I didn’t have an “incident” at Home Depot… My main problem around here is they never straighten up the place… stuff is all sorts of places it does not belong and it is store policy to keep things in proper order, the place is a big huge wreck . That and they are always out of stuff… it really makes you nuts to have to “home depot surf” (go to multiple locations) just to get the correct amount of stuff you need.
@namffuak- I hear you, I’m only poking fun at the whole annoying situation… I realize that a commission system for intangible items is different from an inventory system for depletable stock. Cross referencing associated items/products though is very common… unless I’m mistaken (and I probably am) it should work via keywords, or some associated data included at the initial entry of the product into the system… I would hope like hell the newer software would have some provision to carry over that data in an efficient way (so as to avoid reentry of the whole database). Most websites are very hit and miss on that anyway… I’ve seen a lot of people complain about that here at times, but I’ve seen far worse at places where the average single item at site is several hundred dollars. For DAZ’s size they have actually been better than most equivalent sized sites.
Look, I’m aware that DAZ probably bought the best they could afford and are working as hard as they can give the available time and resources.
This does not stop me from making light of the situation or complaining somewhat… I believe it is good to complain without being unreasonable… If you say nothing everyone thinks its cool and eventually everything goes to hell in a hand-basket and if you complain about stuff that people have no control over or borders on unreasonable, people tune you out and continue on business as usual with much the same results.
A bunch of years back a friend of mine had a Pro-Street 70’ Chevelle. One day after making some improvements on it he took it to the track. Right as the car was rolling off the trailer, someone commented that they were surprised the car was finished, to which my friend replied “I just finished the new ignition system last night”... to which I responded “what the heck was wrong with the old one?” (which we had installed only a year or so old). My friend shrugged, started up the car and the engine rumbled to life and proceeded to burst into flames. After extinguishing the fire we sat around staring at the car (which was pretty toasted)... at which point I started in… “I believe you have been mislead as to what the ignition system is actually supposed to ignite”.... “Who makes that ignition system? the PLO…IRA… Ted Kazinsky?” “It isn’t so bad… actually its been a BLAST!...” ” You know…I could have just PAINTED flames on the hood for you…” and on and on and on…
Around here we tease each other nicely about our mistakes… sometime not so nicely… It is how we show we care.
That and its therapeutic fun to do so…
But either way, I just was expressing my frustration in a sarcastic and somewhat obnoxious manner that is natural to me… but there is no resentment or ill will attached to it.