So yesterday I was reminded of the hard fact that not everyone is always going to like you, or respect you, or think you’re good at whatever it is you’re doing (in this case, choreography). And I took it in stride at the time but of course, being the way I am, I began to dwell on it on the way home until I was bummed out, and then I thought, “Well hey, my Nintendo got here so at least I can play Nintendo before I go to bed and that’ll cheer me up.”
I got home and decompressed to everyone, and then Sammi and Jamie and I set about hooking up the new old-school Nintendo. Approximate time of commencement was 11:30PM.
We had carefully considered where to place the new machine. I’m slightly ashamed to say that we have a ridiculous number of televisions in our home, and so the options were practically endless. Finally, we decided to plug in the random unused TV that was sitting in the rarely used front room and make it a Nintendo-only TV. So we whipped out the Swiffer duster and cleaned up and moved stuff and connected wires and plugs. The girls talked about dragging out their bean bag chairs and for the time being, we decided to sit on the floor to play instead.
The moment of truth had arrived. We put the game in. Pressed it down. Closed the lid. Pressed “power.”
Blink. Blink. Blink. Blink.
It didn’t work. We tried everything we could think of to make it work, but still it blinked away stubbornly.
I’m not sure how I’m going to handle it. My seller had nearly 200 feedback points with not a single negative, and claimed the system “worked great,” which is clearly not the case. He was prompt and communicative and left me good feedback and I don’t want to slam him, but I paid nearly $50 for a game system that doesn’t work and mailing it back is going to be a gigantic pain in the ass and I can fix it with a new pin connector but now I have to buy that, and have it shipped, and so on.
I was thinking I’d send a nice email explaining the situation and see what the guy suggests.
So anyway, between the people-not-liking-me and Nintendo-not-liking-me situations, I’m having a bit of a low self-esteem day today. I’m due for a trim anyway so I’m going to my salon at lunchtime, and then I’m going to go get some new jeans or something for this night out thing I have tomorrow. I’m hoping this will help with my self-esteem issues. Because, you know, spending money is always a great way to deal with emotional problems.
And that’s what’s up.