Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Why me?

Why me? Why do all of the stupid people seem to gravitate towards me? Is there a giant sign on me some where that only stupid people can see? If so I have to wonder what the sign says. Does it say "I love stupid people" or "I'm stupid too"? I've had my fill of stupid people lately.

This all started yesterday with an email from the Pampered Chef. They where nice enough to inform me that they had a declined credit card for the show I submitted on Sunday evening. No big deal. I called them and told them who I was and the lady asked me what I would like to do about the declined credit card. I asked her if I could verify the card number and expiration date. She did that and ran the card again for me, still coming back declined.

After I got off the phone with the Pampered Chef I emailed the customer and nicely asked her to verify her card number for me. She did and I then told her it was declined. Oh was I not supposed to say the card was declined? She emailed me back and was a bit ticked off that her card was declined. Well its not my fault that you can't seem to manage your money now is it? So any way she gave me a new credit card number and I called the Pampered Chef AGAIN. I was on hold for maybe 5 minutes or so which wasn't too bad for being the end of the month. After holding I again told the lady what I need and she asked me how I wanted to handle the problem. I told her I wanted to use a different credit card and gave her the information that she needed. Thankfully on the first try the card went through.

Mind you that this is the second time I have this same problem from the same person. I'm about to the point where I'm going to tell her that she has to pay me by Money Order. That way I don't have to worry about credit cards not going through or any of that other crap.

Sunday, February 26, 2006


Okay so I am a curious individual and I like to know what other in the Pampered Chef business are up to and how the present their shows. There was an ad in the paper this week and a potential recruit and I decided that we wanted to go check out this open house. So she calls and gets directions to the house and stops by and picks me up so we can go. We leave here around 3:30pm or so and we get down to where the open house is supposed to be and we get lost. Thankfully we where only a village off which was really cool.

after we get into the house I'm looking around so see if there is anyone I know. at first I though I was okay and we where in the clear. Wait for it... Then the host /consultant come out of the kitchen. BUSTED!!! The host/consultant is in my cluster and hes seen me several times. Oh did I feel kinda bad. But never fear I did bring home some new things to try out at my next show.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Lazy people are very annoying

I have some to the conclusion that if I want my Pampered Chef business to be a success I have to constantly keep after my hosts. I guess 3 phone calls are not enough for some people. It drives me nuts when people tell me they will host a show and then the don't even try to get people to order. Is it really that hard to pick the phone up and say "Hey I'm hosting a Pampered Chef show, would you like anything?" It's not hard people come on now. I know you all have way more friends and family than I do. Just because your dumb behind doesn't feel like doing it that's fine just tell me NO to start will so you don't end up making me mad.

On a lighter note, Mom(Sally) is hosting a catalog show for me in March. I hope that she has a very good show. Oh! and Brian is also hosting for me too in March. Now isn't that sweet of him? Yes I can get people to host but I hate badgering the family to help me out. I should be able to get other people to host for me that have been to my shows or who have ordered from me in the past. I even spent $72 last August on a website (that I can't really advertise anywhere but in my emails) to try and help my business grow. Sometimes it helps to have the website and other times I think its was a wast of money and of my time.

And while I'm at it I'm supposed to be recruiting people and built a team of my own. That's fine and all but with being over seas I can't run adds in the paper or put up a fl yer. Not to mention to try and do a fund raiser. I guess because I ply by the rules I have to suffer. This is one of the MANY reasons why I can not wait to get back to the states. Grant it I'll be starting all over again but at least I'll be able to advertise off base and get customer who are not affiliated with the military.

Okay I think I'm not so mad anymore. It's mainly the fact that I've been putting forth the effort and have seen nothing come out of it lately. I think that's what really ticks me off so much.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Now there are two

Michelle sprouted her first tooth over the weekend. But after closer inspection we noticed that there are actually two of them. Both of here teeth are on the bottom in the center. Along with getting teeth Michelle has given up her bottle and is drinking from a sippy cup now.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

It's About Time

Well we got our orders on Wednesday. Now it's time for the fun to begin. I'm all excited about moving and I'm also ready to get it over with. Looks like I'm going to have to get going on the clean out of clutter and decided what is going in what shipment. Along with all of that we have to get the beetle ready for shipment to the states.

Michelle is has learned to "army" crawl, which is SO cute. Now if we can just get to wander more than a few feet at a time that would be great. Her vocabulary is growing and sometimes it sounds like she says Dada and Mama. I think her personal favorite is RahRAhRah. I haven't the slightest clue as to what it means but she sure does use the phrase. Not much else is going on here. More later on the adventure of moving. hehe

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Same Stuff Different Day

Nothing new here. Just the same stuff day in and day out. We are still awiting our orders. I and hopeful the we will have them by the end of the month. But still it could be later than that. As of February 28th it makes 2 months until we leave. I still can not get over the fact that we have been her in Germany for the last 3 years. Time sure does move quickly, expecially when you are busy.

I will be so glad to get back to the states and to some warmer more normal weather. It can be snow and 0*F one day and the next it can be windy and reainy with the tempurature up to 32*F. I will also be glad to be able to shop at stores other than the BX and not pay an arm and leg after the exchange rate. I am also very tired of Taco Bell and Burger King. A Wendy's and Arby's will be aw very nice change. Along with a good steak house. hehe

Michelle has been keeping me very busy. She is begining to crawl and has desided to explore and check out anything and everything she can pick up. Mitch even has a new "word" in her vocabulary. It's "rah" and is usually spoken in a group of 3 or 4. hehe