Thursday, May 28, 2015
Mercury Retrograde in Real Time
I forgot about the computer.
I very seldom get a day off. I don't work a normal 9-5 job. As a Mambo, I work a 24/7 job. I love it, but downtime is a rare and wonderful gift. So when the chance to decompress comes along, I jump on it. Today is one of those times. Packed The Donald off to his office. Fed, watered and walked the pooches. Called a friend for coffee, and then settled into my own time.
I decided to go online shopping for some art supplies. I was given a gift card to Dick Blick, surely the mecca of shopping for any artist. Having knock over my so-called water bucket (a.k.a leaky juice carton) more times than I can count, I thought I'd splurge on a fancy-schamancy one to hold my paint brushes. Heck, I had enough left over to get a real palette, too. I came the check-out sequence, read the entire page carefully, duly entered my gift card number and hit the enter button. Done. Moments later, I received a copy of my order via email -- three emails to be exact. And each one for more than I had actually purchased. Hmmm....
A call to Blicks got me a very nice person who said they had no idea the website was being snarky, but they'd check the server in an hour. Why an hour, I asked. The answer -- they are on "real time" and couldn't see my order as yet. Real time...meaning Mercury Retrograde time. Le sigh.
I will check in with them in an hour. After I pour some rum and beg the man to let it be. My work as a mambo is never done.