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      Friday, February 25, 2005

07:30 AM - 02/25/2005

The topic: Can anybody help?


Friday, February 25, 2005  I spent over four hours yesterday looking for some of these.  We don’t need a thousand.  We don’t need five hundred.  We don’t even need two hundred and fifty.  Brian uses them at work.  He got about a dozen years ago from a company he dealt with who was going out of business.  They implored him to take a full box of them, but he didn’t want to be greedy.  Now, he wishes he had taken the box, because he used up the last of the pads he’d gotten and has had a really hard time replacing them.  He’s using a pad now that is spiral bound and he absolutely hates it.  It just doesn’t feel right in his pocket.

We don’t care if they’re already imprinted, that’s not a problem.  I originally started looking for these last October and found a place who would sell us 250 for .54 each, which Brian said to go ahead and do it last night. Well, that offer no longer stands.  *sigh*

So, if you could help us out, would you let me know?



Well, still no luck.  I’ve tried office supply stores (like Office Depot and Staples…you can buy them at Staples, but there’s a minimum of more than we’d ever need) and specialty shops and even educational organizations with no luck.  So, I’m about ready to give up.

Oh, by the way, don’t buy anything from the store I linked to above.  I contacted them and although I did get a response, they weren’t helpful at all.  Very blunt.  So, don’t deal with them.

And, hey, if they happen to have a traffic counter where they can see who’s linking to them, and they check it out? 

This is to Roy Lewis from Dianne

What a jerk.

Wait, there’s more!

He sent me another email when I responded to his “sorry can’t help you” message. 


There is no need to have a hissy fit.
I replied to you in a polite, straight forward business like mannor.
We are in the bulk promotional items business, just as our web site states,
not onesy twosey stuff, nor do we give out our customer infomation.

Good luck with your online store.

Kind regards,
Roy Lewis

Promotional Items, Inc.

A hissy fit?  A hissy fit?  If he considers my response a hissy fit, then he apparantly is ignorant in the ways of women.  Or, he’s just being a male chauvinist pig, being as patronizing and condescending as possible.  All I had asked was if there was any chance he could let me know of someone in the San Diego area who had used them, so that maybe I could contact them and see if I could score some memo books from them.  It’s one of those things, you don’t know if you don’t ask, he didn’t have to get so snarky with me.

Oh, well.  I responded to him again and now the mail from his company will be deleted before it ever reaches my computer.


Well, if you consider my response a “hissy fit” I can certainly consider your’s borderline rude.
You would have best just not responded at all. And this further response of yours, isn’t any better. 
Just more fodder for my blog. 
We’re done now, please don’t respond to this message.  Thank you.



I’ve got a ton of pictures to put up, which I was working on when I got his mail.  I’ll go involve myself in something much more pleasant than some internet asshole.

As for note pads or memo books - try to look at www.orientaltradingcompany.com - they usually sell stuff in units of a dozen or so and may have what you need.

Good luck with finding the right memo books.


Nete Poret

Posted by Nete Poret @ Friday, February 25, 2005 - 7:49:05 AM

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Thanks, I’d looked there and the only ones that aren’t spirals aren’t lined. 

It was a good idea, though.  Back to my search, which isn’t any fun at all.

Now, if I was stoned….


Posted by lisaviolet @ Friday, February 25, 2005 - 8:10:05 AM

Hmm, sounds to simple, but, have you tried Staples or OfficeMax? I found some last fall at the dollar store, not many - about 5 were left in the bin. You might also try one of the places that sells those “daytimer” planners.

Posted by Donna @ Friday, February 25, 2005 - 9:03:05 AM

You may also want to try sites like artisticchecks.com or calendar.com, they often have other things besides checks at their websites.

Posted by Donna @ Friday, February 25, 2005 - 9:06:05 AM

Hi again;

I googled lined memo books and I found this site: http://www.moleskineus.com/pocket.html

THis may be more in line with what you are looking for, n’est pas?  smile  May be a little pricey but moleskin should be durable…



Posted by Nete Poret @ Sunday, February 27, 2005 - 3:11:05 PM

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Thanks, I’d checked those out and they are more than he wants to spend. And, they’re too big.  But thanks.

If he’d only bought them last October, we’d never run out.


Posted by lisaviolet @ Sunday, February 27, 2005 - 3:21:05 PM

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