Saturday, September 29, 2012
So What Had Happened Was.......!
The first thing I wanna do today is apologize for the short...very short!...blog post yesterday. I woke up late, had a million things on my schedule to do, didn't feel good anyway!, and then had an incident with my shop happen that just threw me over the edge! Aargh!!!
While I tell you about it, I'll show you some of my latest crochet lapel pins I'm hoping to put in the shop later today...
So, what had happened was...and yes! I know that's not the proper way to say it. ^_^ But what had happened was...I miss-placed an item that a customer had requested. I'm talking TOTALLY couldn't find it.....ANYWHERE!!! O_O And it was an item that was suppose to be going all the way to Hong Kong too!!...*double O_O*
I almost melted down. That's NEVER happened to me before...Well, I've had a meltdown before, but the loss of an item that I had listed in my shop?! Never!...But I couldn't find it! I have everything in particular places, marked exactly, stored securely.....Aargh!!!! O_O I usually know exactly where to put my hands on things.
How I found out it was missing was that I run an on-going giveaway in my shop. Every 25th item bought from Wuglyees comes with a FREE scarf of that item buyer's choice. The customer that bought my 275th item won the scarf! They live in Hong Kong. I was kinda excited that one of my scarf "babies" was gonna be making that kind of world trip! :-) .....that is, until I realized that the particular scarf they wanted was missing!!!...My excited customer...who had their eye on that particular scarf!...*sigh*...was gonna have to be told that they couldn't have it! :-(
Has this ever happened to any of you?! Or am I the only 'dough, dough'?! Ugh!...And what made matters worse was that I was soooooo sure it was here in the house SOMEWHERE!!! I mean, scarves don't walk! Especially not out of 'my' house!....Ha!...LOL
After looking and looking.....and hunting and hunting....and then re-looking and looking some more...hubby got frustrated with me and said: Why don't we just do a complete inventory....right now!...and let's make sure that nothing else is missing!...There went our plans for breakfast, his early job hunting, and my blog post! :-(
So, that's what we did....hours of inventorying my more than 380 items, plus other stuff I didn't have listed yet! And guess what?...Everything turned up...except that scarf!! O_O
Then hubby said: "Wait a minute! Wasn't that one of the scarves you had set aside for your giveaway recently, that nobody claimed?! It was in here, not in it's usual place, because of that! Didn't you give that scarf to the lady that comes to clean?!".......Aarph?! O_O
Like a bad movie, with tons of clippets of scenes coming at me all in fast motion, I went back in time in my mind...and sure enough, right there between the whirring of her vacuum cleaner, and the big smile on her face when she left, was my scarf....waving bye bye as she flipped it over her shoulder, and said: "Thank you so much!!" when she was going out the door!...*shaking my head*
At that point I was "suppose to" go to the shop and delete it, but I must've gotten side-tracked by something...which doesn't take much these days, with my menopausal unforgiving brain! O_O
So, I had to email my customer with BIG apologies, and ask them to pick another scarf. So far I'm still waiting to see which one that will be...unless they're so mad at me that they never talk to me again, or visit my shop!...*gulp!*...I am such a 'dough, dough' sometimes!!! UGH!
Okay, enough of that now! Self abuse time is over!! It's done and there is nothing that I can do about it now! I have to chock this up to a learning experience. I have to be more particular about what I move in and out of my shop for giveaways, and I have to stop being so hard on myself about things I can't change!...Besides, I can make a million scarves! ^_^ In fact, in the inventory I found a WHOLE BOX of scarves I've never listed!!!
Most of them are 'Ugly Wuglyee' scarves. They may be a bit much for wearing every day. But they'd work great as door-stops or something like that, to tuck under a doorway, to cut the breeze from coming in! :-) ... I may try to get hubby to take the box of them and sit outside next to the curb or something. Maybe he could get $5 or $10 a scarf!!...You'd pay $5 for a door-stop, right?! ^_^ You'd pay it to stop me from getting lost in my inventory and having a meltdown, right?!......Don't answer that! LOL...Anyway, have a good weekend, Everybody! :-)
Oh, I've been so hither thither,
up and down, all here and there.
I guess I'm trying to get a handle
on the changes everywhere.
The changes of the seasons
and the times, and of me.
The changes to my schedule
I'm not complaining. Not a bit!
This change is good. I will adjust.
Or you will see me near the highway
with a sign: "Will Change Or Bust!"