Bringing wine to your book club is a great way to make up for not reading the book.
Have you ever had an issue with an item purchased on Amazon? After all these years, I just encountered my first issue. I ordered a book at the end of June and Amazon tells me it was delivered on July 11. I never got it!
We’re assigned Into the Water by Paula Hawkins to read for book club, meeting a week from Sunday. I’ve been diligently checking my mailbox for the book and it hasn’t arrived. My brain has been slow the last few days, and yesterday was the first day I thought to follow-up with the Amazon seller.
Amazon gives you the opportunity to contact the seller with a 250-character note, but you must also leave feedback (one-to-five stars) and inform Amazon whether the seller has been prompt in his/her response. How are you supposed to answer those questions when you haven’t contact the seller yet? I didn’t want to give the seller zero stars, so I gave her three (a fair rating), but how is that fair? She could be home Tuesday evening furiously searching for her proofs of delivery and I’ll have an answer in no time. Or not. We’ll see.
No response from the seller on Wednesday and I’m not sure I’ll have enough time to read the book eight days. Do I try to get it out of the library? Will my book club members feel sorry for me? Will they even care if I show up for lunch next week and don’t speak?
I need to go buy some wine.