Xmas 911

Sometimes, despite the best of planning, the most organized advance effort for the perfect gift, something goes wrong.  Yeah, that’s how my day has gone.

Back in November, I ordered Gamma’s gift.  You know, that very special jacket with a name embroidered on the front, the school’s letter, a sport emblem (golf, in this case), and the last name in carpet-like letters on the back?

It was due to be ready on December 20, but there was a bit of a delay.  So, when I went to pick it up today, the poor young fellow came out and said, "there’s a problem."

Heck yeah, there’s a problem.  They misspelled her name — front and back.  It wasn’t the local store’s fault; they had it correctly spelled (in several places) on the order form.  The company they get the jackets from messed it up.

The store is making it right, but the problem is, this was a Christmas present.  Cold weather is here, and I know she’d love to show it off to her cousins on Christmas Day (they’re both younger athletes, so this would be impressive to them).  So, it will be made right, but not for a few more weeks.

Dang.  Now what do I do for Christmas?

8 Responses to “Xmas 911”

  1. on 23 Dec 2008 at 6:01 pm Joel

    I have a feeling she’ll understand.

  2. on 24 Dec 2008 at 6:29 am Girlfriend

    Christmas will still come and Joel is right, she’ll understand. It’s Mama that is having the problem with it. Great girls, great family and Merry Christmas Eve.

  3. on 24 Dec 2008 at 5:08 pm Realtorchick

    look on the bright side, at least it is not a home made prison tattoo spelled wrong, supposed to say Rugby Rules, misspelled to say Ruby Rules.

  4. on 24 Dec 2008 at 9:13 pm Jacket

    I have a nice orange and black one that you could substitute. It also has tradition behind it.

  5. on 24 Dec 2008 at 10:49 pm Netmom

    Thanks Jacket, but somehow I don’t think it would be the same. The real thing will show up in a few weeks… until then, it’s just one of those tough lessons about not always getting what you want, WHEN you want it.

  6. on 25 Dec 2008 at 1:17 am Mike

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. You are very blessed.

  7. on 25 Dec 2008 at 10:56 am Joel

    Heh. Well, I have one I could lend that is even from the right high school (but wrong sport). At least the colors would be right!

    Orange and black, indeed. Where did you graduate from, Jacket–Halloween High School?

  8. on 25 Dec 2008 at 10:12 pm Jacket

    Certainly not Doc! I didn’t graduate from Clinton. However, it is rich in tradition though not the Cadillac of High Schools. It is also the school where three generations of my family attended and graduated. The sport would have also been different though.

Trackback this Post | Feed on comments to this Post

Leave a Reply