Friday, January 20, 2012

This Is Too Good Not to Share...

WAAAAY back in November 2010, I decided it would be a great idea to order photo calendars of the kids for all the grandparents for Christmas. Being anti-social and ultimately lazy, of course, I ordered them all online.

I'm not going to tell you which company I went with, but I will give you one very cryptic clue. It rhymes with Crawl-Mart. Seriously, people. One of these days, I'm going to get sued.

So, with it being the holidays, I guess things got busy over there and the calendar I ordered for one of the grandparents--to be sent directly to her--never showed up. A huge kerfuffle ensued in which I had to make approximately 3 phone calls to the company before anyone would admit that the order was lost, and a replacement was finally sent out. Grandmother received her Christmas calendar on January 27th 2011, more than a month late. I'd have filed a big, noisy complaint, but they also forgot to charge my credit card. So really, no harm done.

End of story? Apparently not.

This evening, as I was right in the middle of reading Firstborn his nightly bedtime chapter of Harry Potter, the phone rang. 

Guess what! My calendar's ready!! Good grief.

So, my New Year's resolution to be more mentally healthy by (for one thing) staying out of that nut house was probably a good move, no?!



Debra She Who Seeks said...

That's freaky! The last episode of Marketplace on CBC was all about the worst customer service in Canada. Sprawlmart featured prominently -- because of one woman's bad experience of trying to get a photo calendar she had ordered and paid for. Sprawlmart gave her nothing but lies and the royal runaround.

Clearly she was not alone.



Granny Bob said...

Wow that is crazy, good thing you made that New Years resolution. Makes you think twice about where you shop.Take care!

Jane said...

I guess they were a little backed up, lol! I suspect you're lucky to have got it at all... Mum's the word on your credit card and fingers crossed, they owe you :)

NellieVaughn said...

Photo calendar? You can do this? I am going to give everyone I know a photo calendar of ME next year. 12 months of MEEE!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Well, they obviously don't like to rush these things!

Can I recommend a company that rhymes with Snapple for calendars?!

Hines-Sight said...

That's funny, and crazy. Thanks for popping in today.