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Nov. 14th, 2005


Gail is not going to be getting her computer today.

Because her mother was out for a walk during the 45 minutes it was delivered.

My mother is unemployed...I mean "retired"...which means she does NOTHING during the day except shop, watch TV, play spider solitaire, and take a 45 minute walk.

And she had to do that during the time my computer was brought to her door...and then taken back to the truck to be redelivered tomorrow.


I'm taking a nap.

[Edit: I napped for 4 hours (whoa) but that's not the reason for edit. Apparently the FedEx truck came back (am I the only one who knows that this NEVER happens? I blame Florida and it's weirdness) and so my computer has, in fact, been delivered and is, in fact, in my mother's possession in Spring Hill. I'm waiting to see if she'll meet me for dinner "halfway" in Clermont.

You may say I overreacted, but as I told my sister in a comment, I emailed her this morning saying that the package was on a truck and would be delivered today. I didn't expect her to wait around for a week, just the morning...4 hours maximum. She spends most of her day at home anyhow, it's not a big stretch for her. She had already gone grocery shopping that morning (shopping, one of two reasons she leaves the house) so it seemed a pretty good bet that she would be home for the delivery.

I probably did overreact, but this is the largest purchase I have ever made. EVER. I have spent money on extravagant things, but even a plane ticket to Paris was under $600 (the second most expensive thing I have ever purchased). I've bought iPods and TiVos and TVs and DVDs up the yin-yang, but those top off around $450. This is huge.

So I'm hoping to still get my computer today. Maybe I deserve to be punished and wait a while, but I'm punishing myself. Here's hoping I get a free dinner tonight!]


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Nov. 14th, 2005 05:48 pm (UTC)
Silly Mom. Did she know she was waiting for a package? Why would she leave the house for any reason (except maybe a fire) without having received your package first.

Sometimes I wonder if I am really related to her. Of course, I have also decided my real mother was abducted by ailens years ago, and we were left with some impersonator who has no clue.
Nov. 14th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
I remember very clearly dad telling me I was found on the side of the road in an egg and hatched...and I maintain that I am not related to any of you crazy people. But it's hard to think that when we are all so much alike.

I mean, maybe it's a little silly that I would expect her to wait for my package, but I sent her an email this morning, saying that is was on a FedEx truck and would be delivered today. There was no ifs/ands/buts about it.

To throw a little salt in my wound, apparently FedEx came back around and they delivered my computer, so mom has it right now. I'm asking if she'll meet me for dinner (free dinner + new computer = YAY). I still think I was justified in being a little angry. Maybe not to the extent that I was...but I'm a drama queen.
Nov. 14th, 2005 10:56 pm (UTC)
You have every right to be miffed.

Lord knows I would be.

Anyway, Woooo-Hooooo for a new computer, and free food. What more could a girl ask for?
Nov. 15th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
I don't need anything more from life. Is that bad?
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