Saturday, June 13, 2009
All You Need Is Love
I regret to inform the Wordzzle World that I have no Wordzzle Words today. Perhaps I'll do a double next week.
It has been a flurry of absurd activity here.
The old adage ‘You Get What You Pay For’ is not necessarily true. My DIL’s Mom spent an obscene amount of money on baby furniture at Pottery Barn for Kids. My son and I both said “go JC Penney” but what the hell do we know. He has a penis and I’m a heathen socialist, surely we know nothing about the inner workings of baby furnishings.
Allow me to summarize what the upper crust of Pottery Barn For Kids has managed to do – as part of their promise of “Fine Quality” and “Superior Service”
Order placed in April
Dozens of calls required to fix shipping over charge of more than $500
Delivery date set
Delivery date re-scheduled by them
Today is the new date
Yesterday no one calls to confirm (as they say they always do)
They confirm order piece by piece
All is well
For 12 hours
This morning they call to say changing table and dresser will not be coming.
Why!? Do they have a prior engagement?
Seems warehouse can’t count – pieces were never there
So crib will come
And giant hutch piece will come with nothing to attach it to
They will send in ringers “soon” for missing pieces
Original pieces will be here in August
Nothing like setting up a room twice – what fun
Innocent trucking type guys arrive
They are sweet and sorry for things that are not their fault
Crib is set up – OK we’re on a roll
Giant hutch piece (whose partners are missing) is unveiled
It does not match the crib
It does not match the “ringers” they will be sending someday
It does not match anything ever looked at, let alone ordered
Baby comes in 2 weeks
I say all baby needs is a basket, some diapers, a breast to suck on, and love
Expensive does not equal good
I would have gone JC Penney and given the rest of the money to THESE FINE FOLKS
Oh - DIL cried. I yelled at bad store people for her. I hugged. I put ice in her juice. Told her she was beautiful. Called her Mom to say furniture will be perfect one day.
I am getting good at letting love guide the way. Babies do that to a person.
photo comes from JC Penney site - I assume they won't mind since I think they rock!