Wednesday, July 18, 2007
An Unusual Occurrence
A funny thing happened today. I received a phone call from a lady who said she was from Scholastic. She was calling because I recently placed a book order for the new Harry Potter book from DeepDiscount.com ($17.99 plus free shipping). The book is supposed to arrive "on or around" July 21, but apparently, Deep Discount really screwed up and mailed the books out way too soon and this lady was calling to find out a) if I had already received the book (I hadn't) and b) if I did receive it early, would I please wait until midnight on July 21 to begin reading the book? It was a peculiar call, but I think it was authentic. I received a notice from Deep Discount yesterday that the book had shipped and I thought, "Wow... they must use a really slow shipping method..." I assured the lady that I was a 38-year-old mom, not a crazed Harry Potter fan, and she didn't need to worry about me spilling the beans. She said Scholastic was giving $50 gift certificates and a free Harry Potter t-shirt to people like me to thank us for our restraint. Well, for a $50 gift certificate to the Scholastic Store, they can have the book back! I didn't have to give her any information; she already had my email and address that she had received from Deep Discount. So we'll see what happens here. But it's all very interesting, wouldn't you agree?