The Skull Beneath the Skin

Crippling Christmas Retardation

What is about the holidays that makes people so stupid?

"Hi, I’m looking for blank in green. It shows its sold out on your website. I’d like to order 2."

"Unfortunately ma’am, that item is, as you said, Sold Out. I’m very sorry."

"Oh, so will you give me 20% off since its out of stock?"

"No. Sorry, that’s not our store policy."

"Guess I’ll take my $50 somewhere else! THANKS FOR NOTHING"

HANG UP.

This is a transcript from an actual person that I dealt with. This is a line for line transcription. 

People listen to me; The person you’re speaking to on the phone doesn’t have the ability to give you discounts. They’re an hourly employee. Do you honestly think the owner/manager of a business sits on the fucking phone all day answering very, very silly questions?

Think before you speak. Be a human being, not a fucking troll.

Look, let’s face it, very few people are where they thought would be in 5 years. That’s not to say that we’re necessarily dissatisfied with what our reality has become but it’s rare that your ideal vision and your reality meet up, fuck and produce a Dream-Baby™. 

So why do we still buy into the bullshit? How is it that we as a collective populace haven’t somehow become enlightened enough to realize that we don’t need most of the shit that’s pushed on us? Our supposed ‘stepping stones” to happiness that have been thrown in our faces since we were children (car, college, job, wife, death) and all the ridiculous monetary suicide we commit (credit cards, loans, debt) needs to end. I realize its easier said than done but we’re well over due for a change.

Get back to basics, people. Make a change.