The date of expected delivery of the Queen Mother of Atomic pendant lighting has came and went. The anticipation was there, as well as the excitement, and by now a growing amount of anxiety.
No mailman stopped in his shiny white truck. He didn't walk up my steps bearing a large box of mid-century goodness, and there was no "ring-a-ding-ding" from the front door announcing to me that "Today was Sputnik Light Day!!!"
Instead, today (finally) the seller responded to my polite email of last Monday!
In their response they apologized for not shipping the light yet ( :P ). They explained that they were out of town and had car trouble. I get a feeling that that's an excuse, not a reason. I know people have lives of their own and stuff happens. But when you're in business for yourself you have obligations to your paying customers, even when you sell your services over eBay.
This should have been shipped off last week before the trip, shouldn't it?... or am I just goofy to think that the stated delivery time should mean something? It meant enough that I made arrangements so that I was home to accept the delivery of an expensive item.
On a quirky side note, the Seller ended their brief message by asking if it'd be okay to take out the bulbs shown in the photo because they wanted to keep these (anyway "3 or 4 are burnt out").
Just insert an *eyeroll* here... because that's just what I did ;P
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