Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Return to sender...

Way, way back on the 1st of June, I decided to send my lovely girlfriend Nicki a little present. She was a fan of the Desperate Housewives TV show, and so being the generous boyfriend I am I purchased the first two seasons of the show on DVD from the Iraqi bazaar. I then rolled on down to our local post office to send off my gift. Again, this was on 1 June, 2006. Well, I waited and waited and waited, but Nicki never reported receiving the package. I came home on leave in July, and the package still hadn't come. August went by, September past by - still no package. Well, at this point I felt comfortable making the assumption that Nicki would never see that Desperate Housewives boxed set. Of course she was distraught and crying in sadness, but we both found a way to move on and put the tragedy of the whole deal behind us. I've since sent other items through the mail, but have made sure to pay for a couple hundred dollars worth of insurance, for the added peace of mind and to hopefully avoid another Desperate Housewives type debacle. Well fast-forward to today - 15 November, 2006. A full five and a half months since I sent the ill-fated DVD boxed set Nicki's way. What do you suppose I received in today's mail?
Here she is - the package that probably has more miles on it than a 1992 Honda Civic. 5 and a half months! Craziness.

Apparently, there was a mix up with where exactly Nicki was living. This is kind of understandable, since she was in the process of moving from one apartment to another during this time period. That was back in August however ... where has this thing been sitting during September, October and November?

I still can't believe this package made it's way back to Iraq. I assumed it was long, long gone. Well, now I will re-label it, roll on down to the local post office and send this package of goodness off on it's way once again.

4 comments:

joe said...

blog content running a little dry there bro?

JH said...

Hey, this is compelling material I'm covering here! My readers have a right to know about things like the postal system. Don't be hatin.

Nicki Picky said...

Plus its all about me which is always fun. Love ya tons!

jstkims@msn.com said...

I ran across your blog (and a pic of your black eye) in searching for info on "flying squirrels" (rescued one less than a week old in august). even though it is a simple little story, supporting the black hole theory of the postal service, i found myself with a smile. I am a 42 year old mom of 4 boys in Mississippi. This wasn't really about the mail... it was a really sweet story about boy loves girl, boy buys present, and 'the forces that be' work really hard against him :), loves wins and all is right in the universe. take good care of yourself over there - and as for me and mine, we very much appreciate what you are doing.