Thwarted. . .
Posted July 22, 2008on:
I was working merrily along today, feeling great that I would easily complete the three remaining tasks on my Most Important Things list. In fact, I planned to get ahead of the game, and not just package up my brother’s gift, but actually mail it – in time for his birthday!
After what must have been an hour trying to use Click-n-Ship for the mailing label, I ultimately got the following error message:
“We have experienced an unexpected condition”
What?? My condition was completely expected: I was ready to scream!!
Instead, I took some deep breaths and tried one or two more times, then I finally gave up and and just put on the usual handwritten label. Tomorrow I’ll take the box and stand in line at the post office – there are certainly worse fates! – but when the promise of efficiency through technology lets us down, it’s so maddening!
On a happier note, I get to start tomorrow fresh, with six new Most Important Things for the day, and high hopes of getting them all done!
PS Tonight I realized that I had put a book into the package that I wanted to finish before I sent it on . . .good thing I couldn’t get the box mailed or I would never know how the story ended!