365 days Writing Prompt: Fight or Flight

When faced with confrontation, do you head for the hills or walk straight in? Was there ever a time you wished you’d had the opposite reaction?

In life we as humans face a lot of confrontations, sometimes I walk straight in, other times I try to ignore them.

Once I bought a shop vac and brought it home, when my daughter tried to put it together she noticed a part was missing, without that part the equipment was useless.

Next day I took it to customer service, the lady looked at it and said, “I’m sorry you cannot return those.”

Without asking me why I brought it back she gave me a reply which I wasn’t ready to hear. I wasn’t going to head for the hills, I took the confrontation approach, “What do you mean you wouldn’t take it back,” I said.

She said, “customers buy these take them home, use it and bring it back, our policy is not take them back.”

I was not pleased, I replied, “look you should ask the question why I brought it back and you shouldn’t assume all the customers are the same.”

She was ready to listen, I showed her there was a part missing, I could not use it without the part. I returned the shop vac and came home.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/365-days-writi…ight-or-flight/

6 thoughts on “365 days Writing Prompt: Fight or Flight

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post. Assertiveness, as you’ve described here, is often needed to right wrongs.

    All good wishes,

    robert

  2. Thank you for this post dearest Chaman! I have to be honest, I normally try my best to avoid any kind of confrontation haha! But, I guess at times you have to stand your ground and just face it!

    Much love

    • I stood my ground,this was something I had to do, I refused to pay them for something that was useless.
      In such cases my dear sis. confrontation is the only route one must choose.

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