A little over a year ago, if you would have asked me what one of my favorite vendors was, I would answer Ten Digit Creations without a doubt. Amber's customer service, extensive scent list full of dreamy earthy and woodsy scents, prices and quality all lined up to make it a stand out vendor. Then one day she got a letter from Lush, demanding that she change the names of the Lush dupes. She settled on renaming those dupes certain crimes in honor of her officer husband. Normally, I could care less what racy or suggestive names vendors call their wax. As long as it isn't hurting anyone or demeaning, I can overlook it. But this time it hit home in a few ways. Some of the names were personally upsetting to myself, having lived through those very traumas as a child. Crimes happen to people every day and really are the ugliest part of man and do not have a place on wax tarts. And secondly, many customers were requesting the names to be changed but were pretty much told to get over it, it was going to happen anyway. It was at that point that I turned away, sadly, and left the group.
I missed her wax, sure. And I found out the names were changed in the end. But I never ended up going back.
Last week I got a note in the mail with an apology from Amber. Not a blanket statement that felt impersonal and mandatory, but a heartfelt out pouring. If there is one act I value above all others, it is forgiveness. I know I have said (sadly, more often than I wish with my runaway tongue) things and done things that I have no right to be forgiven for, but others have found it in their hearts to bestow that kindness upon me. Especially, Adam. Second (and sometimes third and fourth) chances are precious gifts. Some of my most treasured gifts. And I value giving them in return.
Therefore, I am announcing my return to Ten Digit Creations. I have not made that initial purchase yet, but if you see one pop up, now you know why. Thank you for taking the time to read and I hope you can understand where I am coming from if you were one who boycotted and if not, thank you for at least giving me the benefit of the doubt.