Rant time: I am really mad at delias.com. As in, about to hit Defcon 4 MAD. I placed an order on Black Friday (11/28) along with several other Christmas shopping orders from other retailers. Then as packages started to arrive, I wondered where the Delia’s order was. So after emailing them on 12/6, and then getting an email back saying I would be contacted soon about my order, I check it online and see everything is pending (save 4 items which may not now be available). So I CALL them today to find out that they may have a problem with my address but that I have to wait until tomorrow to resolve the issue. SERIOUSLY? It’s been like 10 days since I placed the order, people!?!?
Needless to say, I am looking like the Grinch right now. Grumpy? Yes! Big frown? That too. Maybe even a little green.
But even in my Grinchy mood, I am sitting down to write this. Hey, it feels good to blast Delia’s online! But then like the Grinch, I have to consider a few things:
-This is after all only a order for Christmas gifts. In the grand scheme of things, it’s pretty small. #firstworldproblems
-Delia’s just might make it right, so why am I immediately assuming the worst?
-When I get fixated on stuff, I lose sight of what REALLY matters! One of my favorite moments in How the Grinch Stole Christmas is when the Grinch has his epiphany:
Speaking of Grinch, here’s another holiday example: when Taylor was 9 and asked me if Peter, our “Elf on the Shelf” is real. And where did this out-of-the-blue idea come from? From a stinking One Step Ahead catalog, which sells…wait for it…toys! Yeah, on the back cover, it featured “Christopher Pop-in-kins” the elf and reminds parents to “keep moving the doll around.” Geez, I had no clue I needed to screen my toy catalog from the kids! Not a big deal until she followed it up with her next question: “So that means Santa, too?” Way to disillusion my child, people! I went ballistic then too, sent an email to One Step Ahead, and heard…nothing.
But part of ranting and complaining about stuff is just to get it out of your system. Get rid of that bah humbug spirit and leave it in the rear view mirror. So what if the order isn’t right? I can always order from a more reliable retailer. My girl is now 13, and she participates in keeping the Christmas spirit alive for her 9 year old brother.
While presents, elf on the shelf and Santa are all fun, THIS is what it’s all about…
When I remember that Jesus is the reason for the season, how can I possibly be a Grinch?