So, Mother’s Day is coming. This Sunday, to be exact. It snuck up on me this year, it truly did. I ran out and bought cards at noon today, thinking I was still brilliant because the mail man doesn’t show up until two o’clock p.m. around these parts. I’d mail the cards, they’d arrive no later than Friday, maybe Saturday, and be just in time for Mother’s Day, and nobody would be the wiser.
Of course, TODAY the mail man came by early. I missed him. Now I have to drive to the post office. Earlier today I had to drive the dog to the vet. Then I had to drive to the store to buy Mother’s Day cards. Now I have to go out AGAIN to the post office. All because of the mail man who can’t keep to his normal routine. And yes, I’ll just go ahead and blame the trip to the vet on the mail man too at this point. Because you know that if I was anxiously awaiting delivery of some important piece of mail or a package, the mail man would conveniently show up late. It’s the way of the universe, and so everything will be the mail man’s fault today.
Speaking of package delivery… yesterday FedEx delivered a package. They left it at my front door. They also left a door tag ON my front door saying “We left your package at front door.” I’m wondering, was that really necessary? Do people truly miss the obvious? I bet their lawyers made them add the door tags after someone left a box sitting on their front porch for weeks, all the while calling FedEx demanding to know where their package was.
My husband is expecting a package to be delivered as well. I think it’s a Mother’s Day gift for me. He asked me if it had arrived today. I told him no, it hadn’t come yet. But now that I think about it, I ought to go outside and check around the perimeter of the property. It’s entirely possible that FedEx delivered it and stuck it in the bushes, with a note attached to the bushes, saying “We left your package in the bushes.” I’ll take a look when I get back from the post office.
And finally, this… I saw a car the other day with a license plate that said “SMALL PKG”. I felt sorry for the driver. I felt even worse that he thought that was something he ought to advertise. If there is any bonus to the fact that he had a small package, I guess it’s this: If it’s small, it’s probably easy for him to hide it in the bushes.