okay. i am thoroughly peeved right now. so - i purchased this filofax organizer off of ebay at the end of january, and, it was listed as being a "store demo with no noticeable imperfections". okay. that being said, i fully understand that: a.) the item is not perfect, it's been handled, and b.) it's a store demo. store demos get messed up a bit. but what did i receive? i received this totally used, totally beat up organizer, that, if i didn't realize that it was used when i saw it, had writing on the inside pages to confirm the fact. so what do i do? i e-mail the seller, three times before they even decide to respond (of course, this response is *after* i had mentioned that, if they didn't respond, that i would file a claim both with ebay and paypal as well) - and now, after several days of non-cooperation and taking responsibility that they *blatantly* misrepresented the item, they're basically like, 'this is a waste of time'. [sarcastically] what a great attitude to have! no wonder why someone had 'commented' on this seller:
"Gift Item incomplete. Inflammatory words here reflective of seller's character."
oh well. on that note, though, i did have a very good perspective presented to me, though, today: it all started because of this one, horrible, selfish person. this is what was said to me:
"don't sweat it. you need to understand that, these people were not brought up with the same morals and the same sense of respect that you did. it doesn't matter what you do, because he's the one who's going to be a prick for the rest of his life."
he (not the prick) also continued to say, "think about it - human beings, at the very core, are animals. if you were to put a baby in the jungle, what would they grow up to be? they'd grow up to be tarzan, just grunting - not speaking. they would be completely barbaric. at their best, human beings are just animals. it's just a matter of grooming."
okay. so, it's a bit depressing. but on the other hand, it's true, you know? call me out on it, disagree with me, but, i think he has a point. it is just a matter of grooming.
now i just need to learn how to let go.