The hot ticket item for kids this year seems to be Zhu Zhu Hamsters. Up until a couple months ago, I had never heard of them. In fact, when a friend posted on facebook that she was looking for a Zhu Zhu Hamster ... I really wondered how she was going to have a live hamster shipped to her!
Then I googled them ... and found out they are just a toy. Ha.
It is in my nature -- I guess -- to have the hot ticket item. You gotta play the game, right?
So in my search for Zhu Zhu Hamsters this holiday season, I ended up with two 3-pack hamster sets ... but I only needed one. I listed them on ebay and sold them since I had no other use for them.
The buyer paid. I marked the item as shipped. Done deal.
Today I got an email from the buyer asking what day I shipped the item. I checked in my shipping account ... but I didn't see that buyer's shipment.
Crap. What in the heck?!
I racked my brain trying to figure out if I did indeed ship those hamsters or not. They were not sitting on the counter where they had been, so they must have gone out.
But where is my proof of shipment? And why is it that my brain cannot think?!
I figured I better check my hiding spot to make sure I didn't stick them in there on accident. After all ... I had just gathered up some of gifts to stash in there. Did I accidentally grab both 3-packs of hamsters?
Sure enough ... two sets of 3-pack hamsters sitting right there in front of my eyes.
Oh bleepity bleep bleep bleep!
What am I going to do?! I'm positive this buyer needs these hamsters for Christmas ... they are the hot ticket item! And tomorrow is Christmas Eve! What in the world am I going to do -- she is going to be soo mad at me!
So I sent her this email ...
Umm ... hi. I am so sorry. I'm gonna be honest here and tell you how much of an airhead I clearly am. I thought for sure I had sent this, but after receiving your email and not being able to find your shipment in my shipping account, I just looked where I have my kids gifts and there they sat.
I had two sets, one of which I kept for my kids and the other I sold to you. When I was shipping everything out, I must have grabbed these thinking they were the ones I needed to put away ... and instead they were yours. :(
I'M SO SORRY AND I'M SO MAD AT MYSELF RIGHT NOW!!!
Ugh. I have a feeling you are going to tell me you needed these for Christmas, but I'm really hoping that is not what you are going to say so I will feel a teeny bit better. Please let me know so I can figure this out. :(
I have not heard back from the buyer yet. I am so nervous she is going to yell at me. Seriously ... am I the only one who has a brain of mush?
I think I need to refill my Gingko ... now.