Here's a story of why nice guys are so few.. because we always get walked on.. or perhaps I'm just too nice?
So it all started when I was told by a close friend (Morgan) about this new, small game store close to my house it was called Quarryville Game Time. Since those are not very common near my house.. I went, and was very drawn in by the fact that I were accepting Wii pre-orders which were VERY rare back then. Gamestop only took 20 at the time that it was being release. Morgan was going to pre-order a Wii there as well, cuz what gamer wouldn't?
Anyways.. I pre-ordered a Wii and The Legend of Zelda: Twlight Princess back in like October or something at Quarryville Game Time which is the WORST GAME STORE EVER. I was patient.. and I waited until January when I bought a Wii from Toys 'R Us the day after I came back from Disney just because they had one. It was awesome, me and Morgan actually got them at the same time. A couple days later I went in and told them that the $50 I put on the Wii should go with the $10 that I put towards Twilight Princess to just pay for that and wait to get it. At the same time, I took in the receipt for it as proof and she wrote my new phone number down on it, since I had gotten a new cell phone. I did not request a new receipt from her.. this was a mistake. So again.. I waited.. and kept calling. Then finally on my birthday I got a gift card to circuit city and just bought a copy of Twilight Princess. After that, I waited a couple days and called Quarryville Game Time. They were closed... so I left a message saying that I got a copy of Twilight Princess for my birthday and that I wanted to switch the pre-order to Super Paper Mario since I thought they might be able to actually GET a copy of that. Please note my EXTREME patience and UNLIMITED kindness that I was putting towards these people, just because they were just getting their business going and I would've felt guilty if I had just flat out canceled the order to get my money back. Well... I received no call back from the lady and just the other week I went into the store to finally get my money back. a 7 month wait for a game that came out 5-6 months ago is just too long and with TERRIBLE communication.. I just wanted out. So I went back.. and this was our conversation from memory.. I probably missed some parts but I was there for like 10 minutes.. I don't know I was just so MAD..just increasingly..maddening..
Me: Hey, I don't know if you remember me. I was one of the ones that pre-ordered a Wii back a while ago and then I switched it over to Twilight Princess.
Her: Do I remember you? (there was a sort of a weird tone in her voice here) Yeah you were with Morgan, right?
Me: Yeah, and I called a while ago to switch that pre-order over since you couldn't get any copy of Twilight Princess.
Her: Yeah I got that, but I didn't understand what you meant by it.
Me: What do you mean? I wanted to switch the money I put down on Twilight Princess to Super Paper Mario.
Her: But you already got Twilight Princess.
Me: Yes, but not from you, I got it for my birthday.
Her: No, you came in and got your copy of Twilight Princess. (She started to treat me like I was some thief at this point)
Me: ....ummm.. no I didn't.
Her: Yes, yeah you did, I remember.
Me: Umm.. I don't know where you're getting this information, but I haven't been back here since I switched the pre-order completely to Twilight Princess.
Her: *shrugs* Well?
[we went back and forth at this for a while]
Me: ....Well I did NOT.. NOT.. I can tell you for a FACT that I did NOT come here and get a copy of Twilight Princess from this store.. I waited and waited and was not even CALLED for a copy of Twilight Princess so I did not receive one. I know this.
Her: Well I know for a fact that YOU came in and got it.
Me: [ALMIGHTY fury brewing] I still HAVE my receipt from Circuit City, I could bring it to you like RIGHT NOW. I have PROOF.
Her: Well I have my wholesaler records. ....So what are you saying that we owe you in store credit..?
Me: I put 50 on the Wii and 10 on Twilight Princess, so $60 is what you owe me.
Her: *snide one-note laugh*
Me: Show me proof that you even GOT a copy of Twilight Princess.
Her: Well I'd have to look at my records.
Me: Okay, I want to see them. Show me those records.
Her: Okay.. *takes out a piece of paper* What's your number?
Me: *in disbelief that she couldn't even produce her records on the spot* (I told her my number)
Her: Okay. *staring at me with an annoying look*
Me: You call me when you have your records and I will come down and see them. *walks out of the store*
I should not have left.. should NOT have left, but I was SHAKING with just.. utter RAGE.. I SHOWED HER SO MUCH KINDNESS AND PATIENCE AND THIS IS HOW SHE REPAYS ME?! HOW DARE SHE! HOW.FREAKING..DARE..SHE!
I went to Morgan's work and told him about it.. we all hate her and her stupid FREAKING store now.. I just can't BELIEVE..how..how ..UGH...DAMMIT.
I will be calling her on Monday next week. Then we will move from there. Me, my Mom, and Morgan will be paying her a visit if this is not resolved over the phone.
I have never felt such a STRONG feeling of rage.. I was really just trembling with rage.. I have never been that mad before in my life.. just typing it is making me tremble with anger.. I just.. I feel SO.. VIOLATED.. and words cannot even EXPRESS what I feel! How DARE SHE accuse ME of trying to rip her off! I waited..SO long..SO LONG.. every time Morgan would tell me to back out of it.. I would just wait because I didn't want to feel guilty about canceling it and getting my money back... I always...ALWAYS.. put myself in the bad spot for other people.. and then.. I just get F%^#&# STOMPED ON.. WHY..people..I cannot.. even.. comprehend..HOW.. HOW people can DO THIS to other people?! HOW?! This is not the way humans are! The money? SCREW the money, I have come to terms with the loss of my money waaaay back at the like 3 month wait point.. that's not what this is about anymore.. this is about justice and just.. I just want her to HURT and feel like I do. I want to WIN this fight as proof that I'm the victim here. I need SOMETHING to happen to correct the injustice that has happened there.. I don't care what it is. If she gave me the money back, that would rock, but I would never EVER step foot in that store ever again.
I still..just..cannot.. understand how people can be like this?
On another note.. I apologize if there is any profanity here that I missed.. I originally wrote this for my myspace and I let whatever words that came to mind fly but.. really I'm sorry if any of it got through here.