Holiday Frustrations

I did another three repeats on the shawl. I should have been able to do more but I was thwarted with my Christmas shopping on multiple fronts.

Yesterday the first of my gift packages was due to arrive. The big online store promised delivery by 9PM. I spent all day waiting for the status to update. The package didn’t arrive. Now it says today by 9PM. I’ll believe it when I see it.

Then when I went to order a membership for the littles in my extended family I found the web site screwed up. It said try later. So I did. I ended up sending The Husband in person to get it. They said it will take 4-6 weeks. Well, that’s no help with Christmas 2 weeks away. They said if you use the web site they send a card earlier to announce your gift. Yeah, they had no idea the web site wasn’t working.

So I think I have one more gift to get but it can wait until after Christmas. And as a huge plus The Husband will handle it since it’s for his mom.

That leaves waiting for the packages to be delivered. Hopefully that will improve.

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14 Responses to Holiday Frustrations

  1. 2dachsnite says:

    I’m enjoying your blog, but have to say … the toenail fungus ad is really gross. I guess income is income, but – ick.

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  2. It’s always a bit of a risk online shopping, isn’t it. I’ve gone one step further (too far?) by ordering components online, so I need them ALL to arrive in enough time for me to then make the actual present. That was probably a mistake!

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  3. You’re much more organized than me! I haven’t ordered a single gift yet. I’m planning to do it during nap time today and can only hope they’ll arrive on time. 🤞🏽

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  4. If it’s any consolation, MANY people are waiting for packages. I don’t know why they promise what they clearly can’t deliver! As I was passing through Maryland, a friend had ordered yarn for me to knit her something, and it hadn’t even been shipped yet when it was supposed to have arrived! Fortunately, she doesn’t expect it for Christmas!

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    • My issue isn’t so much with the fact that it will be late (my husband worked for the post office. I’m familiar with that mess.) but with the fact that I paid for guaranteed (their word not mine) delivery. A certain large online retailer needs to rethink wording when offering a quick delivery service that customers pay a premium for.

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      • Yes; it isn’t the fault of the post office this time! If it’s not been shipped yet, it certainly isn’t going to be delivered on time. We’ll see if this does anything to the number of people willing to pay for premium service in future, when it can’t do as advertised. And I think you are being a little over delicate in not mentioning said large online retailer by name; they’ve made the national news with this snafu, after all.

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      • My package finally arrived. It was Amazon of course who shipped it but the post office who delivered it. I’m no longer bitter but maybe I will be next week when the second package is due to arrive;)

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  5. I love your shawl! The colors are knitting up beautifully and that edging is so sweet!
    Sorry about your shopping issues. Seems like companies and websites have more problems this time of year. You would think they would be on top of it a lot better. Hope the rest of the year goes well for you and happy stitching.

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  6. salpal1 says:

    I hope everything arrives safely!

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  7. So sorry about all the shopping thwarts. It is so frustrating when Christmas prep doesn’t flow!

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  8. chrisknits says:

    BioGirl did all her and ElectricGuy’s shopping for me. I have a few items for Diva, nothing for CarGuy and 1 thing for Hubster. But we can’t celebrate until Dec 29th, so I have time. I just need to get 2 gifts ordered to ship to NC and buy 3 littles gifts for the 24th. I got this!

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  9. Well stuff happens. I hope that you are done with issues for the Holidays of 2019!!!! I like to collect things all year long, so it makes it easier on me now for gift.

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