A couple weeks ago I ordered 3 skirts and a t-shirt from Target. They were all on clearance, and I was able to send them with "free" shipping.
The next day I started to worry that "free" shipping would mean the slow boat to the islands, so I got online to track my packages. And sure enough, the projected delivery date was October 16th.
I was a little sad about that, but a couple days later I decided to just check again to see if my new skirts had made it any closer to me.
And I noticed something odd.
My skirts were taking the scenic route through North Dakota. Hmm, I wondered, now why would they head up there? A little side trip to Mt. Rushmore? A quick trip to Sturgis? Without me? How strange!
I took a closer look at my order information and noticed that, though my billing address said Hawaii, my shipping address said South Dakota! Yikes! My skirts were lost!
But, thanks to the small world of the Air Force LDS B-1 community, we know the family living in our old house. I have to admit I've been a little jealous that the P. family would jump our claim so quickly, but in this case, it was rather handy.
So, I pulled out my old ward directory, and dialed them up. Sure enough, their phone number is the same! I told Mary P. my tale of woe and asked if she could watch for a package with my name on it and send on to me.
Just yesterday, my 3 skirts and 1 t-shirt arrived at the Tiki-Hut, safe and sound!
After a box of chocolate covered macadamia nuts to say Mahalo, and a little $ to cover the shipping, my "free" shipping ended up costing me about $20!
But the skirts are cute!