Monday, July 16, 2007

Need For Speed

I came perilously close to calling the United States Postal Authorities today. My hand hovered over the phone as I pondered whether this was a necessary course of action. Should I? Would I be taken seriously? Could I afford not to? How committed am I really to doing the "right thing?"

You see, on Friday the last, I placed an order with Sheila over at Tread Lightly Herbals. With the Weird Rash still flaring up at random intervals and preventing me from wearing tank tops or other appropriate summer-type garments, I was in need of some soothing herbal soaps for my dermis. Sheila makes wonderful products and has rescued me from my crusty self on more than one occasion. But, I have become concerned that she may have kidnapped one or more of her local letter carriers and is holding them hostage in her basement. It's hard to believe. She is such a sweetie.

But how else can one explain the arrival of my full order today?



My full order plus a few little extras for samplin'!
The US Postal Service is a fine organization who brings me packages full of all kinds of goodness. But they are not set up for this kind of speed! There was a Sunday in there for crying out loud. They don't even operate on Sunday! How does a package make it from Texas to Maine in such short order????? I am concerned. There is every reason to believe that Sheila has some sort of "hold" over the people at her local Post Office in order that she might continue in this amazing tradition of incredible customer service. I probably should intervene on behalf of the poor souls held captive and being forced to route packages according to her whims...
On the other hand, this course of action might affect the receiving of the soapy soothing goodness. What can I say? I took the low road. Bob The Letter Carrier is on his own. The Postmaster General will either have to pay the ransom or stage a daring rescue of some sort without my assistance. I like the speedy delivery.
I need the speedy delivery. Nothing else in my life is going at quite that pace. The lamb/silk blend plying continues. And continues. And continues. How is it that I can ply for hours and hours on end without coming any closer to being finished? Skeins are drying at differing rates in various nooks and crannies around my tiny abode. The air is humid with all the moisture being sent into the atmosphere.

Even hanging in the windows and obstructing my view of the world outside...I miss the world. I remain trapped at my wheel staring at twisting wool.
I am hoping that, with continued diligence, I can get this finished sometime in the next day or so. I am really quite pleased with the final product. It is soft and shiny. It is black in one light, soft purple in another. Just beautiful...but it would be even better in skeined and completed form.
I wonder if Sheila would be willing to loan me one of her captive mail carriers for plying assistance?
SA

17 comments:

Carrie K said...

I think Bob will be fine. After all, one must prioritize.

I love the colors in your skein.

Julie said...

How is it that you can simultaneously have kitties living in your home and have yarn hanging in the windows? It looks like a big kitty toy to me :)

Beth said...

Oh, please tell me more about the laundry soap. Is it mild? I developed a rash last week and ended up going to the doctor. We're not sure what caused the rash, but I've been considering changing laundry soap.

Mel said...

If it gets it to your door faster, then you must not question. Period.

Leigh said...

To be honest, I didn't think the USPS had it in them to be quick about anything. Thanks for the link. We love scented soaps here and I've never seen natural laundry soap. I would like to give it a try.

April said...

Sheepie, there is definitely something going on with the Post Office. I ordered some cards off Etsy (wow, there's a surprise) on Friday night and they arrived at work today. Michigan to California over the weekend?

I'm scared. I need a hug.

Jeanne said...

I'm itching to know what the source of the Weird Rash is (pun intended)! How strange that it comes and goes. You are definitely allergic to something... but what? That's amazing that your stuff came so fast. I'm still waiting for the arrival of all the birthday greetings my friends and family were supposed to send and that was at the end of June. Hmm. Somehow the bills always make it on time.

Lorraine said...

Such wonderful service. Guess you deserve it, because you're a Rockin' Girl Blogger.

Yup, I nominated you. Come over and check it out.

Anonymous said...

I would have to say that this whole postal service thing is actually some good Karma for you. Let's face it you've been dealing with the rash and HM is at it again. (By they way, does HM know about the r-a-s-h?) Something good had to happen. Or you know, it could just be that this is the slow postal season or so my husband says.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

trek said...

Lovely window treatment, there!

kmkat said...

I ordered some shoes from Zappos a few months ago. Placed the order online @ 7pm CST. The package was on my desk (I had it delivered to me at work) @ 10am CST the next morning. Zounds. I think that was the work of UPS rather than USPS, but still. Congrats on finding a vendor who sells good stuff and is willing to chance Federal prison in order to provide such good service.

I'm enjoying the photos of yarny goodness hanging in your windows. Nice view you have there, lady!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

That is indeed speedy delivery! Hopefully it'll help with the random rash. I just may need to get some myself!

Bobbi said...

hmmm, glad to hear someone has good luck with the postal service. I for one despise them!

hope the herbally goodness helps!

Cursing Mama said...

why is it I can't get old episodes of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood out of my head now.........

Sheila said...

Bob likes the perks of being my personal mail carrier...really he does!

I'm glad the order got to you in good time. The scarriest thing of all is that my husband dropped the box off at the post office for me on Saturday around 6PM!!

Diana said...

I think flying sheep delivered the goods!

Donna Lee said...

You know, I placed my order with goose pond on a Wed and it got to me on Friday. Could this be a conspiracy of retailers to keep postal employees for their own uses? My order (which includes my very own sheep tape measure!) came from Maine to NJ in two days. Woot!