Brush That Request Aside

, , , | Friendly | February 4, 2018

(I have a medium-sized makeup collection which naturally includes makeup brushes. I saved up for two years to be able to collect every brush I need to apply my makeup, like specific eye brushes and things like that. All of my brushes are pretty expensive — none of them cost below 18 dollars — hence the time it took to create my collection. Also, being a high school student in my last year, I’ve mostly been saving up from my job and allowance. I sort of justified spending a lot on them because you should only have to buy them once and not again and again. My friend, however, uses cheaper brushes from dollar stores or online. One day, she asks me this:)

Friend: “You know, for [cosmetology class], I’m kind of embarrassed bringing in my old brushes.”

(In our cosmetology class, there are many times where we learn to apply our own makeup with different techniques, and sometimes we do facials, so afterwards we have to put on our makeup again. I’ve already done the class, but my friend just went in.)

Me: *joking* “Just hide and do it in the corner then.”

Friend: “Yeah, but I was wondering if you, like… wanted to switch our brushes for a week?”

Me: *giving her a non-believing look* “Um, really?”

Friend: “I was thinking of it for a long time. It would be fun!”

Me: “No. First of all, you know how long it took me to collect all of my brushes. Second of all, I would have to wash them before I lent them to you, and after again!”

Friend: *shocked* “I can’t believe that you would say no! I would’ve lent mine to you.”

Me: “Well, yours are more… cheap. I’m not lending mine; maybe you should have saved up for yours, too.”

Friend: “I can’t believe you. I would’ve lent mine to you for however long you wanted!”

(She then stormed off. I know that she likes my brushes, but I actually spent a lot on them; I’m not just going to hand them over for a “week.”)

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Unfiltered Story #104918

| Unfiltered | February 4, 2018

So I worked last summer at a popular amusement park. At this park there were many different sections (food, merchandise, games, entertainment etc.) and sometimes guest get confused if there is a sale in one department but not others.

[Guest brings two cotton candy bags to the cash. Note: sale going on in FOOD department for two for one cotton candy. I feel deep dread bc I already know how this conversation is going to go] two cotton candies please

[Me]: okay that’ll be $[xx]

Customer: NO! It’s two for one

Me: no that’s only in food sir. But (pulls out map) I can show you the closest place to get that deal

Customer: I got this deal here last year

Me: well I wasn’t here last year but this year it is only at food locations

Customer: let me speak to your leader

I get my team lead whose already rolling her eyes as she walks up to the cash.

She tells him EXACTLY what I said so he wants to speak to our manager. Our manager isn’t in the store so my lead calls her. She refused to come down to our store for such a stupid complaint

The customer started yelling and took down all of our names and numbers and went to guest service

He never came back and now I have a good story to tell at dinner.

I think he saw two young women (both of us were under 18 at the time) and thought he could intimate us

Unfiltered Story #104916

| Unfiltered | February 3, 2018

So this story is a nice one about a really pleasant customer

Customer walks in and says her mom bought her something yesterday and she wants to return it. She has the original packaging, bag, and receipt. I felt so blessed because she was going to be an easy sale
Then when I open the box I see its earrings. Earrings are final same due to hygenic reasons even though i can see she didn’t wear them (the plastic cover was still on)

Me: sorry it’s earrings I can’t return them because its unhygienic

Her: oh okay. Is that in the receipt?

Usually we circle where our return policy is but her receipt didn’t have it circled.

Me: oh it’s on the bottom. Usually we circle it.

girl: (reads the receipt) oh ya you can’t return earrings. Thanks anyways

Me: oh it’s my pleasure

This is how you treat people!

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Adorableness Is Nothing To Be Sneezed At

, , , | Friendly | February 2, 2018

Me: *sneezes*

Friend: “Oh, my gosh.”

Me: “What?”

Friend: “Your sneezes are adorable.”

Me: “No, they’re not; they’re sneezes. How can sneezing be adorable?” *sneezes again*

Friend: “Well, they kind of sound like—” *makes a cute sneeze noise*

Me: “That is adorable!”

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Need To Get Your Wax Straight

, , , , , , | Healthy | February 2, 2018

(All my life, I have been sensitive to changes in weather pressure, and elevation changes, even subtle ones. As I live in an area frequented by wonderful warm winds during cold seasons, I regularly get “Chinook” headaches. I’ve never had a migraine before, but one day at work, I start to experience a severe headache. It’s the worst I’ve ever had, and I conclude I’m having my first migraine. I manage to drive home and crawl into bed. For two days, I’m unable to drive, or even move from a laying-down position, due to nausea and dizziness, along with the pain. My general practitioner is off on maternity leave, so I go to the same clinic as a walk-in.)

Me: “I think I’m having a migraine; it’s the first time.”

Doctor: “Can you describe the symptoms?”

Me: “Intense pressure headache, coupled with nausea and dizziness. It’s very difficult just to sit here talking to you.”

Doctor: “Sounds right.” *hands me a stack of paper* “Here: you need to record each and every time you get a headache so we can track it. Here are two prescriptions for pain medication. Also, I noticed from your previous blood work that your iron levels are low, so we’re going to start you on a very high-dose supplement. As well, vitamin B will help with the migraines. You should start this regime today. The pain medication is strong, so be prepared to basically sleep once you take it.”

(This seems excessive to me, but as I’ve never had a migraine before, I go fill all the prescriptions. For two days, I follow what the doctor recommended, and nothing has improved. My chiropractor has experience in acupuncture and other alternative medicine, and he has helped me with my headaches in the past. I tell my husband that I need to go see him. When I walk into the chiropractor office, my guy sees me, being held up by my husband, with a hood and sunglasses on, and quickly ushers me into a room. My husband has brought the literal bag of drugs I’ve been prescribed, to show him.)

Chiropractor: “I can help the nausea and dizziness immediately. Lie on your side.”

(He gives me some acupuncture needles in various places on my neck, hands, and temples.)

Me: “I can’t keep taking those pain meds; I’m not functional. Plus, the pressure going up the hill from [Our Town] has been excruciating lately.”

Chiropractor: “That’s the pressure sensitivity, right? So, it’s been much worse than normal?”

Me: “Yes.”

Chiropractor: “How’s your balance been?”

Me: “Horrible. That’s partly why I’m so dizzy. I feel like I have no centre of gravity.”

Chiropractor: “You don’t have a migraine; you have crystals in your ears. How often do you use cotton swabs?”

Me: “Fairly regularly?”

Chiropractor: “Stop doing that for a week and let the wax catch them. It’s a random thing, but if your ears are too clean, these little crystals develop and roll around your inner ear. That is what is causing the pain, and the loss of balance, which is contributing to your dizziness and nausea.”

(He was 100% right. A week later, all the symptoms had completely disappeared. I’m thankful that the walk-in doctor had a treatment plan, though I wish she had asked me another couple questions. I’m even more grateful for other medical practitioners who can help prevent you from having to take tons of excessive and unnecessary medications.)

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