Saturday, May 18, 2013

Selling Used Panties Websites: Sham

I saw on the news tonight this whole thingy about selling your used panties.

But, as I looked into it, it just seemed like they didn't really do their research, and haven't tried it, and don't know anyone who does, and are basing their presentation of the news in their coverage based JUST on what the websites are marketing themselves as.

The top sites, come up and totally self aggrandize themselves and make it sounds as tho' selling your used panties is easy, and that "you can make real money". All the while with those same old tired advertizing tricks (and yeah I'm a student of advertizing since the 90s) of showing a hot model with a wad of cash. I can tell u that NO job I've EVER had through the internet has EVER paid out like that.

I did once have a business where I made big money doing charcoal & pastel portraits in the mall, and after a LONG December of being overworked, and exhausted, yeah, we had wads & stacks of cash... but, those days are long gone...

So, it sounded simple... like I said... U have ur old used panties, maybe u even have a photo, or tell some story, and some guy on the internet finds it interesting and u can sell ur panties... the most common theoretical thing people brought up in the news or on blogs (even tho' they had NEVER actually done it) was "Oh, an extra $10."

Honestly, can u even buy NEW panties at that price? So, if I have $40 panties, and sell them just because I wore them and it was somehow arousing to a man, that's some how "good money" or "extra money"?

No, it's not!

But, it's also NOT THAT SIMPLE!

Let me tell you, I'm a businessman... I've been selling things for years, online, in malls, conventions, and private sales... I've even sold discrete artistic nudes of myself in the past, or even been paid to model nude for artist sketching, or photography, or just webcam... artful, tasteful... 

-and, yeah, I've even given worn panties as gifts of favors to men, when I was younger.

But, these so-called top sites (Yeah! They're top sites, just go ahead, and ask them! I'm sure they'll tell you!) won;t even let you inspect their goods, their seller, their buyers, their communities, etc.

Like I said, I'm a businessman, I want to see WHO is selling, WHAT they are selling, WHO the top sales persons are. But, NO, you can't see that. No, you MUST pay just to LOOK at that.

So, is this a market, or is it just closet porn? 

Even E-bay doesn't do that! 

1 site I went to had 3 levels of membership... but, yet they swore that it was simple, easy, and you can make good money... Oh, really? where's the proof? Funny, 'cause I can;t see any... unless I pay you.

This whole idea that selling your panties for $10 is somehow a good marketing idea is obviously made by someone whom knowns nothing about business...

Now, since I just had surgery, I'm out of work, and I've been unemployed for a long time now. I'm on foostamps...

The idea of selling my used panties, at 1st, sounded appealing... I know how men are... even friendly types... men, like weird things like used panties from some woman... it's a guy thing... but, then again, people pay big dollars for used jersies from Basketball players, or clothing worn by athletes in major league games...

But, if just to LOOK at the entirety of the websites costs me money, I loose money right there, and if it costs $20 for a whole month, then if u sell ur panties at $10, you lost money right there... and, eventually, even if your panties are selling, your gonna run out of them. So, are you even making a profit to buy new ones?

Now, where the heck would that money even come from? My foodstamps? (like that couldn't even work... it wouldn't)

No, you WON'T make money! You will LOOSE money!

But, that's what sites like this are counting on: Your gullibility!

Honestly, if I were to sell my used panties, I'd sell them privately, NOT through a 3rd party as much as possible, person to person, directly.

I'm no longer going to be suckered by these charlatans ...
 But, hey, look... it's a free market...

I do have a bundle of panties I'm not using (that I have used) and yeah, I need moneys... so, if there is a gentleman interested in purchasing any of my panties to help out a woman suffering from surgical recovery all month, let me know privately, respectfully, and discretely.
I say "Gentleman" and that I DO NOT MEAN a rude, crude, perverted jerk that doesn't know how to address nor talk to a woman.

Altho', I'm sure, most likely no one at all will want to buy anything from me... but, whatever... 

Friday, May 17, 2013

My Medical Recovery Whoahs: Week #2

So, let's face it, I'm cranky, I'm in pain, I'm grouchy, I'm unhappy, I'm disgruntled. I don't exactly love life right now... I'm drugged-up, and there's several things I'd RATHER be doing.

1 is exercising, another would be getting a job, and also going outside, doing yoga, practicing dance... NONE of those things I can do right now...

My health is really poor... I'm also poor as in poverty... 

I can't even eat food...

So, my only outlet, when I'm awake, is to vent it on either FB, or twitter...

Fine, whatever... you think I'm pathetic... but, when ur in trouble, I'm not gonna be the one behind ur back mocking u.

Anyways, here's some excerpts from my FB statuses I posted today:

Another really crappy day. Humanity (in Boston) disappoints me. 

Yet another bad day.
This is starting to be like a daily theme with me, not 1 I want, nor am proud of.

I wish today went like this:

Today was the most lovely & wonderful day ever!
Perfect weather! I'm with the 1 true love soul mate love of my life, I won the lottery, I'm miracle cured of all illnesses, moving back to PA, starting my new life, and going to a spa tonight! Plus, I lost 50 lbs!


Let's see... did positive thinking, kind heart, and "good energy" work today?

Turns out it didn't...

*ques the music* Welcome to the unlucky nearly edge of the Twilight Zone... *bongos*

Are u not entertained?

No, seriously... I'm starting to think I'm just unlucky...
Not, only am I in pain, uncomfortable, and drugged up each, day, the consistency of it working isn't very regular...

Oh, and since I'm on the subject of bad luck, how bout I just shout this out turrets-like, since everyone already assumes I'm nuts-zoid?

OK, here goes:

      Impacted stools!

            Constipation sucks!

                    Hemorrhoids! Blood-bloody-bleeding!

(of course I denounce & reject myself if I'm friend w people whom r real diagnosed patients of turrets... not, make fun of u, tho'...) 

So.... today... how did that go?

Well, for starters... pain, pain, more swelling and pain....

So, since I tried on Wed to call in the prescription, which I coudln't think of since I was, of you know..... DRUGGED UP, when I was at the Doc's office on Tuesday, Li says he'd rather get it done on Wed... he hates, traffic... so do I...

So, I call Wed, then, they tell me to call on Thursday "to call it in" which confuses me, because I thought I had to go pick it up... Percosets we're talking about...

Mind, u I also have IBS, and, opiates make u constipated to start with... and, by then, I got impacted... (No, I'm not explaining what that means, if u can't figure it out... and, dealing w/that was VERY humiliating, no-thank you very much) I'm NOT being a jerk on the phone, I'm actually kinda slow, and I can;t hear especially well...

I frustrate easily tho'.

So, Thursday comes, and I honestly HATE calling them... I hate dealing with them... the main medical assistant named Rene is this chick with a Boston attitude that is often condescending, and interrupts me while I'm speaking, shows no sympathy nor empathy, often repeats the same long talking points over and, over, and says she'll answer my questions but never really listens to me. In the process of my answering her, or asking her for help, which by law she must do, she's not only in violation of my rights, disrespectful & rude, as I'm talking she starts to talk over me, interrupt, or cut me off, and as I'm still in the middle of talking, she has the nerve to say "Let me finish."

She says to me: Why did you call today, the doctor is in surgery all day?

So, then, WHY did you guys TELL ME to call "ON THURSDAY"?

Then, she says she'll call me back, and "call something in"...

The whole day, no return call, no nothing...

Don't they realize they just handed me a WHOLE LIST of my patients' rights & responsibilities?

It's Friday.

I call in this morning,

Same deal, the receptionist passes me to Rene the medical assistant, who acts like she has no idea what I'm talking about. I ask her Why she didn't call me back.

She says the doctor is busy. But, she'll call something in. We get to the pharmacist, but the pharmacist says that medical assistant is lying, because she doesn't have the license nor authority to call in oxycodones over the phone.

So, understandable so... I'm not only miserable to start with, I'm grouchy, irritable, etc.

I pick up the phone, cause Li tells me to call them. And, This time when the receptionist answers, I figure since she's the only person that's been nice, she's at least help me out. But, I said: Look: can you just help me? I'm tired of being talking down to in this condescending, dismissive way, with this Boston additive, and I've already called every day, and this is the LAST day this week I can get this prescription until Monday.

So, she puts me on hold, and tells me she's gonna put me on with Rene.

Finally Rene tells me she's going to "call it in" and asks AGAIN for the pharmacist address? WTF?

Then, she says she'll call me back...

So, by the time it's lunch time, she calls me and she says I have to go drive all the way there, pick up the prescription paper in person.

WTF? WHY didn't we do this ON WEDNESDAY???

So, Li finishes his lunch, and we go.

I feel terrible, I'm sure I look terrible.... I'm not exactly thrilled to see me, when I look at my own mirror....

I get there, and look, I'm COLD. The weather is erratic, and even when it's warm (which today wasn't exactly warm) I get chills, and I start coughing... plus, my nose is infected again... on the left side, with dark blood slowly oozing out.... So, I walk around covered in a blanket, shawls, thick scarves, etc.

I walk into the office, and this blond chick talking to the main receptionist turns her head to look at me, then walks away... I'm sick, & paranoid, so I'm thinking maybe it's me... but, then my rational mind tells me I'm probably just imagining it because I'm so aggravated with the dealing with my recovery and thus these folks... Ok... so, I just tell myself, I'm just imagining it... fine, shrug it off...

So, since, by now we're on first name terms it would seem, I tell the receptionist I need to pick-up my prescription from Rene, and ask if it's ready.

She hollers for Rene, and she says she'll go write it now...
then, the receptionist tell me (and Li) to have a seat & wait...

So, I sit there, and wait... the entire waiting room was empty... and it was an awkward feeling to me...

But, then, this odd silence hovers over... and after what feels like 2-3 min, the receptionist awkwardly closes the glass window... and they're acting what appears to be strange to me...

But, what do I know? I'm the drugged-up, disgruntled, patient? I'm probably just imagine it... right?

Another min passes and Rene comes to bring me my paper prescription, this time actually being nice to me. I'm acting nice to her, but inside my mind, my ego is wanting to bark at her... but, I put such immature foolishness aside...

So, Li & I get up and leave.

As we're exiting the door, Li says to me (in English) that he thinks those women were trash talking me behind the window.

So, am I NOT imagining this? 

This is the kind of stuff I utterly resented about my ex-co-workers at the bank. They would mock some of their customers, and several of them (the customers) knew about it, and would confront them to their face.

I can see why so many people, like my mother, whom is manic depression HATES dealing with the medical system... it's like an abusive helper. *reluctant sigh*

I think back to the 80s... and dealing with medical people wasn't like this ever.

This is supposed to be an office of a high amount of patient relations awards... Why is it that when things slip through the cracks, its poured on top of me?

Or... is this sort of thing just something that frequently occurs? Are the so desensitized to their own shenanigans?  (Or am I just jumping to conclusions?)

Dealing with this whole predicament on several levels has not been easy.

For one, I'm using pain medications on a daily basis, so YES, my thinking is not 100% clear throughout the day. I often space-out, or even pass-out. Either from pain, or from the drugs.

I'm also VERY dependent on others. I honestly HATE this.
I, personally, NEVER hold it against someone in need or in trouble when I help them, I NEVER act disgusted or frustrated with them, even if what I'm helping them with if stinky, disgusting, gross, unpleasant, embarrassing, humiliating, or revolting. I'm a human being, I have empathy, and respect, and I treat others, ESPECIALLY DIRECTLY, with dignity.

I hate being helpless, and powerless. Just like when I got raped.

And, when I speak-up, or ask for help, I hate to be made to feel like I'm whining, or just complaining for attention. I don't even like calling those people for help.
I don't like asking for help from anyone at all.

Ironic, because I'm the type of person that helps everyone, or people frequently need me to help them...

Even as I'm very sick right now, the past several days, people have come to me on twitter asking me for help with this or that thingy...


My Medical Recovery Whoahs: Week #1

Week #1

Last week, on Thursday, I had a triple surgery. I had a deviated septum, which had to be fixed. My sinuses git surgically "cleaned", and my tonsisl got removed.

My specialist doctor:

Peter S. Ambrus, MD, PC
A multi award wining physician.

The surgery took place at the Quincy Medical Center, and got delayed... On the paperwork they told me I could drink up to a certain amount of clear liquid the morning of surgery, so I had a quick, cup of hot water with a chamomile teabag that I barely even steeped, and no sugar. 

Plus, my paperwork had conflicting times that told me when to be in the Medical Center for Surgery.

1 paper said 10:45, another said 10:30, and I had a letter that said 10:35. I planned to be there by 10 AM.

But, they called me at 9AM, and asked me why I wasn't there. The papers didn't say that, and my pre-op visit didn't communicate that to me either. So much information thrown at me at once. I have a stack of papers...

I was told the delay would be 2 hours, but it was much longer.

After surgery, I was wheeled into a operation recovery room. Never saw the surgeon, because he left.

Then, different women (nurses) came to talk to me, all handing me something different.

In the papers I was handed a folded up bunch of papers, and in it were paper clipped 2 blue prescription papers. NOT 3.

I didn't know that I was supposed to have 3, plus, I was still on anesthesia. So, as the nurse suggested I go over the paper, I did, I noticed 1 of the papers told me to take augmenten, which is an antibiotic, yet in the paper clip there was NO such paper. I even tried to ask a nurse, but they acted is if clueless or I wasn't making any sense, but also told me that the doctor left and no one could write the prescription.

But, since I already had some augmenten for the infection I was already treating left, I figured, well maybe that's what he meant.

I even discussed this with my husband.

On Tuesday, I went to the Post-op visit and told this to the doctor. But, instead of apologizing, he spinned it back on me and blamed me for it saying that I must've misplaces the prescription, and it was MY fault, and he kept saying "Well, I wrote the prescription."

How is it my fault that I just got out of surgery, was on anesthesia when some nurses handed me papers, with 2 blue prescription papers paper-clipped onto the white papers, and NOT 3?
Explain to me how I MUST'VE logically misplaced them?

I looked, and looked, and I even asked.

At this point, I'm very very perplexed, and confused.
See, I'm on medications... so, I, of course, question myself...
But, from now on, I want to keep my spouse with me at all times, because I want to be sure it's not just me being paranoid... But, I just don;t feel like I'm getting treated as good as I could be..

I'm perplexed, because at times Dr. Ambrus can be very nice, and likable.

What do you think?

Am I being unreasonable?