Let me start by saying a HUGE APOLOGY and THANK YOU to one sweet blogger friend who thoughtfully responded to my published post back in January of last year - “A Book is Added to My Wish List”.
It caught me by surprise when one day around March last year (my birthday month) I received a registered mail notice from my local post office. You see this kind of registered notice doesn’t say much about what’s on the parcel so you don’t have a choice but to actually check at the post office what this is about.
If you have been following this blog you will know how much I hate dealing with government offices. Their “system” never fails to drain the very minimal bits of patience in my body. But I didn’t have a choice then so I summoned my guts and gathered the remaining stock of my patience and checked about the package. As as I expected I ended up very annoyed and upset because all along I knew that the parcel is supposed to be delivered to my door step and yet for their God-forsaken-reason they turned it into a “mail-for-pick-up-parcel”. I was upset because my annoyance about the situation had taken over my excitement for the parcel. It sort of ruined the surprise factor feeling when you received a surprise from someone. Know what I mean?
Then probably out of my disappointment I messaged the sender to simply let her know the parcel’s delivery status. However, when I went back reading our convo on a later date to collect some delivery details, I realized that all through out our convo I really sounded disappointed about the parcel which I am really not. I don’t think it was ethical on my part to even bother the person who sent me the gift. Jeeez I should have slapped my own face!
It was not my intention to sound upset to the person who sent the parcel. however, I feel like I really did (sigh). What was I upset about was the situation where I am trapped between rebelling against the postal system but at the same time I can’t just ignore the parcel because it is very important to me not because of it’s material value but because I know that it was specially sent to me and those special thoughts are included in that parcel.
To make the story short, I was able to collect the parcel after some time when my head cooled down. And when I finally got it I was really overjoyed and my plan was to write a special thank you post to surprise back the sender. But… in my intention to make the post a special one.. it resulted to a much-delayed post until it dragged on to my blogging hiatus days. The “surprise thank you” almost did not happen… until now.
So I would like to say my HUGE APOLOGIES and THANK you to one fine lady from Norway who has always been very kind and thoughtful not only to me but to everybody I know that she knows.
THANK YOU Joy for your thoughtfulness of responding to my post. I am so sorry that I failed to thank you immediately or even confirmed with you when I already received your gift for the reason that I already mentioned. And I really hope that I did not offend you in any way when I messaged
you about the delivery status. I am feeling guilty ever since. Please know that I appreciate this very much and words can not express how much this gift means to me. THANK YOU!
By the way, Joy ordered and sent me these books through Amazon.com and it’s supposed to be a door-to-door delivery but those bozos from my local post office managed to put their hands on it.