May 27, 2009

Please Mister Postman

This is either some karmic retribution for something heinous I did eons ago or a life lesson in patience. My Kaleidoscope is finally here, except it's not. I came home yesterday, certain that after suffering through the three day weekend it would be waiting on my front porch. No such luck. I sulked to the mailbox, muttering under my breath, and pulled out a little peach slip saying my package was at the post office. Sweet! I could be there in under 5 minutes. Then I actually read the note that says, sorry, no dice, you can only pick it up after 8:00 am on Wednesday. 

So I work all day knowing when I get off I'm going to pick up my house. I leave work, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, get to my car, call my fiancee, tell him I'm on the way to pick it up at the branch on the card. He asks for the name of the branch, he googles it, but I'm pretty sure I know where I'm going so I only half listen. When I repeat the address I see in teeny tiny print that they are only open til 4:30. 


It's 4:40

Reluctantly I forge ahead hoping that maybe someone will take pity on me and still let me in. I drive to the main branch. It's still open! I go in, wait in line, only to hear "this isn't the right building, go two blocks down, take a left..." 

I stop listening. 

I eventually leave, completely dejected and drive home. I wrestle with asking the mailman to redeliver it. It is 90 degrees this week and the thought of leaving a plexiglass house on the porch in the heat is not appealing. On the other hand, I know I have no shot of being out of the office and to this branch, that might as well be in Russia, by 4:30. I resign myself to the fact that I will have to have it redelivered. 

I start to fill in the form, which is a cross between swearing on a Bible and retaking the SAT, so that my house will finally be here waiting for me, and it says since my signature is required I have to pick it up in person. 

Meaning I wait until Saturday. 

I'm trading the Jetta in for a DeLorean. I'm pretty sure with a puffy vest and a flux capacitor I can make this work. 

Listening to: The Cat Empire - So Many Nights


  1. Du tust mir wirklich leid.

  2. So sorry to hear of all your troubles getting the Kaleidoscope House! Opening hours can be really annoying! Here we are so lucky that we have "post in shop" instead of ordinary postoffices, and my shop doesnt close until 10 in the evening!
    I guess it's no comfort in saying it's only 2 more days of waiting?