I found it disturbing that Indonesian women are dying from undiscovered cervical cancer because they are not well educated about cancer and are embarrassed by the thought of male doctors examining them and having PAP smears. Humanity has to realise that as an adult none of their body parts are special or taboo.
Sister masks up when in close contact with her students but when in front of the class, unmasks. She leaves the classroom door open to make sure air is circulating and some boys have complained that they are cold. Put warm clothes on, she told them.
Mother's house has been sold. AU$100,000 less than was suggested by the real estate agent and they always overestimate the price. It was sold for a price we all thought was fair. What is Mother going to do with over half a million dollars? I've no idea and I've done enough hard work with the sale. She can seek professional advice.
Coincidentally when both us and she were out exercising, we ran into our Hairdresser Friend who is just back from six weeks with her elderly mother. The time was supposed to be half that but our friend discovered her mother's carer was not being careful about COVID and the carers grandchildren lived in a Melbourne hotspot and they had been visiting. We chatted with her for an hour but it was so cold, I was shivering and then a brief shower came through. It was so nice to talk to someone after so long. Legal? Not legal?
It never rains but pours. Later my former gay workmate messaged me and he was early on his way to an appointment in the city on a tram and asked if I wanted to come down to the tram stop below for a chat. I did, and that was nice too. No social contact for a couple of weeks and then twice in one day. Legal? Not legal?
We had bought new headphones for R's bedroom tv. There was static and popping noises. He was not happy with them. Irrationally rather than getting the company to sort out problems, three days later we went to Good Guys. They had a set that looked ok. The salesman was smoking hot, not that he influenced our decision to buy them. The quoted price of $150 dropped to $130 when we paid. We were so happy.
Once home and we looked at the receipt, it had been loaded by $30 for a three year warranty. There is always a one year warranty on goods here, and you can argue over compensation if a product fails within a reasonable period longer than one year. We never buy extended warranties, so why is it showing on the bill? I really like Good Guys, but this salesperson loaded us with an extended warranty without asking us. I suggest that the quoted price of $150 was a top retail price and the salesman thought we would be so happy at paying $20 less, we wouldn't query or check the receipt. We did, and I called on the phone and while we have to visit the store again, we will be refunded $30. Further, the headphones cost half that of the defective set and work really well.
But can we afford to throw away $200 on the better quality but defective earphones from JB Hi-Fi? No. While he wasn't keen as he becomes embarrassed in such situations, and I do too really, I was determined to return the defective headphones and receive a refund. While R asked me to do the talking, he ended up doing it himself and after half an hour of to-ing and fro-ing, the $200 was back in his bank account.
At the end of day, well done to both JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys for good customer service, but when we return to Good Guys and the same salesman is there, I will say something to him.
Much more to say, but this is surely enough in one hit. Thanks for reading.