Security And Privacy

Due to the recent changes at Etsy—I have decided to close my shop there—Skymoonlady.

I enjoyed being part of the Etsy experience.  I also met a lot of great people.

But being forced to accept a payment plan that I do not want or need is just ridiculous.

I use Paypal and do not want direct payment with Etsy.  Paypal is easy and safe for me.

I do not want to share personal info like social security– vital dates —bank account information over the internet to set up a payment plan I do not want or need.  I do not want to have to prove to Etsy —who I am —just for the sake of selling a twelve dollar necklace.

I mean who is going to profit with my personal info?  It is not for my benefit.

Listen to all the well educated security experts that tell us to NEVER give out this information over the internet.

Etsy is playing the part of Rhett Butler in this scene by telling us—-“Scarlet…Frankly I  don’t give a dam.”

Just like Gone With The Wind—so gone is my shop.

©Craftvamp-Sally J.

 

Packing It In

We have all have experienced it.  What is it?

When you have been packed or bagged by an over zealous clerk at a check out counter.

So you say to me—Well what do you mean?  All right let’s start at the beginning.

You are in the grocery store.  You have a whole wagon (or cart) of food and supplies. Looking back—maybe it is at least $100 dollars worth.  There are heavy cans—paper supplies–meat—deli items—pet supplies—soda—bread and etc.

Then the clerk rings everything up.  Looks with a gleam in her eye and then tries to fit it all into two dinky plastic bags.  WHY??? Is she on some kind of mission to save plastic bags by giving me something unrealistic to lift to and from my car?  Does she think Superman or Wonder woman is  out there sitting —waiting to put these concrete weights into and out of my car?

Then there is the I Am Saving The Planet starting with you clerk.  I stopped off at the Rite Aid store.  They have a great section of low priced cookies, crackers, canned fruit, paper supplies, plastic pitchers, cleaning supplies, kitchen towel, dish rags and more.  So I though I would stock up and had one of those plastic carry baskets stacked up to the rim.

I approached the counter and the manager clerk—said —just lift the whole basket onto the counter—-it is easier.  It was a little heavier to do it.

Then he said I like to try and save the earth by using fewer bags.  He proceeded to stuff things and even lined the pitcher with things inside.    Well—he was very pleased with himself.  But I said to him—I can not lift that.  So he looked foolishly puzzled.  I mean who could—maybe we should have had a weight lifting contest with the other people standing behind me.  Then he got the message and used another bag.

I have a message to you clerks out there—-It’s great you care so much about the environment.  But if you are trying to save it—-start with the person after me.  Your store’s bags are so cheap and the money I spent paid for it many times over.

Besides I recycle these bags on my own.  I store hats and handbags in my closet with bags.   They also are  used to pick up  the debris from cleaning  up in the garden. I use the plastic bags as garbage bags  for my garbage can.

So get the message guys—just do your job—you are not saving the world on my time. You just complicate things for me.

©Craftvamp-Sally J.

 

 

 

When Idiots Start A Race

I really don’t use this swear word—a ##hole. But maybe it really fits some people.  If I was to make a list of jerks or mean silly people—here is a member of the list.
I am adding this man from the supermarket the other day.
It was the Acme Supermarket and early evening. It wasn’t
really crowded. I had a number of items–maybe 20. So I got behind a line of three people. The customer in front was busy checking out a magazine.
The cashier just coming on came and said to me—I can
take you on Number 7—she was opening it up.
So I began to back out of the line to go over to where number 7 was.
Soon as I started to go over there. This fool (looked like the hairy guy from Crosby Stills And Nash) pointed his wagon in the direction
to cut me off and ran like an idiot. He really looked stupid and
I never saw anyone run like that with a shopping cart!!!
The cashier saw me and said–I’m sorry. (to me about the idiot)
I just said—Well —if he is in such a hurry–(the heck with him)
let him go. He was already throwing stuff down and packing it.
The cashier kept saying she was sorry to me.
Well—this guy had no manners. I never expected it from an older man—it was so stupid.
Generally people are so nice and polite—What
made this silly— I never realized I was in a race. The dumb
thing was the store wasn’t even crowded.

©craftvamp–Sally J

Card Crazy

Cards—no not the 52 that you play with in a deck of cards.  It’s the other kind.

How can I start–identity cards-like library cards.  I am not counting credit card, driver’s license or car registration..

It is the influx of store cards–shopper reward cards.  This is the endless number of card frenzy.  You have a shoppers card at drug, grocery, craft, auto and department stores.

Supposedly you get the sale price of things when a member.  Some cards count as reward points when you buy at certain stores.

Card –CARDS–cards—are taking over my wallet. Some look so much alike.

But sometimes the cards seem to take over.  You straighten them out.  Group them.  There are times you pull them out and set aside if you know you won’t be going to that particular store. Sometimes you forget them–oh my!!

The other day the cashier got annoyed with me when I handed her a card at Staples.

She goes–it’s not scanning.  Apparently I had given her a Michaels’ card instead. So no service with a smile–just hand over the card.

Anyone want to play a game of Rummy?

©craftvamp-Sally J

Time for Gobble Gobble

Ah—-the season of the feast. People roaming around the supermarket with shopping carts(wagons) busily looking down at long lists of things to get. Husband and wife–joined together—she swoops—he attacks—yes got the can of cranberries.
Others are hypnotized by looking at a phone—the wise voice on the other end—knows all—sees all—-tells them what to get.

Gobble….gobble…the cause of it all—some heavy—frozen—iced bird—you can not even lift..
Enjoy your feast all.

©2016 Craftvamp-Sally J

Service Websites–Join With Caution

Be careful of Angie’s List.  Last year I joined—paid a discount to become a member.

I was very disappointed in it.  Any handy people or services were well out of my area.  I really think the people who put all of this together should look at a map. Ridiculous.

So today I receive word they went into my paypal account and authorized payment to themselves for more of this nonsense.

I contacted Paypal.  Paypal fixed the problem.  But to all of you—Beware of this company.

If you sign up they put you down for automatic renewal  after a year-with no way to opt out.  This is a rotten way of doing business.  They are not looking out for us.

Side note–They contacted me and suggested I might be interested in their join for free accounts.  Why would I want to pay if they have a free account?  It all doesn’t make sense to me.

©craftvamp-Sally J