Be careful of what you wish for
August 26, 2008
Because I’m an Idiot ™, although I really liked the look of the Akademy shirts, I never actually bought one. I was thinking about it the last day, but got tied up and then had to leave. Of course, immediately after departing, I wanted one. So I emailed Sebas and asked if he could pick me up a shirt. And I’m glad that he got one for me, because it sounded like a simple 72 Step Process to figure out your actual size.
So I get home from work and I see a package sitting on my steps. It has “USA” in the address and postage paid in euros.
Could it be? How did Sebas send out a shirt so quickly when he was at a conference? Looking closer, this actually looked like the packaging from the motherboard that I smuggled (still sitting on a pillow) through U.S. Customs for Sebas – this had to be from him. I finally notice the return address. And when I opened it up, there were not one, but TWO shirts in it (one for Molly). Awesome. Now I owe Sebas two shirts and hefty shipping costs, Franz two meal tickets and Rex a cab ride. I’m a freeloader.
But wait – there was a letter inside. Was Sebas taking a moment to say hi? It’s weird to actually get letters when you always talk via email. So I started reading it:
You’ve got to be kidding me. This is what I have to do to repay him for some Akademy shirts? The shirts are great of course, but this is downright embarrassing. It’s extortion is what it is. Can’t the other board members do something about this?
In the meantime, a threat is a threat. So Sebas, here’s your photo. Hope you’re pleased with yourself:
Next year I’m buying my own shirts. Do you know how long it took to find this stuff?