Russian Prostitutes unite


It all started with my vanity and customer service. First off, we need a new door. Ours is rotting at the bottom and wind blows through the house and creepy crawlies get in…I could go on but you get the idea. Here’s a pic of the door as it is right now.

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We have contacted, in the last several months, a few door manufacturers to order a new one. Not one of them has called us back! I thought we were having an economic crisis in this country but now I am not at all surprised when I see store after store closed down…no one seems to want to work around here anyway.

Secondly, we bought a new oven last Spring. The old one was leaking gas, was about thirty years old and only one element worked. We selected a small, economic model because at some point we need to renovate the kitchen and we didn’t want to invest in something that might not fit later. A few months later one element stopped working. We called for a repairman four times and no one called us back. Finally, my husband called the head office of the manufacturer and made a complaint about the service in Liguria. A few days later we got it fixed.

Thirdly, was my experience at my favourite brand store, MAC cosmetics. Yes, I am a proud Canadian and even if this company was not from Canada I would still sing it’s praises because their products are amazing. I recently visited their store in Genoa and got duped. I went in to buy two replacement products and the clerk tried to slip in another, more expensive product from the one I asked for. I realized only after I had paid and asked her why she did that. She played dumb and pretended to search for the product I wanted then told me it was out of stock. I asked to order it and she said it would take too long. What?

Long story short, I wrote a complaint email to their head office. The store called me back a few weeks later and wanted an explanation. They asked me to come into the store and they would have the product I wanted when I got there. Well…I went, and was told the product had not arrived yet but they had one in a slightly different shade and then offered me a free make-up session. I said sure, what the heck.

The manager acted like my new bff. I told her to try something new…maybe a smokey eye…what I got was more like a Russian prostitute (or Nicole Kidman after her latest facelift and trying too hard perhaps?). FYI- I’m more of a farm girl who likes cashmere, hates fake nails kinda girl remember? Then, we swapped products but they still owe me €3 for the difference, so maybe with this new smokey eye look I can earn some extra…oh never mind. Anyway, the manager was sweet just the same and of course they were having a sale on and of course I bought more makeup. But not the lipstick or smokey eye kit. (Note to self: wash hair next time I try to imitate a smokey, come hither look)

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Oh, by the way, I’m not sure if WordPress is going to kick my ass for using the word prostitute in my blog post but what the feck. And I mean no harm to any Russians or prostitutes. My family heritage is Russian 🙂 and well…perhaps my great, great, great nanny was a prostitute, it’s all totally okay with me.

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About lmarmstrong66

I'm a blogger, painter, writer, singer. For the love of all things in nature and creativity.
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9 Responses to Russian Prostitutes unite

  1. katecrimmins says:

    Yes indeed! Very Nicole Kidman. Not a bad look but definitely a made up look.

  2. Dave Bellows says:

    Hey Girl, I still can`t seem to be able to email you. Only reply–What am I doing wrong? I have your right email address. Your Daddy.

    PS, Good story, keep it up.

    On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Help! I live with my Italian mother

  3. Sue Andrews says:

    OMG – Leah, you look like a vampire lol!! You are so much prettier au naturel!!! 🙂

  4. Suzie says:

    I agree with Sue…you look like a Vampire! Perfect timing…

  5. barbedwords says:

    Wow, I think you got your €3 back in the amount of make-up they applied! It’s not bad but I’m with you – au naturel every time.

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