Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fortunately and Online Shopping

This is probably a vent or maybe a pro/con post. I ordered a few things online this year for christmas. The first of the four orders came today.

I am going to jump here to one of my favorite childrens books is one I found at a library my friend worked at. It is called Fortunately and it's basically a good things/bad things happens to this boy on his adventure book. It makes for a fun way to deal with the curves that life sends you. For some reason I feel like I may have posted about this book before.

Fortunately by Remy Charlip

Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise party.
Unfortunately, the party was a thousand miles away.
Fortunately, a friend loaned Ned an airplane.
Unfortunately, the motor exploded.
Fortunately, there was a parachute in the airplane.
Unfortunately, there was a hole in the parachute.

What else could go wrong as Ned tries to get to the party? Readers will cheer as Ned's luck turns from good to bad to good again, while clever illustrations tell the story of his wacky adventure and narrow escapes.

So the book goes that way, my story goes this way -

Fortunately I found online some gifts for family.
Unfortunately I did have to pay for them.

Fortunately, my order arrived very quickly.
Unfortunately it was the wrong item.

Fortunately I could reorder the right one.
Unfortunately it would take a few more days to get here.

Fortunately when I called Customer service they said, oh, we will credit your account and you can donate it to charity (pretty cool) and we stop there and we wait to see what happens when the other order arrives.

Next -

Fortunately I was able to find the stereo headphones I wanted. Unfortunately I got an email saying they took my order but now realize they are out of stock.

Fortunately it is a gift for myself and I don't have to reship it.
Unfortunately though it means I may get it after christmas.

Next - well we will see what happens next....


Lynnbug said...

I love to online shop because I hate malls. I just cant stand them. Fortunately, you started early and maybe all the wrongs can be righted before Christmas!

Rach said...

Oh, I LOVE that book! As soon as I read your post title I just *knew* what was going to happen.

I've done all my holiday shopping online for the past four years and have never been happier. I live in the land of outlets and we get HUGE numbers of tourist imports this time of year. It's INSANE, I tell ya, IN. SANE.

Hopefully you'll stay sane as this situation gets righted.

Presley said...

Online shopping is always enjoyable when we know what to shop and where to shop.

Hadley said...

That’s great..! I can't even imagine Christmas w/o online shopping. I love online shopping.