Catalog People  

SunneyOne 43F
2146 posts
10/28/2005 7:22 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Catalog People

The catalog people are laughing again. For those who don’t remember the catalog people:

I compare my experience on this site, and with dating in general, to shopping for what you want. You find something in the perfect shade, size and material in a catalog, and you call to place your order. However, when you do, they are out of stock and offer you something else instead. But no, you want what you want and won’t settle for less. They send the postcard that says “temporarily out of stock” with the choice to either select something else or wait. So, you choose to wait. And after a while, the catalog people are prank calling you, laughing and just saying, “You aren’t going to get it, stupid! Pick something else!”

After a while, you begin to feel like a complete retard and you consider taking the alternative. You consider giving up what you really want. You begin to think that perhaps it is your fault, that you were shopping in the wrong store, or that perhaps that thing you want doesn’t exist anywhere anymore.

My hand is cramping from holding on to what I want, my fingers aching. Maybe for a while, just a little while, I’ll open my hand and let go of my special order request. I don’t think I’ll ever give up on it. But maybe I am in the wrong store. Maybe the little hate mails and naysayers are right and I should look somewhere else.

Do you hear that, catalog people??? I don’t want your alternative! I never will. I still want what I want, but I’ll stop calling to check the status if you stop prank calling me to rub it in my face that what I want isn’t here. Deal?

I still hear you laughing….shuddup.

hereforyou6217 43M
912 posts
10/28/2005 4:35 pm

Don't stop wanting what you want, and holding out for the better deal. You'll find it. Maybe here, maybe there, maybe somewhere you never expected to see it. But it's there.

Someone has to have faith that it's there, somewhere...

LovableEclectic 59F

10/28/2005 11:51 pm

One common problem - things aren't always as advertised. Don't give up though. The real deal is out there.


anchcpl4fun 40M/44F

10/29/2005 2:03 am

never compromise your standards.

SunneyOne 43F

10/29/2005 5:55 am

Thanks ya'll. But a girl can only take so many prank phone calls from the catalog company.

Hereforyou - Someone... somewhere... doesn't sound very promising. Even being a betting girl, I'd keep my money in my purse on that one.

Songbird - Congrats, and thanks hon.

Lovable - I guess. Or maybe the consumer just didn't assemble correctly. Who knows.

2muchwoman4some 41F

10/29/2005 8:38 am

Sunney my love, I think you're reading the wrong catalog. Maybe you deserve to shop at better stores.

(Juan S)
2642 posts
11/2/2005 10:25 am

What a perfect description...LOL. I will have to use this analogy from now on...thanx.

SunneyOne 43F

11/3/2005 6:14 am

Shopped at another store. Apparently they carry the same merchandise.

All shopped out now.

I give. Uncle. yada yada yada

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