Thursday, December 18, 2008

My completely true Christmas story

A few weeks ago I took some portraits of my cousin, his wife and his wife's family for my cousins in-laws for Christmas. (following me so far?) I ordered their pictures from my favorite online lab and was excited when I received them 48 hours later. I had been worried about a Christmas deadline but this place is on the ball. Today I looked them over again before they came to pick them up and realized I had forgotten to order one set of pictures. The ones I forgot, of course, were the ones of my cousin Joseph ( we call him Joe), his wife Mary and their new baby. Keep those names in mind, they will come in handy to keep up with the rest of my story. I immediately ran to the computer to place the order for the extra pictures, hoping to get them before next Wednesday. I noticed there was a phone number at the bottom of the page to call in case it was an emergency and I wrote the number down and got ready to call.....and then I started imagining our conversation.
Me: Hello nice operator. I recently placed an order and forgot a couple of pictures. I wanted to make sure I would get them before Christmas.
Operator: Which picture did you need.
Me: I took some pictures of Joseph, Mary and the new baby. Those are the ones I need.
Operator: um....did you say Joseph, Mary and the new baby?
Me: Yes
Operator: Ok then, are you sure it was Joseph, Mary and the baby?
Me: Of course I'm sure, I was there.
Operator: Were there any wise men there at the time?
Me: Yes (Mary's uncle is a Lawyer and he watched)
Operator : How about animals?
Me: Wow, how did you know. The cattle and sheep were so noisy, it woke the baby. (her uncle lives in a big farm and the animals were so loud that night we were joking about them)
Operator: Let me guess, there was a bright light in the sky?
Me: Well there was this big bright star.....(which was a Christmas decoration on one of the neighbors houses)
Operator: Alrighty then, are you home alone or is there an orderly or family member with you?
Me: I'm home alone right now.
Operator: How about if you give me your address and I will call someone to come and visit you, maybe take you for a ride in an ambulance with a pretty flashing light. They have nice tight white coats you can wear to stay warm.
Me: Sounds like fun but I really just need the pictures...hello....hello?

So I decided to just order the pictures and hope for the best. I'm not sure if they would ship quicker to a local mental hospital or not, may be worth a try.

9 comments:

Kellan said...

That was HYSTERICAL and a story that should be passed down through your family for generations to come - so funny!!

Have a good Friday - see you soon - Kellan

kimmy said...

H.Y.S.T.E.R.I.C.A.L!!!!

Kimmy

Monkling said...

Ha! Sounds like my family.

My sister's son is adopted. His parents' names were Mary & Joseph & he was born in Bethlehem 5 days before Christmas.

Kellan said...

Hey, Hey, Hey - Princeton is just over the mountain from the town where I was born and where my family is from - Hinton, WVa. It's - in my opinion - one of the most beautiful places on earth - that area of West Virginia. I have an Uncle and Aunt that lived in Princeton for years. I know Princeton very well. What a small world! I knew I loved you and now it makes even more sense!

Take care and have a wonderful Christmas week, Katy - see you soonm - Kellan

Kellan said...

Hey, Hey, Hey - Princeton is just over the mountain from the town where I was born and where my family is from - Hinton, WVa. It's - in my opinion - one of the most beautiful places on earth - that area of West Virginia. I have an Uncle and Aunt that lived in Princeton for years. I know Princeton very well. What a small world! I knew I loved you and now it makes even more sense!

Take care and have a wonderful Christmas week, Katy - see you soonm - Kellan

Mary Ellen said...

That's one for the scrapbook!

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