|two random things.
||[Nov. 21st, 2005|02:07 pm]
The Question Club
1. i ordered something off ebay for my mom's christmas present. in the listing, the shipping cost was $7.50. i did buy it now and paid immediately through paypal. i received an email from paypal telling me my payment had been refunded, with a note from the seller saying, "sorry for the mix-up, the shipping is $15, please pay the invoice i send you." i still want the thing, but do i have to pay for that? i mean, it's not that much but i don't think it's right that i have to pay extra money because they screwed up their listing. (besides, i'm cheap.) i agreed to pay a certain amount, and that's all i should have to pay, no? how do i deal with this?|
2. (the summery of this following paragraph: "help, help, i'm socially inept.") my boyfriend's mom is really super-nice. she's always offering me things to take. often, they are not things that i want or need, but i feel obligated to take them because she's so nice about it. for example, last night we spent some time making a garland-type thing, and it was supposed to be for her hallway. when we were done, she said that i could have it. i didn't want it, because it's not really my style, not the way i decorate. i wanted to say no, but instead gracefully accepted and thanked her. now, i feel obligated to display it because she'll come to visit, and i think she'd be hurt if i didn't have it up. i really don't want the thing, though. how do i tell her, next time, that i don't want something? i don't want to hurt her feelings but she seems really sensitive to things like that. i guess it's simple and i could just tell her no, but...it just seems awkward to me.