Tuesday, January 8, 2008

And all before 9:00 am

The Taylor Made Burner is not for sissies. It's a custom made golf driver that Cory received for Christmas, and its arrival would remind him of how it added 80 yards to his tee shots. The computer said it was delivered to our house yesterday at precisely 4:18 pm, but it was nowhere to be found. After calling UPS this morning, we learned that they did in fact deliver it to a home with our street name, but the house number was one digit wrong. The customer service lady advised me to work it out with the original shipping location in Southern California.

I decided to work it out with MapQuest. Turns out the house the club was mistakenly shipped to was only 5 miles away. I called a friend to accompany me, so that in the event my map led me to the home of a psychopath, she could help scare him off with her long braids and her 2-year-old. When we arrived at the address my friend announced, "Oh look, they have a fishing boat. They must be nice." I walked to the door, but before knocking looked on the porch to my left and found THE PACKAGE. It had Cory's name on it. I held it up in triumph and ran back to the car before any shots were fired.

Cory's thrilled. His Dad is relieved. But if you woke up this morning to a stranger running across your lawn in her pajamas holding a long box over her head, just know that all is as it should be.

10 comments:

JustRandi said...

In your pajamas?? That's a pretty darn gutsy move! I hope you stopped at Sonic on your way home. You deserve DC with cranberry and vanilla for that little maneuver.

Pauly said...

Who needs the a-team? We've got the Vern team!

Kerri said...

And you went to possibly confront a psycopath in your pajamas?!?!?? Did you think he might decide they were so cute, he'd let you go and take the club with you? Was your pigtailed friend Jill and was she in her pajamas, too? Have I asked too many questions?

"Vern" said...

kerri: I figured I was safer in my flannel, plaid pajama bottoms since they camouflage my smokin' hot legs.

ginger said...

Smart, Brave, or Crazy?!

Anonymous said...

CLASSIC!!!!

Boliver

ganelle said...

Did you ever think that you were going into a situation where a possible psycho had just received a high class golf club with which to bludgeon you? And I'm not real convinced Jill's long braids and bright smile would have slowed him down much - or your flannel jammies for that matter...

Heather said...

Wow...

Jill said...

Hey never underestimate the power of long braids and a cool white mini van

Jill said...

Hey never underestimate the power of long braids and a cool white mini van