I enter a lot of online competitions and I come across the hijacking of competition posts on Facebook a lot. Basically most people on the Facebook thread are entering the competition, but a few are there to air their grievances against the firm.
I don’t know if these people don’t know how to contact a firm on Facebook without using an existing thread or if they are deliberately using it as a way of showing the firm up. Either way I hate it. I am not interested if your order is delayed or if it’s faulty. I don’t want that intruding into what I am doing i.e. entering competitions. Surely it takes a particular type of arrogance if you think it’s ok to impose your tales about your problems on other people?
This morning I came across a Currys competition and had to scroll down quite a way to come across a comment that wasn’t a complaint. I’d been thinking about writing this post for a while, but this really made me angry. I couldn’t give a monkeys if Currys have messed you a complete stranger around and I don’t think you should expect me to read the comments you have put up. Either learn to use Facebook correctly (if it is ignorance that is causing the problem) or stop selfishly putting your problems into my feed. It really is that simple. Don’t hijack Facebook competition posts. Send a personal message or post on their wall if you like, but I don’t want to see it on competition posts frankly. It reflects badly on you in my eyes and I don’t see it as a negative against the company because I am annoyed with your behaviour and not theirs. In fact, I feel sorry for them because you are messing up their Facebook page.
We are off away today and I am sinking under all the jobs I need to get done. Shouldn’t be writing this really, but it’s a chance to get it off my chest.
I have errands to run; work to finish; and of course, there is packing to do too. I’m not quite sure how I will get things done, but I’m sure I’ll find a way. I’ve set myself a deadline for the other stuff, the stuff that could be left if need be and then I will dedicate myself solely to getting ready for the trip.
I’m looking forward to going, but there have been a few obstacles put in our way which have made things more stressful than they need to be. I’m not convinced that the hotel we are staying at is very customer service driven in view of their actions and I’m far from impressed. Given that I’m supposed to be reviewing my trip, it makes things a little difficult to get off to such a bad start.
In fact, I’ll be glad when we are on our way and can just get on with enjoying ourselves. Also, I’ll be glad when the travel is out of the way and we are finally at our last hotel. I’m intrigued to see if the hotel will go out of their way to make up for their mistake, I’m getting the vibes that it will be a no, but obviously I’m hoping to pleasantly surprised.
Hoping too that all goes to plan with our complicated travel arrangements – seems to be too many steps in the process and it could all go horribly wrong. Fingers crossed it won’t though and it will all be a fun adventure. Wish us luck as we head south-westwards hopefully on a memorable holiday for all the right reasons.
Parking at the school seems to go from bad to worse. The head teacher sends out regular reminders and this morning she was out there checking herself. Even so, I regularly see a lot of bad, inconsiderate and dangerous parking.
The bus stop parking goes on. Different people this year I think mostly. I heard one father joking about how he had parked at the bus stop (because that’s a really funny thing to laugh about isn’t it?). It seems to be a bit of a man thing to park there. More men than women do it and given that more women do the pick up, it does stand out a bit.
Zigzag parking goes on too. One woman I’ve seen dropping her kids off on the zigzags twice. Given that I tend to avoid going around that side because that sort of thing annoys me, I’m inclined to think she does it most days. I know she’s not someone who is very considerate of others because she was regularly letting her kids run around the gardens of the neighbouring flats. The gardens are very manicured and not suitable for a boisterous boy to be running around. I’m glad her kids aren’t in my son’s year because I wouldn’t want my child mixing with them.
It’s all a bit silly and laughable because there is loads of free, easy parking available if you are prepared to walk a minute or two. I do wonder if some parents still have the use of their legs, or if they have withered away due to lack of use. I hate the fact that the lack of consideration is getting worse because it doesn’t bode well for the state of our future society. A little thoughtfulness goes a long way and is appreciated, plus it’s so easy to do.