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do you find the zinesters who have been doing this for over a decade have more patience then newer zinesters?

its like, i took 2 weeks to send a zine out and i got fucking REEMED for it. i could fucking scream.

its like our nation is at this point of everything having to be INSTANT. i dont live that way. and i'll tell ya, if you order from me, which i hope you do, please note it WILL take at least 3 weeks due to my lifestyle.

deal with it.

yes i'm on the rag but regardless, wtf!?

-end of rant-

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Comment by TheUnrememberedOne/MorbidiaDrekk on April 19, 2009 at 12:39pm
A very good rant. I've dealt with this from my kids, people who read my blog, people in stores. It bugs the hell out of me. People want what they want and they want it NOW. It's a self-centered society where the majority of the people don't take into consideration that they aren't the reason the rest of us live and breathe. I'd love to start stamping people's foreheads with a big old red IMPATIENT stamp. I wonder if that would get me arrested? Assault with an inked stamp. Hmmm... I must go contemplate...
Comment by Bri Zine on April 18, 2009 at 9:24pm
agreed. for the past 9 years that i've been making zines, i've always taken quite some time to get orders out because thats just me. sometimes it really does take TOO long and i deserve a good yelling at. but i got yelled at for the first time ever this year. a very nasty email. i had offered to send a girl in portugal my zines for free, but said it might take awhile cuz i was WAY poor at the time. she opted to send me a few bucks for them. i was a jerk and used those few bucks to buy food and not copy the zines for her. then there were other things keeping me from getting them out.

when i got her email i felt so awful. it had been, yea, maybe three weeks when she sent the first email. i ended up sending the two she ordered plus some free extras, returned her $3 and it cost me about $3 just to ship it! and yet i haven't gotten anything back saying thank you or that she even received them. it made me pretty angry. i'm a person, with a life, and i am not a corporate business. please do not treat me as such and then NOT treat me as such when i treat you like you were a corporate businesses customer (ie the refund and all.)

woo. sorry. got me going on my own little rant.
Comment by Candace on April 14, 2009 at 3:53am
It is a real sense of entitlement, I think. I see it a lot, not just in zines. Zinesters are people - we are independent of the mass media - we are making our own bloody media. This means we are not corporations. I do not have my own personal sweatshops. If you want perfection, subscribe to cosmogirl and good day.
Comment by NicoleIntrovert on April 13, 2009 at 7:35am
Hannah - i see this in every day life. It is truly disgusting. If you are having the call in portion at a time i can swing, i will call.
Comment by Hannah Neurotica on April 12, 2009 at 11:10pm
i wanna do a zinecore episode on this subject....wanna be one of the callers on the panel????
Comment by melissa ann! on April 12, 2009 at 10:26pm
it's not only the zinesters, it's younger folks in general. everyone is so impatient, and you know, i find myself acting like that sometimes, too. when my computer takes too long to do something i'll throw a hissy fit, then i take a step back and realize that computers are basically like magic and it's amazing that it does anything for me at all. but yes, everyone wants everything instantly and everyone is becoming more and more entitled, which makes everyone more of an asshole. there's nothing that i hate more than an unreasonable sense of entitlement. "YOU MUST DO THIS FOR ME RIGHT NOW AND I DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU!" ugh.

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