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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby. After 10 years I quit the day job to pursue my art as a full time passion.

02 November 2012

A piece Humble pie

The definition of

not proud or arrogant; modest: to be humble although successful.

Recently a friend of mine used the word "humble" in a facebook post in which she wanted to share her recent success with her art venue. She stated that she was a humble woman, but so proud of what she collectively accomplished, she want to toot her horn a little.
I had to agree, she is a successful, and extremely talented yet humble woman that has not forgotten what it was like to start at the bottom. Even tho she is extremely busy now, she remains committed to her customers, friends, and counterparts.

Then a few days later, in my haste to finish a project for my website, realized I was out of a couple supplies. So I headed over to etsy, found what I wanted, purchased and sent a convo to the seller asking "Is there was any possibility she could ship the next day priority mail as I am in need of the supplies quickly" 

The answer I got back shocked me..."if you want to upgrade your shipping there are options listed in my shop to purchase, otherwise you will be shipped in the order your purchase was received, I do not make one customer more important than another"
Wow, I didn't think I was asking to be more important than another customer, and I did pay priority rates, so I shouldn't have to pay more. I went back and looked at her shop and she was a very high volume seller so it is understandable she has lots of shipments everyday.
But the more I thought about it, I thought about how rude she was. I am very busy too, but I would never answer a customer request that negative manor if I could not full fill the request. So I convo'd her back and requested to cancel my order and to tell her that I did not appreciate her negative response that I had asked to be more important than her other customers.
Her response back was "I cancelled your order, I do not prioritize orders. You need to go have a glass of wine and relax" 

Of course I was seething at that remark....she was pulling my strings. But I thought back to the word "humble". This seller needed to have a piece of humble pie set in front of her. It also reminded me that we all need to remain humble, no matter how successful we become in life.

and..btw...I did find the same supplies through another seller and she shipped then the next day!


Antiques And Teacups said...

So very true Debbie. There are so many lessons to be learned relating to different people...

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Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

Sounds like you and I are having about the same kind of week. I have had at least two incedences recently with people I know running their mouths without filter, no edit button. You know better than most that I am outspoken myself, but I think before I speak. What ever happened to "if you don't have anything nice to say; don't say anything at all"?

jennifer robin said...

Wow Debbi, some people just don't get it. She obviously got up on the wrong side of the bed! Shame on her!!! Sorry you were treated so poorly. I thought your request was worded perfectly. You were not asking to be more important than any other customer.

Shame on her!

Cherry Chick said...

Let's just hope that she was having a bad day. It's no excuse for rudeness. Imagine what her sales would be if she was "humble".


living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I just wanted to say that It is really amazing how terrible it makes you feel when someone is rude. Maybe I will make some humble pie for myself this week:)
Be ye kind to one another!
Blessings, Roxy

living from glory to glory said...

Hey I was wondering if I could copy that humble pie picture, I could write a whole story from that one pic.
Blessings, Roxy

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

You are a far better person than I am. I would have leveled her...


Connie said...

I have been enjoying reading all the comments . . . it sounds like you have an army of women that ate tired of being treated rudely. There is no accuse for rudeness.

I'm happy that you found another outlet for your supplies.

Best wishes,
your blogging sister, Connie

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

I love your blog...and I love that you were able to find what you need .. I agree with you she needed a slice of that humble pie... My blog this week i wrote about ..You never know if your entertaining angels...She needs to think before she speaks.. Pray for her !!!!!!!!!! .. I will be a regular at your blog .. Happy thanksgiving ............Sherry

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I'll Pour said...

I would have been offended by the comment also. I do understand her policy, but her comment back would make me purchase elsewhere too.

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