Thursday, January 26, 2006

Sorry, but I have to rant!

Once upon a time ago, I got engaged... Happy, happy, joy, joy. And then we started to make decisions... We had serious choices to make! For the ones that I did not have an opinion about, I allowed Michael (and to a lesser extent his Mother) to make the decision. For example, getting married on Feb. 19, 2006 - Michael's choice and he had some GREAT reasons for chooseing that date (long weekend, no Sunday School, location available, caterer available, etc.) and I was not set on being a "June Bride." so the date was set.

Now we could do fun stuff like register for gifts! We chose to register at Sears and JCPenneys - two middle America shops that a wide variety of people would feel comfortable with (not too high brow).

Michael set up the JCPenneys registry online... I filled it with stuff that we will need and or want. & then it sat - we did not have invitations yet, nor had we let everyone know about out wish list. :o)

Then we sent out out invitations (I let Michael choose them too - he chose a beautiful inviation at a reasonable cost!) and a few people purchased a gift or two for us. (You can tell if you "check" the registry & Michael checks "regularly!") But we never "got" anything. So we assumed that they were purchased by attending guests who would bring the gift to the event. WRONG!

JCPenneys "Scr*wed-up" the ship to address. All it said was "Michael Sh" PERIOD. No street address, no city, no zip code, no phone number, etc. However, when we checked the site we could "see" the correct information. & When people checked ship to the couple, the did not see anything to notice that address was missing... You see JCPenneys was "handling" that for the guests - so that they did not need to know the address while placing the order...

One of the gift givers was Michael's friend Eric. So yesterday Eric called and started with the "I was wondering why I did not get a Thank You card... and then JCPenney credited my account..." Eric researched and found that UPS returned the item to JCPenney as undeliverable - I WONDER WHY?

Luckily, only 4 people ordered anything to be shipped to us and JCPenney is supposed to be contacting them by phone and letter... And Michael is working on what kind of "considerations" we will get for their error...

Michael will call JCPenneys again this afternoon...

10 comments:

Cathi said...

Ugh! That sounds like no fun at all! I hope they sort it out for you and a nice big gift card is part of the considerations from Penneys! Not long now!! When is the trip to Australia?

Rian said...

Oh, what a mess! I don't envy you that!

Scrapmaker said...

Oh no! So sorry, what a mess. Hope they get it straightened out.
Jen

Jules said...

I hope all of this mess is straightened out soon. I didn't realize the big day was so close.

tami said...

Don't you just love how they make things "easier" for everyone?

Morah said...

Good thing you figured it out BEFORE people really began thinking about a gift for the wedding. Hope it works out quickly and your current gifts are mailed ASAP!

martha in ny said...

O Amy!
Good thing it was four gifts-not fifty. I'm glad you got it straightened out before it was un fixable! You are a very reasonable bride to be!

quiltpixie said...

What a frustrating experience. PC's ought to be providing the apology and "gift" for your friends who tired to purchase for you... Thankfully it wasn't more major, but doesnm't really rasie one's confidence in them does it....

Holly said...

JC Penney should give you everything you asked for on your list to make amends, don't ya think? Sounds like a good idea to me :)

Bonnie said...

Oh no! Stress will do it! plus if you spend alot of time in a sitting position, at a desk at work, in a car, at home...you become a 'seated chair victim!' I hope you can work it out, and of course I highly recommend a massage after you get clearance from your doc....

Bonnie