File this one under "You've gotta be kidding me...!":
- ordered weeks prior
- been given a UPS tracking number and a delivery date
- found within a half hour's driving distance, but because of the two bullets mentioned above, decided to save the gas money & time suckage, since, you know...it was "on its way"
Well, as any desperate mother would do, I let my fingers do the walking and I continued to call stores locally to see if anyone had one in stock; I'd get a "yes" from a store employee (temporarily elated) only to be let down when they realized I needed it for X-BOX not Play Station.
- After I found out we WEREN'T going to get the set mail order, I told Thomas his gift was canceled, and as soon as we could find one, we'd get it for him (I didn't tell him WHAT it was, just that we found out at the last minute it wasn't being shipped). I told him about ripping GamesForLess and Buy.com, and his response that melted me? "Awwww, Mom, you DO love me, don't you?" (He liked that I was all bowed up and defensive for HIS sake, not that my love is ever in doubt.)
- Our friends, Chris and Julie, came to his rescue, letting us borrow their X-Box until his returns.