Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Slightly Peeved. So Long, I'm sorry!

Sooo I know I've posted about our fabulous glider before... But here's yet another one. Keep in mind that my husband thought I was ridiculous to buy this thing and every step of this process I've been just waiting for him to turn around and say "I told you so" which would certainly put me over the edge and make me cry. Thank god he hasn't done that... I think he understands how much I wanted this. Yes. A chair. Silly, I know...

Anyway, Background:

We ordered our fabulous glider from the most respected childrens store in the area (called Johnsons, Ironically)...Something like a DECADE ago now (ok, 16 weeks ago)... Anyway, it was supposted to arrive within 6 -9 weeks (I assumed 10 because I understand it's furniture, etc.) but after getting a call the beginning of July they let us know that it was delayed due to some fabric issue with another persons order (I dont know HOW that has to do with ours, but whatever).

No big deal, I'm cool, that's why we ordered it SOO early...
However, they called us the first week of August to let us know that the chair had arrived damaged. SERIOUSLY!? Why me!?? They promised a new one would ship out within the following week and we'd have it by them middle of August. What could I do other than say Ok?? All I could do was think about what a pushover I am. They totally went from a 6 week delivery date to 16 weeks! That's almost 3x as long as it should have been. How is that good business practice? I let them know that I wasn't happy and asked that they deliver it since there's no way I could help Chris carry that huge chair.
Sooo FINALLY they call today and the chair is in. And it's not damaged. Thank God. Now i'm just praying it's the right chair and fabric. Ugh. Last time I order something EVER.
So then I ask the girl when they can deliver it... the girl first pretends she doesn't know that they've agreed to deliver it, then when I explain to her what happened and that it's noted on our ticket, she said she'd call me right back (that was over 3 hours ago)... so I called her back just now and she said she was on the other line working out a time and she'd call me RIGHT back. (that's now been 30 minutes and I've decided to fill my waiting time with blogging about how crappy they are). I am really a cranky pregnant lady now!

Update: Ok. Sooo I just got off the phone with them. They are delivering it tomorrow but they don't take it upstairs. Ok. Breathe Jen, Breathe. It's ironic how being pregnant affects the way I react to certain things. I no longer have the tolerance for this kind of stuff.

I'm just going to be glad to have it. So glad. It's the one thing I've been DYING to have and everytime I pass by her room, I see the empty spot where her chair should be and it makes me sad... *Sigh*

I'll post pictures as soon as I can, although I'm not quite sure how we'll get it up the stairs. Hopefully Chris will be patient and let me help him carry it up the stairs... Gosh, why is a chair such a big deal... Can you tell I'm getting hormonal? Geez.

Still, just knowing it's in is a great 38 week present to me! I was really hoping the chair would be in her room before she is...

If you made it this far, thanks for listening... sorry to unload, but I feel SO much better.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

hang in there hunny, it will all work itself out :)

Anonymous said...

I think Chris should have Jeff come over on the weekend and help him carry it up the stairs! I mean, what are uncles for anyway?

Love, Aunt Donna

Anonymous said...

I think Chris should have Jeff come over on the weekend and help him carry it up the stairs! I mean, what are uncles for anyway?

Love, Aunt Donna

Anonymous said...

give us a call, what a better way to spend my b-day weekend than with family...

Love ya,
Jennell

Anonymous said...

I've carried bigger things up the stairs... You should see Jen's luggage when we go away for a weekend. =P.

CJ

TL said...

Throw them an extra $20 and they will take it upstairs no problem. Or act like you didn't know that they said they wouldn't take it upstairs and say, "Oh, could you help me out? My husband is traveling and there is no way I can do it myself." Worked for me!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh your sister is very smart. I like her! Anytime you need help with something you know you can call us! Silly girl.Ohh did you find a pediatrician yet? Do you need anything? Can I do something for you? You can text or call me anytime :)
Cami

Anonymous said...

I love this story. You really give us good insight into what and how you are thinking and feeling. I love it honey. I hope you did what your smart sister said.....white lies don't count! Hurry up Chloe!!! xooxoxMom

Anonymous said...

By the way Chris...you are hysterically funny...and I too have seen her luggage for a weekend visit. What the heck will you be carrying when you visit with Chloe? You had better start pumping iron! xoxooxMOM (Lynn)

Anonymous said...

No worries, we got the Wii fit!! =P

CJ