>> Jan 30, 2013
Just lately I was talking to my daughter who desperately needed a new purse. All of her “stuff” fit in this purse barely but it was bursting at the seams and what she originally thought was a nice color seems to now be showing up more along the lines of a baby poop yellow. So I took it upon myself to buy her a purse for Christmas. I ordered it online because I was trying to avoid the Christmas traffic and the packed stores. It looked absolutely adorable online and it seemed to be big enough. When it arrived I was so pleased that it was just as adorable in person as it was in the picture. The problem was that I could tell instantly it was going to be too small even if she pared down a little on her “stuff”.
She absolutely loved it when she opened it but as suspected when she tried to use it the first time there was not nearly enough room. But because it was so adorable she decided it could be used as a date purse, you know the purse, the one you take a lipstick, a compact, and a little money just in case? For that purpose it is acceptable and very stylish.
So, we decided to do a search together online since everyone was now at the stores taking back and we were plumb just worn out from Christmas. We looked together and separate and we thought we found the perfect purse in size, color, and in style. Have you ever noticed however that the bigger the purse the style factor goes down just a little for each inch? Anyway, we ordered it and anxiously awaited its arrival.
The package shows up about a week later and we open it in excitement. The first glimpse we get is of the color peeping out from under the wrap, which is a deep wine. We did not order a wine colored purse. When we pulled it out, still wrapped, we assumed that it had just come in the wrong color but it was very heavy also. I thought to myself that we must have had the dimensions wrong and that it was just too big. As we un-wrapped it we looked at each other first in shock and then it became a laughable situation. The thing was huge, covered in what looked like dirty copper brads or rivets over the entire purse. The handle was attached by an even larger dirty copper emblem of sorts and there were two tassels to open and close the zipper on top that were a good eight inches in length and two inches in diameter. Are you picturing this? My daughter is a 5’4”, 117 pound small framed young women who is twenty-seven years old. We laughed and talked about who might carry this purse!
Well, since we got it through Amazon there were no worries about getting it exchanged or getting our money back so we went through the channels to get this taken care of. When we got word back from the company that sold it to us they asked if it was just the wrong color. No, no, way more than the wrong color. My daughter was willing to exchange it for the one she originally ordered if they would send a box to ship it back in. Well, I guess it was not worth it for this company because they said they would give her the money back and she could just keep the purse! Keep the purse? What in the world were we going to do with it? We are hoping for a white elephant gift exchange or something in the future because we cannot imagine giving this to anyone we know. The weight alone would cause back problems even if you did not put anything in it!
Jack Meyers is a regular contributor for www.nannybackgroundcheck.com. As a detective he wants to spread the knowledge of terrible things that can happen when people don’t fully verify the credentials of a caregiver or any employee. He also writes for various law enforcement blogs and sites.