Monday, January 23, 2006
The village where I work is home to a jewelry factory. It is quite well known around the state for the quality and beauty of their work. Therefore it is not altogether a surprise that this past Christmas, Dubya commisioned them to create a $10,000 necklace for Laura.
After the piece was finished, the factory shipped it via insured, certified next day air on UPS. After it was not received by The White House the next day, the factory tracked it online. The delivery was made to the wrong residence but not only that the homeowner was not at home that day so the deliveryman left it on his porch. The home owner upon coming back to his residence noticed the package and upon looking at the label saw that it wasn't his and called UPS to pick it up. He never even opened the package, probably fearing that it was either a bomb, anthrax, or something that would put him in dire straits should it be opened.
To give the delivery man some credit, it was a white house just not The White House. Which begs the question, 'What can brown do for you?'
(A few sidenotes: I realize that this story is not very current. At the time, I thought that it was somewhat humorous but did not know if it was interesting enough for a post. Although it might be more worthy than some of the drivel I spew here. But after telling the story to big d this weekend, he said that the story would make a great post. So here it is. The pic is a wallpaper from big d's wallpaper site and all his gotd posts are on it. Thanks for letting me steal it eventhough I did not ask permission.)