Checking It Twice
Nice: The verdict is in... You're not getting coal this year!
But you're not getting free cameras either.
I called "Bull's-Eye" yesterday and confessed the shipping error. So much for hypothetical eh? They're sending me a return label for the box. At first I wanted to believe this was Karma's way of saying, "Girl, you've had a tough year. Have two on the house!" But the more I thought of those free goods as mine, the worse I felt. I asked everyone I knew what they'd do in my shoes. Most became uncomfortable or answered uncertainly. Some claimed the mere thought was ruining their Christmas spirit.
Yesterday morning I realized, I have everything I want. I have a great family who is always there for one another. I have a partner who loves me completely, wanting nothing more than to share in my life. I have friends who make me laugh, who inspire and comfort me when I'm at my lowest. I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and food in my mouth. I don't need ill-gotten goods. Seldom are our choices so defined for us. How often does life GIVE you the perfect moment to do something right?
Besides... The disbelief in the guy's voice at the call center was well worth the anxiety. "You're calling because they didn't charge you?" "That's correct." "So... You got them for free?" "That's what 'not charged' means." "You want to ship them back?" "YES." "OK, we'll mail you a return label tomorrow." "Thank you." "I'm also going to write in this little comment box here that you are the most honest customer I've ever met." "Um, that's great."
EXTRA Nice: Look at all the Tink goodies Graymama sent me!
What a high. I'm never owning another thing without my face on it. ;)
Thank you GM for your thoughtfulness, your friendship, and your gift of making everyone feel special and loved. I am blessed to call you a friend.
Naughty: Dear Blogger staff.
is highly uncalled for.
Even worse was the log on screen I got this morning. "Sign Into Blogger. But first, where do you blog?" So now you're segregating us? "NEW BLOGGER. Using your cool, innovative Google account." OK, so I added the "cool, innovative" part. But it was implied! "OLD BLOGGER. Using your Blogger account." Why do I have to be "old?" I'd much prefer "original" or "retro." Yeah Retro! The cool uncool.
Daily Hoop Conversation:
Tink: I have to find something used to wrap for the "White Elephant" gift exchange tomorrow.
Mom: How about that ugly ceramic clown I got for Christmas one year?
Tink: *Shudder* I hate clowns.
Mom: You don't have to touch it. It's in a box!
Hoop: You HAVE to take the clown.
Mom: I bet someone would really like it.
Hoop: Take the clown.
Mom: It's just not my thing.
Hoop: If you don't take the clown you're going to get into a horrible accident tomorrow.
Mom: I'll even wrap it for you.
Hoop: I had a dream last night that you took that clown-
Tink: Oh FINE! I'll take the stupid clown.
Hoop: *Turns to Mom* Perfectly executed Good-cop/Bad-cop.