Wednesday, August 14, 2013

My New Video Game

Who knew you could have such fun with mail orders?

First there was the book order that I mailed that morphed midway into prescription medicine.

Then recently I ordered a light bulb for my stove hood off of Amazon.  I got the light bulb.  I also got a separate envelope with a video game dvd called Rise of Nations/Rise of Legends that--need I clarify?--I hadn't ordered.  The invoice said it was for an Evan Johnson from Columbus, Ohio.

I got into Amazon and hunted for the seller and told them what had happened.  I offered to mail it to Mr. Johnson if they wanted me to.

They said they would email me a shipping label.

I waited.

Today I got an email from them.  

Dear Dorcas,
We would like you to use the Rise of Legends DVD ( Free of Cost) as we have shipped one to Evan directly.
We really appreciate your offer of sending the DVD to Evan.
Thanks once again.
I am feeling so rewarded for my efforts and honesty.  A free video game!!  That I have absolutely no use for!!

Except to make me laugh at life.

Quote of the Day:
Me: Did you want this skirt?
Amy: No. It doesn't fit.
Me: So, you must acquit.

She didn't get this. Makes me feel old.


  1. This is funny! I believe you had a look at Wikipedia about it...

    No, I don't think it would be something for you :-).
    But maybe you could create a Mennonite video game!


  2. I love these cosmic jokes! I think you should sell the game on amazon or ebay :)

  3. That's terrific!

    Reminds me of the time I got a call from a survey company, wanting to know what our favorite TV shows were and what movies we watched. I told the lady on the other end of the phone that we don't go to movies or have a TV, so I wasn't going to have any useful information for her.

    She hesitated a moment, and then in a hushed voice asked, "How did you manage to get your family to not watch TV? I want to do that, but I don't know how!"

    Too funny. I hope her boss wasn't listening!