Warning: Cranky rant ahead.
I’m a product of the instant gratification of our technological age. Sometimes, a vendor exceeds my impatient expectations (and I do praise lavishly when praise is due), but of late, there are far more fails than wins.
We – the Knight and I – seem to have a US Postal Service curse. In the past 12 moths, we’ve had no fewer than three bill payments eaten, stolen or otherwise not make it to their proper destination, resulting in messes for us. (Don’t tell me to pay online… unless it’s an electronic transfer, there’s still a USPS weak link.) Then this week, I received the “sorry” envelope with the contents of what started out as a letter from a local friend with some lumpy items inside.
All I got was the original envelope – so at least I knew whom to email – with most of the back of said product missing. SIGH.
But wait! There’s more. That beautiful little copper number from Monday’s post? Hasn’t shipped yet. I called Dillard’s yesterday, and they say it was shipping out yesterday afternoon, but I have no information to confirm that. I was polite – REALLY! – as I explained to the gal on the phone that had I known that they’d take four days to put it in the mail, I would have either not ordered or paid for express shipping. That’s when she told me it was already packaged to ship that very afternoon, so they couldn’t upgrade my shipping, but I *SHOULD* have it next week.
Hem. Great. Guess what I’ll be doing tomorrow? And if I do find another dress that works, I’ll be refusing that package and letting y’all know not to shop online with Dillard’s. I never have before and I’m not sure I will again.
So. That’s what I’ll be doing this weekend, along with working on a certain yellow baby blanket that will need to be embroidered with PANK flowers and have a crocheted PANK trim added… Gee, I hope my friends like PANK, but this is their first girl (third child, all under the age of four!) so I’m sure it’ll be okay…
What’s on your agenda? And are Jessi and I the only ones with shipping woes?