Today, I can say I’m really pissed off.
I got off the bus and decided to take a different route home. I did not want to see the man who is always sitting at the Dino gas station waiting for me to come home. He usually notifies everybody I’m on my way. Sometimes if he doesn’t see me, the manager of the complex will let her husband know I’m on my way. She warns her husband to get out of my apartment if he’s in it doing something. Well, for reason, no one was on watch that day. I walked toward my apartment and could tell before I got to my door that it was open. I assumed someone did not have time to lock the door (which has happened several times). He/she ran out and left the door open. I pushed the door and there was the manager’s husband messing with my fan. He had removed one of the old blades and was putting in a new pointed blade. He began to stutter when he saw me. A second after I arrived, his wife came running in and was about to warn him, when she realized I was already in the apartment. She made some excuse and disappeared. Her husband made some explanation about the fan being very noisy and it needed fixing. And he also disappeared. I came home with my phone, but it, too, disappeared. One of them took it. Everytime they enter my apartment something disappears.
So, I needed a new phone. I did not want to go to Best Buy to buy one. I’ve had nothing but bad experiences in Best Buy. Whenever I buy a phone at Best Buy, staff is only too happy to let the government know what kind of phone I’ve bought. It makes it easier for the government to hack my phone if it knows what phone I have. I decided to buy a new one by ordering it by phone.
I called a company I trust and ordered the phone. I was told my phone would be shipped via Federal Express. I ordered it on a Friday and was told I would receive the phone by Wednesday. So for three days, I didn’t go anywhere. Fourth day came and went, no phone. Finally on Friday, today, I was awaken by a knock on my door. I’d overslept. I had not gotten any sleep all night, because of the pesticide being sprayed on me. The knock woke me up. I realized it was probably Federal Express and hurried to the door, groggy with sleep. It was Federal Express. The FedEx employee asked me for my signature. His signature gadget was upside down and I turned it the right way. He said, “No, this way.” I said, “But it’s upside down.” He replied, “Oh, it’s the way it’s supposed to be.” So still groggy from lack of sleep, I signed, and closed the door. Immediately, I noticed the box the phone was in was open. I ran out the door trying to find the FedEx employee. He’d disappeared like a puff of smoke. He was nowhere to be found. The phone was not in its plastic casing. There was no packing material and everything in the box was a mess. I knew the office people had something to do with it. By mistake I’d mention to the manager that I was waiting for something from FedEx. As soon as I said it, I knew she’d be watching for FedEx and she would do something. I was right.
I told myself that there is no way I’m keeping the phone. So I called the company and told it what happened. I told the rep on the phone I did not want the phone because it was probably hacked. The rep said that whatever was in the phone could be removed. My experience has been once something is in the phone, there’s no way to remove it. In a nice way, I replied, I didn’t think whatever was in the phone could be removed, and I’d like my money back. I noticed on the box that there was a written note that the phone was to be delivered to a 3rd party. That’s what got her to agree to take the phone back. I did not want my phone accepted by a 3rd party.
I went to the postoffice and mailed the phone back to the company via Certified mail. I want to make sure I get a signature of the person accepting the phone, so I will get my money back.
The ending to the day was not a good one. While I was out, I stepped into 7-11 to get something to eat. In 7-11, someone stole my Flip camcorder from my purse. I don’t know how he did it. I made sure all the time I was out, my purse was close to my body. The only time I put it down was when I was putting mustard on my hot dog in 7-11. So someone stole it in 7-11.
It was bad enough someone stole my new phone, but having my camcorder stolen, sure pissed me off. There goes more money out of my pocket. I no longer trust FedEx. And neither should you.