Looks Like I Might Be Lucky Again

Work was work. It was neither good nor bad, though at one point it did grow a little frustrating. One customer is telling us we have charged him too much postage and packing, despite us already reducing it a lot because he has bought in bulk. I think he forgets that eBay charges us commission on the P&P too, and there is a cost to putting a parcel together.

Another want a tracking number, despite the fact he didn’t pay for a tracked postal service.

And yet another is hanging on and making excuses for not paying.

I can see some of this heading towards “lost” parcels and refunds. It strikes me that the world is becoming a less honest place and fewer and fewer people are prepared to accept responsibility for their own mistakes.

After work I went to pick a prescription up. This, for once, didn’t involve much queueing – I was able to get into the shop immediately and once the two people in front had been served my prescription was dispensed quickly and accurately. All the staff were wearing masks too, which had not been the case last time.

We had a TESCO delivery, which went well, though they insist on using the large bags that I find difficult with my arthritis.

I had an email to tell me about my Lottery win (no, I didn’t win the £10,000 a month for 30 years that I dream of. I won £5. I will invest it in more tickets.  At least it’s good luck rather than bad luck.

Looks like my luck could be changing.

Then I fell asleep again and missed my midnight deadline.

Time to make sandwiches now.

13 thoughts on “Looks Like I Might Be Lucky Again

  1. tootlepedal

    All that good fortune and a nice picture at the top of the post. I agree that dishonesty seems to be spreading but in the good old days, tradesmen routinely took cash in hand for jobs and people spilled ink on their carpets when they wanted the insurance to pay for a holiday so perhaps it is just the way that we look at it. What perhaps has changed is that people are trying to swindle us rather than the government or big companies. (or as well as)

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      Yes, I suppose it’s always happened in one way or another. Swindling government and insurance companies always seems like a victimless crime because it’s one step away from the people who are the victims – tax payers and policy holders. Having said that, I didn’t realise you could get money for holidays by insuring carpets so perhaps my honesty is based on stupidity rather than morality.

  2. LA

    You hit the nail squarely on this one. People don’t want to accept their own mistakes. It’s always someone else’s fault….crushes me…

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      🙂 The other thuing that annoys me is that I have tried to bring my kids up to be polite, considerate and honest and, when you look at today’s public figures these are traits which don’t seem necessary. Despair, is a good word for my thoughts on that subject.


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