Tuesday, November 22, 2005

anybody willing to claim responsibility for this?

This afternoon I was thrilled to receive a package slip in my mailbox. The woman behind the counter handed me an 8"x8" little box wrapped in yards of packing tape. I peaked at the address ... Andrew Whositwhatsit (okay, i don't remember ... but there was something about PayPal on the box). Something from ebay? After removing three Sunday newspapers from the contents I found this tea cup and matching saucer. Okay, who's responsible for this?!!

Oh, yes. And this note was with it.

17 comments:

jan said...

Ohhh boy, do I love a mystery! Let me put my investagative reporter cap on... Well, it's got to be someone you went out for coffee with recently. That, or someone who knows you're into tea - which could be anyone. Probably a guy, maybe very sweet, but shy or clever. Or a friend you either did something nice for recently or maybe he/she felt they needed to do something nice for you for a change. this isn't helping is it? but wow what a neat gift.

ckhnat said...

now that i think about it ... the note is probably from the ebay merchant. you know ... "thanks for buying my stuff"

did i accidently buy something in my sleep one night?

Anonymous said...

And why would you ever just buy one cup? Unless you just planned on not having anyone else. Just drinking your lone cup of tea all by yourself...

kathy lombardo said...

You could always try to contact the seller and tell them about your "mystery"...perhaps hesheit can give you the email address of the buyer.

kathy lombardo said...

maybe it is like in 'serendipity'...someone else out there has the match to your tea/coffee cup and saucer.

Jason said...

Wow! That is very strange. Kathy's got a good idea though to contact the seller. At least the mystery buyer knows you well enough to know you will definitely be putting that to use.

Allie Riedy said...

That is hilarious, too bad it's not green polka dots! Oh yeah, and Anonymous really creeps me out.

Bobby said...

I have an idea who anonymous is, but I don't want to spoil the surprise in case I'm right ....

CM said...

You could always do an e-bay user search and see if the user/item comes up in any matches. That's what I've done in the pass to research people before I purchase anything from them.

ckhnat said...

so ... "sombrero bobby" and anonymous are friends? hmm ... that just makes our non-meeting Sunday night that much weirder.

Bobby said...

Oh, no ... it's not someone I've ever spoken with. Not if my hunch is right.

But perhaps I am on the wrong trail. You have definitely got my curiousity up. I can't wait till you give us all the low down.

ckhnat said...

i don't have a pseudonym ... just in case you were insinuating something, bobby. i'm a harsh critic of myself ... but never downright cruel. i'm more concerned right now with another mystery.

Bobby said...

Yes, I was starting to believe that maybe A. was the "voice" of your inner critic, on the grounds that no one could be that mean.

But since I was wrong, let me say that you have handled your responses with incredible grace.

bethy31 said...

I love that tea cup..and I would buy one tea cup because I think a tea party with mismatched china is the most fun...and I would love to have mismatched sets of polka dot china..whoever sent it has a flare for the creative and a fun yet mysterious side...very cool!

Jenn said...

Wow, that tea cup is so cool. I am jealous!!!

Anonymous said...

unfortunately 'bluegal7' or any variation doesn't appear to have sold any teacups in the last 30 days. maybe it's from a Nigerian who will soon send you a cashiers check for $100k to reclaim his great mothers tea cup of great worth. you just have to deposit $50k in his bank account to cover his coup' of the moment.

mike said...

I wonder who it was from... not me but I love you