Week one of my new workout plan has gone well. It was a bit of a cost investment to buy the plan and some additional dumb bells, but my opinion is that if I’ll stick to it, the cost is well worth it. Yes, I know I could do it all on my own. But I won’t. I know myself. Some people need classes to stick to a workout plan, some people need trainers, I need a pre-designed plan. It’s what works for me.
But man, am I sore.
I’m also a little frustrated. A few months back, a friend was having some money troubles, and as she’s a big jewelry maker, I made a big order from her store to the tune of about $100. It was stuff she had pre-made, and I knew it would make good gifts. She was having some personal issues too, so I didn’t press her on the speed of the shipping. And when I asked, she said it was coming, that she was just doing something a little special for me. I was getting suspicious, but decided to give her the benefit of the doubt. Then her pet got sick. Then he got better, thanks to the donations of others. Then her other pet got sick, just as people were starting to ask about their jewelry shipments.
I’m thinking I got scammed out of $100. I’ve bought from this girl before, so I know she has a valid business, and she’s got great etsy comments. But I waited too long to dispute the transaction, so I’m stuck. She’s not answering my emails. Part of me thinks “Well, if she needed the money that badly, I will consider it a Christmas gift and be done with it.” But this isn’t some stranger. And it really bothers me.
I’m still giving her the benefit of the doubt, as you can see. I won’t publish her name or any identifying details. But I’m really frustrated and hurt. And I’ve learned my lesson. The benefit of the doubt will only last so long.