Hello my name is Lauren, and I am a procrastinator.
As I have mentioned before, one of my dearest friends, Erin, is pregnant. Very, very pregnant. And it’s not like I just found this out either. I was one of the first people she told, in the form of a “Skyped” picture of a freshly peed-upon pregnancy test. So yeah, I’ve been along for the ride. I’ve had 9 months to think about an amazing baby gift. I’ve had tons of great ideas. I just… never got around to actually buying one. Until last week. She began to send me various texts using words like “dilated” and ”contractions” and such. I panicked, got on Etsy, and chose one of the several handmade diaper bags I had been trying to decide between. So, diaper bag purchased, and she was still a little over a week from her due date. I have been checking with her every single day… “Has the diaper bag come yet??” No, not yet, but we have plenty of time, right? I wasn’t worried.
Until yesterday, when I got this email:
Thanks thanks thanks….. for your purchase
The following package was shipped to you via the Malaysia Postal Service(register mail):
*approx shipping time 10-21 days.
(Please track after 1 week,when received this e-mail,if you want to know about the shipping status,because the package from my country to your local post office,they need bout 1 week to update the status)
Please convo me if you have any issues with you order or if your order is late arrival to you!I can’t do much about tardy delivery, but I can do my best to hunt down your package and find out all I can about it is where abouts!
Um, excuse me? MALAYSIA? WHAT?!
-Don’t wait until the last minute to buy a baby gift. There is an expiration date, and it’s not set in stone!
-Before you buy from Etsy, look to see if your purchase is SHIPPING FROM MALAYSIA, especially if you need it to arrive by a certain time.
I tell you these things because I care. Also, because I am a moron. DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES I DID.
Oh well. Erin & Will are going to have a really cute, handmade diaper bag.
… in 10-21 days.