Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Items may vary....or not!


I love goofy socks as much as Sarah Jessica Parker loves Manolos. Since I've only actually met a few yarn buds in the summertime, that might be a little known fact. That being said, it shouldn't surprise anyone that I planned to surprise my good friends with goofy socks.

And there's the rub. Actually, it's a flippin' blister. I ordered socks. I ordered sets of socks. (Items not as pictured)

They came in today. Sigh...... I got four bundles of socks all right. Four identical bundles of identical socks. 20 pairs of identical goofy socks are not fun, they are an annoyance.

If I sent them to my friends as intended, they would laugh, regift some, wear some. And know that I had their best sock sorting interests at heart.

5 comments:

Lisa W. said...

Bets you must be a midwife on some level because in school our instructors always said they could tell the midwives by their funky socks and earrings! I have to tell you that I've done the same sort of thing with ordering yarn-expecting to have a "bag" of 8 different colors and accidently ordering 8 different bags of yarn...I wish i could say it was loooong ago...but it wasn't. You could always send a spare sock...or not. but that's really funny. Hope the rest of the week goes better :)

jayne said...

A friend of mine sent in an order to have 250 prints made up from among the huge lot she took on her trip to Turkey. It was an internet photo printing service. She can be a bit daft, but somehow she ended up with 250 identical prints of the same shot. A poor one, in which my friend is out of focus, and some other tourist's wide ass is clearly in view as she bends to examine some clay pots.

junior_goddess said...

Hey, that was my wide ass!

Anonymous said...

Bets,
There is something going on in the mail order/ internet order universe, a gap of sorts. Your order problems are different than mine but nonetheless annoying. I'm all on edge now that I'm fighting with UPS and amaz0n, all the while still waiting on 2 outstanding presents. Happy freakin' holidays...

T said...

Oh, betsy, this is DANGEROUS information to leak to the public...Especially a SOCK KNITTING Public...ESPECIALLY a SCOK -KNITTING PUBLIC that can not only find pretty much any picture it wants on the internet, but also a way to turn that into a chart, and we all know charts are almost knitting...

"Betsy likes wild socks....HMMMMMM."