A couple of random observations 4

There’s no such thing as Internet anonymity, even on Twitter.

I don’t know how many people noticed this in my narrative, but Maxwell was identified because Twitter responded to a subpoena and gave his IP to the detective. A second subpoena to Blackberry identified the person who was using that IP.

That’s a story in itself. Twitter won’t check your identity, but police can find it if they need to.

Retailers shouldn’t always ask why you’re returning an item.

After we came home after the adoption surprise, we had several hundred dollars worth of baby supplies and clothes to return to retailers in Anderson and at the outlet mall in Commerce, GA. Anticipating that it might be too traumatic for my wife, I took that task on myself.

If you’re a clothing retailer, might I suggest that you not ask why someone is returning infant clothes. It’s hard enough to make the return; its even harder to have to explain why. I know there are other parents who have to give even sadder answers than I gave.

Don’t ask so that we don’t have to tell.

Target, they never ask. If you need to shop for baby clothes, Target is tops.

4 thoughts on “A couple of random observations

  1. Paula Dec 7, 2009 1:05 pm

    Having worked behind the counter, I think the reason they ask is because they want to know whether they need to put it in the defective bin or back on the rack. But I hear ya, very hard in that situation. I can imagine if someone had a child pass away it would be the same difficult thing to answer. I am so sorry you had to go through this. Sure sounds like end-times prophecy coming true, the labor pains intensifying.

  2. Kelly P. Dec 8, 2009 11:14 am

    Target is the best for returning baby items.

  3. karen Dec 8, 2009 9:20 pm

    I don’t think you guys are getting the point. This was like a death to these people. One minute they had a baby the next they didn’t. I can only say I am so sorry for your lost. I’m praying for you all

  4. Terrace Crawford Dec 8, 2009 10:16 pm

    You are so right about twitter — or making anything public for that matter. However, I still love me some twitter. =)

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