The frustration of having demand…. (Rant)
I have low spirits today, I could be in a better mood, yesterday I went to the cinema to watch Saint Seiya Legend of Sanctuary which was a movie I though I’d never see on the big screen as you rarely see anything anime related come to theaters in Mexico, except for some Gibbli films, it’s not something you see every day, especially this movie, I had a blast watching, literally … I watched it in 4DX which you experience real ambient effects while watching the movie, from moving chairs to air and water, so I had a big grin on my face from ear to ear after I came out; so why I’m I feeling down, you ask? It’s simple, people just annoy the hell out of me, I’m pretty sure they don’t do it on purpose, but at the same time, they don’t understand that by not doing something in particular, it does get really irritating.
Ever since I started uploading videos, publishing tutorials and wips, I’ve gained certain demand in general, the thing that I feel affects me the most is people NOT READING because they’re simply lazy.
I’ve done everything to try to get people to read the info I publish because I always get the same questions over and over again, so I though if I modify my website menus, people would see that they had several visible and intuitive links to give them the answer to several questions, without having to contact me to ask for the same thing that I had already answered in the past. Posting annotations on videos also answering very popular questions, in particular for those compact gashapons I customized for myself, putting the info right in front of people’s faces, yet…. THEY STILL ASK THE SAME DAMN QUESTIONS!!!!
I keep asking why, why don’t people read and look like someone with mental disabilities because they lack the neurons to tell them “hey, hey! let’s read this little message that Leona left, maybe she already answered our doubt”.
The questions that I STILL get after I’ve left all the info everywhere are always the same:
Do you take commissions?
Can you paint my compact gashapons?
You should convert “this toy” into “this character”
Can I get a quote for this figure? (you can, but you didn’t read that I’m NOT taking commissions, so why ask if I’m going to reply with a “sorry, commissions are closed” message)
And the list goes on….
OK, I’m not trying to be a bitch, but clearly people who ask me these questions DON’T read or even try to investigate before trying to send me an email, because the answers to those questions (and more) are in plain sight if only they’d read…
I’m a person, someone who has feelings, moods, opinions and has a life, even though I like to make videos for the fans, even though I like to share my wip progress and do live streams for people to just lurk while they see me behind the scenes, it’s not all my life, I don’t have the time or the will to cater to lazy people who like to have everything spoon fed to them…
There were also people who contacted me in the past to ask for help on gk building, I would go the extra mile and use my time to answer these emails with extensive information and even with details photos on how to achieve what they wanted, but most of the times they never even replied back to say “thank you”, I actually feel offended, also feeling that the person has poor manners, because if I took my time to answer your email and I don’t even take a few seconds to get a reply back, I feel like I wasted my time, the same goes to people asking for quotes on figures and whenever I give them the price, I never get a reply with at least a “ok thanks, I’ll consider it for the future” if they think the price is out of their range, it’s simple courtesy; I could have been working, or doing something more productive, but that’s what I got for being trying to be a nice and helpful person. That was the main reason I decided to charge people if they ever wanted my help on anything GK, my time is not to be wasted, so I’m sorry if I don’t reply back when you ask me to help you anymore, but I decided to reserve the right if I want to help you or not, one can only withstand being stepped on so many times that you realize that giving away free help, is not always good.
I really want to slap people whenever they ask these things, because I know they were too lazy to read or didn’t care to investigate further before contacting me.
I’m just going to ignore these people, maybe that way when they come back and decide to read instead or lurk, they will realize that the answer was always in front of their noses.
But it’s still frustrating because it’s still happens… no intuitive menus, no annotations on videos and no amount of information on plain site, will stop people from contacting me wanting to waste my time for not reading.