DP Daily Prompt: Calling Uncle Bob

pad2014-s.png (308×60)

Have you ever faced a difficult situation when you had to choose between sorting it out yourself, or asking someone else for an easy fix? What did you choose— and would you make the same choice today?

Yes I faced a difficult situation a few months ago. I was looking for some furniture, I went to a furniture store in the mall to look around. The lady at the store showed me a picture, it looked beautiful I ordered it and paid the whole amount the same day.

When it was delivered I noticed the furniture set   was  different from the one she showed me, I went back to the sales representative and asked her to make arrangements to take the set  out of my house, she took another few days to get it removed.

I went back to her and asked for the refund, she told me she had already refunded the money.Since she did not give me a receipt I wasn’t sure the money was really refunded.  I had used my credit card to pay, I called the credit card company  to find out  if the money was refunded , they checked a few times and they told me it was not repaid  yet.

Finally after two months the company reimbursed me, I was so annoyed I made up my mind never to buy anything from them.They are unreliable and their staff is incompetent.

 

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/dp-daily-promp…ling-uncle-bob/

DP Daily Prompts: Reverse Shot

pad2014-s.png (308×60)

What’s your earliest memory involving another person? Recreate the scene— from other person’s perspective.

I am a  sales woman at a local  furniture store.It was early afternoon, I was moving around trying to help some customers,I spotted a  lady with her daughter.They were looking at some furniture, I immediately walked towards them and asked if they needed help.

They were pleased to see me, they needed to know about the sectionals in our show room. I showed them a picture of  one on sale.

One of them said, ‘I like this how long will I have to wait to get it?’

‘Ten days’ I  replied.

The mother ordered it and  went home.

I was happy I was able to sell the furniture.

About two weeks later the sectionals   arrived, I made arrangements to get  it delivered  to the customer’s house, a day later the mother came back and told me, she did not like the furniture, it was not the one she ordered. She showed me the picture I agreed it was different,

I told her: ‘maybe they shipped the wrong one.’

The lady was unhappy she wanted to return it, I tried to convince her to keep it, I even said : ‘We’d knock down the price some more.’

She was not interested , she asked for a refund. I waited a few more days hoping she’d change her mind, I also showed her a different sectional, it didn’t change anything, she was adamant and asked for a refund.

Nothing I said convinced the lady so I reluctantly refunded her money!

Permalink: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/dp-daily-prompts-reverse-shot/