When should we complain? That’s the question of the moment. In 2015, We are already mired in passive aggressive energy courtesy of the Year of the Sheep. That means we are all in for a lot of subtle bitching both serving and getting served in the complaint department. When you are as critical as I can be, there are always areas of dissatisfaction. When is it worth it to express that dissatisfaction and expect a meaningful response?The following unsatisfactory situations recently occurred. Which would you complain about and which would you just suck up without complaint?
1) I visited a waxer. After less than 15 minutes on her table, she declared me “finished.” She did not remove enough hair to actually clear my bikini line. The line between the crease and the thigh still had hair. She did not even go a quarter of an inch inside the crease. The treatment cost $37 for a “classic bikini wax.” Request more removal or leave hairy and dissatisfied?
2) I checked into a hotel room and hair from the last guest was all over the floor and bathtub. Criticize housekeeping or clean up the mess?
3) My dentist urged me to spend big money on a bite analysis and revision. After thousands of dollars my bite still didn’t feel right and my teeth uncomfortably bumped together. Furthermore, at my last cleaning, the technician didn’t polish my teeth. Fuss or suffer?4) My neighbors are door slammers. Bitch to the HOA or endure the clamor?How did you answer to each of these scenarios? Here are my answers: 1) didn’t request a waxing revision; 2) hate-cleaned it myself; 3) made him fix it (I basically paid for a chunk of his kid’s college last year for what I spent in his office); 4) haven’t notified the HOA….yet.