AN EXAMPLE OF THE STUPIDITY OF SOME PEOPLE:
Here we have some written evidence of just how dense some people truly are. I sold a printer on eBay and had to cancel the item because the ink had dried since I listed it. Despite it being sold as-is, I didn't want to stick the poor guy with a crap printer, so I filed to cancel. After sending the buyer some ten emails in a request to confirm the cancellation, along with explicit instructions on eBay's protocol on how to do it
, and him getting emails from eBay, then enduring his threats and cursing, (then having him finally
hit the cancellation button) here's the last response I got:"I don't recall getting the material you speak of from eBay. Jesus Christ, what is all the fuss about. Get me my refund, now. You guys are proficient at passing the buck. Show me the eBay sign-off, if there is one. I have never experience so much idiocy in dealing with protocol in getting a simple task done."
Here is my reply:SARCASM MODE: X [ON]
[OFF]"Sorry you supposedly didn't get the materials from eBay or haphazardly deleted them, as per your comment about mass-deleting emails earlier. As for "all the fuss," perhaps seeking Jesus out in prayer rather than blaspheming in an email to me will provide insight. Your refund has been most expeditiously sent now that you took the 20 seconds to complete the cancellation. It should be noted that you deserve many thanks and accolades on such herculean efforts. No "buck passing" here, just eBay protocol. Since I don't personally make eBay's rules, if you take issue with it, then I suggest you write to eBay and they can address your heartfelt concerns about it. You should be aware that I can't see your computer screen, so I can't show you the "sign off." (Apparently you figured it all out on your own. Kudos!) For what it's worth, I completely agree about the "idiocy" in getting a simple task (you pressing a button) done. Please accept my sincere apologies on the length of time this simple cancellation took and enjoy the refund sent to you just seconds after I received notice of cancellation. I truly wish you the best of luck in all your future transactions. Hopefully, you won't be required to push a button ever again, as it appears this task is incredibly difficult, discombobulating, and daunting for you.
I got an email moments later thanking me profusely for the help and understanding!
No wonder pubs can't do more complex things, like play BF3 correctly.