Friday, January 16, 2009
Merry Christmas, still . . .
Christmas of 2008 has stretched a long arm into 2009. J's elderly mother orders her family's gifts and has them delivered. Ours she revealed, was from Omaha Steaks and was supposed to be delivered pre-holiday.
She kept asking us if it had arrived. We kept having to report that it had not. She came down to visit for Christmas. We drove her home between Christmas and New Years. No delivery.
Omaha Steaks gave her several reasons why her order had not been filled. Each was a reason that, it developed, was in error. Her credit card date was valid. She used it, with Omaha, for gifts sent to other family members.
J is on the telephone, right now, thanking her and letting her know the foam insulated box just arrived, dry ice intact and contents safely frozen.
She is so relieved. And the sparkle of Christmas has touched us again, in the January doldrums . . .