I am doing NaBloPoMo this month. 30 blog posts in 30 days. Come join me. #nablopomo2023
Big shoutout to all my fellow NaBloPoMo-warriors. You’ve officially made it past the halfway mark of NaBloPoMo and can I just say one thing? I am so freakin’ proud of all of you! I truly hope you’re still having as much fun as I am… because I have thoroughly enjoyed all your posts so far and getting to know you all so much better! What a sweet blessing this community is!
I do feel terrible though. I’ve been trying to keep up with the NaBloPoMo blog list (and pointed out that we had a few people join late and encouraged you to check out the complete list again) and somehow I forgot to add Tina’s blog to the list (I AM SO SORRY, TINA!). I don’t know how that slipped through the cracks, but today I ask you to hop over to Tina’s blog. She’s been consistently posting and deserves some NaBloPoMo love.
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In an effort to free up space on my phone, I deleted and then redownloaded a bunch of apps (because that’s how you clear the cache, the temporarily stored files, on an iPhone and free up space – did you know? I cleared up 40GB! That’s insane.). I did not realize though that I apparently have had “chat backup” turned off in my WhatsApp app and accidentally deleted about three years’ worth of the most recent chat conversations. Oops. (I am trying to not fret about it but I would lie if I said it didn’t give me temporary heart palpitations. I feel a little bit like what happened with Elisabeth’s blog.)
If you sent me a WhatsApp message and I haven’t responded yet, now would be a good time to nudge me and resend your last message.
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A couple of weeks ago, we went to a local restaurant and when I reconciled my credit card statement a week later, I noticed that they charged us the wrong amount. The overcharge was only 3 cents, but I noticed it right away because we always round up tips at restaurants to an even dollar amount (anybody else?).
I contacted the manager via email, not because I wanted the three cents back, but simply to make him aware that something went wrong and that he needed to investigate the restaurant’s credit card processing system. I was very polite. He immediately apologized and thanked me for the feedback, assured me that he would look into the matter, and then offered to send me a promo card as compensation. I thought that was very kind.
The promo card was in the mail about a week later. It looked like a gift card and we didn’t know what its value was. Imagine our surprise when we ordered takeout last week and the credit rang up at $30. Wow. I thought that was really a very generous compensation for the 3 cents they overcharged us. But this is also called good customer service. We’ll definitely visit again!
And it proves once again: you just have to open your mouth and say something (in a friendly manner).
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Here’s your reminder to sign up for the 8th annual Secret SANta Swap 2023, if you’re interested in spreading – and receiving – a little holiday cheer! The sign-up form is still open until November 22nd, which is next Wednesday! And I am happy to share that we have quite a few sign-ups already. It’ll be fun!
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We’re in Southern California this weekend again visiting Jon’s mom and for an ‘early’ Thanksgiving (because we really didn’t want to travel over the actual holiday weekend). I’ve already gone for a nice 45-minute run this morning (not at the beach, but I hope to do that tomorrow) and we’ll have a BBQ tonight.
What’s been going on in your world this week?