Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sad

SIGH.


Remember that Tshirt I made Mum for Mother's Day? The one I packed with Emily's quilt and Swatch straps (and some archery accessories for Dad) in a package, that I mailed out last week?


Mum called. It arrived - without the Tshirt, or the archery accessories. 


Words fail me. 


Two possibilities:

  1. I forgot to pack the Tshirt afterall, along with the archery accessories, in spite of declaring them on the customs form, and they are somewhere in the house, disguised as toys or some other thing we have in abundance. I never undestimate the absentmindedness of Mom-Brain. And I'll find them in the distant future, and smack my forehead. It's funny, though, that I packed it all in an internal ziploc bag, and there was no ziploc bag when the package arrived.
  2. Someone, somewhere in the world, is walking around, wearing my mother's Tshirt, and using the archery accessories, and possibly sealing lettuce in the ziploc bag.

So I sent my mother the link to the blog post with photos of the Tshirt. "Look, Ma. That's what it looked like. I was hoping it would fit you. It fit Fleur, in any case. Happy Mother's Day, by the way."


I'm trying to look on the bright side: They didn't take Emily's quilt. 


Sorry for unloading on you guys. I want to punch a wall right now, but I figured venting was a bit politer.

27 comments:

  1. Oh!! I am so sorry and I do know that exact feeling! My family is in Belgium and I am in the US and we've had several of those mishaps too. Mostly just chocolate dissapearing but also some treasured items....

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  2. That so stinks! I feel your pain as I have had lots of mail stolen in the past as well. The worst though was when I made my dad buy me books for Christmas from Overstock.com. He didn't check the contents when it arrived and when I opened it up on Christmas morning it was full of used bibles and a brick! Talk about totally ticked! I just have to say I hope Karma catches up with whoever did that.

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  3. Wow, words fail me too. How sad.

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  4. Ok...I checked out the t-shirt again and made a mental note...if I see anyone in it I'll open up a can and get your shirt back...because I'm sure whoever swiped it is hanging out somewhere here in Utah...
    liZ

    ps--I really am sorry someone pinched your things...that really is crappy.

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  5. Oh, that's terrible!! Sad... and MADDENING!!! Grrrrrr!!!!!!!!!

    So glad Emily's quilt made it through, though. That's the most precious part.

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  6. I so sorry! I have had things like this happen, and it is so frustrating.

    I'm glad they left Emily's quilt, at least.

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  7. did ur mum receive the package in perfect condition OR damaged (ie detached scotch tape, slits on sides of package) OR show signs of being "repack" (package was open by someone and resealed) with scotch tape?

    there's 3 scenarios for missing items in packages

    1- Package was damaged, items fell out during transit.
    Sometimes if the package is damaged, singpost will put the entire package in a plastic bag which have some sentences saying damaged packaging etc.

    2- Package was not sealed properly, kind postman will help u stick scotch tape but items could had fell out before hand

    3- somehow the person handling ur package had an evil streak and decided to steal ur items.

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  8. What a sinking feeling. I know what it is like. It is good that you can look on the bright side!

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  9. That's dreadful.... as you say at least Emily's quilt was OK.

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  10. I am coming out of lurkdom to tell you that just plain sucks. When I was a younger (22ish) I was away from home on Christmas (=sucky already) and I had my Christmas package from my parents stolen. Right off the porch. All of my Christmas presents from my parents gone. Pretty sick. You feel violated, and helpless to do anything about it and angry. Who does that kind of thing, huh? Sorry that happened to you.

    ..and I imagine punching a wall hurts. Find someone with a heavy bag and boxing gloves, and punch away. Its very nice and cathartic. And doesn't hurt.

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  11. I'm so sorry for your packages... I don't understand how does someone open a package that doesn't belog to himself! I lost two packages this way, both full of nail polish and both equally important to me... I understand how frustrated you might be, beacuse I am... :(

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  12. Booo to mail stealers! That is mega frustrating. And lame.

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  13. That really sucks and breaking something would be quite appropriate. I've had hand knits get lost in the mail. :(

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  14. Thank goodness they didn't take the quilt. It is such a keepsake.

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  15. Hate that! It is ten times worse when it is handmade...

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  16. One of the drawbacks of living on a different continent than your parents. I know, it's happened to me, too. Infuriating!

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  17. Oh, I'm so sorry! That's just terrible. I'm SO glad the quilt made it, though.

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  18. you can totally vent. I'm not as much of a veteran of sending packages to Asia as I wish I was (sorry Mom!... I usually send stuff when someone I know is making the trip to the Philippines.) but I've heard that lately there is a lot of rifling through packages -- whether it's happening here or when they get there before being delivered, I don't presume. But it does suck and I'm sorry for the loss of your gifts.:(

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  19. I'm so sorry...How sad.

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  20. Totally sucks. When I got married, my widowed aunt mailed me a gift from the small department store she was working at. Well the giftwrap group had stolen it, as she found out when 1) I didn't receive it and 2) The whole group got let go later for theft.
    I sent her a thank you note anyway, as it is the thought that matters.

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  21. I'm so sorry. That just sucks. I hope that it will magically reappear.

    -Laura

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  22. I'm so sorry. I had a friend who served a mission in South America. His mom kept sending him clothes and they were not getting to him. She got frustrated and finally wrote his last name in big letters on the back of his shirts thinking it would finally stop. Well it didn't when he went to the post office to pick up his mail he saw his shirt last name and all on the back of one of the postal workers. At the time it was so frustrating, but we can laugh now. At least you have pictures so your mom can at least see and appreciate it.

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  23. [Big frowny face] The saddest thing when I read this story is not the lost items (that's upsetting enough considering that they were made with sweat and love) but that you lose a little faith in mankind when bad shtuff happens. I'm hoping that sometime in the near future someone or something really wonderful will happen and help take the sting out of this. Karma owes you one.

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  24. you made someone happy, after all.. :D

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