Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Two Bucks and Tic Tacs

I forgot to share a story from today's events. I was working on projects for DCWV that needed to be sent overnight UPS. I had printed the pics but my ink was a little low. I designed the layouts using the low ink pics, I uploaded the pics to Walmart and was going to add the good pics prior to shipping the layouts. Ok... we were ready. I loaded the 6 kids in the van and stopped at the mall first. I needed hair products and had some time to kill before UPS opened. Yes crazy as it sounds, UPS opens at 4:30 pm. I then went to Walmart with the kids. We picked up the pics and shopped a bit. I had to wait another hr because they got my picture order sizes wrong. The girls got a new huge bucket of 20 sidewalk chalk and Jed got a rocket launcher. That baby really launches! Anyway.... after dilly dallying we finally checked out and headed to the UPS store. I still had to add the new pics to the layouts and prepare the box. I pull into the UPS parking lot and I notice the blinds pulled down on the entrance. I looked and sure enough! Only open until 6pm! It was 6:07! Come on now! I freaked out. What do I do now? We drove home so that I could get an overnight shipping label that I had in my desk and then we would go back and check if maybe there was a drop box at the grocery store. Get back into the van kids! I then decided to replace the pictures and box it all up in the van before I left. Get back into the van kids! Wait, where is the address? I searched that van and could not find my slip of paper that we just had minutes ago so I had to unlock the house again and go check my computer for the address. Finally, get back into the van kids! We drove to the store and no luck. No drop box. I was frantic! What do I do? I saw a brown truck drive by. That is when it came to me! Find brown trucks and BEG them! I looked in my van's cup holder and found $2 dollars. I said "$2.00 will do!" My daughter said "Mom, are you going to bribe a UPS man?" I said "You know it!" "Hey kids... what is in the back?" (remember that we shopped at Walmart but never took the things into the house) They offered their new toys. Sweet kids! I said "Give me the Tic Tacs that we just bought" Josey threw the candy up to the front of my 15 passenger van. Wynter was still in shock that I am now considering to bribe some man with $2.00 AND Tic Tacs.  I drove to the UPS shop and luckily a garage was open. I walked in and begged for him to take my overnight delivery for $2.00 and Tic Tacs. Did he take them? You betcha he did! What a little money and fresh breathe can do for a man. After I left I thought to myself "I sure hope that he doesn't tell his girlfriend or wife that some lady bribed him with money and Tic Tacs!" I am not sure she would believe that one. lol

5 comments:

Sue said...

Your story is hilarious!!! You should definitely scrap that :) I'm still shocked that the driver actually took your package....maybe you should buy a lottery ticket, as you've had some good luck as of late, LOL!!

Betsy V said...

Karen - you are so funny! DCWV owes you big time!! LOL! ;-)

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