It’s time for The Lounge again! This week it is being hosted by Robo Mum so go over and check it out!
This week I had a more serious rant planned but circumstances happened that means that I am going to be all #firstworldproblems in my rant today.
If you have kids, then you are most likely quite aware that it is Toy Sale time. The time of the year when perfectly sane (not me obviously) mothers turned into certified psychopaths in the pursuit of toys for their children. I haven never gone in store to a toy sale for this very reason…I don’t play well with ignorant, selfish people and well I’m not really in the mood to be carted off by security after telling someone to suck a dick. I’m *smart* and do it all online. At least I was until last night.
The Big W toy sale started online at 9pm last night…at least it was supposed to. The site crashed at 3 mins after 9pm and chaos ensued. I spend the next 2.5 hours (yes you read that right) refreshing the page, trying to get one damn thing in my cart.
Twitter and Facebook all heard my rantings and swearing at the computer when I would finally get something in the cart, only to have it refresh and lose the lot! It suddenly hit me. Holy fuck I was officially a parent. Well not that I hadn’t been one before but here I was sitting for 2.5 hours on a website that refused to load and crashed more than Lindsay Lohan after a bender.
After finally getting all of my stuff in the cart, going through most of the checkout process (it was now 1130pm)..it turned out that ‘No deposit layby’ means ‘You don’t pay off anything from your layby but you do have to pay an admin fee which is payable now’. IT WAS ALL FOR NOTHING! I had zero in my bank account and so couldn’t put the damn layby on because of a $2 admin fee. If I had known that the damn admin fee was not included in the ‘no deposit’ layby then I wouldn’t have wasted 2.5 hours of my life refreshing a website.
Yes it’s all very first world problems but I am a control freak…things have to go the way that I have it in my head or I lose my shit. So fingers crossed that all of the stuff I want will still be available tomorrow when I can afford that little old $2.
Something got your goat this week? Share it with The Lounge.
In the mean time go watch this video of goats…it’s hilarious.