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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

EBay Disappointments of the Week and Day 3 of our Week Long Give Away.

Last night was a disappointment.

It was pouring rain, not a disappointment by any means, but I had to run to the post office.

And it was raining like a tidal wave.

Image found here.

I arrive at the post office in one piece and pick up my XL bin full of priority mail packages. I carry it half-off my hip, sort of lop-sided, because I have this belly sticking out, and wouldn’t you know it, I spill about half of my shipment.

“Stay calm,” I think to myself as I bend over, bending like a tree swaying in the wind.

I have to bend at an arch. I feel so un-lady like.

And the rain washes over me in buckets.

I pick everything up and carry my shipment inside.

I place my first envelope on the scale and start my exchange with the automatic shipping machine.

And wouldn’t you know it, the machine isn’t feeling well.

On the computer screen it says its system is down and can’t help me with my request, but can it help me with something else.

I wonder just what else it can help me with.

A cup of hot chocolate?

A great lasagna recipe?

So I pick up my heavy, just spilled XL bin and carry it back out to the car, in the pouring rain, and only one envelope falls this time as I place it back into the car.

I drive to another post office and the automatic shipping machine has the same problem, but it’s just as courteous and offers to help me with anything else I need.

Can it offer me an umbrella?

Carry my bin back to the car?

EBay was fabulous this week, with lots of people shopping. I had some great stuff to sell, but I did have a few disappointments. They’re nothing like being slapped in the face by an automated shipping machine or dropping packages in the rain, but still worth noting.

Formal gowns don't sell well on EBay. I think us ladies want the shopping experience when we need a fancy dress. Buying a formal gown on-line just isn't as fun. You don't get to try things on and isn't that what it's all about sometimes.

Like this gorgeous Laura Ashley Black Velvet Dress sold for .99 cents. I'm sure who ever wears it will look great and her smile will be that much bigger knowing that she purchased it for under $1.00.

And this Jessica McClintock Dress, brand new, with the sweetest lines and diamond studs never even sold. I gave it to my neighbor who's going on a fancy cruise. Now she has a sweet dress to wear.

Sometimes, a somewhat successful junk collector finds something really cool that they’re not sure what to do with.

Do I keep it?

Do I sell it?

Or do I give it away?

I think I’ll give it away!

This shirt says:

Ten Things You Need To Know About Chuck Norris

1) He can sneeze with his eyes open

2) Before he goes on stage, Chuck Norris break’s someone’s leg to give himself good luck.

3) Chuck Norris was the first person to tame a dinosaur.

4) Chuck Norris’ heart beats once every week.

5) It never rains on Chuck Norris

6) Chuck Norris has no doors in his house, only walls he walks through.

7) Chuck Norris can grate fresh Parmesan cheese with his beard.

8) Chuck Norris can turn back time by simply staring at the clock and flexing.

9) Chuck Norris won a staring contest with Medusa!

10) If you stare at the American flag long enough, a 3D image of Chuck Norris appears.

If you want to win this shirt, make up #11 in the list of things unknown about Chuck Norris and leave it in the comment format below.

I’ll announce the winner on Monday. To see give-away from day one, click here. To see give-away from day two, click here.


1 comment:

  1. Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer...too bad he never cries!

    (I didn't make that up- but I think it is funny!)
    Your blog is cute. Glad I found it

    ReplyDelete

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