No, I’m not going to go on about how I feel like a put upon servant 80% of the time, this is tennis related and it has taken me two weeks to dare to put pen to paper about my stupidity.
I was so proud of myself this year for being organised about Christmas. I had built up lots of points on the JobSpotter app and had a nicely saved wish list in my Amazon account. I was in control and sorted and elated when I was able to redeem the last JobSpotter voucher to reach my target. Typically I was in a rush and the long shot is that I ordered older boy a full sized table tennis table without checking the measurements first. When it arrived my jaw dropped, along with my stomach and spirit when I realised I had made a big mistake.
I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of how I tried to return it and got courier quotes, all to no avail. The packaged product is still a menacing presence residing on its side by our staircase, although there are a couple of potential buyers waiting in the wings. All I want for Christmas is for the blasting thing to disappear. Yes, I made a stupid gaff and I want to put it behind me.
So what can I learn from my silliness, stop rushing, stop trying to multi-task so much, stop being so careless. O and there’s another one, laugh at yourself as a number of people who I have told have been very amused by the whole episode. At first I found it difficult to do this but now I can see the funny side.
If you’re reading this and you’re stressed out of your head with gift wrapping, food shopping, entertaining the kids and whether you have forgotten something or made any manner of error, rest assured that you’re not the only one. Merry Christmas.