Friday, June 24, 2011

I Hate Being Yelled At (and possibly sued!)

Yesterday I got yelled at by a NYC stranger on the phone claiming I, as "Loretta Jewelry" sold her $100 earrings in Queens that turned black, and when this stranger brought them to local jewelers she found they were not sterling silver.

{the perils of Google + an unusual first name!}
Excuse me? I don't live near Queens and have never sold my jewelry in Queens and don't have any galleries that sell my work in Queens. I live upstate, in Albany. Surely, lady you must be mistaken...

Oh no, she rants, her credit card company gave her my name. She paid in cash, but her credit card company looked me up as a courtesy for her.

Now, I have a very unique name. I think naming a girl Loretta peaked in 1910. So when you Google the words "Loretta Jewelry" which was on her receipt, my web site pops up.

I'm Loretta Fontaine Jewelry, not Loretta Jewelry. She wouldn't buy it, she yelled. She's going to get a lawyer and sue me.


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  1. I wouldn't worry about it Loretta people always make mistakes. Hey someone tried to sue me over ebay, they got tossed off and for some reason they thought it was because of me who got them in trouble..NOT! So they thought trying to sue me for $30 million dollars was a great idea...I wrote a Besides a $100 she can only take you to small claims court so I wouldn't worry about it people are just nuts sometimes!

  2. Debra- $30 million? Ugh. So sorry for you!

    I just don't want to waste any time on things like this. Makes me want to crawl under a rock. This lady was really screaming at me!


  3. Um. Wow. Mean people are just not nice. How horrible to have to deal. I'm sure she'll just go away, but how horrible to have to absorb all her bad manners and yelling. Hope your weekend is full of only good energy and kind words!

  4. Oh dear. On behalf of the universe, I am sorry you experienced that!! :)

    xo Terri

  5. I agree with Terri. You so don't deserve that experience, but for every crazy, there are lots of good customers :)

    xo Mary Jo

  6. What? That is crazy balls. I'm so sorry you had to go through that.

  7. Oh good grief ...she needs to get a life!


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