This is a true story (except for the talking dog).
Numbers, somehow, always manage to trip me up. I don’t know what it is about them and my brain, but they just can’t play nice together. More than once I have caught myself updating the monster blog with the wrong number. I got in the habit of checking to see what number I was on before beginning the update itself, but in that second or two between looking at the post and loading the screen to update, I would get the numbers wrong. Sometimes more than once. Sometimes more than twice.
Go ahead, look right now. I go magically from 457 to 258! I just caught it this morning. I’m hopeless! Why can’t all numbers be 5???
I ordered ink for my fancy-ass printer last week and it’s still not here. I can’t get the ink in stores, which I didn’t realize before I bought it. It’s an awesome printer, but when you’re out of cyan, you’re out of cyan until more comes in the mail. I don’t mind ordering it, but they said it would only take 2 or 3 days to get to me. It’s been much longer than that. Meanwhile…the print queue is growing and growing and growing.
Apparently, I’m anemic. I’m not sure it counts as being sick, but if you want to give me a vacation or a hug, I won’t turn you down.
Seriously. You guys are the best.
If it’s where I mislaid my lovely fountain pen TELL ME!
I thought was so ahead of the game ordering a huge quantity of the wooden blocks I need for my rubber stamps. I got them and tucked them away because I didn’t think the stamps themselves would get here in time for my big deadline (THREEFREAKINGDAYSFROMNOW), but I got an e-mail saying the stamps had been shipped. yay! So I opened my big box of wooden blocks to put the labels on so I’d have a head start when the stamps arrived.
First I had to verify it wasn’t MY mistake. This is exactly the kind of thing I do (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ordered the wrong size envelopes for my cards), but it wasn’t my mistake this time. They just sent the wrong thing. G-06 instead of G-05. 600 of them. That’s an awful lot of the wrong size block.
I haven’t heard back yet, but I hope they’ll be overnighting me at least 100 of the size I actually ordered. I was very polite in my frantic e-mail.