Archive for April, 2011
Sunday, April 17th, 2011
Who knew a woman could easily go from VICTIM thinking to EMPOWERMENT just by shopping at Home Depot!
Coming from a challenged family/childhood background; I have a tendency to settle for less-than rather than feeling worthy of more!
A simple think like my Black & Decker GH1000 mega-weed-wacker failing on me the other day, put me in the dumps. Not being able to financially replace the took; just having sent over $13,000.00 into the IRS; and working two additional part-time jobs to keep myself moving forward – this little ‘hurdle’ was the icing on the cake!
So after two days of stewing over it and seeing if the weed whacker would ‘fix itself’ after a few tests – I decided to take action. I didn’t want to get on the phone with Black & Decker and deal with Warranty issues. I don’t have a lot of cell phone minutes so I couldn’t afford a long phone call.
I was out and about and decided to pull into Home Depot to see what they had in replacement electric mowers. They were too expensive. I talked/joked with an associate about the Whirrrrrrr… Click noise my weed wacker was making. I let him know I THOUGHT I had purchased it there, but didn’t have my receipt with me. I decided to drive down the road to Lowes’ – and see if the display was still there. Turned out I was right, I had bought it at Home Depot; but because I had stopped into LOWES to look at their selection of electric mowers and weed whackers, I got empowered!
The associate at Lowes told me that if I had bought it there, I could have brought it in, no questions asked, and exchanged it for a new one!
So, I went back home and FOUND MY RECEIPT! Thanks to my efficient filing system!
I took the receipt AND the week whacker and ‘GH1000 Black and Decker cardboard lid’ that I had saved from the box and went into Home Depot. I had called ahead of time and let them know what Lowes had said.
When I arrived with: Receipt, Proof of Packaging Lid, and Wrrrrr…. click broken motor (less than a year old) weed whacker – I relayed the above story to the customer service associate.
Well! I told FABULOUS NIKKI – the wonderful customer service associate at Home Depot of Carlisle Pike, PA – that I would give HOME DEPOT a SHOUT OUT and FREE advertising in my blog!
I said to Nikki – THANK YOU! from me, and ALL THE WOMEN OUT THERE who might EASILY go into VICTIM STATUS and NOT feel EMPOWERED and BRAVE enough to speak up! Nikki checked their policy and gave me an even exchange on my Black & Decker GH1000 weed whacker! No more Whirrrrr…. click! Just – varooom varooom varooom look out weeds – here comes Ha Ha Helen – EMPOWERED LAWN CARE WOMAN!
Eat my dust!
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy
Live Life! Laugh Often! and Weed whack-a-ha ha ha ha ha this grass cutting season!
Monday, April 11th, 2011
I AM: Helen Szollosy, O.S.E. (Outlook Shift Engineer!)
In an effort to downsize and focus more on my LAFOLOT.COM business; I accidentally incurred a $13,717.00 tax debt to the IRS, State and Local municipalities!
Outllook shift! I have such excellent credit, I was able to instantly get the loans needed through my credit union to pay the debt, with great interest rates! YES!
Outlook shift! I recent aquired 2 separate part-time jobs; which are enabling me to stay ahead of the debt! YES! Outlook shift! continued … the one job is SO flexible – as long as I put in a specific number of hours each week; I can work them around my LAFOLOT.com gig schedule! YES!
Outlook shift! My one job didn’t give me the expected number of work hours this week. I was momentarily blindsided; but when I went into my OTHER – limited hours – parttime job this week! YES! OUTLOOK SHIFT! The CEO of the company was coming to visit the next day; so the manager ASKED if I could put in ADDITIONAL hours to help ready the store! YES!
Outlook shift! After putting in 5 hours at my parttime job today, upon arriving home – with dark, rain clouds looming overhead, I commented to a neighbor: ‘I FORGOT I had hung out my laundry! I’d better go bring it in!’ I had to walk to get my mail; then unload groceries from my car; headed out the back door; went to take the laundry off the line and – JUST AS I WAS TAKING DOWN THE LAST FEW ITEMS! The RAINDROPS started!
Perfection in motion! What TIMING!
Lookout! It’s Life! With a PHRESH OUTLOOK!
Need to orchestrate/engineer an Outlook Shift? Just contact Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOFOL.COM!
Living Life in Ah! Mazement! What a DAY OF PERFECTION IN MOTION!
Live Life! Laugh Often!
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy