@crow I keep thinking the same thing. I wonder how many of us hang on if there are so many VMP only sales around lunch time. Maybe it’s a slap in the face to anyone who didn’t know about meh when it was available or maybe it helps drive sales to the ICYMI section.
If so, then given the historic degree to which such resolutions generally get respected, we can anticipate that there will be more of them, with ever-decreasing IRK batch sizes and frequencies.
By the way, a good friend of mine has the same birthday as you, but he insists that he doesn’t want any acknowledgment of it. So yesterday I conveniently forgot, but today I sent him this:
I understand the no-acknowledgement stance; I’ve taken it myself for most of the past 30+ years. Mine’s December 21st, and after way too many instances of the rest of the world making it clear to me that my birthday did not matter and would not be celebrated, I basically banned recognition rather than approach the event with uncertainty about just how it would go down. I felt that knowing up front that it would be just another day was preferable to what had been the historic result of most attempts to do otherwise.
@werehatrack You could choose an unbirthday in a nonholiday month and just throw yourself a party! My friend is mostly avoiding mention of his birthday because he doesn’t like to acknowledge getting older.
They already did that - but they looked like cut glass, apparently
From some of the comments about those S-link bracelets, I get the impression that it was cut-glass at crap-diamond prices. I’m glad I don’t have a diamond fetish. CZ, Czech crystal and Moissanite is plenty good enough for me. Want pretty, not want to pay lots. (But I will pay for real gold because it doesn’t tarnish or do nasty things to skin.)
The Mothership Amazon seems to have killed off the Meh-rathons apparently. Saw a story last month they were telling folks who wanted to return some items to “Keep it; Donate it; or Throw it away”. So, no returns equals nothing to fill up the IRK boxes!! So sad.
Spamazon is not Meh’s mothership. It’s not even the grinchy in-law. Closer to the arrogant ex that kept the house and threw a bunch of money at you to get a quick exit, and then tore out all the landscaping and interior and completely redid the place in brutalist modern. And they wonder why you still have all the friends who hardly ever show up for their parties now.
@IndifferentDude@Star2236 Yeah I returned a $13 item to Amazon as they definitely wanted it back. I tried first returning it to Kohl’s but had to take it to UPS. The guy there said they send around 10-12 big boxes out each day of Amazon returns