Everyone needs a good old-fashioned hissy fit

I’m frustrated.

I just tried signing up for an online course that I’ve been wanting to take for months. I got halfway through the sign-up process, and then I clicked the wrong button, indicating that I had already paid for the course, when indeed I meant to click the button that would allow me to remit payment.

When I tried to correct my mistake and click back, it said that I was already on the roster, and it wouldn’t allow me to submit payment since it was a “duplicate submission.” Now, instead of doing that online, I’ll have to do it by telephone or something. Nothing too difficult, but I just would have preferred to have done it tonight, online.

I had a little bit of a grown-up hissy fit for five minutes. Then realized that there’s nothing I can do about it right now. I can’t change anything at this very moment. So, I e-mailed the contact for the course, and explained my circumstances. All can do now is wait.

Of course, the course is supposed to start tomorrow, and payment is preferred 2-5 days before the course begins. However, I think I could easily catch up, since I know the basics that will be covered in the first few lessons; I’m taking the course primarily for the later lessons. The course is six weeks long, with a two-week grace period, and each lesson needs to be turned in within two weeks. So, I think I can catch up.

If all else fails, I’ll just wait until January and take it then. I can’t do the December one because it goes into the beginning of January, and my husband and I will be traveling somewhere to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary! So, it’s now or mid-January. Now is good because my husband will be traveling for business in a few weeks, and this course could keep me busy during that time. I’m also eager because I’ve been wanting to take this course since August, and I kept forgetting to register!

So, we’ll see if they can get me registered properly this week, and if not, there’s always January!

I just had to vent because I was upset with myself, and the website… and let’s face it… it’s late and I’m tired.

Must. go. to. bed. Now!

The bottom line: It’s not worth crying over spilled milk. Take care of the mess as best you can, and get over it. And, in this case, wait for the course contact to contact me.


I'm a wife and mommy first, as well as a social media consultant/manager, editor, and writer. I'm also editor of Musical Reviewer and Houston Theatre Blog.

5 comments on “Everyone needs a good old-fashioned hissy fit
  1. lisa says:


    Hmm…I really dislike when stuff like that happens! But you’re right. You can’t cry over spilled milk – or typos!

    Anyway, you’ve left me hanging here – what is the course you are taking? Maybe I’ll check it out for the next session.

    Have a wonderful day!


  2. Lady says:

    Hi J. It’s Vanessa. Good to see ya! So sorry about the course. My fingers are crossed that it worked out, but if not, I’m sure you had plan B on deck. And as for the hissy fit, chile, I’m feeling ya!

  3. Julia says:

    Hi ladies!

    It seems to have worked out for the best, as my husband and I have decided to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary by going on vacation, and will probably be gone for the last few days of the course, during its final exam. Looks like the middle of January may be a better option for taking the course!

  4. Lady says:

    I’m glad this worked out for the best. Congratulations on the anniversary and girl, have some fun!

  5. Aelizia says:

    I don’t know why this type of inconvenience are happening?
    But what you said is right It’s not worth crying over spilled milk.

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