my LAMP ANGEL.....

I have a story to tell about a lamp. Its a long story, so I'm going to tell it all.
If you would remember a while back I went to HomeGoods and found this AMAZING lamp.
Well I really wanted another one. But I couldn't find one. I spent the next week calling all my local HomeGoods and to no avail. So, I went onto the HomeGoods Facebook fan page put out a plea. I went on their website and put out a plea as well. It seemed as if I received no answers. So since, I couldn't find one I decided that I was going to take the lamp back because I really wanted a set. .One morning I received an email from a....Ms. O.

Ms. O: 
I am not sure if you still need the other silver lamp from Homegoods but there is one in Westboro, mass for 50.00

I was stoked. She sent me this picture.

So, I replied and let her know this was the lamp I needed. Apparently she saw and read my plea. Ahhh the joys of the "intraweb".

We continued to email back and forth and the lamp was mailed out on Sept 9th. Not receiving the lamp in a few days I emailed her back to see if there was a mix up perhaps. Then I called the United States Post Services.  She informed me that the package was shipping Parcel Post, which happened the be the very slowest method as well as the most unsecured method. I was fine with long as I got the lamp. On September 21st , I received a notice from the PO that I had a package. I was excited. 14 days of waiting for my lamp. I went to pick it up and there was some noise....hmmmmm...

The cashier said, "That's not a good sound." I said, "No it isn't"  I opened the box and

BROKEN...and so was my heart. So I left it at the Post Office.

What to do? I emailed her. She was devastated. I called the Customer Support line. They informed me that I need to file a claim for the lamp, however, the lamp was not packaged properly, so there is a chance the claim may be denied.

I went back and picked the lamp up...thinking I could salvage it....and I sure hope I can.

I am taking away only one thing from this mishap. There are sweet people everywhere. A total stranger went out on a limb, found what I was looking for...shipped it, just out of the kindness of their heart. Yes I am mortified that the lamp is broken. BUT, when I think of the sheer kindness and willingness of this total stranger...all I can say is...I have a new "lamp Angel"

Thanks Ms.. O!!!!!!!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting