Tuesday, February 03, 2004

We've Been Zonked

As I've posted here before, Marcy and I, especially me, have gotten addicted to entering sweepstakes. We have not had any luck as of yet, but could a phone call from a national shipping company change that?

On Friday, Marcy had an interesting message on our answering machine. It was a UPS driver who could not find our house, which is strange because they deliver to us all the time. He had a package for her from a company called TNS Intersearch. He left his phone number for us to call him so that he could deliver the mystery package, but the message somehow got deleted on accident. So, we went about calling UPS to try and find this driver. UPS was no help, they could not find a package destined for our house in their system. Needless to say we were getting antsy to know what was in that package. Both of us had entered a number of sweepstakes and we had heard that some sweeps will be delivered without notification. Our imaginations started running wild with what it could be. I had entered a lot of sweepstakes, even piddly ones, but Marcy had only entered big value sweeps. Could it be a trip somewhere exotic? Could it be notification of a new car, or $10,000? We could only sit and wait.

UPS does not deliver over the weekend, so we were forced to wait patiently for Monday to come around and hope that UPS would either find our house, or call back. As you could probably guess, the anticipation grew even more when another call from UPS came on Monday afternoon, without Marcy home of course, and our son Michael gave the driver the correct address. The driver then told Michael that he would deliver on Tuesday. Marcy was ready to drive to the shipping center to pick up the package. But, she decided not to, and another day we were forced to wait.

Today I awoke with the taste of winning in my mouth. The package was set for delivery this afternoon and I could feel a big winner coming. I had to go to work, leaving Marcy at home (minus a few errands to run) to await the UPS man. I would've been sitting at the door waiting if I had been home. Finally, the door bell rang. Yes, it was UPS. Yes, he had the package. I can only imagine the helter skelter manner in which the box was opened. I probably would have busted the box wide open like a child on Christmas morning. Marcy opened the box and found....

A 4-pack of toilet paper (insert cheesy "Let's Make a Deal" sound effect here). The only thing missing is Monty Hall and a rubber chicken. She put down the box, picked up the phone and called me at work to break the news. All that wondering and anticipating for toilet paper. Just to top it off, the company that sent said toilet paper wants her to use it and write a review. I am so put off by this that I feel like taking it and wiping my bottom with it....oh wait, that's what I'm supposed to do with it.

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