I have a slightly restored faith in humanity as a whole. (...and a WINNER!!!)
I have a story to tell you. A story that has allowed for my faith in humanity as a whole to be at least slightly restored. You see, here's the deal....I don't much like people.
Don't take it personally, or anything... it's not at all that I don't like INDIVIDUALS, it's just that humanity as a whole is pretty much a hopeless wreck! I mean, honestly! Think about it. We are self centered, mean, rude little buggers! As individuals, though.... from time to time we are able to prove that there is actually still hope. There is still a glimmer of light that shines out. This is the story of that glimmer.
Let's go back to Tuesday night.
...vworp....vworp.....vworp......(that's the sound of the Tardis taking us back to Tusday night, just in case you were wondering.)
So...The Hubbums is sick. Just a nasty bad cold or mild flu...not sure which, but does it really matter? Nope. 'Cause he is just plain sick and feels like crap. Vacuuming desperately needed to be done, 'cause we've been insanely busy and tired, and just stuff....and if you have beige carpet and two black labs and you go a full week without vacuuming...guess what?! It is not a pretty sight! So...he is usually the one who vacuums, so even though he felt like crap he felt like he should do it anyway. I wished he wouldn't, but I had just walked in from work and wasn't really thrilled with the idea of doing it myself, and I wasn't about to tackle a sick man for control of the vacuum...that would just be wrong, now wouldn't it! So, I decided to be a nice wife and let him do it (yeah.....that's my story......). Anyway...he did his office, the hall, the living room and stopped outside the bedroom and asked if I would be able to do that because (being sick, remember) he was actually exhausted. Not a problem. I had the chance to sit for a minute while he was doing the other, so I said that would be fine. He decided to run to WalMart to get a couple of things that we needed/ wanted including, perhaps, a movie from Redbox so we could just veg for the evening.
He got home and looked at me with a puzzled look after placing the bags on the floor near the pantry.
Where was it?
So...I unpacked the bags while he went down the three floors back to the car to see if he left it in there while I looked in each bag. I found nothing.
He found nothing.
So, we hopped in the car to go BACK to Walmart in hopes that it just got left in the cart and was sitting in the cart return waiting for us to come rescue it's shiny little self.
No. Such. Luck.
I felt bad. He felt worse.
He wasn't feeling well at all, so it's not like he was himself and I told him as much.
The problem was...that, if you have ever rented from Redbox and know how it works..., they charge you by the day. It's $1 a day. That simple. If you keep it for 25 days you pay $1 a day and then they slap a nice $25 fee on you and you can keep the movie! (For a mere $50! YIKES!)
We figured this is what would happen. I had left my number with the service desk at Walmart, but let's be honest...I didn't hold my breath for that call.
WELL.....Here is the good part!!!
Yesterday we got the email!
Yup! We got the email from our Redbox account thanking us for returning the movie!
SOMEONE RETURNED IT FOR US!!!!!
I just hope that they found it that night and got to watch it before they returned it. I mean, really...we had to pay for the night anyway, so for someone willing to return it and return it ON TIME I am MORE than happy to buy you a movie for a night!
So....whoever you are oh mysterious Redbox movie returner...THANK YOU!!!!
Honestly...I PRAYED that someone would return it. It's amazing how sometimes God is totally cool about the little stuff. Seriously...the relief that we felt after seeing that email...I can't even tell you!
Thus...my faith in humanity has been somewhat restored. Thanks Mr. Movie Returner Man (or woman...I'm just going generic here, folks!). You have done great things.
And NOW for the WINNER of my August Favorite Things Giveaway!!!!!!
..................................................................THIS FABULOUS PERSON!!!! (Click the link to see who won! And if it isn't you...check out her stuff! It's AWESOME! Leave her some comment love, too!!!)
Leave me a comment - they subdue my necessity to take over the world.
Posted by Jingle