In keeping with the slightly off topic posts of the past month, I have to share this one.
I order a lot of stuff.
Amazon, Ebay. Etsy, direct from some companies.
America, China, Korea, Europe, Thailand, lots of places.
So I have an old bed at home.
I've had it for years and years, and it has seen better days.
I bought it at Sears many moons ago when I was an employee.
Well it is long past the time to replace it.
The box spring is good, but the mattress needs replacing.
I went to Amazon.ca and ordered this:
It was a good price, all positive reviews.
So I ordered it.
I followed the tracking number and waited for the delivery.
This morning a guy shows up at the door from Fed Ex.
Says I have to help him carry the box from the truck.
I get my coat and boots (it's winter here) and head out.
My mattress is laying open on the bed of the truck.
The driver keeps repeating "it just popped open", "Just happened!" like a kid who got caught.
I sighed, and then said, "No way. I'm not accepting a bed that's been lying in the bottom of a delivery truck."
Driver said "You have to accept it!"
I went in the house to call Fed Ex.
In the meantime the old biddy neighbors wandered out to enjoy the show.
I called Fed Ex, the lady said the driver would return it.
Unfortunately he had left, but not before dragging the mattress across the driveway of snow, sand and salt.
Maybe I should pitch a tent in the back yard?