The March-April 2019 issue of Down in the Dirt magazine is now available at Amazon.com. (I shared with you guys on Wednesday that I was lucky to see my poem “hens staring upward” included in the volume.) The print edition is a 108-page paperback, and you can order it for $10.99 at this link:
Down in the Dirt magazine, March-April 2019 Issue
(As I mentioned here at the blog on Wednesday, you can also view a free online version of the March-April 2019 issue right here at the Scars Publications website.)
Here’s a big thanks to Editor Janet Kuypers for allowing me to share my voice with Down in the Dirt’s wonderfully talented community of writers and artists!
… lest your experience parallel my own.
Here’s what might happen.
- You buy an online “gift card” via Target.com to be sent via e-mail to its recipient. (The recipient is then supposed to apply the balance to their Target.com account so that they can make purchases.)
- Your credit card will be charged promptly, but your intended recipient receives no e-mail from Target at all.
- You call to rectify the situation. Target then sends the promised e-mail to the recipient with the virtual gift card. But it is useless because it has been cancelled.
- You call to rectify the situation again, but the customer service rep informs you that Target’s computers are down.
- You call back the following day, hoping to get it all straightened out. But Target’s solution is a slightly confusing process by which they send the gift card to you, then you resend it to the intended recipient. It’s confusing because this e-mail from Target makes it look like they have sent a SECOND gift card to you to apologize for your trouble. (No, that’s the gift card you mean to give to your friend.)
- Honestly? Just buy a f&*$ing Amazon gift card, people.
I does loves me some Jansport.
Amazon.com has OUTSTANDING customer service. No, believe it or not, I am actually not being sarcastic here … Amazon.com really does have outstanding customer service. If you ever have a problem, call them and ask for the very helpful “Mike A.,” and then leave positive feedback on the automated service, because his my homeboy.
One word of caution … if you ever buy a backpack online, be sure to READ its measurements, then make sure your desired cargo will fit. The vendors employ extremely small-boned men to model for these online listings, so every backpack looks huge.