Well, now I am getting a tad bit
Apparently, the Amazon supplier took their damn sweet time in actually shipping said gift. So much so that they didn't bother to actually ship it until Hubby sent them an email saying "What the hell?" (I'm paraphrasing obviously...since he is so much nicer than me). Funnily enough, the package was then shipped immediately.
WITH the caveat that the package would arrive anywhere between December 20th and December 26th.
Well, obviously the 26th has come and gone. And still...nothing. So Hubby fired off another angry (he claims) email today. To which the response was, "We are soooooo sorry; it'll be there by the 2nd...for sure! We can offer you a 10% discount."
Which was about the time I kicked Hubby away from the computer and replied for him. I told them that we would be HAPPY to have 10% discount...provided the damn gift ACTUALLY arrives on or before the 2nd. Otherwise we expect a full refund.
I GET it. I get that both the online retailers AND the delivery services are overwhelmed during the Christmas season. Seriously, I do. Particularly since I don't have a small one waiting on "Santa" to deliver the goods. But this? This is totally unacceptable.
Up until now, I have been fairly calm about the situation, but now I'm about ready to explode. If it weren't for the fact that this is a GIFT...one that Man-Child has NO idea that he has a snowball's chance in hell of getting - AND the fact that Man-Child is headed back to school soon - I would just tell them to take the whole thing back. Period. I don't want it. Lose any and all chance of profit.
But it IS a gift. One that Man-Child wants so very much. One that he thinks he would never, ever get...even from Santa.
So I will wait. For the next three days.
And if that damn gift doesn't show up? Well...some VERY INDIGNANT emails will be sent. And Man-Child will be getting a different gift. And that's all I can say about that just yet.
Bastards. Ruining Christmas for the "children..." How dare they?!