Friday, August 21, 2009

Housesitting confession

We have a fantastic housesitter/dogsitter. When we go out of town Jenni takes better care of our dog Hammer than we do. (I'm not joking.) We're very lucky! Jenni is married now, to a guy who will put a rope toy in his mouth, and let Hammer take the other end so they can play tug-of war. I think Hammer probably wishes we'd leave more often!

When we were traveling home last week, I checked my messages in the airport. Jenni had left me a message. She was laughing as she spoke. It went something like this:

"Hi, Beth (giggle!) Oh, my gosh, we went to see Julie and Julia, and then we were at your house watching Julia Child's old TV show (giggle!) They were advertising her cookbook, and I wanted to buy it, but I didn't get the website written down."

About this time, I was completely flummoxed at why she was leaving me such a random message. I continued to listen.

"So I checked Amazon, and instead of $35, it was $25.98, so I was like, 'Great!' And I saw this option for 1-Click ordering, and so I clicked it! And then I realized, I'd bought it on YOUR Amazon account! I am SUCH a dork!"

As Jenni got to this part of the story, I was smiling. This is definitely the type of mistake I would make.

"So," she continued, "I tried to cancel it, but they wanted your password. And I didn't know your password, because WHY WOULD I?"

I began to giggle right along with Jenni's recorded voice--and when you've been traveling hours with two small children, laughter is a blessed thing! I listened to the rest of the message, as Jenni offered ways to remedy her error. When I called her back, I assured her it was fine, and she could just write me a check.

"If I left my Amazon account open," I told her, "I guess I should be glad all I bought you was a cookbook!"

A great housesitter who's also an honest friend--that's a valuable thing!


Mama to a diva said...

That is too funny!

Call Me Cate said...

I did something similar recently. We have the free Prime shipping on Amazon and my coworker wanted something ASAP. He had me place the order for him using his credit card and mailing address. Great, no problems, thought nothing more of it.

A week later, I show up to work and he brings me a box of kitty medicine. Wait, what? I wondered why they hadn't come but why were they delivered to work? Nope, I had left all of his information selected and sent him my cat meds. Oops! I went to the ATM to remedy the situation but somehow I really think Tonya-cat was responsible. She hates that stuff!

Eternal Lizdom said...

That is very funny and totally something I would do!!

Janet L. Nowlin said...

That's funny, and sweet that she's so honest. What a great guy she has too. I would never put a dog toy anywhere near my mouth!!

And at least she wasn't buying some KY or edible thongs! :)

Nadirah Angail said...

Yea, hold on to her. Some other people would have charged up the world on your account and said nothing. Thanks for giving me a comment, too. SITS is great!

Rachel Cotterill said...

That's great, I love it - and definitely the sort of thing I'd do (including the rambling apologetic phone message!)