Once again, I have a rant about trying to buy anything in the US of A!
My grandson’s birthday is on the 27th and I had checked to see what he would like for his birthday. Armed with the list, I went to the website. But, as usual, when I got to the part where you pay with a Canadian credit card, I was rejected. So I did the usual thing and called the company’s phone number. The order was placed, the credit card accepted (so I thought) and grandma was very pleased with herself.
. . . until today . . .
Five days later, I receive a call to Mrs. Looney (ohhhhh !) telling me that the prices on my order can’t be honoured because they are from an American website. But, I protested, I placed the order by telephone, it was accepted, and it’s being shipped to an American address. We don’t even have those items in our Canadian company, he countered. But why should that matter since it’s going to an American address, I muttered. Oh, it’s going to an American address, he said, apparently surprised to notice this all by himself. Okay, we will honour the prices and send the items within 7-10 days. Recall that we have already lost 5 days in this process so grandma is no longer so proud of herself!