Well, my sheets still didn't come in today's mail. I called The Company Store again, and my BFFs in customer service let me know that a Company Store order is not considered missing until one month has gone by and it still has not been delivered. So if I don't receive it by the 29th, they will reship.
I guess they are coming by wagon train, and I should be patient while Ma and Pa and Mary and Laura and Carrie stop for the night and make dinner on the cast-iron spider and Pa plays the fiddle and the wolves howl and Jack the Brindle Bulldog runs alongside.
My sheets were on clearance, and I am guessing there will not be any left to reship by the 29th. They were so cute, too. This is what they looked like before they got lost. (They're the green ones with the blue flowers.)
They probably have tread marks on them now, from some semis on the freeway or something.
I wonder where they are. I wonder if they are on someone else's bed right now.
According to the USPS tracking site, they are "in transit" from Bell Gardens, and have been since Monday night. Bell Gardens is 13 miles away. They must be driving less than one mile per hour. :) I could have walked there and come back again faster than the post office is taking.
(Okay, I couldn't have actually walked there and back, which would be almost exactly one marathon. I could perhaps have walked one-thirteenth of the way there, and then caught a cab. But THEORETICALLY, I could have walked there and back in less time than the USPS is taking. I have in-shape friends who could have walked there and back, and maybe even run part of the way, if they stopped for water and whatnot.)
It's not the sheets. It's the PRINCIPLE of the thing. And the PRINCIPLE is ... sheets should get to you faster than one month, and customer service should know where they are, or at least be vaguely interested in finding out what has happened to them, or at least pretend they are interested, even if they aren't.