Don’t worry though, this story has a happy ending.
On Feb 17th this fab little hat was sold to the lovely Ms. Moon:
She asked that I wait for further instruction and she’d let me know how/when/where to ship it. She lives in the UK but her partner is a pilot and was going to be in NYC in the next month or so. So I waited, and we communicated… and I sent the hat. And then the hotel promptly screwed up the whole transaction by claiming they’d not gotten it.
There were a few days where I was really worried that the hat was lost and not only would my buyer never get her amazing hat but I’d certainly have to refund her money – I would never let a buyer get the short end of the stick.
However, Ms Moon convinced the hotel to find the hat and send it right back to me. Good for her. Now I just had to ship it AGAIN. Maybe to the UK? Bleh.
Then… silly me…I realized that I was going to be in the UK shortly. So the hat flew over with me. On a rainy April afternoon I took a quick trip to Ryman, boxed the precious cargo, and then I walked it down to the Reading UK post office. The Royal Mail delivered it without a hitch – nearly two months after she’d bought it.
All’s well that ends well.
So, now the big question is, can I call that airline ticket a business expense? It is a shipping cost, right?