The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Friday, September 01, 2017

The quest is over

IT ARRIVED!

[And you thought vampires are bad. They're nothing compared to the alien white squirrels!]

Two days after my quest, I received an email naming a price (which was pretty much what I thought it would be) and that they had set aside one of the banners. Unfortunately, I received the email too late to pick it up that day. I replied that I would pick it up on Friday as we were leaving town. Shortly thereafter, I received another reply that it would be waiting for me at the front desk.

Unfortunately, on Friday, with all the packing and loading of the car and it being o'god-it's-too-early-to-be-doing-this, we were a solid fifty miles out of town before I remembered I was supposed to pick up the banner.

Sigh.

I called to say I would call back on Monday to do the order and have it shipped.

On Monday, I called, only to find out the person responsible was out of the office and would call me back on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, I called just before they closed and again, the person responsible was out of the office.

On Wednesday, at o'god-who-is-this-calling-me-at-this-time-of-the-day, I finally received a call back. The sale was made, the shipping was paid, and then it was a waiting game.

I did not expect it to be delivered so quickly.

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[It's the most wonderful time of the year!]

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