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A while back I read Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Short summary, it's a "what if" tale. What if the hard working, diligent, professional, producing, capitalist class finally had enough. What if they got tired of seeing their hard work go to waste to be given to those who do not work..or produce..anything. In other words, socialism.

Well..they quit..they dissapear and say "good luck". They leave to form their own society.

The result is the machinery that is the country grinds to a halt. No one competent is left to keep it running.

I feel that's where we are now..not going...are. I find good service or products to be a rare exception rather than the rule. I'm surprised when any service interaction actually works out. I'm surprised when an employee greets me, or smiles, or says thank you. Im surprised when I order something online and it works as described.

Im basicalky really surprised we havent all got together and said enough.
 
I find good service or products to be a rare exception rather than the rule. I'm surprised when any service interaction actually works out. I'm surprised when an employee greets me, or smiles, or says thank you. Im surprised when I order something online and it works as described.
You probably won't believe me, but I had a gas station attendant offer to clean my windshield today. I've been a customer for the past 25 years and this is the first time someone ever offered to clean my windshield. I was shocked.

But, yeah it was definitely a rare exception. (It was a new guy.)
 
You probably won't believe me, but I had a gas station attendant offer to clean my windshield today. I've been a customer for the past 25 years and this is the first time someone ever offered to clean my windshield. I was shocked.

But, yeah it was definitely a rare exception. (It was a new guy.)
Amazing but, I can believe ya. Yeah, back 50 years ago when I started driving, attendants would check fluid levels & clean the windshield. Times certainly have changed.

I likely would have been shocked as well if I experienced today what you just did!

Here's hoping the 'new guy' stays the course.

Ummm, on topic ... that holster/company is questionable...
 
From the Versafit web site:
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4500-1: Fits the following Small/Medium Double Action Revolvers with 2" - 3" barrel lengths (extensive list does not include Charter Arms Target Bulldog).

4500-3: Fits the following Medium/Large frame D.A. Revolvers with 3" - 4 1/2" barrel lengths
(extensive list specifically includes Charter Arms Target Bulldog).
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Versafit either sent you a holster model 4500-1 by mistake, or sent you a model 4500-3 that was made incorrectly, falling at least an inch short of their own advertised specification (3" - 4 1/2" barrel length).

Versafit could resolve the problem by sending you a replacement holster made to the correct specs for your 4" Charter Arms Target Bulldog , i.e. their holster model 4500-3. That would be "Mission Accomplished" for you, but of course you'd have to ask them to replace it (I'd also ask for a partial refund for the inconvenience, but I wouldn't hold my breath).
 
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Amazing but, I can believe ya. Yeah, back 50 years ago when I started driving, attendants would check fluid levels & clean the windshield. Times certainly have changed.

I likely would have been shocked as well if I experienced today what you just did!

Here's hoping the 'new guy' stays the course.

Ummm, on topic ... that holster/company is questionable...
That's back when they were called "Service Stations". For that reason, wash windshield, check fluid levels, tire pressure with FREE air! Yes, I am old, enough to remember when I could fill the gas tank on my Yamaha 125 Enduro for the change in my pocket - at the Service Station. :s0023:
 
Cut the barrel end of the holster off and let the barrel stick out. That also has the advantage of allowing any debris that gets into the holster an escape route.
I hate it when folks/companies can't follow simple directions.
 
The "entitled" generation is slowly eating away at everything it seems. I "try" to roll with stuff as I get older but damn, some times its hard. I have been dealing with one tire place up here since 93. Almost always great service. Month ago Wife went in to order new wheels for one vehicle. She paid, they said they would be here in couple days. Few days later they call one of our kids, who happened to be standing near me at the time. Guy on phone is telling me the wheels are going to take a little longer, first week of April they will have them. I told him no problem. Call Wife to tell her wondering how the hell did the shop call one of our kids? :confused:
Turns out we have sent that kid down a couple times to get tires on us but still when Wife ordered and paid they took her info so still strange. So 2 weeks into April we have heard nothing so as I had to stop there anyway we drop in. One counter guy tells Wife her order was canceled weeks ago due to them not being able to get the wheels.:confused: She asked why they had not refunded the charge then and or called her? Now a manager comes and he tells Wife wheels will be here "soon". She has now had enough and says just refund my money. They did not like it but they did.
So days later I make an appointment to get the winter tires swapped out on our spare vehicle. They are mounted already so the swap is fast and free. I get there :15 before my appointment, tell them may as well drop new wiper blades on while I am there and I pay for those. Only a couple cars at the place. So I sit there an hour, watching more and more people showing up but in the shop the people reminded me of Wal-Mart workers. Drifting around aimlessly and nothing seemed to be getting done. I have finally had enough, get back in line, get to counter, now its been 1:15, tell the kid I am done, just refund the money for the wipers I can't sit here all day. He tells me they are ready to take me back right now. I said no, I am done, just refund the money. He says manager had to do this. So manager runs in, I tell him, he runs into the shop. Comes running back to tell me they are almost ready for me. I tell him again I am done, I just want the charge for the wipers taken off my card. He runs into the shop again. At this point I have HAD IT and walk out. I get in my car and manager and two employee's all run up to my car telling me they are wanting to help. I told manager all I wanted was a refund and he was refusing so I will let the bank take care of this and drive off as he is yelling at me to come back along with the 2 other employee's who are now showing more life than I had seen since I got there.
Get home manager calls me. I told him about the thing with my Wife just days before. Said sorry, don't know what has happened to them but I am now done. He wants me to come back and he will give me wiper blades for free. I declined telling him just take the charge off my card. Now it will be interesting to see if they do take the charge off or I have to call the bank to get that done. This is a place I have been going to for 30 years and was always happy with. I have to guess they just can no longer hire people who give a đź’©and it is taking a toll on the end product.:(
 
A while back I read Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Short summary, it's a "what if" tale. What if the hard working, diligent, professional, producing, capitalist class finally had enough. What if they got tired of seeing their hard work go to waste to be given to those who do not work..or produce..anything. In other words, socialism.

Well..they quit..they dissapear and say "good luck". They leave to form their own society.

The result is the machinery that is the country grinds to a halt. No one competent is left to keep it running.

I feel that's where we are now..not going...are. I find good service or products to be a rare exception rather than the rule. I'm surprised when any service interaction actually works out. I'm surprised when an employee greets me, or smiles, or says thank you. Im surprised when I order something online and it works as described.

Im basicalky really surprised we havent all got together and said enough.
I have been thinking the same thing...very much like that book!
 

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