Because I’m trying to stay at home as much as possible during the pandemic, I’ve experimented with online shopping. Because I am also selling things on Etsy, I think I’m pretty sympathetic to delays in delivery time.
I did get a little crabby and lodged a complaint with Old Navy, when I got a notice that a T-Shirt and a five-pack of masks had been delivered but I never got it. Well, I complained via email (could never get through on the 1-800 line). I never got a response, so I reordered the shirt and bought a bunch of masks at Dollarama.
But guess what? The masks and t-shirt arrived yesterday. I originally thought it was just the reordered shirt but then the masks fell out of the envelope. And I do like the pastel palette of these masks. The advantage of having so many I now have one that complements any outfit (including my new, pinky striped tshirt).
I was very excited! First of all, it’s always fun to get something in the mail. Especially because I’m trying to not spend any money so I’m currently in clothing quarantine. Most of all, I want to thank all the people who are working through the pandemic to deliver packages to their destinations. I will endeavour to have more patience in the future.
And because good things come in threes, I also found one of my missing Adidas masks (it’s safe to say I have too many masks now). And I finally found my missing stash of Bic Clic pens. What is the point of this post? I don’t really know. Maybe learning to acknowledge good things can happen in bad times, even if they aren’t as consequential as dismantling systemic racism or defunding the police. We can celebrate little things and work toward making big things happen at the same time!