What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger

Too Much Adulting October 21, 2015

Adulting is hard. You have to do things, like work and feed yourself, and pay bills. It’s a lot of responsibility. And having things or people not do what they’re supposed to do makes adulting so much harder.

Like when you’re supposed to meet someone for a meeting, and they don’t show up. Or when you send someone an important email, and they just don’t answer. When your car breaks down during tech week when you literally have no hours to take it in.

Or my recent favorite when you need a new laptop with only a few days’ notice so you go to the store and pick out the perfect one. Only they don’t have it in stock, so you have to have it shipped to you. You pay thirty extra dollars to have the computer in three days only to receive an email stating that the computer would arrive three weeks later…..

Please insert livid rage face.

So then instead of working on your lines and important details of your professional life, you end up talking to customer service for an hour-and-a-half until they figure out a way to overnight you the computer you already paid to already have in your grubby little hands.

Please insert facepalm.

Now granted, I got the computer a day late, which is only making my life marginally disasterouly stressful. And by my life I mean my husband’s, since he’s the one trying to download my life onto my new computer. And having the damn laptop be a day late has made Adulting really hard this week.

I know things happen and people forget your new computer on the loading dock and don’t know where it’s gotten to. And phone lines disconnect you from customer service three times in a row while you’re trying to solve a problem.

But if you’ll let me climb up onto my soap box for a minute, if we all do what we’re supposed to do — you know, like show up and do our jobs — we can all make Adulting a lot easier on each other. And Adulting is hard. We have to focus on paying bills and saving the planet. So let’s all do our best to not screw over our fellow adults.

Cause life is hard, and having to talk to customer service makes it so much worse.


3 Responses to “Too Much Adulting”

  1. adequatedad Says:

    Amen. I’ve been a month trying to wrangle a warranty repair of a broken six month old TV. Someone even cancelled a service ticket on me because ‘the service center is too far away.’ Part of being an adult seems to be the constant dealing with other people who are far worse at being adults than we are.

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