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Why are People So Damn Unhelpful!!! #3

So this post is a little out of the ordinary for me, you could almost say it is a rant! So, I’ll start from the beginning.

Myself, my sister Emily (Emmimori) and my fiance were out for a day out in Ramsgate today, and we were having a walk around town. My fiance loves looking in furniture shops so e went and had a look in the Pilgrims Hospice charity shop as they had a big furniture section at the back. I walked in there with my phone and glasses in hand and had a look around. I found these gorgeous glasses and decided to buy them so I walked over to the checkout with them and was served by an old woman who seemed quite nice.

We left the shop as they were closing soon and walked on for about 10 minutes. I went to put my sunglasses back on and it was then that I realised I didn’t have them. Were had I put them?? The case was big enough, how could I lose it!? I double checked my handbag and nothing! If it were any other pair of sunglasses I wouldn’t have minded but they were my prescription pair and cost me £90 so losing them was the last thing I wanted! I traced my steps back and realised I could have left them in the Pilgrims Hospice Charity shop so we ran back as they had already closed in hopes someone was still there.

My fiance got there first and was knocking on the glass, the woman behind the checkout was clearly ignoring him so I banged slightly harder on the window to grab her attention and signed for her to come over. She unlocked the door and I explained my missing glasses situation. All she said to me was “you didn’t leave any glasses on the desk”… That wasn’t what I had asked, I asked if they were anywhere in the store! All I was hoping for was either for her to have a quick look for me or to let me have a look and that definitely seemed like too much to ask.

She closed and locked the door and we began to walk away. It was then that I realised I couldn’t find my phone in my pocket. Slightly freaking out, I tore my bag open and it wasn’t in there either!! I had absolutely no idea what to do! I had old photos with no backups, I was logged into accounts with my card details on them and I had no idea where it was! My glasses situation was soon forgotten about.

Emily was calling my phone as we were making our way back to the amusements as that was the only other place I had been to and I was close to tears at this point. After a few calls, a man had finally picked up! Emily spoke to him for a bit and he told her where he was… The Pilgrims Hospice Charity shop. He also said there was a pair of glasses with the phone.

I was fuming! we walked back the shop and the man was waiting patiently by the door for us, he said they were by the table where I picked up the glasses from. The woman hadn’t moved from her chair, she didn’t even come over to apologise for not actually helping! I was so mad. I was close to tears, stressing, I didn’t know what to do, and it all could have been avoided if she had just been a bit more helpful. Instead she didn’t care!

I guess what I’m trying to say is, if the situation ever arises, always help those in need. My situation today wasn’t exactly the worst, I don’t actually think I’d have ever found my stuff if I hadn’t found out I’d lost it till later as the shop had already closed! But if I had the help from the woman, it would have saved a lot of worry and stress.

That’s it, rant over!! I feel much better now 🙂

P.s I also got attacked by a seagull today. It flew into my head, grabbed my hair which was in a bum and tried to fly away with it.

Losing Weight, Easy as 1, 2, …CAKE #2

Hi guys!

And welcome back to my second losing weight post. So, before I get started I’ll give you all a little update. I got weighed last week and managed to lose a pound which I’m really proud of myself for! I have been weighed this week as I’m quite I’ll with the cold but that’s not stopping me from eating healthily!

I know some people say that losing weight is really hard but the truth is, it isn’t! It’s just a matter of patience, determination, motivation, willpower and consistency. I’ll explain why:

In order to shed those pounds, you need to be patient as it wont just happen overnight, it takes time and you need to be consistent with your plan in order to see the results. You also need motivation to get you started, to get you eating that healthy meal, to get you in that gym class. It could be something small like being inspired by your favourite idol to something big like losing a couple of dress sizes for your wedding day. You need the determination to stick with it, to push yourself harder. Yes, you might have to cut down on the food and drink you love so much and yes, you might have to spend more time in the gym sweating your butt off than you’d like, but in the end it’ll totally be worth it.

Like I said before, losing weight means that you’d have to eat at a slight deficit and exercise more. You may not find it fun but there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. If your not a gym freak like myself then you can take your dog out for an hours walk instead or head down to the park with your child or younger sibling. No one said you cant play on the apparatus too! If your stuck for ideas, google is your friend.

If you are determined to exercise, getting a heart rate monitor is a great idea. I currently own a Polar FT4 and I couldn’t live without it. It tells me what my current heart rate is, whether I’m in my fat burning zone and how many calories I’ve burnt. The best part about that is that I get to eat half of them back! If you’re unsure on what heart rate monitor to get, looking up reviews on them is very helpful. I will also be posting a review on my Polar :).

Like my last post, I will be keeping this one short but sweet so I don’t overload you with information.

Much love,

Carrie x