"Hi everyone, I'm gonna tell you a story today. So gather around all you packages and parcels and even you boxes waiting to have something put in them.
I'm gonna tell you about Shipping Hell.
Now you see, not everyone goes to Shipping Hell. If you're a good package, have all the necessary postage, been taped up real tight, put carefully on the truck, and the delivery man is in a good mood then you go to your destination and your point in life has been fulfilled.
But if you've been a bad package. If you've lied and cheated your way onto the truck, or stayed out all night with reckless abandon for cardboard life, or someone just didn't like the look of you then you go to Shipping Hell.
It's a dark place full of scary noises and rodents that will chew right through you. And the scariest part of all is no one knows when, or if, you'll ever leave Shipping Hell."
Shipping Hell is something that just seems to go part and parcel with wedding planning. It's just recently happened to Riley (AKA Rachel) when her invitations were lost thanks to UPS (and the Broke Ass Bride who just lucked out and had someone contact her) and it almost happened to me.
My mother, for reasons that no one including herself are sure of, only brought down half the baskets for our centerpieces a month or so back. But I've needed all to make up the little basket liner things, so rather than drive out of their way to bring them she was gonna ship them.
This was last Monday, from a town 2 hours away. I heard nothing figuring my Mom may have forgotten (she forgets things, a lot) and was gonna call her this week. Well then I come to find out that they should have been delivered a week ago but no one's heard of it.
There was no note left on either our door or our mailbox so I began the fun task of calling post offices in our area. Eventually I went to the front office of our apartment (which has already been a nightmare when it comes to packages) and lo and behold it's been sitting in there for a week (never mind that we had over the summer gotten a package in June and they didn't tell us about it til September).
So I have narrowly escaped Shipping Hell. But what about the rest of you?