Sunday, March 3, 2013

Update on the mysterious package left on my porch

Thank you very much for all those who took the time to respond about my package and what to do with it! I really appreciate it! Some great insight you have about the mailing system. Some I didn't know, or hadn't thought of before.

So I found Sheryl F on Facebook and we have been corresponding back and forth. She lives nearly 7 hours from here, up closer to the Oregon border. Now I know this is going to sound strange, but it turns out she grew up less than a mile from the house I grew up in. She graduated from Hoover High 2 years after me, in 1974. And not only did she graduate from Hoover the same year as my brother John and my cousin Donna, but she also was friends with Donna in elementary school, and she remembers her coming to her birthday slumber parties.

Of all the places her package could land! On my porch. Near to her childhood home.

I still have not heard from the company yet that she ordered her package from in the first place. They sent me a form letter (email) on Thursday stating they would get back to me within 1 business day. To me that meant by Friday, but to them, well maybe they will respond by Monday. Or never. I'll let you know.


Karen Mortensen said...

This is awesome. I am so glad you were able to contact that lady. Hope she can get her stuff back.

Richard said...

You're sure getting a lot of mileage out of this.

Anonymous said...

The irony in all this. I imagine that Sheryl is very grateful for the connection both past and present.

And the rest of the story from Sheryl? Has she been wondering where her order is/complained and received a replacement/been getting the runaround from the company that it was already delivered? Please let us know what Sheryl is saying.
I think you should also post a photo of the infamous item(s).

Anonymous said...

This may end up being a very happy story!

Darlene said...

It was very interesting reading about the mysterious package. I agree with you that they should have paid for the postage without having to reimburse you. Funny thing about some companies.

It was great that you were able to find that lady and so amazing the many many things you had in common. It is a small world after all. It would be fun to know how that mistake was ever made in the first place.

As you may have noticed, I have been away from blogging for some time now, but I am back. It looks like it may not be unusual for me to blog just once a month. I guess that is better than not doing it at all. I'm going to try to make it about every three weeks. I just don't understand how some people can do it every day.

I hope all is well wth you. Take care

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Lisa said...

Some service people can't think outside the box but it sounds like that company won't last long with that kind of dinosaur thinking. Funny that you found her on FB! That's my "go to" whenever I'm looking too! : )

Anonymous said...

This gave me the chills. Faith in humanity.. restored!