whaaat? Are you kidding me? That’s my money!! Whatever, they’re in other states and the flight to get out there and get all in their face, would cost me more the the items I ordered and shipping, so forget about it. I wait.
Finally today… I got my money back. Ugghhhh how annoying!! (Now if only I could get my money back on that skin care that didn’t work…then I would be justified!!) Needless to say, the tension in my shoulders has subsided and I no longer feel the need to hunt them down and sign in to my online banking on a daily basis!
You know, DATING CAN BE JUST LIKE THAT!! Impatient? Want to take matters into your own hands? Well, you may want to slow down a bit, because unlike the return policy that you find with online shopping.. dating doesn’t necessarily implement that policy.
You’re quick move of impatience, can land you in a situation that you wish an obnoxious visit to the post office and withheld funds, were the most of your concerns. However, it’s far more complicated than that! I have been the Queen of impatience and needless to say… I can no longer afford it!! I have learned the hard way, that there’s no need to rush it and demand my wants.
I’m like Doris Day now, “Que sera, whatever will be, will be.” Okay, maybe I’m not technically there yet..but hey, I’m on my way! Point is, sometimes in Dating you have to surrender. Allow the winds to take you where they blow and sometimes you must put the electric leaf blower down and quit dictating the paths!
I have been the one who has forced my paths and found myself asking “Can I return that?” The answer was always NO, apparently there’s no return policies on humans, so when dating, if you find yourself in a catastrophe…there’s no return policy for your time, emotions or that wasted outfit that could’ve been worn on a REAL date!
So whether it’s online dating, especially when we find easy paths like free dating sites, or the conventional way of going out there and meeting people.. bottom line is, if you don’t want to be stuck with a “No Return Policy”, then slow down, take in a deep breath of fresh air and dance with the wind. Avoid being stuck with the question “Can I return that?”