Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A review that I didn't really want to post right now.
I am writing this review, purely and simply because I keep getting emails from Tomoson saying that my account is in jeopardy if I don't complete it. I had been in contact with the company, letting them know that I really wanted at least an extension on the review, or maybe to just purchase the product instead of writing a review on it.
The reason why, is because it's for a t-shirt that I got a while ago for my husband from a website selling gun t-shirts. My husband enjoys shooting and, being in the military, and then working in law enforcement, has been shooting at ranges and carrying a weapon for work the entirety of our marriage. He enjoys shooting and is good at it.
However, after the awful and tragic shooting in Colorado happened, in an effort to be sensitive to victims of this shooting, (the t-shirt that we got says "bullets make me happy" and I can see how that might be offensive and perhaps saddening to some in light of this event.) I contacted the company because my review was coming due, and I just really no longer felt comfortable writing it at this time. The shirt is comfortable and well made, so the shirt itself, is good. (though my husband has taken a break from wearing it for a while, also in an effort to be sensitive)
I wrote to the company in an effort to help them see my point of view, and perhaps let them see that the timing for this review just isn't a good decision on either of our parts. I explained that I genuinely just wanted to be understanding of those who may be reading this, and their sensitivities to what it represents during this time.
Here's what I initially wrote to the T-Shirt company:
"I know that my review is coming due, and I know that it needs to be done, however, I feel that in light of the recent shooting in Colorado, I'd like to request an extension on this."
The response from the T-shirt company:
"I advise just doing it and not mentioning Aurora at all. You cant walk on eggshells all of the time when you're dealing with a mass audience. Just put the product out there and review it. You aren't promoting mass killings...just a shirt with a gun on it."
I responded telling him that I truly didn't feel comfortable doing this right now, but if given a 30-60 day extension, and letting some time pass, the timing would be better. I also let him know at this time, that if he didn't feel comfortable with the extension, that I would be more than happy to just pay the full purchase price for the shirt.
T-shirt company's response:
"Dude, do what you need to do! Do the 30 day wait, though, okay?"
Now, 30 days have not passed, yet, I am needing to write a review, as I am receiving emails from Tomoson (which is a company that brings companies and blogging reviewers together) saying that my account is going to be in jeopardy if I wait.
That being said. The shirt was nice, comfortable and well made. The company has been miserable to work with, insensitive and unprofessional.
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