Hey everyone! It has been a crazy week, for sure! Last Sunday I went to get my flu shot at local pharmacy where I get my flu shots every year. I completed the forms and was told it would be 30-45 minutes. I did my shopping and went back to the pharmacy. It had been 50 minutes, so I expected them to say they were nearly ready. The clerk couldn’t find my ticket. She asked one of the pharmacists who said, “Where’s her ticket. I haven’t seen it.” The clerk found it sitting right next to her, and her response was, “oh.”
She picked it up and started entering something in the computer, so when the clerk came over to me and said it would be a few more minutes, they were working on it, I wasn’t surprised. I sat in the waiting area and waited. 20 minutes later I asked about the status. The clerk asked the other pharmacist, since the first one had gone on break, and he said, “It’ll be at least 10 minutes.”
At this point, it had been over an hour, and I had ice cream melting in my cart, so I told her that I couldn’t wait. I was really very nice about it, so I was shocked when the pharmacist spoke up. He told me that they were busy and that I couldn’t expect them to just drop everything to help me! I saw red. I told him that I’d been waiting patiently for over an hour and he told me that I hadn’t. That I’d just walked up and expected to be taken care of right away. I was pissed!
Anyway, I ended up leaving and told him to forget it. I said I’d take my business elsewhere, and he threw up his hands in the air. I went home and sent an email to the store manager and they called me back and were very nice, but no! I don’t deserve to be treated that way and they no longer have my business. Sigh. 🙂
In other news, the 2019 Halloween Short Story Challenge is coming to an end! It has been a fun ride and I think the authors will be so proud of their anthology! As of now, we have 21 entries accepted and the challenge doesn’t end until tonight. Hopefully there will be a bunch of last minute entries! More work for me, but it’s been so much fun!
I’m thinking of doing another challenge for Christmas. Since we have a wide variety of people signed up, it will probably be more like a Christmas/Holiday/Winter challenge so more people will feel comfortable taking part. One of the most asked questions about the Halloween Challenge was if the story had to be scary! Or if it had to be about Halloween.
I plan to publish the anthology paperback as soon as possible, and release the Kindle version a week or so before Halloween. That way people can enjoy the stories before the holiday. I’ll post the info here once I know what’s happening.
I had a blast participating in the Takeovers for my author friends who, like me, write for Sweet Promise Press. You can check out their books here:
Sweethearts of Country Music books:
1. Rissa https://amzn.to/2A1JIzg
2. Taylor https://amzn.to/2N1osBU
3. Cecilia https://amzn.to/2LrDXjm
4. Katie Lyn https://amzn.to/2ZKPXqo
5. Cinnamon https://amzn.to/2N3h7C2
6. Mac https://amzn.to/2LxHX1Z
My next Sweet Promise Press book will be released on November 8th! In case you forgot, here’s the cover!
I’ll post more details, including when the paperback will be available, as we get closer!
Well, that’s it for now! If you’re interested in learning more about the upcoming writing challenge, or about my books, or Sweet Promise Press, leave a comment or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org!