Whom do you have to trust the most? Aaa-aaa.. do not be impromptu in answering that. I am not looking for answers that read - my mom, my husband, my sister or my best friend. Breath and read the question again. Whom do you have to trust the most? Yeahhh.. you got it! We are not talking about choice here. We are actually talking about- not having a choice!
For me, it has to be all those people in banks & post offices and those involved in online shopping. These people/officials remain behind a veil. We never really have a face to associate with and tracking (because of the long chain) gets complicated. We can never really be sure that the parcel is not tampered with or our money will be used for the right purpose. We never really have a choice but to place our trust on the unknown system and it's people.
This is exactly what I did last month. I relied on the postal services to get the cards I had made for my parents' birthday, to reach them (not on time, just REACH them!).
Since, I wanted the envelop of cards to land at my parents' doorsteps without my telling them about it in advance, I just kept quiet. Days went by and with each call from them, I expected an elated tone exclaiming that they had received the cards.
When that did not happen for long, I started calling the Indian post office to get an update. (Thank God! I decided to go the registered post way!!) After several unsuccessful attempts of calling the Indian post office, I finally learnt that the mail had reached Kuwait (where my parents live) and I was asked to check with the post office in Kuwait. Now, the only way to get that done was to tell Dad about the cards... and kill the surprise!! Blah!!
Like always, Google was consulted before taking any action. (Hail Google!) But what Google threw back was unexpected and unacceptable. Almost all the reviews said- 'Forget your mail. You'll probably never see it again'. Sigh!!
So now, mom & dad know about the 'surprise' and if that's not it, they'll have to hunt for the 'surprise' as well.
The good part, I clicked a lot of pictures of the cards before mailing them. And here they are....
Just in case you are wondering why do I have two almost similar looking cards, let me tell you that the blue one is for MummyG and the orange is for MummyK. Luckily, I did not have to post MummyG's card, since we were together on her birthday. Thankfully, no misplaces there.
Which color combination for the quilled cards did you like more? And how about that shirt on dad's card?
More importantly, do you think my parents would ever get the cards? **still hopeful**