I had to share this one. It’s so backwards I had to share it –
This morning I got a message from an online auction site telling me I had a listing violation for several auctions. Since I wasn’t currently selling anything, I checked the listings and found out they all ended weeks ago! Even crazier than that, the policy I was violating doesn’t even go into effect for a month! Unsure if it was a joke or a fraud email, I contacted the auction site to figure out what was going on. The response when I called them was so bizarre I had to share it:
Me: “Why am I getting a policy violation notice for a policy that isn’t even in effect yet?”
Customer Service Person: “We’re helping you know how to be a better seller.”
Me: “By asking me to change an auction that’s ended to comply with a rule that’s not a rule yet?”
Me: “Isn’t that like a cop giving someone a ticket for running a stop sign that’ll be installed next month?”
CSP: “Yes, but if it will help them be a better driver that makes him a good cop.”
Thanks, good cop. I’ll keep my eye out for that stop sign.