An Anger Management Session With Charlie Sheen Wouldn't Help This Situation
From time to time things happen in life that sometimes wreak havoc in each of our lives. When great things happen in life only for us to find out later on that it's all fake we have to figure out a way to manage our anger. This is one of those things in life. This is an extremely angry group of people to say the very least, and let me tell you how I became a member of this new growing radical group. There are at least 435 unhappy registered comments and counting so far on this company's web site. There are many more which were moderated and denied, which includes one in which I left. With these numbers I roughly figure that this accounts for less than 10% of the actual number of unsatisfied customers.
It all started out innocently enough one day early this year in the springtime. At the end of Easter I took advantage of an end of Easter clearance sale on candy at a local drug store. I purchased eight 2.83 ounce bags of peanut butter M&M's at a very good deal. Oh and by the way this mad movement is by no means about the good tasting chocolate. There just so happened to be a contest on those bags of peanut butter M&M's.
Now I realize that they were purchased at Easter time, but it took a little while to getting around to eating all of that chocolate candy. The first 5 bags all read sorry you are not a winner or something along those lines. We just recently did open the 6th bag, and to our surprise it congratulated us on being a winner. The deal was if you find all of the characters together and reunite them on the inside of the candy package, then you are a winner, and could win as much as $100.000 dollars. Yes our freshly opened package of M&M's proved to indeed be a genuine winner.
We went to the listed web site for all of the winners, and discovered that it was closed. The toll free number had also been changed, and directed us to a rental car company. I wasn't about to give up so the next step was to read all of the fine print, which of all things was printed in the very hard to read color of orange. I picked up a flashlight and a magnifying glass and proceeded to read more about this contest.
Suddenly my joy of winning was smashed to pieces by what I read next. The contest had expired last year sometime on the bag of M&M's which I just purchased this past Easter. Now the M&M's were fresh as could be, were not expired, and they didn't look at all as if they were old. They weren't crushed, broken, or were they partially melted from sitting around for over a year in a hot warehouse. So I asked myself, how could this be?
I finally did get through on a website about the contest, and what I read next was from a group of people who were just as unhappy as I was. Even long before the contest ended there were people complaining about how they couldn't redeem their winning wrappers. How they were unable to get through on the phone number which directed them else where. There were 435 comments which led all the way up to present day about how this contest was totally unfair, and new comments are constantly rolling in & being made on that web site.
So basically I'm now just one more member of this growing angry movement, who feels that they were done a great injustice by a big company, and that nothing can be done about. Easy come, and easy go. One minute you are in the running for $100,000 dollar prize, and the next minute your bubble is popped. Beware of contest, and there's no free rides or guarantees in life. This was a group of people who had to figure out how to manage their anger without Charlie Sheen's help, and that's the way the M&M bounces sometimes, and that's life. THE END