Monday, September 10, 2007

The Shipping News

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!


Deanne said...

What? No pics of the cute skirts?! I feel moated man! :)

Sorry to hear about your shipping woes, but good thing you know the people living in your mainland home!

No Cool Story said...

Deanne speaks the truth, we need pics of these special cute skirts.
This is when nice does count. You got your skirts :)

Mrs.Field's Cookies said...

Fashion show!!! i want to see these new skirts!

Mary said...

I'm with Erin Deanne and NCS, where's the fashion show? I love love love to wear skirts these days, and most of mine are Target clearance ones too. We are probably dressing as twins and not even realizing it!

How nice that the package made it to you after all that!

orchard_girl said...

oooh I love Target's clearance skirts. Must go shopping now. Fashion show please, need to see what will look good on me!

Amanda said...

How nice that Mary P. could help you out! :D I wonder if she tried them on first? ;)

Elizabeth-W said...

That story had such a happy ending!! Aside from the paying the money bit, but still....they weren't lost forever and you did get them in a much more timely fashion than you'd feared. All's well that ends well :)

Donna Boucher said...

What an amazing tale!!!
I'm so glad you got your clothes...but 20$
Mercy me!!!
I feel your pain ;o)

Carrot Jello said...

My in-laws ordered scooters and helmets for my three children once. It got sent to our old house by mistake, and the people kept the stuff. :(

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Sad story by Carrot Jello... same thing happened to my sister when we sent her christmas in a box... wrong address and the new tenents kept the loot. She went and banged on their door for a week and to no avail.

Glad you story had a better ending, minus the extra shipping $$. Can't wait to see a photo!

wendy said...

CJ and Gina - so sorry about your lost packages. How sad to lose Christmas and scooters!