Saturday, December 29, 2018

Even Steven Sticks It To Mrs. HM Yet Again

Mrs. Hillbilly Mom plans, Even Steven laughs.

I should realize by now that nothing every falls into place as planned. The Pony has been home a good long time this year for the holidays, but he's chomping at the bit to return to his college apartment. He's not sugar-coating the reason why: he wants to get back and download the computer games he bought at up-to-80% discount with his Christmas money.

That's what a college kid should be able to do, right? Enjoy himself between semesters, before the daily grind starts again. The Mansion internet allotment cannot take such a hit for his gaming purposes. He even tried to use McDonald's wifi, but it was too slow. There's also the admission that one of his friends will be returning early as well.

The Pony had wished to be back by Thursday. We tried to dissuade him, to leave on Friday or Saturday, and make a mini CasinoPalooza with my sister the ex-mayor's wife. He agreed, but Sis was not available on those dates. So... we agreed to drive back on Wednesday, spend the night halfway, and The Pony could set out on his own Thursday morning, and get back to his apartment by noon.

Sounds so simple, right? But no. I needed to order some checks, because my supply is running out. I knew I didn't want them arriving while we're gone, even though they come in unmarked packaging. I specifically checked the boxes that led me to believe that the checks would arrive the following Monday. Well after we returned from our trip to see The Pony halfway back to college.

Oh, Even Steven! You're a sly one! Last night, I got a notification that my check order had shipped. Huh. That was pretty sudden, since they won't be arriving for another 10 days. Oh, wait! NOW they are supposed to get here on... you guessed it, the very day we are leaving to take The Pony halfway back to college and spend the night! How is that even possible?

So... I went into the shipping info, to try and set a new delivery date and time (at an ADDITIONAL FEE, mind you, to get it here LATER)... and there's no record that I have a package. How is THAT even possible, when they just notified me that my package had shipped, and I followed the link to track my package???

Why do I have a feeling this won't end well?


River said...

It MIGHT have been a better idea to order the checks (we call them cheques, English spelling)After you'd delivered The Pony halfway home.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Not sure who pony is.
Coffee is on

Hillbilly Mom said...

I had NO IDEA that they would ship the next day after ordering. Everything on the website said they would be delivered on MONDAY, Jan. 7, many days after we returned. I even paid extra to get that date, rather than a date of Jan. 14. So I'm not at all happy with The Devil's Playground for their check-printing service, even though I've used it for years with no problems.

The Pony is my 20-year-old son, who attends the University of Oklahoma, which is a 9-hour drive away from home.