Wednesday, April 13, 2011

And A Partidge In A Pear Tree...

Soooooo....on the 11th day of April...my "Brown guy" brought to me.....
I still love Dale even tho he's not racing anymore...

Three Skeins of Yarn....


Two Jelly Rolls....

And an Amy Butler Box of Pretty Thread.....
Huh? I didn't order any thread...

I'm always excited when I see Dale the UPS truck come down the driveway.  So today, when Dale the UPS truck delivered my latest order from fabric.com, I snatched the box off the porch. I ripped it open. I found the three skeins of Peaches & Creme yarn...I found two Jelly Rolls. And then....I found a box of thread. Hmmmm, I hadn't ordered thread. Was it a "free gift with order"??? I didn't remember a "free gift with order." I checked the invoice and I checked my online order. Nada. Nothing. Zip. Why did Dale the UPS guy bring me thread?

Dale! I'd "spool" with you anytime!!!

So...I called the toll-free number. Some mechanical voice tells me I'm #782 in the queue. Ok, I'm exagerrating a little. Actually I couldn't tell WHAT number I was because the auto-person apparently had marbles in their mouth. So I  got online at fabric.com (where I was #1 in the queue - yay!) and chatted with "Janelle." I explained what happened. She said  she would check and see if it "may be able to be a gift." About an hour later (I'm exaggerating again, but only a little) she came back on and said "we can actually retrieve it back from you" and instructed me to put it in the box it came in and leave it outside for Dale UPS to pick back up.

Sigh...it was sooooo pretty - like a box of funny-shaped Easter Eggs...but if I didn't pay for them, I really couldn't enjoy them, and would have most likely stuffed them under that huge pile of UFOs in the corner, never to see the light of day because I would have felt too guilty to use them. So back in the box they went, with a little note to Dale the UPS guy to send them back home. The box is sitting on my porch. 

This whole time, I was thinking that thread was probably $14.99 or maybe even $19.99...so out of curiosity, I zipped back out to fabric.com and found this:

Holey-Spooley-Moley! No WONDER they wanted it back, LOL! Well, at least I can console myself that I'll get to see Dale the UPS guy one more time.

  

4 comments:

Cathy said...

ohhh pretty my Dale I mean UPS man brought a box from Fat Quarter Shoppe Lovely set of fat quarters and 2 yards of lady bug and 1 yard of sunflower fabric. I feels so soft better than spooning with Dale I am sure. I hope to do a Disapearing 9 square quilt ( I think that is what it is called) Oh I am impressed with your honesty You are one fine human

Val said...

This post is so hilarious! I love it. What integrity you have sending that thread back. That is awesome. I love your yarn and can't wait to see what you make. I looked at Hobby Lobby to see if they had the peaches and cream. They didn't. But I did see the sugar and cream. There is a difference. For sure. Have fun crocheting!

A Dixie Girls Delights said...

Nadine I love you your posts always crack me up :) Its refreshing that you are that honest to send those pretty threads back, lol 34 bucks for that box huh thats a tad bit crazy no wonder they wanted a return. hope your crocheting goes better than mine is so far my dishcloths are coming right along though:)

Cathy said...

Cute story, Nadine! We all love Dale - huh, I mean, the UPS guy, don't we? lol!! :)
Nice to get a little computer time, I miss you!!!!!
Hugz,
CJ♥♥