Today I’d like to hear your opinion about something that happened to me. Here's how it went:
In the middle of April I get in touch with another blogger. We’ve been commenting on each other’s blogs, and have now decided that it would be fun to do a swap. We email back and forth about what we like and what we don’t like, and we agree to swap for a certain dollar amount.
As we shop, we keep each other informed about the progresses we make, and by the beginning of May we’re both ready to ship it all off to each other. We agree to ship it the cheapest way possible, in order to spend the saved amount on more polishes.
I send my parcel to her, and four days later, the girl emails me and tells me she shipped her parcel the day after I shipped mine. In the same mail she tells me that her mum has been in and out of the hospital, so it’s been a hectic couple of days for her.
Five days later I email her and ask her if she and her mum are OK. I receive no answer to that email.
Four days after I sent the email, she puts up a blog post where she mentions that “not so good life stuff is happening”. The following day she puts up two blog posts, but she doesn’t mention anything about her “personal situation”. She doesn't write any emails to me and she completely stops blogging after these two posts.
A month after I sent the parcel to her, I write her another email, asking her if she’s OK, and if she’s received her parcel. I also write that I haven’t received my parcel yet. I receive no answer to this email.
Nine and a half weeks after I sent my package, I suddenly receive an email from her. She writes that she’s happy with the polishes I sent her. She also knows I didn’t get my parcel and that the post office doesn't know why I never received it. She says she has shopped for another parcel for me, to make it fair. She writes that her mum has gone through surgery, and she and her mum have been out of town after that. Her mum is supposed to go through surgery again the day after, but the following day the girl will ship my new parcel and via airmail this time. She writes that she will send me a picture of the parcel this time. I never receive such a picture.
After that I’ve written six emails to her, which all remain unanswered.
Now it’s been 13 weeks since the first parcel was shipped, and 4 weeks since the second parcel supposedly was shipped.
I checked the shipping times on the Canadian postal service’s website, and it states that the cheapest shipping option takes 4-6 weeks for the goods to arrive in Denmark. And 6-10 business days if you ship via air mail.
Now – what would you think if you were me? And what would you do?