Daily Archives: August 30, 2011

They might be a bit excited!

So the first delivery of the school supplies arrived today. Two nice sized boxes from Staples. It could all have fit in one box, but hey…

The boxes sat by the front door all day long. I was working and resting and didn’t really relish the thought of unpacking it all, divvying it up according to lists, and dealing with the mess.

It was driving the kids crazy. They wanted to see what I had bought. Binders and pencils are exciting? Finally, I caved. Squiggy shlepped the boxes upstairs (there was no way he was letting me do it) and we unpacked, took a look, put it all in one box and he carted it down to my office. Not divvying up until it has ALL been delivered. But they were inventorying (is that even a word) every single item. A comment was made, a disclaimer really, that though it is NOT cool to be going back to school, they love the fresh new notebooks – ripe for doodling…. sigh.

The safety scissors I ordered – well, um, they actually sent a pink pair. There was no colour option. Oops. ChatterBox doesn’t mind too much. I think Staples knows me well.

Thanks FedEx for messing up! Really!

On Sunday during the hurricane I received a phone call from someone I didn’t know. She asked for me by name and told me she had a package for me. FedEx had delivered it to the wrong address. We both have the same house number but live about six blocks from each other. Street names are so totally different, it’s weird how that got mixed up.

So she took the time to find my number, to call me and let me know she had it, and that I can come pick it up at any time. Very decent and honest.

I went over there tonight to pick up my package. We got to talking, as one does. Turns out that her son goes to the same high school as my oldest AND she taught one of KoD’s kids a year or two back! In fact, standing there in her house chit chatting we became firm friends.

So, even though FedEx messed up, I gained a friend.

(What was in the package? Kim Kardashian Perfume – my prize that I won recently from Married My Sugar Daddy‘s blog!)