Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oh, Snap!

Among the things Hula does as a part of her job during the holidays is to build the company float for the Christmas parade. It's a lot of fun, and it's an opportunity to justify to her parents that minor in theater she earned in college. Days and days ago Hula ordered her float materials so they would be here in time for her to start working on the float YESTERDAY as the parade is this Saturday. When she first inherited this job a few years ago she learned that it's best to order that stuff early or else one could have a panic attack and almost have to resort to covering a trailer in something like bedsheets, which would be pretty lame for a float representing a business.

Hula called Minnesota this morning to find out where in the Sam Hill her float materials were since they hadn't arrived yet, only to find out that they had not been shipped yet.

And yes, Hula audibly gasped when the customer service representative at ACME Float Company (the name has been changed to keep my fanny from being sued) dropped that news on her. The order is now allegedly being overnighted to me at no extra charge and is supposed to be here tomorrow.


*Photo courtesy of some personal website that stole it from the Walt Disney Company.


Janis said...

Good luck, hope it arrives on time.That sounds like fun to decorate a float. Hope you take pics to show us.

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

You should have contacted me! I could have gone over to the party supply place personally! : )

The Church Lady said...

Yikes! I would be hyperventilating. I'm sure it will all work out, even if you have to resort to using bed linens!

oreneta said...


Hope it gets there in time or you'll have to get mighty creative mighty fast!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Bless your heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!

good luck

Do you live close to Paducah Kentucky? I know people there