We briefly considered calling the police and asking if they might open the package for us just in case it proved to be problematic. However, we thought that might be a bit much and instead hit upon the idea of checking out Deluxe Great Lakes online. Much to our chagrin we discovered it was the company from which we had ordered new checks. Had it just said “Deluxe” we suspect we would have known instantly what was in the package. It was the “Great Lakes” that threw us.
We were even more puzzled when a few days later we received another package in the mail which we immediately recognized as being yet more new checks. When we opened this package we discovered half of our check order which was a duplicate of half of what we received earlier. We decided to call Deluxe and see if there was some rational explanation for all of this. What we learned is that one part of our order was returned to the company as it was damaged in transit. The decision was then made to re-do the order and ship it, at the company’s expense, express UPS. The company had destroyed what was returned to them and told us to destroy the duplicate set of checks which we had received in the mail. And while all is well that ends well, we trust the next package we expect to arrive shortly will prove to be less problematic even though we realize in the scheme of things the check debacle is relativity minor.
Yet the whole episode did remind us of the various issues addressed in an e-mail we received a while back entitled “Unchanging Laws - the Real Truths!” It detailed a number of seemingly indisputable laws including:
“Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.