CoolPopTees Sucks!

My son asked for a very unique t-shirt for Hanukkah. When the package arrived, I was very excited to see what it looked like. I had also (thankfully, in this case) ordered a one for myself because it was just that cool. This is how they arrived…

Notice how the one on the top is so much more faded than the one on the bottom?  You can see the black part of the t-shirt bleeding through a lot.  Well, I took exception to that and decided to contact the company.  I wrote:

I received my order and the design on one of the t-shirts (the large) was very faded, especially when compared to the other. See attached pic. I need to see if I can return this and get another.

Thanks!

Here’s their response:

Hi Linda

Thanks for your order. Sorry that you are disappointed in the quality of your shirt. There is a $7.00 “restocking” fee associated with all returns or exchanges. If it was a mistake on our end, such as the wrong size was sent then the replacement would have been free of charge of course. So you have two options for exchange/return, you can return the shirt to:

Super Sports Tees
15 Collier St
Barrie, ON
L4M 1G6

We will issue your refund (less the restocking fees) as soon as we receive the products from you. Alternatively, if you would like to just keep the shirt as a gift or something, I can send you a replacement shirt for $14.95 and that way you save the restocking fee, postage fee and return hassle. Please let me know what you’d like to do!

NOTE: The name of the company is different in their email.  I ordered from CoolPopTees.  In this email, they are listed as Super Sports Tees.  Also noteworthy is that the email from which these exchanges took place referred to http://www.blackandwhitetshop.com.  When I looked up http://supersportstees.com/ I went to their contact info and used their telephone number to get a location and that number was a listing for http://www.sajus.com/.  All of the companies are located in Ontario, Canada, so I’m fairly certain they’re all related.

I don’t have the money to replace that t-shirt and I have zero sympathy for companies that don’t take enough pride in their merchandise to do the right thing.  I did, however, feel compelled to tell you all that you should really take into consideration whether you would purchase something from these companies with the knowledge that they may send you substandard products and ask YOU to pay for their mistake.

Ooooookay

CNN has been damn entertaining lately.

Alamo claims to be unique among Christian preachers because he was born a Jew and had a “supernatural experience” through which he became a born-again Christian.

“I am a completed Jew,” he said, though he added that he had never believed in Judaism.

Alamo’s anti-Catholic bias is evident as he speaks. He claims the White House is in league with the Vatican, which he says also controls the United Nations.

He said being a Jew gives him special insight.

“We wrote the Bible. I don’t want these stinking gentiles in Rome telling me what it says. They don’t know,” he said.

A completed Jew? Funny, I don’t feel incomplete.

The Morons Are Out Again

Well, the Michael (Weiner) Savage thing is now the rage. Per his own mouth…

Now, the illness du jour is autism. You know what autism is? I’ll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out. That’s what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they’re silent? They don’t have a father around to tell them, “Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.”

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Insane, my ass!

From CNN.com

Attorney Rudolf Mayer said he believed 73-year-old Josef Fritzl had a mental disorder, The Associated Press reported. Mayer said someone who was mentally ill *“didn’t choose” to do what police allege he did.

The hell he didn’t choose. The article goes on to include more from the attorney about how he couldn’t believe someone could do this without having a mental disorder. While that may be true, insanity is a much different diagnosis, so to speak, that insinuates that one is oblivious to what’s going on around him with regard to the crime. He clearly knew what he was doing when he sent his daughter to the hospital. That was all worked out to the minuscule details. Someone who is insane would not do that. Thus, I really hope that the lawyer realizes that and adjusts his plea accordingly.

* (quotes theirs, emphasis mine)

Trinity United Church of Christ

I haven’t written about politics on this blog for some time now. I’ve had deeply disturbing conversations lately that have prompted me to do this, though.

I’ve looked at many different sites and many different aspects of Rev. Wright’s comments about his church. To be honest, I don’t know what the problem is with everyone. Admittedly, when I went down the list of what that church stands for, it was a bit unnerving seeing “black” pasted all over it. That was, until I put the word Jewish in for the word black and Israel in for the word Africa. Suddenly, it reminded me of almost all congregational websites I’d ever been to. Every time I go to temple I do it for God, community and Israel. So why can’t they have this too? I started to get really pissed off, thinking, “Damn…these critics want to put them on the back of the bus again.” How dare they! Oh my God, I’m so pissed about this that I can’t stand it. I keep thinking back to people like Martin Luther King and Stephen Biko, both people who encouraged black empowerment. I’m not sure why whites believe they are doing this to swing the pendulum in the opposite direction. Let them have their identity. Let them have their culture. Let them have their safe space where they can foster each others growth and the growth of their community. That is beneficial to us all!!! Listen, I don’t want anyone telling me that my congregation is racist and that I can’t foster my Jewishness. That is what I am supposed to do. That is what I am called to do. Please allow the members of this congregation and the black community world wide their calling. They deserve it!

The one and only way this post is political, is that Obama attends this church. Bravo, I say!

Oh, and whereas others are confused about why Jews would support Obama, considering what they believe are separatist values, I urge you to read this. If you can tell me that any one of those things doesn’t have value, well, I wouldn’t want to know you. Honestly, this is what practicing Jews do every day. I don’t DARE throw stones!

People will send this ass money!

I’m just appalled by this man asking for help from the general public. I know I should let the justice system do its job, but being in the field of psychology, it doesn’t take a pro to tell that something doesn’t fit. He is NOT acting like someone who lost his wife, especially to another man and especially because his behavior was stalk like. Good God, this pisses me off. Here we are a few thousand dollars in the hole with Ari’s school and this man will likely get several more thousand dollars than we need for something not nearly as important. There are so many more worthy things for which to give your money. So many! I implore you people who are even considering this to give money to the Darfur cause, curing cancer, autism research, march of dimes…ANYTHING BUT GIVING THIS MAN ONE DIME!!!

Night Terrors – Again

Remember the last time I mentioned night terrors? Well, they’ve returned with a vengeance.

Last week I was awakened by Joe in the middle of the night, moaning (in my dream I was screaming). The dream was a about a ghost that was tormenting me. The closest thing I can compare it to would be a live version of The Blair Witch Project. You can fight against something you can see, but not something you can’t. When I woke up I thought my heart was going to come out of my chest. I literally thought I might be having a heart attack. My whole body was shaking (Joe remembers that, too). I had to go to the bathroom but was so paralyzed with fear that I couldn’t for a while. It still haunts me and this was last Wednesday night. So, why am I writing about this now? They’re not stopping.

Last night I had a dream that I was taking off my clothes. A man in a truck stopped and was watching me. I had quickly covered up and said I was not doing anything until he moved. He started getting out of his truck. I quickly ran to a room and tried to lock the door. He was pulling as I was pulling and I finally got it locked. However, the door was still open about 6 inches. It was a bedroom, oddly, and I hid behind the dresser hoping he would go away. When I looked around the dresser after a while he was peering through the door space just waiting for me. Trapped! Then I woke up. This is not the only dream like this that I’ve had since last week.

In all of my dreams I am hunted by something. No matter where I go or what I do, they find me. It’s a horrible, horrible feeling.

Time to bring this up in therapy, I think!

Anyone else shocked by this?

philly.jpgDidn’t he admit to killing someone, if not Lana Clarkson specifically?

A mistrial?

Wasn’t her body moved by someone and a diaper used to clean the scene?

A mistrial?

Wasn’t the revolver found under her (kind of hard to do in a suicide)?

A mistrial?

Didn’t women testify that he pulled a gun on them when they tried to leave his house?

A mistrial?

I know that acting and dressing flamboyantly does not mean automatic guilt…but isn’t it a tad bit irreverent in a court of law to which you are the defendant?

A FUCKING MISTRIAL?