I admit that yeah, I ordered my grandsons' Christmas gifts late. It happened because I waited for an email that never came -- I had requested that my son send me an email to let me know what Drake and Connor wanted for Christmas that he and Jen thought appropriate. (I try to be a good grandma and check with mommy and daddy to see what they think the boys would like.) He didn't send it.
As I've mentioned in the past our relationship is strained at best since his dad and I split up -- partially due to my inability to explain to him why I was leaving because he refused to return my calls. I finally went ahead and ordered what I thought they would like from Barnes and Noble.com and when I made the order all appeared to be well.
Wrong! I had received a message from them saying Connor's gift would be a tad late but still on time so I didn't worry because I'd done business with them before and they had proved reliable.
Tonight I came home (the day AFTER Christmas) after a meeting after work and going out to eat with friends to an email telling me that Connor's package was delayed. Connor is three years old. How does one tell a 3-year-old that Santa messed up even if his dad was inclined to allow it which he probably isn't.
What is a Grandma to do? How is Granny to explain this to the wall of ice that is my son who pretends to be deaf where I'm concerned? There are a lot of words going through my head at this moment -- most aren't used in polite company. I didn't need this.
I also am even more upset that Connor might feel hurt. My damn son has put up a wall between me and his boys that breaks my heart and this certainly isn't going to help break it down. I am so tired of being hurt by him and it galls me when something like this happens!
I am presently in tears and tap-dancing on the edge of sanity and don't know how I'm going to be able to work in the morning because I sure as hell am too upset to sleep. The one thing y'all can bet on is that Barnes and Noble's customer service will be getting a call that will blister paint in the morning along with the promise that I will never do business with them again unless they make proper reparations and apologies.
One thing I don't need in my life is a corporate entity making my life more difficult. I have friends and family who take care of that quite nicely, thank you. I am so tired of this sort of thing!!!! Sorry for venting but I am as angry as I've been in a long time. Suggestions are welcome. I'm trying mightily to be rational but I feel so badly that I might have hurt Connor and that's what really counts.