Waffle Iron Mystery
By ice rivers
Luck? I'll tell you about luck.
In November my wife ordered a wafffle iron through Amazon.
Time went by and no waffle maker.
We were getting irritated, not so much by the absence of waffles but rather by the delay in delivery
A couple of weeks later a very large box arrived at our doorstep. I asked Lynn what the hell is this? The package was a lot bigger than any waffles I have ever consumed.
We took the package into the house. We opened it. The package did not include a waffle maker.
Lynn, immediately got on the phone.
She's great on the phone.
She made contact with a representative whose accent was a lot different from ours.
Lynn told her about the erroneous delivery.
The voice on the other end offered a remedy. All we had to do was rewrap the package, take it to the post office , send it back. and we'll credit your account
The ears on our end were not pleased.
The voice on our end had another remedy. We aren't gonna rewrap this thing nor take it to the post office. This package is here because of an error on your part. We don't intend to make up for your error with our time and our gasoline.
The voice on the other end needed a moment to listen to the voice of her supervisor.
For five minutes there were no voices on either end.
Then the voice on the other end offered another remedy. We may keep the package and they would send the wafflemaker.
The voice on our end accepted the remedy.
Four months later having discovered our cancer, we decided that we would fight the condition with radiation. After we made the decision and began to schedule the treatment dates, a nurse entered the room with piece of paper that listed some of the potential side effects during radiation. Among the side effects were these two: Urination Changes and Bowel changes.
Urination changes include burning with urination, urinating more often and more urgently. Possible incontinence
Bowel changes include increased gas, urgent or loose bowel movements sometimes activated by the increased gas.
Considering the alternatives, we considered and consider our selves very fortunate.
We got this covered, no problem. And not thank God with a waffle iron.
The mystery package that we kept , even though we couldn't imagine a use for it at the time, contained 36 extra large adult diapers.
This is what I mean by luck and it's all true.