I like to make a note on this blog when something really lucky happens to me.
This happened to me this week:
I had online ordered a really obscure item for one of my kids for Christmas.
It was delivered last week but I hurried it away into a closet and didn’t look at it carefully.
A couple of days ago, a local store that I follow on Facebook happened to post that they had received a few of this item. I was amazed, because it’s very seriously obscure and I never would have thought any local store would have it. “If only I’d known,” I said to myself, “I could have bought it locally from a store I really love.”
Then today I went to wrap said gift, which is very unusual for me as I usually leave this to the last minute, and also I am drowning in work to be done before the holidays, so why I chose to wrap today is beyond me.
And I found that the item that had been delivered from an online store was damaged – the package was ripped open and it looked like it had gotten wet at some point.
But instead of freaking out and having a total pre-Christmas THINGS ARE RUINED meltdown, I just called the local shop and had them put their last remaining copy of said item on hold for me, then printed off a return label from the online retailer, then boxed up the damaged one, then swung by the post office where it return shipped for free, then swung by the local store where I got a nice new copy of the obscure item at a $10 savings over the online one.
BAZINGA. Now that’s lucky. I feel like Santa must have had a hand in that one.