August 19th, 2011

Writer's Block: Jumped the shark

Which television show continues to get worse every season and should just get cancelled already?


CSI has been ratteling downhill ever since William Petersen left.
I'm still going to watch it, but...

(Yeah, I know, If I keep watching it they'll never know I think it sucks. But I keep hoping they'll find their feet and it will start to get better again.)

GHR

So How Come...

OK, since the summer items first started showing up in the catalogs this spring I have been looking for tank tops long enough that I'm not flashing tummy every time I move. Tuesday I got a Just My Size catalog in the mail. On a page clearly labeled "NEW" it had a lace trimmed stretch jersey tank top 30" long. Just what I was looking for! The colors were a little dull, but they would be fine for fall layering. So today I finally had time to go to the website and order a couple.
Except the item screen for that particular item wouldn't load. ("Please try again later")
Ok, websites can get flaky. I tried a phone order. And the conversation went like this.
"Oh, that item is gone."
"Will you be getting more?"
"No, it's been discontinued."
"But in the catalog it says 'new'."
"I'm sorry, but we don't have it. maybe they'll run it again next spring."
I expressed my disappointment, and the order clerk said she would pass my comments along.
(Yes, I was polite. I have taken phone orders in my past. I know it's not her fault.)

I just a little frustrated. A new item in a new catalog and it's just not there.

I'll just have to keep looking.

GHR
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