So the one major drawback to this new diet I’m working on (aside from the suffocating farts, which is either a drawback or a blissful consequence, based on who you’re asking), is that the lack of sugar is making me exceptionally testy. I have never been the sort of person who guzzles sugar, and I’m usually happier eating some Kashi cereal for breakfast over some cinnamon rolls (no, honestly), I don’t care much for chocolate, and don’t liberally dump sugar into my morning (and afternoon) (okay, and evening…God, I have no secrets anymore.) coffee, so it’s been a shock that I am experiencing what I believe are withdrawal symptoms.
My friends who have done Atkins and South Beach have both mentioned this being a side effect during the first couple of weeks on the diet, but since what I’m doing is far less restrictive AND I have never been super into carbs, I had mistakenly thought that I was going to have no problems.
Ha, ha, ha.
I’m not in all out bitchtastic mode (yet), and I haven’t broken a box fan, deliberately stepped on an animal, or kicked a wall, but I’ve noticed that I have a marked propensity toward being snippy and cranky.
I’m sorry, preemptively, for anything I say that offends you. Unless I’m trying to offend you. Then I am not sorry.
With this out of the way, I need help, Internet. I need to know if my reaction to this is normal and how I should proceed.
A month ago, today, I ordered some prints from Etsy.com, which is what you recommended for some artwork, Internet (see, I listen to you!). And you were right. It’s a neat place and I love what I picked out.
According to the seller, she had some sort of glitch in her system, so I waited and waited and got nothing. Then I got something, but it was only part of my order. When I emailed her about it, she claimed that she’d accidentally sent me someone else’s order, but that she’d gotten it straightened out and I could keep my order, plus this other one (it’s a duplicate of what I’d ordered. Not terribly exciting.)
The last email I’d gotten from her was 6 days ago, when she claimed that she was sending my prints. From California. Not Tibet. And yet, in my mail today, aside from some ads, nada. Zip. Zilch.
But because I am testy, I have no idea how to proceed as I normally would. On the one hand, I’m annoyed because seriously, it’s been a month since my order. On the other, it’s not like these pictures are going to be the difference in whether I will live or die.
I know that Etsy (which makes me think of testy, which makes me think of balls, which makes me laugh) is pretty much a word of mouth place, and I don’t want to go and trash her there, but at the same time. Dude, it’s been a month. And I live in Chicago. Not somewhere exactly far from California (unless you are walking. Which pictures don’t do. I don’t think.) .
I’m being needy here, Internet, and I need YOU to help me muddle through what I am supposed to do next. So, if you were in my (bitchy) shoes, what would you do next (if anything)?