I was wondering, how long do you hold a grudge?
It was at least 2+ years ago when I bought a copy of InStyle at the supermarket, tempted at checkout I spent $5 or so dollars. Although I don’t remember the cover and why I spent the money, it is totally out of character for me to do so… I do remember what happenned when I got home.
I happily put boy2001 in front of a t.v. show and flipped through the magazine. I immediately saw several of the perforated sheets were missing. The type that have coupons or requests to send in info, etc… and 1/2 of a sheet had been ripped out!! I was surprised but was sure there was something to do… I had the phone handy, so I decided to call the supermarket, they said, they had a no return policy on magazines… period.
I decided to call the magazine itself to see what they say. I spoke to the young woman there, she told me the same story and also implied that I was lying so I hung up but was really unhappy. Somehow I’d gotten a used magazine and someone had taken somethings out of it. I know I could have tried to make a big stink out of it, but I decided to suck it up and move on with my life.
I think about it every once in a while when I’m at the check out… and it’s kept me from buying InStyle several times. I guess I hold a grudge a long time, that feeling that you’ve been duped is the worst.