Friday.... oh how I have longed for this day this week. It has been one interesting week. I'll start off with my first disaster.
So most of you know about my Ainifeel quilted handbag that I purchased from Amazon two months ago. I adore this bag so much that I decided to purchase it in lavender. So last Wednesday, I place my order and decided to pay the extra price to get 2-day shipping.
It arrived on Friday (on time) and I was so, so excited to receive a call from our receptionist desk about my package being here. So I walk to the front open it and...... it was in BLACK! My heart fell and I was sorely disappointed. I could feel the heat rise to my face. No matter I will remain calm and simply call Amazon and find out what we can do to fix this mess.
I call Amazon to tell them of the mix up. The customer service agent was very kind and I decided at that moment that there was no need to be rude. This could be fixed right?
The customer service agent then sends a "replacement" the same day. All weekend I am having second thoughts about this "replacement". I don't have peace about it and I am already irritated. So Monday arrives and so does my package. I get a call from the front desk to come and pick it up. I pause as I hold it. Take a deep breath and gather my thoughts because I just don't feel right. I open a corner of the package and..... it's BLACK again!
My mind is full of anger and frustrated thoughts. My friend Melissa who is filling in for our receptionist sees my face and knows that I am MAD! I don't say a word because I know that she is watching but boy do I want to blast off!
I call Amazon tell them of the situation and they apologize profusely. Sigh..... I really wanted that bag and I can't try to order it again. Now it says that it is sold out. So disappointed. Now I will not lie. I did give them a bad rating for this but I still felt guilty for doing that. I don't know. But oh my frustrated week did not end there....
At the time that I placed my order for my handbag, I also placed an order on the H&M website for two more purse scarfs and a cashmere scarf. That package arrived yesterday to only have what? A package of men's underwear and T-shirts. Arrrggggh!!! Oh my gosh so not only did I not get my lavender handbag but I did not get the correct order from H&M?
Ohhhhhh... I wanted to call H&M and blast off but I caught myself and said, listen there is no need to be rude. I am surrounded by it on a regular basis. Don't fall into this. I never want to be an odor to people but a fragrance but it was hard...... I prayed and said Lord, I don't remember praying for patience recently but you sure are testing it right now. I called H&M and they were also very gracious. I have to return my package before I get my refund but they were still gracious.
I am sharing this with all of you because I want to put you on notice that this is where we are headed as far as shopping. With all of the stores closing, online shopping is taking over and we will not be able to try on items nor see them in person. It's unfortunate. I love going to stores. It is an opportunity to see items that you are interested in but it's also an opportunity to engage in the five senses and with people. So now we must put our "patience pants" on and learn to wait. It's going to be hard adjusting to this but we must.
I hope you all have a great Mother's Day weekend and enjoy your families. Be a fragrance to people not an odor.
(photos via Pinterest)