This bank does have a mobile app, so you can conveniently manage this account on the go. The Battle of Antietam during the Civil War is often considered the most costly single-day battle in terms of life loss on American soil. Kibalti I got "My grandmother used to simply call the period ' Stalin. I asked them to replace the legs, since removing them did not resolve the problem.
Germans do say Monatsblutung, but just catch someone in an Anglo-Saxon country, and probably Japan, saying "monthly bleeding" in public! The only way I can interpret "ice person" is as an "ice breaker," but Japanese being what it is, it is undoubtedly something else.
A Japanese translator explains the expression, below. I'm glad you can use the Japanese contribution on the MUM site! It's a great resource, and I'm happy to be able to add to it. It seems to have been sponsored by Kao, a company that manufactures the Laurier brand of sanitary pads among many other products.
I'd be happy to provide more info if you'd like to include it. The entire survey, of which this is only a tiny part, is actually quite interesting. It reveals how Japanese women feel about their 'gekkei' this term is used as the neutral, technical term throughout the survey , what their main physical complaints are, and so on. Maybe if there's a Japanese MUM in your future? As for the kanji [Japanese character] for 'go-between', well, I certainly can agree that 'under-moon ice person' doesn't sound like a traditional go-between to me!
Apparently it's a mix of 'under-moon old person' and 'ice person', both of which denote 'go-between' and have their origins in China. On his way to the palace, a traveler came across an old man sitting beside a bag, reading a book in the moonlight.
There was a red cord in the bag, and the traveler asked the old man what it was. The old man replied that it bound two fates together by tying together the feet of a man and a woman who were to become husband and wife. He then proceeded to tell the traveler who he would marry. Fourteen years later, he married the same woman the old man had said he would. A fellow dreamed he was standing on ice and speaking with a person below it. He consulted a fortune-teller who told him that, because he was speaking from a yang place above the ice to someone in a yin place below the ice , it foretold that he would become a matchmaker.
Indeed, soon after he was called to be the go-between for his master's son. So that explains things, in a way. I love researching the origins of words and expressions in just about any language. Now we've both learned something--and I know as soon as I dip back into the MUM site, I'll be learning things left and right. Thanks again for all the hard work you put into that terrific site! The modern Japanese character, or kanji, AN, which means "restful, ease, or cheap.
The ancient Chinese forerunner showing a woman sitting on menstrual cloth? The jagged left side of the kanji normally designates dog , believe it or not, but here is the simplification of a character meaning clawed beast.
The two-part right-side character means a seedling or offspring , but is used here just for its sound, a very common practice in Japanese. That sound is MYOO - or meow. So a cat is the clawed beast that meows! MYOO comes from Chinese and is used in some Japanese compound words, but Japanese kids first learn their native word for cat, neko. The word for "Japanese style" is wafu. Let me head off critics by saying yes, Japanese adjectives precede nouns, but that won't work here.
Hey, I've got a cat named Prof. More about cats here. Strangely enough, Japanese children learn the character for "dog" at left, different from the one usually used in compound characters, above in the first grade but are not required to know the one for "cat" until after the sixth grade.
That must have cultural meaning, maybe that cats meant little in Japanese and Chinese society. My father ate in a Taiwan restaurant that cooked puppies; kittens were not on the menu. Pop did not partake. The modern symbol meaning "dog" is very simple and direct, unlike the "clawed beast that meows" for "cat," which lends credence to my hunch that dogs - as meals? I'm not a vegan for nothing. I'm always interested to know what different cultures call cats and why. Chaupadi The custom of banning women to menstrual huts during menstruation.
See 19 photos about this in one of Germany's best newspapers. See also Would you stop menstruating if you could? I've learnt from a colleague from Sicily her belief that if a man makes love to a woman having her period, he is 'bewitched' and will be unable to leave her, ever.
I've heard also from a friend from Basilicata, another region of Southern Italy, that there, menstrual blood was considered to have magical power and was used to make love filters. In the novel 'Cristo si è fermato a Eboli ,' the reader can find reference to some superstition of the peasants of the time.
Enter your search terms Submit search form. AF "As I pointed someone to your site to read about all different names for menstruation because she asked what AF stands for, I guess it belongs in your list of words for menstruation. It is the abbreviation for Aunt Flo that some women use on Internet," writes a Dutch frequent contributor to this site. March A friend comes to visit read about a film with this title Are you in need? April A little ketchup with my steak "I had a boyfriend who lustily referred to it as 'a little ketchup with my steak.
Thought you might like a little extra positive terminology for your wonderful site. She entitles her e-mail containing this information "That thing, that thing. First off, great site! I don't know if you're still collecting data, but I figured I'd email you in case you were. When I was a pre-teen and teen, my dad referred to tampons as 'photons,' which led to us calling pads and tampons in general 'ammunition.
Have a great week! They have both been created by me, but are related to historical circumstances: The Battle of Antietam during the Civil War is often considered the most costly single-day battle in terms of life loss on American soil. Whenever I refer to that time as 'Antietam' and somebody raises an eyebrow in confusion, I get that look on and say 'bloodiest battle of the war.
This euphemism arises from when I was studying Greek medical thought in regards to female anatomy. Plato is quoted as remarking: A diagram of these thoughts that I once saw looked like a badger, and I am also unfortunate to get very bad cramps, so sometimes I say that the badger is very angry. I'm sure a million more things could be said as to why there are so many ways we avoid the issue of a bleeding woman behind so many word screens, but thank you for collecting them.
July At war "I'm a college student and my roommate always uses the term 'at war' when she's on her period. All of the girls on my hall now use the term," writes the contributor. In September , a male wrote the following: I woke up one morning covered in blood like a war like a warning that I live in a breakable takeable body I don't recall the title and am not near my CD collection at the moment, but if you'd like the reference, just e-mail me back here and I'll look it up.
At 43 years old, my periods have always been irregular, so it is always a surprise when Aunt Fannie comes to visit again, usually after days. Of course, Aunt Flow had to come along. It was a nicer way of saying it. Instead of "I got pms," plus the boys didn't know what the heck we were talkin about! We call pads or tampons ' welcome mats. Oh, I'm from the U. I loved that and use it all the time!
It's quite funny and has a few more euphemisms in it I'd highly recommend it. Also I called it 'inauguration' for a while when I first began my courses, because my friends joked that I'd finally been inaugurated into womanhood.
And my husband just calls it 'icky'". She later wrote, "I'm actually from Missouri. The term 'courses' just seems a little more genteel than 'period' or 'menstruation'; a bit more Admittedly, it is a seldom used term, however, a lot of genteel-sounding language is not really used these days. We always used to laugh at her name and say it sounded like a period.
Now it's my family's favorite way to refer to it. I have a great aunt named Sally, who always meant well, but was constantly messing things up. I think that it's a very appropriate name for such a time. By the way, I'm 13 years old," reads the e-mail. My brother came up with it. I am in my early 30's and as a teen we called it raggin'. April See also a comment under Period.
Contributed again in March And we need 'Band-Aids' when it gets here. My girlfriend calls it her 'visitor' or 'being visited,' but you already have that one. None of the guys have been able to identify what we are talking about, so I guess it is a pretty good nickname for our monthly 'friend.
I only started a year ago, so don't worry when you are 12 and you haven't started! So what if all your friends started. You can go swimming without fretting! It's not that big a deal. I don't remember when exactly it was set, but the terms 'lady days' and 'being a lady' were used, and now I use those terms for my own unpublished writing which takes place mid-century.
March Being drafted see I'm gifted Being female see Drainage Being girly see Driving in a red car Being touched by the Goddess see Moon's blood Being unwell the contributor e-mailed September , "When I was a teenager in Queens, New York, in the s, we sometimes referred to having a period menstruating as "being unwell.
December [The] big red monster is in town "I'm a year-old female from northeast Ohio and I'm writing to tell you what some of the terms I use are. Whenever I'm on my period, my fiance always says "The big red monster is in town" and whenever he tries to initiate sex during that time I tell him 'I'm closed for the holidays ' referring to a time when he tried to initiate on a holiday.
We were living in Phoenix, Arizona, at the time; I've since seen a few people pick it up via Internet. My husband, born in Mexico, refers to tampons as 'vampiritos' literally, little vampires, because they suck blood. We both also refer to 'black towel time' because we toss one on the bed to protect the sheets if we want to play. Great site," writes the contributor. I'm 39, white and in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. December Bleeding like a stuck pig see B.
Bleeding the lining of my uterus through my sexual organs. Plus, it sounds like a great justification for copious consumption of chocolate and general grumpiness; after all, it's graphic enough to sound like an injury. I use this expression in the Pacific Northwest of the U. For cramps, I say ' My uterus hurts. It is particularily effective in clearing a room of men if announced loudly upon entering. For those less-euphemistic among us. The new and rather more graphic description is bloodcannon.
My partner-in-crime objects to this on the philosophical principle that a simple and factual description of things which happen may not be in good taste his example here is "explosive diarrhea" and that no, the hashtag does not make it better. I register his complaint, but after passing golf ball sized blood clots at speed, bloodcannon is still completely accurate. The string on the tampon reminds me of a fuse, and blowing reminds me of a blow-out on a car with all the air leaked out.
We use that term now to refer to the entire period, even if there's no sex involved! July Bullets "I used to call tampons 'bullets' because that's what the non-applicator ones look likewhen they are still wrapped up.
So this evolved to saying "I've been shot" when I had my period. I've since stopped using disposable products and using euphemisms in favor of just stating it plainly. I also view menstruation as a positive thing now. By the way, your Web site is wonderful. Thanks for having it. I loved the list of words and expressions for menstruation - 'BUS' is my favourite and I have decided to appropriate it for myself with a variation: As a youngster I used to say, 'I am on,' now I say period or bleeding.
I have BUD from now on. I have often wondered how to describe tampons and pads - I strongly dislike that they are called 'sanitary protection' - like we all need protection from the unsanitary i. One of the things that really amuses me and my partner is 'panty liners' - we thought that they should be called something like 'blood-catching knicker liners' but that's a bit long. I don't much like 'the rag' - I prefer something that says it exactly how it is. As far as I know it originated from my dirty pervert of a friend who inquired about a girl who took her purse to the bathroom with her.
He asked, 'Why do you need your purse? Do you have BV or something? For instance, the Lakota tribe would not permit a menstrual woman anywhere near warriors or healers. They believed that menstrual blood was so powerful that just the presence of such power would weaken the strength of warriors and interfere with a healer's ability to heal.
The menstrual blood serves to purify, to cleanse, renew, and it prepares the woman for higher spiritual accomplishments. There they celebrated the power of their menstrual blood. SO, at the height of my power, through the ebb and flow of life, giving and life-sustaining blood that flows through me, I isolate myself from the mundane petty distractions and instead focus inward. Indeed I do feel more creative, more artistic, more insightful, and with each monthly cycle I become more in tune with my connection to nature, thus accumulating a greater store of spiritual energy.
Instead I prefer to view the process in a more positive, healthy attitude: There are also native tribes that would return the sacred life-giving blood back to the earth.
I add here to any who are asking, What? NO, NOT sick at all. Fill the remainder of the jar with water then use the solution to water your plants. Be sure to use plain water on other plants for comparing the difference. Whenever asked how I keep my plants so strong and healthy, even in the dead of winter when the house is so dry, I just say,"It's a secret.
Hope I haven't grossed you out. Does that answer the query for you? Need to re-educate, re-evaluate what so many have come to see as a negative, gross, dirty monthly process for women.
Have a great day! Can't go swimming a Carrie "Refers to a late bloomer. After Steven King's novel ," writes the contributor. I thought you might be interested in what my friends and I call our 'times of the month. Certain days used in at least one puberty booklet " Sally and Mary and Kate wondered.
My friend and I used to call or periods 'Charlie. The Kotex machine [see examples of dispensers ] in our school bathroom was the source of much embarrassment. Peanuts cartoons were very popular in 's - Jennifer. Now if I send my husband to the store for cheese sticks, he knows what I mean," writes the contributor. September Cherry drink see Moon's blood Cherry topping see Cotton candy Chocolate time "That's what my friend said her grandmother [probably in her seventies or eighties now] always calls it.
Needless to say, periods or their accompanying issues and accoutrement were not comfortable topics of discussion. Not long after I moved in with him, we were at some fancy function, probably a bar mitzvah, and I was wearing some kind of clothing that didn't have pockets deep enough to hide a tampon I still refuse to use a purse, so that option was out of the question.
My father kept them for me, and when I needed one, he came up with the phrase, 'Do you need a cigar? July [The] circus is closed, the monkey has a nosebleed see The monkey has a nosebleed Closed for business the contributor writes, "When I was in high school I used to say that the 'Red Moon is rising. May Closed for maintenance "I have often over the years used the term 'closed for maintenance,' which I don't think I saw; I can't believe that I am the only one in the world to have used it, even though I came up with it on my own," says the contributor November My husband and I call my period ' sluicing.
I'm 47 years into this world and I think your site is a real hoot and informative too. I found it on a link at 'Free will astrology. I couldn't imagine what she was talking about but after a little hushed banter back and forth between us I figured it out. I told her yes and she promptly made it clear in no uncertain terms that I was to 'watch out for the boys' from now on [good advice! All this as she cut and hung the best homemade noodles I'm sure I will ever eat on my mother's kitchen table, in San Diego, California.
I hope you can use it [it's great!! Thanks for the great site. Best Blessings to all. That was because men just had a 'pause' , - comma not a complete stop. Can't remember who started it, but I'm pretty sure it was a female, and as soon as they hear it, folks of both genders love it and use it with abandon.
September Actually, it's almost identical to the Norwegian Kommunister i lysthuset - see the entry under Norway, below - and I wonder if someone did not get it from this site, especially since I believe this is the only American entry containing "communist.
I'm definitely sure of it -- but I've only 'heard' it online, mostly from blogging friends. One who currently lives in California, but has also lived in D. We also use the phrase "crimson tide," but you have that one already. I'm 25, and in Atlanta, Georgia. I always thought that it sounded kind of sweet. She insisted that 'courses,' or occasionally 'monthly courses,' was the only polite way to refer to it, if you had to refer to it at all.
Needless to say, polite people didn't. That whole side of the family is English or Scots, so I'm assuming it's a regional thing. There were a few expressions in use at this time including actually ' terms ' itself.
The most common ones were: However, they were unlikely to be used in open conversation where instead women tended to say things like ' those ' or ' nature' that type of thing.
The expressions, then, imply menstruation rather than say it, so if for example she was telling another woman she thought she might be pregnant she might say, ' I haven't had those for a while ' and assume that the other woman knew what she meant. Men tended to be more direct and say terms or courses ' she hasn't had her course ' for example. They also used the biblical ' custom of women ' so an older woman might be described as no longer having the custom of women, for example.
The whole of Chapter One of my book [which appears in September ] Menstruation and the Female Body in Early Modern England is devoted to the language used for menstruation in the early modern era.
Cousin Cramps "I noticed you have a few different versions of 'Aunt Flo' but when we have family visit they come with the whole family so for me it is not just 'Aunt Flo' but also 'Uncle Red' and 'Cousin Cramps. If our period is late we say that his plane was delayed. May Crimson tide see also " Surfing the crimson tide " and " Surfing the crimson wave ," below.
Many folks have submitted one of these three variations. January Cup week Writes the e-mailer, " When I was a kid, my best friend always called it her 'unable to swim' because she refused and still does to use tampons. Also, among many of my friends and myself who all use The Keeper menstural cup, it became 'cup week. I've also heard 'it's time to empty out' and 'it's time to get a refill' referring, I assume, to refilling a birth control prescription. By the way, I live in the Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] area.
And many Irish-American women grew up with the term 'the curse' - I think it probably adds to the concept of the burden of womanhood - possbily dating back to Eve - but curse in Irish really means courses and applies to rivers, seasons, and other cyclical events as well. Also from the same family, "mouse mummies. So sightings of 'mouse mummies' also alerted her. A personal story that I'll never forget happened when I was 13, in the early s.
Grades six through nine were in seperate schools called junior high schools. Most of the girls were just starting to menstruate and were embarrassed. Our gym teacher physical education was a nice lady named Miss Fisher. She made sure there were Kotex machines in all the girls' restrooms. Knowing we were all mortally embarrassed about our new status, she arranged a code with all the teachers. At that time, you didn't just get up and leave class to go to the restroom.
The idea was that classes were only 45 minutes long and breaks between them were 10 minutes, so just 'hold it. Naturally, this statement was made by meekly tiptoeing up to the desk and whispering in the teacher's ear. At mid-year, a teacher resigned and was replaced by a young, good-looking male teacher in his early 20s. Yes, you guessed it. Nobody told him about the code. When one of the girls thank goodness it wasn't me! He let her go, but begrudgingly!
Also, referring to another page in the site, here's an explanation of the word 'Hoosier' that appeared on the sanitary belt box. They would say, 'Who's your state? When I left the bathroom my husband went in to urinate and started yelling 'Dead rat, dead rat. March [ The] devil's work see Devil days Diaper "Stumbled onto that site by accident I was surprised NOT to see diapers and plugs on the list Sex on day one - ok, day four - ok, day two or three Was also profoundly grateful that I wasn't around to experience the contraption you described as a rubber apron with a pad holder attached.
Female, Baltimore, MD " February Diaper up, Diapering up "My daughter and I use the phrase 'Diaper up' or 'Diapering up' for when we have to use two pads because the flow is so heavy. So when we need to change our pads, we say 'I've got to edit my document. I'm a student midwife, and I think I'll share a link to your site with my preceptors and fellow students. I'm not sure it fits in your list of names for menstruation, but I figure it's close enough.
This comes from Dragontime: Magic and Mystery of Menstruation, a book by Luisa Francia. Many witches believe very strongly in the power of menstrual blood and use it for their magical workings. This term gives acknowledgement to the similarity of the lunar cycle to a woman's menstrual cycle. I am 18 from Seattle and proud of bleeding although I hate the accompanying pain or emotional discomfort. Thank you for this informative site! I learned more about myself and gathered more information and appreciation for other women.
June Drippy faucet see Waterfalls Driving in a red car " Me and my friend started a saying that, although may not be popular, is at least used by us.
It's 'Driving in a red car. Also, me and my dad and step-mom refer to pads as French bread. We say this because I needed pads and while we were at the store my step-mom bought some French bread too. We had an amusing conversation about not mixing the two up such puns as 'getting a yeast infection' arose.
So, his pet name for my menses is ' dropping an egg. I'm not comfortable with sexual activities for the first couple of days, so Hubby asks if it's ' tool time ' yet to make sure where I am in the ' egg dropping ' process! After inspecting theses newly discovered devices, they promptly decided to play 'WAR! My husband says they commando-crawled around on their bellies, ripped the paper from the tubes, 'lit' the fuses and lobbed them at each other like sticks of dymanite!
When his mom arrived home to find her sons rolling around their front yard littered with tampons, the crap really hit the fan. Because of this wonderful story, I call tampons 'dynamite,' and the code for my period around here is, 'I'm packin' dynamite!
I always tell my husband that 'the Eagle has landed' when I get my period [that's what the first person on the moon radioed back upon landing there]. And I used to use either 'mouse mattresses' or 'cotton ponies' - pads. January Earning your red wings "I have three. One my friends uses 'The red sled slide' aptly for the her use of pads. I have very heavy cycles and so I tell my husband to 'get out the crime scene tape. I don't know if this term was ever used for a man going down on a woman, or if it was strictly a term used for queer women?
Also, an Australian friend was telling me recently that when she first heard the term 'fanny pack,' she thought it meant tampon. Here, in North America, it means a rather ugly little bag worn on a strap around your waist, mostly by tourists and my grandmother's friends!
And, my very very strict Catholic flemish grandmother, who feels very strongly about showing skin and talking about bodies, would say 'it's time to flush' or 'she needs to flush. Basically, if all you were doing was urinating, you would throw your toilet paper into the garbage can, and not flush, to conserve water.
My grandfather was a huge stickler for this, and if you were too quick in the bathroom, but still flushed, he would demand to know why you had flushed. My grandmother would see my embarassed face and insist that 'She needs to flush just this time, it's okay. Anyway, hope you like the stories! I'm in my mid-twenties " August Added January It was done in the presence of other members and earned one an actual set of red wings for their vest. If they didn't originate, they certainly mainstreamed the term.
I don't know why, if it's some sort of sarcasm. But calling it Easter naturally leads on to sanitary pads being called Easter Eggs , which is a convenient thing to write on your shopping list. Emptying see Drainage End of sentence "Such as, 'I have my end-of-sentence' because the punctuation used most often at the end of a sentnce is called a period. October Estrogen poisoning " One of my close friends is female-to-male transgendered and hasn't gotten his operation to make him fully male yet.
He is very Catholic and from az [Arizona] but moved to the pnw [Pacific Northwest] when he was a teen. October Expelling my hysteria " I like to tell my husband that I am 'expelling my hysteria. I know it's pretty old-fashioned as noted by whoever wrote about the camp they went to. I always interpreted it to mean that one was suffering from internal bleeding, as in the same way one might bleed if they had actually fallen off the roof.
It seems like a horrible thing to imply, like one's period is similar to a fatal injury - harsh and cruel and I love that this horror was a metaphor used 'back in the day. See also the Kotex booklet for girls " As one Girl to Another " Feminine biology "Hi, I was just e-mailed this site by a male friend - quite interesting, and amusing! Usually I just say that I'm 'on the rag,' a term picked up from my best friend growing up in Arizona.
I'm 26 now, btw. A term I don't see on your list is: Fighting the Scarlet Crusade , Punctual, My cup runneth over - reference both to menstrual cups , and a boss in World of Warcraft that says that I'm battling scarlets. Yes, I have used them all. I had never heard that one until she told me she's from the South. My friends and I in California loved horses, and we called it 'riding the red pony. I read right off the tampon dispenser, 'It's feminine hygiene product, Sweetie.
This was the accepted euphemism for menstruation in her day. A later e-mailer said that Lizzy Borden used the words "mosquito bite," not "fleas" see Mosquito bite June Floodgates open up see Due for the sweatlodge Flooding see Due for the sweatlodge and Flooding of biblical proportions Flooding of biblical proportions "I'm a year-old woman from South Carolina.
In my area, women who are having their period refer to it as 'flooding. When my period is coming to an end, I say, ' Flo's packing her bags ,' or ' Flo's plane leaves tomorrow. For example, 'Cara bleeds' or 'Jeanine bleeds.
I am a year-old Italian from Chicago. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, flowers is an obsolete word for the menstrual discharge, coming from the French fleurs flowers, the plant , "but this is regarded by French scholars as a corruption of flueurs [from Latin for "flowing," and "fluor" is still used in gynecology for a discharge from the vagina].
The first example in the OED is from about The dictionary cites an anatomy text as writing that the word was in disuse in in both French and English. It's been claimed that the menstrual usage comes from the meaning of flowers used in fermentation, the fungoid scum on the top of wine, vinegar, etc. The OED also does not support the usage from chemistry, the dried precipitate from condensation, as in "flowers of sulfur.
June See also " I've got my flowers " in the Ireland section, below. Fluffing it "Hello, I wanted to pass along a little bit of info that I happened to hear. I was at a swinger's party and was involved with another couple, along with my husband. When I invited the woman, who was performing felattio on my husband, to go ahead and have my husband perform oral sex on her, she declined and said that she was "Fluffling it.
I guess she was there to 'give and not receive. But a woman writes , "Hi there! Your site is awesome. I've just stumbled over it and spent the last four hours stuck there. Anyhow I was looking at this page: Fluffing isn't a term for menses at least in this context ; it's a term for oral sex. Now the REASON the woman was 'fluffing it' performing only oral sex could have easily been her state of reproductive being.
Navy signal meaning "keep off" - read more But according to a former Navy sailor, the flag was red and - well, I'll let him explain: I was referred to your site by an article in the current Sept. When I was in the U. The signal flag for the letter 'B' was, and still is, all red. When a sailor returned from visiting his wife or girl friend on liberty or shore leave, and was asked whether he got laid [had sexual intercourse], he might have replied, 'No, she was flying Baker.
I wonder whether U. Navy sailors nowadays reply to the same question, 'No, she was flying Bravo. Navy" August Flying Bravo the wife of a retired Coast Guard member writes, "The word "bravo" is used when refueling or loading ammunition, and they fly a big red flag when doing so.
Thought you'd be interested. It's in about the middle of the attached page from the letter [dated June 25, to a soldier in Europe]. Cheers," February Four-day fun time "My husband likes to call it '4-day fun time' when I get my period because he knows I get so irritated, so he purposely acts overly happy just to irritate the crap out of me.
And believe me, it works! It refers to the fact the whenever you're on your period and you stand up after sitting for a while, everything just kind of rushes down- sort of goes 'FUH! My mother and her friends now say that they're on the Fuh whenever that time of the month rolls around, and so do I.
Christine you can put my name in if you'd like. I think your site is awesome! Vital stats are as follows: He's from a country that was British at one time and the period in punctuation is called a Full Stop. So I will say, 'My full stop has started. See My granny was visiting for the origin.
July Gender-specific "I may not be the only person ever to have used this one, but am claiming it since it isn't in your index so far: I'm in my 50s and still going strong, unfortunately, though my cycles have become very unpredictable. George was used universally by young girls in my suburban Detroit community.
Please don't use my name or e-mail address. I'm 31, from Texas, and I call my 'monthly friend' 'George. We were the only girls at our lunch table. One day, out of the blue, she asked me, 'So, has George come to visit you yet? To this day, I refer to that time of the month as George. Also, I call pads 'mattresses' or 'mattressi. This is a really interesting site! November "I'm 29 and from Texas and we, too, used ' George ' as the term in high school. I usually just refer to it as ' that time of the month.
April Get the crime scene tape see Earning your red wings Getting my monthly subscription in the mail " My fiance calls it 'the monster' and it really fits since it's almost like me going from Dr. Hyde on that time of the month. I usually like to refer getting my period as 'getting my monthly subscription in the mail," especially when we're having girl talks and we don't want the guys to know what we're really talking about.
And when she is having her period she says, Gina is sick. When she gets waxed, she says Gina just went to the salon," writes the e-mailer. We only heard 'Aunt Dot' much later. Firesign Theater is an American radio comedy group.
We also use the term cotton pony, which you already have listed ," writes the contributor. June Girl issues "We always say 'girl issues,'" e-mails the contributor. September Girls' time "I was an English teacher in Japan for two years, and often had to simplify expressions in English to get my point across.
You could say this is a kind of Pidgin - 'Girls' time' was the term I used from the beginning, and people always knew what it meant. I still use it with my American friends today," writes the contributor of Uncle Bloody. August Girly flu "Hello! I was so happy when I stumbled across your site. I'm not sure if he coined the expression or heard it somewhere but I've never heard any one else use it. Thanks for letting me share!
She was in dire need of a good laugh, as was I. But there was one term I did not see on your site. It's a bit lewd, but used none the less. Whenever I have my period and am out and about running errands with a good friend of mine, if I stop to use the restroom, he likes to announce to everyone that I am 'going to change my cooter plug.
But what the hell - it makes me laugh! I found you by googling Oklahoma Museum Ass. Go figure that one out. The Flaming Lips have a song called "going to India" - it's on the Zureka box set. Wayne's wife, while trying to explain 'going to Oklahoma' said it was like she went to India once a month. Check it out, it's a funny song.
In college my wife and her friend would use the term 'Going to Oklahoma' in reference to the need to cross the Red River which borders the two states. For example, 'I should be leaving for Oklahoma tomorrow. Since my sister and I both knew we weren't doing anything to make it news - good or bad - we just called it our period," writes a woman from Ohio. I can't stand either of them. June Grandma's here a also said by a woman born in South Dakota, sister to the woman who says You're not a dad.
And I have no idea where it even came from. My husband always says something about the river running wide which I think is completely moronic and I have no idea why. She calls menstruation 'granny,' and it was used by the women in her family.
I'm assuming the term was in use when she was a young girl, so that would be the s and s, but could back possibly further than that. Also, her mother was the local midwife and even delivered three of her own grandchildren," writes the contributor. She also wrote, "I just ran across your site and I can't help but to laugh and be appalled at the same time.
My husband, who is a bit squeamish about anatomy, has trouble discussing my period, but has no problem talking about green weeks. She had a wonderful sense of humor.
I don't know if this was her own joke or if she read it somewhere. If you told her you had your period and needed a pad she'd say, 'You can always hang upside down from a tree.
So we'd just say 'I need something for my. I'm not sure who or where this came from -- if it's original to us or if one of us heard it somewhere -- but this is the ironic moniker of choice among my five sisters and my high school girlfriends. I'm on a happy escapade. We also said 'leaking. With my current boyfriend, we just call it menstruating. It's much more comfortable. One of the girls who attends the school where I work calls it 'her lady business. There was a spot of blood on her petticoat that she explained as coming from a 'mosquito bite,' which was apparently a common euphemism for menstruation in Massachusetts in and understood by the male investigators.
You have a cool site, thanks for putting it up. He referred to the process as 'her whores are moanin' ' - a descriptive of the hormonally induced behavior of my friend during those days.
We live in the Midwest USA. What would be really intriguing is to further explore WHY I insist on using a euphemism. When my husband and I were trying to conceive, I could call him at any time and tell him 'Herman is here,' or 'I got a call from Herman,' and he'd know we weren't succesful that month. I think Herman was just a generic obscure name and neither of knew anyone who was actually named Herman, so there you have it.
One hits the tiny '57' on the side of a stubborn bottle of Heinz ketchup to encourage it to pour. October Howlin' at the moon see Due for the sweatlodge Hummer days the male contributor writes, "Paulie Shore optimistically called them 'hummer days.
I heard him use this term on a TV special, but I cannot remember the name of the show. I've felt lousy and worse than lousy try extreme pain and tiredness for many years during that time. I am in my teens. Oddly enough I started my period the day of my sister's wedding, and didn't have the nerve to ask my sister what was happening to me; it took me two days to find out. I love it and find it both funny and interesting. Signed, Schoolsupplies in Canada.
They came out 1. They had to come out 2nd time…. Did I tell you that, this fence was dirty and looked like it was left out in the rain then wind and dirt blew onto it??? Plus, Florida State Fence …comes to my residence…with a Old Dodge pick up truck with no company name on it and sounding like the truck was going to stall out any minute.
The passenger young kid opens the door to the truck and wrappers and cans almost fall out of the truck??? Never even received paperwork from this Florida state fence company.!!! So, for 10 months ive been getting messages left on my answering machine from Lynn Lowe saying you have reached lynn lowe iam either on the other line or away from my desk you can reach me between 9am -6pm.. This is not customer service at all. Are ya reading this: Marvin Ellison new ceo for Lowes….
Please feel free to contact me. As, I dont think anyone who works hard for a living should go through this. Why not show customer service and fix my fence. I dont want a Why would a simple thing like replacing and getting the right panel and 2 posts…and making all the posts the same height….
We have been assigned Lynne as well for a deck that is half way installed. I can go on and on about the mess we have. By him walking off we discovered some other issues with the work he performed. We have countless countless phone calls to this organization with no resolution.
Lynne was supposed to call on Monday, her assistant called to say she was not available and would call Tuesday. No call Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and today Friday she left a message, we called her back and left 2 messages, still no returned call. Lynne will now be out of the office until Oct. After the same song and dance we got nowhere. We were told we would not hear back until Lynne returns, Oct. It also states in Mr. I recently went to the Bartonsville, Pa store to take advantage of a carpet promotion that was offered.
The offer was free installation, free carpet tearout and haulaway and free moving of furniture as long as you spend over All went well with the order and the installer was prompt in arriving to measure. A day later lowes contacts me to give me my estimate for 2 bedrooms 1 hallway and 1 set of stairs. The actual carpet needed according to the measurement was sq feet. The total carpet they wanted me to buy was sq feet.
Now I do understand that there is always some waste on a flooring project, but that amount of waste was totally out of line. I had another local carpet company come out to measure and they came up with sq feet that includes the overage but did not include all the services that lowes is so called offering.
That is a sq foot difference at 4. Moral of the story the promotion is a scam!!! They over measure at your expense to pay for the free services they are supposed to be offering. That was not acceptable due to it could have been earlier if Lowes in Gainesville, GA would have know what to do with door when it arrived at their store. NOT…so I called corporate customer service and spoke with Shelly she was really apologetic and said some one would call in 24 hours..
I called back and spoke with Megan who was a supervisor so she said she was not helpful at all.. We set the computer temperatures and the interior stays at 75 degrees.
Hello, we live in Martinsville Indiana. We have spent thousands of dollars at Lowes over the many years and have always been happy. We would not shop any other place for mowers, paint, drills etc. Two weeks ago, I go to mow and all of a sudden BOOM — a gasket blew from the engine, oil going everywhere on me, the mower, grass and driveway.
Ok, we have the warranty so no worries. It gets picked up and then we receive a call stating the warranty does not cover engines! We are extremely disappointed that we are out a mower and we did nothing to ruin this engine. We take care of our things.
Lowes in Franklin IN told me we could not get a refund for the 3 yr warranty we bought even tho we had many months left on it.
We are going to pay off our card and then cancel them. We were loyal to this store, but the store was not loyal to us. Many, many, many years we have dealt with Lowes and never a problem like this. I just want you to know you have lost 2 loyal customers. I know losing us will not hurt you at all or you could maybe care less.
Thank you and have a good day. The Tractor was supposed to shipped to the store in Concord, NH , and then delivered to my home. I applied for the rebate online, the rebate form asked for a number of items that I did not have — Invoice number and store number, so I called Lowes store in Concord, NH, where the tractor was delivered. I only had a purchase number from online, no other information.
So, I resubmitted the rebate form with the new store number. The next week I went back online to check the status of the rebate form, again there was a note — Non-Compliance sent. I called the rebate center again to find out what happened this time. They told me that the information was wrong on the rebate form. I never received any mail that stated the form was non-compliant.
After talking to the rebate center supervisor, I went back online to try to get the rebate form and the rebate could not be found, because the dead line had past and it was not posted any more. I then called the local store and after talking to 2 agents, I finally talked to the store manager. I explained to the store manager that if the rebate form can not be processed then come and pick up the tractor, that I did not want the tractor any more. I went by the Concord, NH store today to see the store manager and get my gift card.
Once I got to the store, the agent at the front desk told me that the manager was there and is coming over, I waited 10 minutes for the manager to come over to me and tell me he has no information, that the other manager will be here in a few minutes. I waited another 20 minutes and that manager to showed up.
That manager told me that he talked to the rebate center and that the rebate would be processed and he would have the rebate card in the near future, maybe by Friday.
This is why I am hesitant to shop at Lowes and I have been shopping at Home Depot more often, this happens all the time at Lowes, I know that in the future if anyone asks me where I shop I will not be telling them Lowes.
I use to purchase a large number of items from Lowes in the past, but I will not be shopping there in the future. I was going to get more dirt for the garden that he has always planted and that some friends and I will do for him this year He remarked how much he enjoyed just being outside the house.
Problem 2 is that I broke my arm and it is still healing. Thus I asked an employee in the garden area if there was anyone who could help me load the 52 lb bags onto the cart. I politely explained that I would do it myself but I have a broken arm.
He replied I dont need to know about your arm. It sounds like an excuse to me. I have been a customer at the Chemical rd. Planting season has just begun in this area and never have I met a sales associate as helpful and pleasant as Dorothy was today.
Thank you in advance for your help. I called this store and spoke with the Manager and was told I would have to call back on Monday and speak with Jach; he is the only person with the contract record. Went to the local lowes store near me I am in virginia the store manager hear said all the manager in store needs to do is go on the computer to project tools put in my number and name and create a work order to repair the unit she would not do that told me I had been over a year; the unit is warrantied for 5 years.
I need to speak with Jach thank you. Last night we shopped at your Woodbridge NJ store. My wife and I were approached by a man with a Lowes Store Credit card. They checked it at the register and said it had the said amount.
I wish some one there told my wife or me that you need the drivers license that corresponds with the card. A lesson to be learned for sure. When they scanned the card to see how much is on it someone should have said not valid with actual issued drivers license. You should print it on the card!!!! I passed 3 dogs in the store in one trip. None of them were service dogs. You are liable for a dog bite. I just saw a lady chasing her dog in your parking lot too.
No leash on two of them. I for one like it. But keep your pet on a leash. The sad story of trying to order and get delivered a washer and dry from Lowes. Your Austell, Georgia store is a nightmare and that goes from management on down. Their performance is not management level. I order a washer dryer on line. It says both items are in stock in Austell, Georgia.
Turns out the washer is not in stock, but I am not told that…. Instead of looking for the washer in nearby Lowes stock making the sale , the Austell store cancels the washer and calls me to make delivery on just the dryer. I tell Lowes to not bother delivering the dryer without the washer. I call Lowes corporate to find out when the washer will be in stock. Corporate Lowes adds the washer to the order and charges me a second time for the entire order even when I verified this would not happen!!!
I call Lowes to follow up on delivery. I advised them there are TWO charges on my card, to remove one and get on with the delivery. Nothing like being charged twice for something that has not delivered.
I call my bank to unfreeze my card that is locked thanks to Lowes. I also cancel the order because I am upset. I called Lowes Corporate to lodge a complaint. The customer service manager apologizes and says she can place the order and get it right.
I foolishly believe her. I am told Austell, Georgia Lowes manager will call me to discuss the new order. Austell Georgia Lowes calls me to apologize and tell me the washer and dryer will deliver the next day. I get a call from Lowes delivery department saying the order will deliver the next day as well. She promises to get it right. No delivery from Lowes. I call and ask Austell and they say it will deliver Saturday the next day.
I get a call from Lowes delivery department confirming the washer and dryer will deliver between 11 to 1pm the next day as well. Where is the washer and dryer they are supposed to deliver? He has no idea and it is up to me to find out where my order is from Lowes Austell Georgia.
Mr Ed never explains how it is that he managed to miss the washer and dryer that was supposed to be delivered on the same exact order that the old washer and dryer is ordered for pick up. How do you have someone like that working in the delivery department exactly? I waste the rest of my day waiting for a washer and dryer that never arrives. I cancel the second order of a washer and dryer from Lowes. It is clear that Lowes cannot do the simplest of their mission: After canceling the order, the Lowes driver calls me at 8: I advised him the order had been canceled and refused delivery.
Yes, Mr Johnson should have been prepared to discuss how he was going to compensate me from my time and now 3K sitting in pending charges on my card due to numerous errors by Lowes when asked. He should also been prepared to tell his delivery department that my washer and dryer should be delivered first thing the next morning.
He should have canceled the order as requested and never attempted delivery. It reflects in every single process from order placement, confirmation, fulfillment, delivery, customer service and promises. I will never buy from Lowes again…nothing…not even a penny nail. He was very knowledgeable and quick. Not only did he get the door from the stockroom but helped load it safely into my vehicle.
I always thought that a customer was a customer wether they walked in or drove. As I said the lawn and garden Dept. For example delivered twice just last week and not once was told to visit or check in with receiving. I feel u should know about the actions of Ms Candy,to prevent it from happening to another customer. Thanks for your time. The physical address was not my address and the last four numbers for the credit card did not match any of mine. The faudulent address these expensive tools are being delivered to had been added to my profile.
I am now going to go delete the fraudulent address that has been added to my account along with the no longer valid phone associated with my account. My password has been changed so they can no longer access my account online. My personal opinion is that a stolen cc as used when these fraudulent purchases were made under my account. The inability to communicate with someone higher on the food chain than a CSR is absurd.
Not the type company I want to do business with. First of all, let me say that I am a large fan and shopper at Lowes for many, many years. I have to say that I am so disappointed with Corporate allowing animals in the retail stores. Some are on leases and others get the privilege to ride in the buggies; that I might add, where children ride. Why do the minority of animal lovers get to do this; not knowing the allergies or fear that the other shoppers have in the store. As for the service dogs; I think that people have taken this way too far which has gotten us to this point.
Furthermore; if you need a service dog or are so insecure to go out into a retail store like that; apparently you need to stay home and have someone run your errands for you.
Might I add; I have seen many dangerous breed in these stores. I like taking my dog with me I would rather have my dog that screaming kids running up and down the isles.
My dog in on a leash well trained. Is a service dog seizure dog but not the point. This is one of the most asinine statement I have heard.
You are obviously ignorant about the different duties service animals are used. I do agree with you on some of your points. The only accepted service animals are dogs and miniature horses. March 9th F after receiving a quote for a bathroom remodel, I need to replace the Bathroom window. I request that a representative come to my residence to measure the opening, and place an order for dais window. I sign papers for Contract I write a personal check for the amount stated. I am of the belief that the window would be ordered no later than the folowwing Monday March 12th.
During the course of the following week…no action on my Bank Account, in reference to the check. I was informed that it would be approx. Lowes has had two floor inspectors come to look at it. It appears that I have 2 choices, 1 file a complaint with the District Court of Maryland, which I have prepared, or on advice of counsel, File a breach of Contract against Lowes, Mr.
Runyon, and the store management. Im rapidly running out of options. We ordered custom cabinets from Lowes store in Atlanta over 2 months ago. The company did not ship 4 pieces essential to the installation of the cabinets. I was told the items would be delivered within days and I would be notified. My construction team was put on hold. They did not call me the next day. I have called every day since then.
I have been told various things — and the items were re-ordered again. I have been promised return calls at least twice from customer representatives. Those calls have not come. I have been to the store an additional time, and actually bought light fixtures. I was last told the items would be in tomorrow — Wednesday the 7th. I called yesterday to check. Was told by a manager he would call me back. I called again today and was told the items will not be in until the 10th.
I was put on hold and have been disconnected three times. I have left my number for a manager to call me. I have been told I will be reimbursed for these items.
That is not the point. I have the rest of the work waiting for these items. My husband and I have spend several thousands of dollars at Lowes in recent months alone, and more in the past. I asked the last manager I spoke with to call the company and have them fed x the materials down. With the amount of money we spend at the store, and the amount of money the store must spend with custom orders from this company, that should be done. We will take our business elsewhere if this is not resolved immediately.
I have 4 people waiting to finish this job. I would appreciate the courtesy of a call. I have seen so many changes in this store in my nearly 4 years of working there, most I consider, Not Good. This store is staffed with some of the worse management that I have ever had to work with, some will not even acknowledge you,not sure they can even speak. You get there and say Good Morning and you get No Response!!!! We now have a new store manager and I sure hope he is doing his job because in my opinion and it should be worth something.
I was taught very early to get to work, get my administrative duties performed and then manage by walking around, talking with employees and customers. I am now that guy in the trenches and I have to listen to what our customers have to say about this store and it is not good, shoot I have heard that some employees and managers have figured out a way to capture the customers receipt so they can manipulate the surveys so we can get our bonus.
That is the wrong way to fake your way to success, this store has a serious management issue and it needs to be addressed. That is missed opportunities to turn something negative to a win win for both the customer and the store. I bought a pallet of pellets and told the guys to load it onto my trailer. Before anyone goes out in left field on this, just listen….
My trailer is rated for pounds and I know that the pallet weights in at pounds. I have hauled 7 loads of pellets on my trailer and it was not damages in anyway, because I had it loaded with the weight spread out on the complete trailer.
This time the guys at the Sonora, Ca. I talked to the lumber manger and he said it would take care of it. I took the trailer to the repair shop he told me to, and got estimate for the repairs. I am a disabled vet and I use my military discount. But as of today, 26 January , I will no longer shop at any Lowes store!!!!! Yesterday I was there and I grabbed a bottle of Zep 10 minute hair and clog remover, and 2 snakes, as I walked away from the plumbing isle my right hand was getting wet—the lid was slightly loose and the drain cleaner had leaked onto my hand.
I go back to the service desk, ask for a manager, a guy named Phil shows up, and asks me what is the matter. I explain the story, he writes my name and number on a tablet of paper, and dismisses the incident, I tell him my hand is burning a little, but I feel I will be okay.
I ask him if he should fill out a report-he says no. I ask what if I end up with this being a problem how do I contact you? He says with a smirk on his face just call the store. I ask do you have a business card? He says no, so I ask him how do I get a hold of you? So he writes the store phone number on a post-it note and hands it to me, I write his first name on it ask him to spell his last name, which he does for me and then walks away form me.
And on top of that I get charged full price for the drain cleaner and 2 snakes I was purchasing! Well from now on Home Depot will be getting all purchases for our kitchen remodel which will include a new refrigerator, new dishwasher, more lumber, new flooring, drywall, insulation, new lights, and tile.
If I could rate you on a scale of 1 to 10, this time would be a negative We signed a contract on August 8th, I posted the below statement on Lowes Customer Service site on January 17, about my experience which is totally deplorable. August 30 actual date was Aug. The windows came in at the end of October and were delivered to us on Nov. The 2 installers came on Sat.
It turned out that the large pane for the living room window was broken. The garden window was also broken and the bathroom window opened the wrong way. After over 25 phone calls to the installers, the Project Manager and the Project Coordinator the windows still have not been installed.
And to top it off our old windows that were replaced are still sitting on our front lawn. Well, that has never happened.
We did get a call on Mon. We set up a tentative installation date of Jan. They are the worst company that we have ever done business with. I WAS going to order a new window for our downstairs living room and that kitchen.
I think that replacing these two windows is little compensation for all the mistreatment we have been through by your company. We had to go through the holidays with the old windows on our front lawn, were promised phone calls and am STILL waiting for an installation date. I want this problem resolved as soon as possible.
So they are still leaving the door open for another the windows not to be delivered. I think we are entitled to restitution for putting us though this entire 6 month situation. You company is supposed to be a servicing our communities, but this service has been a total disaster.
Today I heard that you have to go sign up for the Military Discount that you had offered in the past. I went to the service desk and a young lady Kristy attempted to help me. It locked up several times and she tried to refresh it but lost all the information she had typed in. I an disabled and there was no place to sit down which made it more difficult for me. I also take diaretic no spell check pills further complicating the situation. Finally I told her to just forget it.
She was very apologetic and kind but she was embarrassed that she could not finish the task. So the hell with it. Home depot is right across the street. So you can figure it out what comes next.
Down the road I go Hi Ho! In September I ordered a front door with side lights and installation from Lowes. The sales man told me it would take 3 weeks which it did. The installers which they deal with called and we set up an install in another weeks best they could do.
Apon their arrival they said we were missing 2 pieces. They said they would let Lowes know. He ordered the parts and now it is December 15 when the installers were going to the store and pick up the 2 pieces and finally install the door.
Well that was it after my wife took days off of work twice for the installs she called Lowes to come and get their door and etc. They came and got everything the next day.
Of course I never made December payment. So I went online to see if they refunded my money and now it said my account is delinquent. I am still trying to get my money back and credit up to date on. The Lowes card is cut up since I will never deal with Lowes again. WE were treated like you know what.
Thank you for reading this. Waited four months for down draft to get fixed. Every time they come to fix it they brake something else. Costumer service does not exist! No one even kept track if product was repaired! Sears sales appliances also! Updating kitchen, NO appliances from Lowes! I bought a home and moved at Inverness Florida since from California before you even open up your store, which is about 5 minutes drive.
Wherefore, I spend lots of money from your store upon innovation of my home. I ask for the manager at the service counter to file my complain. De Ann kept covering for his whereabouts. After awhile De ann found my VA registration. Last few months I bought a John Deer with 2 bag with it that kept falling off behind me due to the clamp was not treaded to hold it. Same thing happened and I got so much hassle returning it. Is this how your company treat us military?
Heroes are not found in the white house, rather at the foreground soldiers, same as your front line customers services train them good and pay them well. Measurements were taken for the solid surface via laser level. Why should I have to incur a loss due to their botched work? At no time did they ever say the cabinets were not level and would need to be addressed. The original countertop and tile work was perfectly level.
Incredibly poor customer service and poor quality work. I have gone thru Thanksgiving and soon Christmas with a torn up kitchen. I placed a contract for 28 Vinyl windows on Oct. I even told the salesman, Chad, that. He wanted to leave information in spite of that and announced that he could do it by the end of the month. Full wall-wall carpet, vinyl flooring, appliances, etc. The 26 of 28 Reliabilt windows went well, with a couple minor problems. The first of two picture windows did not come in until a few days later.
It took some effort, on my part, to get it installed had to contact the store manager. The second picture window was a different manufacture Pella because of its size. It arrived in your store on Wed or Thurs according to your store. The installer said they would install it on Dec 14; when I complained about that they offered to pull it in a day, to Dec The reason they gave me was that their schedule was full. I feel that the installation of one window, albeit a picture window approx.
I actually paid for this window in full on Oct 10th or 11th Dave M. The store scheduled a delivery between The store manager, Zeke, has kept me a customer so far by interceding in several issues thus far including getting the 26 windows installed on Oct 23, the day they were scheduled for.
This has been a horrible experience. I am deeply concerned about some return policies. My house was flooded with 4. My house has been in shambles…with just a path to walk thru…because we were just starting our kitchen renovation…keeping receipts was not on my list of priorities.
I was going to take the store credit and order blinds…but seriously…. What am I supposed to do with it…they basically said sorry about my luck.
When he prints out our contract to sign, I noticed my old cell number, and asked that it be changed to my new one. Anthony shows me where my new number is in the system, and assures me that I will be called by the delivery folks on Thursday for a delivery window.
No call Thursday, so on Friday, , I call the delivery number at 9: As this new wait time is too long, I hang up, and call Lowes directly. I thank her for her time and help, and go about my day, arriving home at 3: We wait, and by 5: When I get a person, I am told the delivery was cancelled, with no reason. I call Lowes, and again, speak with Andrea.
Andrea confirms the delivery was cancelled, though the delivery crew arrived at 1: I call it back, and after asking for an earlier delivery time due to their error earlier, I was given the attitude that the missed delivery was my fault. There are two details that contradict this…..
Second, as mentioned earlier, there was an old contact number listed. Had delivery called and received the same message, why did they not get a hold of Lowes for an alternate number?
Only time will tell. I purchased a refrigerator, dishwasher, range, and microwave on Oct 8, It still has not been delivered.
My husband has called multiple people and still no appliances. We have been without appliances for 5 weeks now!!! We are beyond frustrated and would like an honest answer as to when they will be delivered. This is the worst customer service I have ever dealt with. The worst mistake ever!!! I will not be a Lowes customer after this ordeal. I am sending a more detailed letter to corporate. Lowes Waxahachie cant figure out what they are doing! One person tells you something will be delivered and then get a second phone call from someone else wanting to schedule the delivery on a different day.
A simple appliance purchase and delivery is going on 4 weeks! Wasted my time and money using this store! My husband and I purchased a wall oven 6 weeks ago and it was supposed to be delivered this past Saturday, November 4th. I went back to the store Saturday, looking for answers. The man who tried to help said his hands were tied and there was nothing he could do. Worst customer service ever in Sarasota Florida.
They talk to you like your stupid. Was told never had a customer like me before. Only helpful until you pay for job first.
I keep receiving unsolicited emails from you, i checked on a couple of items and have been bombarded ever since. Their is no unsubsribe on these unwanted emails. I heard someone say that when you get those…put into a new envelope and send everything back to them. They get tired of opening junk. Hate that store and will never shop for anything there again!!!!
I bought a large window AC unit and installed it. After completing the work, I took off the packaging from the plug and discovered that the ground terminal had broken off. I contact Frigidaire and bought a new power cord.
I wrote to the President of the company and explained that his Customer Service person needed to buy the cord and drop ship it to me. The executive office called. They agreed and sent me a gift card to cover my cost.
The boss always does right IF they are really interested in customer service. So now I will continue to be their customer. I have never been so disappointed in my life. Two young men from Honduras came.
One of these men did nothing but lay on the floor and on the newly painted walls. There was dirt and blood on the walls. They got to the house at Now on to the main complaint about carpet. In places it is cut to short as I can see the floor underneath.
Every time I vacuum the edges lift up off the tack strip if it is even attached to the tack strip. On after some phone calls a man named Curt or Kirk came from Indianapolis and took pictures and our complaints.
On the following day I received a call from Ti wanna She said she would be helping us. She stated she would get with the original supervisor and get back with me. She said she had not heard back from Gabriele the supervisor. Was supposed to return my call the same day I heard nothing. I called Tuesday and Wednesday only for the phone number to go to voice mail of a man. He was going to make a call… Not much of a surprise I never received a call back. NO ONE will return a phone call.. At this point we just want the whole house to be re-carpeted.
Left message of installation date with woman answering phone so plumber could be notified. Plumber was to be scheduled in the AM since installers were to come around 1: Told woman answering phone the plumber was supposed to disconnect my sink this morning because installers were due around 1: She said I had a new contact and gave me her name and direct phone number. The plumber would be contacted. Said he would return tomorrow around lunchtime to reconnect my new sink.
I thought it would take longer than 3 hours to do a quality job, plus it being the end of the day they were probably tired and wanted to go home. The holes drilled in the granite were not in the correct position and the new faucet could not be hooked up. My sink could not be connected. Went over problems with him and he said he would try to get someone here to address sink issue so I can get faucet hooked up.
They came around 5PM and had to enlarge the holes by drilling to fit the fixture. They also fixed my dishwasher issue. I had purchased the faucet in advance in order to show the man who came to measure the countertops. He was kind enough to come over after the installers were finished and hooked up my sink. I really appreciated that extra service. He could have let me go another day without a kitchen sink.
I asked if my tiles would be scratched if the stove is moved with no legs and was told yes. I asked them to replace the legs, since removing them did not resolve the problem. I was told my floor is not level. They said that was the best option they came up with, because my walls are not flat. I was only told that one corner of my counter was not level and they would have to shim up my cabinet.
She said she would check around for a possible resolution to fix the gap. The seam did not fit closely together and the sealer used was a solid color, not blended with the design of the granite like the seam by the sink. He was unavailable and I left him a voice mail. She contacted him and he said he would follow up with me to schedule service. He told Amber he tried calling me but my phone was always busy.
I had a painter at the house all week and was only on the phone for a few minutes during that time. He did the best he could with the bar top. The bar top pieces were not merged as close as the sink pieces.
Needless to say I am not happy. I felt the communications between the countertop company and myself were practically non-existent. I feel Creative Countertops could and should have done a better job with communications and installation. I did not like dealing with them, they caused me a lot of frustration. Following is an excerpt from her last email to me:. This along with your other concerns were covered in the expectation sheet you signed.
All of are granite jobs are completed in hour window. They have no control over the cabinets or home not being level. Or the stove height and how it lined up with your previous counter tops. I am very sorry again for your frustration. This is basically what I was told by Creative Countertops.
I guess no one is accountable. As stated this was paid for up front. I saved a long time for this project and the check did not bounce. I was so looking forward to giving my kitchen a facelift. I could have coordinated with a local granite company and plumber myself, but thought it would be easier for me to go with Lowes and have them coordinate the project.
I probably would have save myself time, money and stress. Lowes said it would take weeks. So I just waited, but I went to Lowes to check on order, all is fine.. I live in Florida, which is main reason to get generator to keep ac running for daughter with severe medical problems. Contacted Lowes about that and met with Lowes at daughters. Oops we dropped the ball and never checked on your generator.
AND yes we got hit with Hurricane Irma. Lowes never brought any generator, temp or portable over. Luckily hurricane shifted and went west, but we got mph winds. My sick daughter was left in a very hot house and had to go outside and sit in her car to cool off…repeatedly. We lost all my daughters food and asked to be reimbursed… nothing. They said I wanted the order cancelled about a week ago and they would do that.
So for those people thinking Lowes is good business that goes all out for its customers……WRONG, cuz it screwed me royally. And Lowes has done nothing. On April 22, I signed a contract with Lowes to get a deck built with a promise completion date of June 22, Niblock with neither responding to any of my calls.
The deck was half built by a subcontractor but when the supplies were insufficient which I had told them was the case they had to stop.
On September 14th Mr. Niblocks assistant, Becky, said they ordered the materials. As of today materials have not been delivered. I have a dangerous half built deck and a mess in my backyard. Shame on the Corporate Executives for not responding and for refusing to take my calls. Sadly I paid in full on my credit card in June. I have never been so disgusted. Steer clear of Lowes—they just do not care! Customer Service is a joke…there appliances are horrible!!!! We have had 4 refridgerators in 5 years.
Only getting them replaced after 2 or 3 months of bad service. They KNOW this fridge has defects…have been waiting 2 months for any sort of service! Been a customer over 20 years. The only thing worse is the no responses from their store managers. You keep getting pasted from one no nothing assistant to another. What a horrid company. Today was the attempted 4th delivery.
Each time the refrigerator was either dented and or scratched in the delivery truck. The fifth refrigerator was scratched. The sixth refrigerator was without damage. They plugged it in, and handed the manual to me.
While I was setting up the drawers and removing the plastic,tape and styrofoam the refrigerator moved forward. This now moved from a sloppy delivery to a safety concern. The store manager has been helpful,professional, in assisting us in resolving the issues.
The delivery service is chosen at the corporate level. Lowes Corporate Executives would not tolerate what they expect their loyal customers to. At the end of the day the blemish is on Lowes. This has had a rippling affect on where and where not to shop for appliances. We have been loyal customers through the years and NEVER have we experienced the lack of respect for a appliance and homeowner from a delivery service. Corporate has never returned our phone calls. The Lowes store manager is a reflection of what Lowes used to pride itself in.
This is a terrible store! Employees standing around drinking coffee talking to one another, and no one around to help me. It was the weirdest thing, seriously, all of these employees but no one to help. Signs everywhere in the store that on Wednesday they will have on-the-spot interviews for hiring purposes.
Yesterday I was in this store for the last time and I had a woman from the pro-desk GO OFF on me in front of other customers simply because I asked if they would cut luan into shiplap for me.
All eyes were turned on us and I was so embarrassed that I shut down. When I came home and told my adult daughter about my experience she totally agreed with me about the Vestal Store and told me the experience that she and her husband recently had there.
I wonder if others feel the same way, I will have to ask around and if you cared enough, you might do the same thing. Horrible service from store ! We just opened a line of credit at this location and our first purchase was a dryer. We were told they would arrive in the a. My husband received a call from the driver around 1: My husband told him he would remove sliding door and racks in 5 min. So you are telling me he was going to unload dryer and install it in LESS than 5 min??
My husband told him that was not an option because we already paid for the installation and removal of old dryer. His nasty attitude made the situation worse so my husband then told him to just cancel the order. His face expression changed as though he was concerned about canceling the order and stated he could possibly return tomorrow if his schedule permits but there was no way he could install today or even come back today. As a paying-first time customer I will never purchase anything from here again!
No apology for the rude delivery guy, the bad experience, not getting my dryer.. So I waited an hour and no one called me with any information, so I called back again and Jackie answered, stated that the delivery guy should be calling me and that she gave my information to her manager so she would transfer me over — the call then was disconnected.
I switched over and spoke to Eli, he introduced himself as one of the managers and was calling me about an order where an appliance was left at the residence. I told him no, there was no appliance left, it was never removed off the truck. He corrected himself and stated he was trying to contact the delivery guy about his route but it might not happen today because we were looking at him arriving at 7: He said he would look into it and contact the driver and call me within an hour.
That was at 3:
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